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Lance C. Larson, MD
Lance C. Larson, MD
Would recommend provider
 
4.8 out of 5 stars

441 Patient Ratings
146 Comments

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Departments
Primary Care
Internal Medicine

Clinic, Maps and Directions
Virginia Mason Bellevue Medical Center

Phone

Bellevue Medical Center  (425) 637-1855

Specialties
Internal Medicine, Primary Care

Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1993, 2003

Joined Virginia Mason - January 1993

Patient Ratings
All ratings are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Ratings are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. Learn about the ratings.

Would recommend provider
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.8 out of 5 stars

Patient Comments
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June 2017
Dr. Larson is simply the very best physician I ever had in my life.

June 2017
dr. Larson is one of the best!

June 2017
Dr. Larson is a wonderful Doctor. I would recommend him to anyone

June 2017
Dr Larson is awesome!

June 2017
I very much trust Dr. Larson and can only say good things about him and how he deals with me as a patient.

June 2017
Dr. Larson gave close attention to my concerns

June 2017
This was my first visit with Dr. Larson. Appreciated his professionalism, time spent with me, and attention to my concerns/questions. I switched over from Virginia Mason Issaquah to Bellevue office, and my husband is now in the process of changing from Eastside Family Medicine to VM Bellevue and Dr. Larson.

May 2017
Dr. Larson is very attentive and provides information clearly.

May 2017
dr Larson is very good in talking with you and any issues our questions you have.

May 2017
My care provider is excellent and I have recommended to family and friends.

May 2017
Dr. Larsen is not a spine specialist. At the time of my appointment, I was wracked with pain, and concerned there was something seriously wrong. I think he was wondering why I wasn´t seeing my spine specialist (I had an appointment with spine specialist in 2 days, but was in too much pain. Just wanted to be comforted in some way.) My bad, I guess. Perhaps he was as concerned as possible under the circumstances. Perhaps I expected too much...He´s probably a good doc if you need an internist. Like I said, my bad for seeing him at all. Can´t expect miracles

May 2017
I love this place!!

May 2017
Dr Larson has a great bedside manner. He takes time to discuss issues and has a good sense of humor!

May 2017
When my primary isn´t available in the future, I plan to try and see this physician.

May 2017
Dr. Larson seemed much more thorough than my last Doctor

May 2017
Dr. Larson once saved my life. He is very thorough and good.

May 2017
Dr. Lance Larson continues to provide excellent, compassionate care.

May 2017
great

April 2017
have been seeing Dr. Larson for about 12 years now. always a good experience working with him. he listens well, is forthright with his opinions, and efficient.

April 2017
We started going to Dr. Larson many years ago when we lived in Bellevue. We moved to Lake Stevens a year ago and have continued to go to Dr. Larson (it´s worth the 45 minute drive each way) because he is so kind and easy to work with. He is the best of the best!

April 2017
I would give Dr Larson higher than a 5 if I could. I will be a Virginia Mason patient at least until the day he retires.

April 2017
I have been going to Dr. Lance Larson as my primary care provider for 15+ years, simply put he is the best!!

April 2017
My husband and I find Dr. Larson to be a very good, helpful, and caring physician

April 2017
I´ve been seeing Dr. Larson for about 20 years, and he´s shown a consistency in his professional care for his patients. He also gave me an option to include PSA test as a part of my lab tests by showing me pros and cons with the PSA. I would definitely recommend Dr. Larson to anyone.

April 2017
Dr. Larson always impresses me with the time he takes both personally and about addressing my concerns. He is NOT callus in any way. He is reassuring, caring, and direct.

April 2017
I have already recommended Dr. Larson to several people. Great doc!

April 2017
Dr. Larson´s friendliness and follow-up are beyond expectations.

April 2017
Excellent.

March 2017
I appreciate the staff at Virginia Mason. I have complete confidence in Dr. Larson.

March 2017
Dr Larson is excellent with courtesy, diagnosis, and treatment. I highly recommend him.

March 2017
Dr. Larsen has been my doctor for 20 years. I find him warm, caring and a great listener.

March 2017
Dr. Larson is - by far- the best personal physician I´ve ever had. He´s engaged and engaging. He listens and responds to questions in detail in language I can understand. He´s clear about things I need to ficus on to stay in good health. He´s efficient, yet spends all necessary time I need. I could go on...

March 2017
Dr. Larson is a gem, been my doctor for a number of years. Really understands my medical issues and shows a deep caring. I feel fortunate to have him as my doctor.

March 2017
Dr. Larson is a wonderful doctor. He´s been my primary caregiver for over 10 years; I´ve relied on his knowledge and empathy during multiple changes in health. He takes time to listen to my questions and concerns, provides options for treatments and follows up without fail. I´ve recommended him (and Virginia Mason) to many of my friends and colleagues.

March 2017
Dr. Larson is the best. he always makes me feel comfortable and explains everything he´s doing. Also, he answers my questions thoroughly and directly. by far he has provided me with the best doctors appointments ever!

March 2017
i have seen Dr. Larson for several years. He is a very thorough physician, caring and spends quality time with me.

March 2017
Dr. Larson has always given me excellent attention and professional service and consul for years..

March 2017
love dr. Larson!!

March 2017
dr Larsen is very helpful and efficient

February 2017
Dr. Larson knows how to explain medical issues clearly and completely.

February 2017
Dr. Larson is easy to talk to, asks good questions, provides insight into treatment options. I have great confidence in his medical advice and in Dr. Larson as a person.

February 2017
Dr. Larson has been my primary care physician for years, and I hold him in high regard. I trust him to always provide me with the best possible care and to make recommendations that are in my best interest. He´s also a very nice man.

February 2017
Dr Larson is courteous and knowledgeable. I have every confidence in him as a physician and he is a genuinely nice person!

February 2017
He is a wonderful provider and makes me feel comfortable. I feel he understands my questions and really cares about me.

February 2017
Dr. Larson was friendly, patient, and thorough. As new patient, I appreciated the time he took to understand my current issues, go over my history, and explain his opinions on prescriptions, tests, etc. I was very happy with my prior doctor, but like Dr. Larson even better. He also followed up right away on tests and reviewing the information that I provided. Can´t imagine a better experience.

February 2017
I have complete confidence in Dr. Lance Larsen. He listens, is caring and orders tests immediately, if needed. I would not go anywhere else.

February 2017
Visit followed by an email form Dr. Larson around 6 AM next day relaying the lab tests results

February 2017
I recommended Dr. Larson to my husband for his annual exam.

February 2017
Larson is awesome

February 2017
Dr. Larson is great. he remembers me and knows what approach works well for me. he can´t retire until I am 6 feet under. That´ll be a while yet.

February 2017
Dr. Larson makes doctor visits fun, efficient, and fast. He goes into great detail about any questions or concerns and explains what he´s doing thoroughly. Best primary doctor I´ve ever had.

January 2017
There wasn´t really time for him to explain anything. He made a diagnosis, wrote a prescription and was gone.

January 2017
Dr Lance LArsen is amazing! Excellent beside manor and compassionate about my care issues. Always eager to explain any questions I have and willing to give solutions.

January 2017
Love Dr. Larson, the best doctor I have had.

January 2017
I recommend Lance Larson M.D. to everyone ...............

January 2017
Dr Larson has been my primary for almost 20 years. Solid and professional! Zach my diabetes care manager is rock solid, just met with him yesterday and he made the visit very worth while and informative. Very pleased with everyone!

January 2017
Dr Lance Larson is excellent. He takes the time to make you comfortable and explain everything. best provider that I have ever had.

December 2016
My visits with Dr Larson are like dropping by for a visit with an old friend. We converse. It´s never a ´person in a lab coat dashing through saying a few words I don´t understand and dashing out´. Rather it´s like "who do you think will win the championship game" kind of visit with a "have you seen the lab results" conversation blended in.

December 2016
Dr. Larson is FANTASTIC

December 2016
Already have recommended Dr. Larson to others.

November 2016
Dr Larson is a great doctor and I´m glad he is my primary care provider.

November 2016
I have been a patient of this care provider for a number of years and think he is simply the best.

November 2016
Dr. Larson has been a terrific doc for me for several years. I have great confidence in his ability to assess my health and provide guidance as I age.

November 2016
Dr. Lance Larson has been my PCP for 10 years. He is clear and collaborative (as appropriate).

November 2016
Dr. Larson is fantastic. Funny and really listened.

November 2016
Dr. Larson always takes his time going over my needs/concerns. he even goes above and beyond to make sure my emotional well being is in tact and that I understand all my options.

October 2016
I really trust Dr Larson.

October 2016
Seemed very thorough; ordered tests, including ones he thought the Nephrologist would want to see results. Hope all my new Drs can work seamlessly together as a TEAM - which is why I am moving all my MDs to Virginia Mason/Bellevue (Gastroenterologist, Internal Medicine, Nephrologist).

October 2016
I have recommended Dr. Larson to all of my friends and family. I am very lucky to have him as my doctor. He always puts a treatment plan together with me and includes me on all of the decisions regarding my health. I know he cares about my well being and my health. Dr. Larson is very thoughtful with his questions and very knowledgeable with his diagnosis. I never feel the need to seek out a second opinion. He is very clear when explaining medical terms and takes the time to ensure that I understand medication, treatments or the diagnosis. I feel confident and trust my doctor, he has been consistently treating me for five plus years and I will see him as long as he is still practicing medicine.

October 2016
Dr. Larson is amazing.

October 2016
Dr. Larson diagnosed the potential problems and referred me for CAT scan immediately.

October 2016
He was friendly and courteous and checked my ears, nose, throat, chest but i felt he didn´t have time to hear what I hadbeen experiencing and how I felt. I really felt rushed through this appt.

October 2016
Dr. Larsen was outstanding, very friendly.

October 2016
Dr Lance Larson is the most personable doctor I´ve ever met. He is appropriately serious without being too business-like. I look forward to seeing him every year

October 2016
very pleased

October 2016
Dr. Lance Larson is the best doctor I have ever had I´ve liked his care so much, I´ve gotten my entire family to see him. They like him a well. He is a very personable and considerate doctor.

September 2016
Dr Larson is very good and he makes me feel confident in my overall health.

September 2016
Lance is great!

September 2016
Dr Larsen is excellent in all regards.

September 2016
Highly satisfactory across the board. Excellent.

September 2016
Nothing bad. Just didn´t connect.

September 2016
I´m very happy with Dr. Larson as my primary care provider. He is direct, on target, asks questions, and has a brisk sense of humor that I appreciate. His decisions for additions or modifications to my medications have improved my results. I have great confidence in him.

September 2016
Thank you

August 2016
professional, great personality, listens well, gives practical no-nonsense diagnoses and advice

August 2016
We covered a range of issues and he address all of my concerns.

August 2016
This is not my normal doctor so I am limited to just this experience. I would have like more information. Rather than stretch, I would have liked to know what stretches to do. I had to be my own advocate. That said, he is very reactive to working with me and getting me what I need and that I appreciate.

August 2016
Excellent rapport

July 2016
I have been with Dr Larson now for over 14 years. He is knowledgeable, concerned, efficient, and responsive, all the characteristics I look for in an internist.

July 2016
Dr Larsen is always friendly and appears to be focused on me and not his schedule. He never appears to be in a rush which allows me to feel as though I have time to ask questions, and discuss any issue I might have. He is very kind.

July 2016
Dr.Larson is a wonderful Doctor of many doctors I consulted all these years for my chronic medical problems . He is always a very cheerful, friendly and attentive with whom I can discuss my health problems with ease. He gives me confidence whenever I visit him with his kind advises about my medications and health issues.

July 2016
my care provider is too busy; if i get 5-8 minutes it is a lucky day.

July 2016
Dr. Larson was excellent. Front office staff a bit slower, but Dr. Larson showed what a good GP doctor is all about. Humility, humor, professionalism, care, respect, openness. Five stars!

July 2016
I think he is a great dr. and was very impressed how he sits and listens to you!

July 2016
Dr. Larson did a fantastic job.

July 2016
I´ve used Dr. Larson for almost 18 years. He´s an amazing physician.

July 2016
Dr. Larson has been my primary care doctor for many years now and I really trust him as a doctor and respect him as a person.

July 2016
Lance Larson is always on time...always upbeat and positive

June 2016
Dr. Larsen is thorough, friendly and on time. I have confidence in his explanations and feel like he cares.

June 2016
Larson is fantastic. I am sorry it had been so long since I had visited him since he had (as usual) fantastic suggestions on how to address my health concerns.

June 2016
Great visit.

June 2016
It was a pretty straight forward issue. The visit was short but I think very apropriate and effective

June 2016
I was very pleased with the total experience

June 2016
I have recommended Dr. Larson many times - I´m extremely happy with him and the support staff.

June 2016
Dr Larson was recommended to me by several other patients, who have all good things to say...and I agree.

June 2016
I generally have confidence in the provider. However this was a new problem and he was rushed. I was left uncertain.

May 2016
Why do you think I travel 200 miles each way for Dr. Larson´s care? There is no better!

May 2016
Good at telling me the "What" but not the "How" or the "Why!" I really like my doctor - Best doc I´ve ever had!

May 2016
I so love Dr. Lance Larson and everyone at the Bellevue clinic. I refer people to him and the clinic whenever possible.

May 2016
disappointed-felt too rushed-was running behind schedule

May 2016
Dr. Larson just rocks.

May 2016
Dr. Larsen is excellent!!!!!!

May 2016
The care provider is a great no nonsense gentleman, who is always to the point. Could not wish for a better one.

April 2016
Dr. Larson has been my doctor for years. I appreciate his care and think he is one of the best for me.

April 2016
condescending.

April 2016
As previously stated, I have recommended Dr. Larsen to others, who have become his patients.

April 2016
Dr Larson always spends quality time going over my concerns and addresses questions I have. This time I had specific questions and he educated myself on my concerns. He is very thorough at all times.

March 2016
He was very nice and answered all of my questions thoroughly.

March 2016
Dr Larson is a great physician! Very thorough and quick with getting results to his patients.

March 2016
I recommend Dr. Larsen and VM to everyone because I can usually see my doctor the same day I call, and if not him another doctor, and tests are done immediately --- not 3 weeks down the road.

March 2016
Dr. Larson has been my provider for almost 20 years, he went to school with our son, and has really connected very well with us. I can´t imagine changing doctors at this point!

March 2016
Dr. Larson is the best doctor I´ve ever had.

March 2016
Dr larson is amazing. He is the type of doctor you see on TV. Caring, attentive, stern when needed about an opinion, great follow ups, good communicator and excellent in diagnosis. He is an asset for Virginia Mason.

March 2016
Dr. Larson is by far the best physician I´ve had a relationship with over my life. Great guy.

March 2016
I have total confidence in Dr. Larson and totally trust him for my health care, because I know that he really cares about providing me the best care possible.

March 2016
Physician was running late - I waited 1/2 hour to see him, and he seemed more rushed than usual. He only spent about 5 minutes with me.

March 2016
This visit and the subsequent tests have uncovered some complicated health issues which have led to a surgical consultation at VM Seattle. The knowledge and compassion shown by all the Virginia Mason staff I have encountered have been outstanding and I´m very grateful for their help.

February 2016
Dr Larson is one of the best doctors I´ve ever gone to. I´ve recommended him to friends and family.

February 2016
I REALLY appreciate have the Dr. do the physical exam and NOT a PA.

January 2016
Overall, I´m pleased with the service I get at Virginia Mason with a few exceptions. First, I don´t feel my doctor spends adequate time with me during my visits. He always seem rushed. I know part of this is the result of our screwed up health care system in the US and the way insurance companies handle reimbursement, but I´ve talked to friends who go to other health care providers, and they seem to get more time. Secondly, I don´t think enough time is spent on preventative health. My doctor is great when something is broke, but we spend very little time discussing the preventative aspects of healthcare. Now that I´m over 50, I´d really like preventative care to be an integral part of my wellness plan. That just doesn´t seem to be happening at Virginia Mason.

January 2016
excellent

November 2015
Dr Larsen is amazing!! He is very through and an excellent provider. You never feel rushed in his clinic or that he has other things to do. He spends the time with you to help understand you medical concerns.

November 2015
Live in Marysville now and was going to another doctor, bad experience and returned to Dr Larson who is the best!

November 2015
consistently fantastic experience, how rare is that in medicine?

November 2015
Always a good experience. Dr. Larson is an excellent doctor.

November 2015
Would recommend friends, family and patient referrals from my clinic to Dr. Larson

November 2015
Super friendly and wonderful doctor

November 2015
Dr. Larson is excellent.

November 2015
Relationship is comfortable and discussions about health condition are thorough.

November 2015
Dr Larsen has always exhibited the highest level of care in both my physical and emotional health.

October 2015
Dr Larson through the proper dosage and prescribed medicines has helped to reduce my blood pressure to a good acceptable range which has never been accomplished on y behalf or since I was in my 30´s and I am now 61. I have been treated by top top cardiologists at Mass General and again, this is the lowest i have been. He is straight forward with me and at the same time posses an understanding of my issues and sincere interest, I believe, in my well being and health.....I trust him explicitly and am grateful to have Dr. Larson as my friend and primary physician.

October 2015
good

September 2015
Dr. Larson is a great listener.

August 2015
Dr. Larson had been coordinating my care as primary for many years. I feel blessed to have the professional relationship I have with Dr. Larson.

July 2015
Doctor is great. We need a hospital on the east side.

June 2015
Other than occasionally in a hurry he is a terrific practitioner. #8-9. Sometimes in a hurry.

June 2015
Dr. Larson is the best! Friendly, sincerely, funny and seems to know what he´s doing.

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Special Interest(s)
Preventative medicine

Education
Loyola University School of Medicine, Chicago, 1990

Residency
Internal Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1993; Chief Medical Resident, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1994

On Specialty
"The two things I enjoy most about practicing in internal medicine are, first, the opportunity to get to know my patients well and, second, the chance to see and treat a wide variety of illnesses."

Professional Activities and Awards
Member, American College of Physicians