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Ted Naiman, MD, ABFM
Ted Naiman, MD, ABFM
Would recommend provider
 
4.8 out of 5 stars

290 Patient Ratings
110 Comments

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Departments
Family Medicine
Primary Care
Internal Medicine

Clinic, Maps and Directions
Virginia Mason Issaquah Medical Center

Phone

Issaquah Medical Center  (425) 557-8000

Specialties
Family Medicine, Primary Care

Board Certifications
American Board of Family Medicine, 2000

Joined Virginia Mason - January 2003

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
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.8 out of 5 stars

Patient Comments
All comments are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Patient comments are displayed in their entirety and patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and privacy. Learn about the comments.

June 2017
Dr. Naiman is hands-down the best doctor I have ever had, bar-none. Even if my experience had been bad elsewhere in the clinic (it was great), he more than makes up for it in skill and knowledge. I recommend him to everyone and will continue to do so. If I could think of higher praise, I´d write it here.

June 2017
dr naiman did an excellent job of explaining and discussing medical concerns. he also has excellent patient demeanor.

June 2017
I sought out Dr. Naiman for his nutrition viewpoint to health. I was not disappointed. He spent plenty of time with me, explained information at a level I could understand (I preferred more technical & detailed explanations) and answered all questions I had. It was a terrific experience that I´ve never had with any other doctor.

June 2017
I have recommended several people to Dr. Ted and they all thanked me later - If Virginia Mason should ever get lucky enough to find another Dr. Ted hire them on the spot.

June 2017
Dr. Naiman is an excellent Dr. He sincerely listened to my concerns, and explained the reasons for his course of treatment.

June 2017
Dr. Ted Naiman was patient and kind and listened to what I had to say about my medical history and care. He is very informed and I feel like we established a good working partnership for my health and care going forward.

June 2017
Dr Naiman has been my PCP for years. He sent me to the specialists that I needed for my issues.

June 2017
Dr. Naiman is the best doctor I have ever seen. He is caring, knowledgeable and I never feel rushed. He explains our plan for improvement and keeps me motivated to continue with striving towards that end. Dr. Naiman is awesome!

May 2017
great doctor and very caring.

May 2017
Doctor Naiman is an outstanding doctor. I REALLY APPRECIATE BEING ABLE TO SEE HIM!

May 2017
Dr. Neiman is the best!!!! HUGE Thanks to him always!!!

May 2017
Dr. Naiman is SERIOUSLY THE BEST!!!

May 2017
Dr. Naiman is the best! always thorough. I never feel rushed. love his sense of humor.

May 2017
Dr. Naiman is an excellent physician. I sincerely appreciate his partnership in my healthcare.

May 2017
Dr. Naiman is the best PCP I have had the pleasure of working with, company needs to let dr´s. practice and concentrate on support give him a raise makes me feel like I have as much time as I need, he never seems rushed.

April 2017
Dr. Naiman is the best. He is so good at explaining things and putting me at ease if I´m concerned about something.

April 2017
I sought out Dr. Naiman because of a special medical focus he has around low carb, high fat diets. He is every bit the authority I had hoped he would be. It´s the reason that I decided to make him my primary care physician. It wasn´t so much that I was dissatisfied with my previous doctor at PMC. Dr. Naiman is a better fit for me.

March 2017
Dr Naiman is an outstanding physician; thorough, knowledgeable and professional.

March 2017
Dr. Naiman is caring, clear, and detailed! The BEST!

March 2017
I did considerable research for a new PCP before I chose Dr. Naiman. I was very satisfied with my initial office visit.

March 2017
i love Dr Naiman!

March 2017
Dr. Naiman is the best doctor I have ever had and I can´t imagine ever seeing someone else. I have very strong opinions about my healthcare and he is always willing to explain things in scientific/medical detail and doesn´t get annoyed by my constant questions. I feel like he really "gets" me as a patient and a person.

March 2017
Dr. Naiman was excellent as usual, providing advice and assessment that was highly customized to my exact situation.

March 2017
Dr. Naiman is awesome!

March 2017
Dr Naiman listens and takes time to address questions and concerns. He also does a good job taking that drama and complication out of our healthcare by providing high level perspective, practical advice and encourages us to seek lifestyle vs. pharmaceutical sooutions.

March 2017
tops

March 2017
My husband and I both see Dr. Naiman. We find him very knowledgeable and easy to talk with, he´s great!

February 2017
Dr Naiman is the best doctor I have ever seen! Very caring, knowledgeable and doesn´t rush but answers all my questions. Highly recommend!

February 2017
Dr Naiman is great Doctor.

February 2017
Dr. Namian is an outstanding doctor who I really enjoy visiting.

February 2017
Dr Naiman is outstanding. Have recommended him to 3-4 friends who became patients.

February 2017
Dr. Naiman is the best PCP I have ever had. I recently moved but happily drive the extra mileage to see him.

January 2017
I am so grateful for the excellent care that I consistently receive from Dr. Naiman! His concern, professionalism, updated knowledge, listening ear, and good humor make him an exemplary Doctor.

January 2017
Dr. Naiman was very nice, and professional. I felt at ease talking with him.

January 2017
I really appreciated the fact that Dr. Naiman took the time to go through all the health issues I could think of during my visit!

January 2017
He can look my records up so fast and explains well. He is always pleasant and cheerful and other-oriented. I feel I can trust him, and he tells me if he doesn´t know the answer.

January 2017
Dr. Naiman is one of the best doctors I have ever seen. I drive all the way from Seattle because I trust him, I like him, and he makes me feel comfortable.

January 2017
Dr. naiman is the best Dr. I have ever had. he listens to me. I feel comfortable talking with him and he is hot!

January 2017
This was my 2nd visit to Dr. Naiman. I enjoyed his manor and the fact that he uses the computer to show me examples of what he is diagnosing.

January 2017
Dr. Naiman is the first doctor I´ve had who has been open and honest about the limitations of certain medications to treat chronic disease. Discussed NNT and why it´s better to treat the root cause of issues (usually diet). Awesome!

January 2017
I love seeing my doctor! nice to have someone with a sense of humor who can handle mine.

December 2016
Dr Naiman is the best GP I´ve ever dealt with. I particularly like the way he can solve problems without needing expensive tests or x-ray.

December 2016
Part of my family already goes to Neiman and since Bushnell is cutting back I probably will change to Neiman. Excellent Dr. He needs a pay raise !!!! :)

December 2016
I have never been to a doctor (in my 48 years) who was so attentive to my concerns. Dr Naiman was easy to talk with, knowledgeable and confident (but not cocky). When I mentioned that I thought I should take a certain test to address a concern, he took time to explain the reasons why he thought it unnecessary (and the main reason being that it wasn´t in my best interest) and had practical suggestions to get the answers I needed. Dr. Naiman walks the talk when it comes to his knowledge of nutrition and fitness and exudes positivity and excitement over it. It´s not usual to see a doctor who takes care of himself and is healthy and fit. We need more like him.

December 2016
Dr. Naiman is FANTASTIC. He sees his job as not temporarily fixing broken patients but helping patients live the fullest lives possible. I see him as a life coach. He wants me to be in superb health. He is inspiring. I told him that I want to be just like him when I grow up (I´m 74). I hope too many people don´t find out what a great doctor he is. I have to drive out from Ballard in seattle but it´s well worth it.

December 2016
The likelihood of recommending Ted Naiman to others is off this scale of 5. During the appointments I have attended with my husband to see Dr. Naiman, as well as the mine, I´ve always admired Dr. Naiman´s relentless and enthusiastic attention to the details of a problem or a remedy. We´re both in excellent health, but for the minor problems we took to Dr. Naiman, his on-the-spot research coupled with his previous depth of knowledge and follow up options and interaction with either me or my husband have always resulted in a confident follow up.

December 2016
Dr Naiman is very responsive to inquiries even submitted online. This flexibility is great and enables improved quality of life as I (the patient) don´t have to take so much time out of my day to go to the doctor´s office for things that can be dealt with in other ways.

December 2016
I almost left VM after 20 years of care but went back one more time. Dr. Naiman gained my confidence back regarding VM and changed my mind about leaving.

December 2016
I would recommend Dr. Naiman to anyone looking for a Doctor and have.

November 2016
Dr. Naiman is the best physician I have ever had. I am very blessed to be his patient.

November 2016
Dr Naiman is great. I forgot to ask him to refill my RXs. When I called a few days later I found out he had done so without being reminded

November 2016
I highly recommend Dr. Naiman. I lost my asthma, pre-diabetes, sleep apnea, hypertension, low HDL, high trigs, and 10 inches off my waist since being in his care. If this sounds like you then you need to see Dr. Naiman.

November 2016
dr. Naman is great! He´s down to earth and factual.

November 2016
I have referred my boyfriend to see him, great provider.

November 2016
Can´t say enough good things about Dr. Naiman

October 2016
This was one of the best doctor visits I´ve ever had. Dr Naiman has an exceptional background and is a world authority on diet and exercise. I will return to see him again, and I recommend him most highly.

October 2016
Dr Naiman is great.

October 2016
I really appreciate Dr. Naiman´s style and ´humanness´...he doesn´t (and has never) preached or talked down to me the patient and is willing to augment his professional recommendations with his personal experiences and opinions to help add credibility to the information he provides to me, the patient.

October 2016
He (my husband) covered my health issues covered that he had anticipated. Dr. Naiman always listens & the visit is enjoyable.

October 2016
I would, and have, recommended Dr. Naiman to anyone who will listen.

October 2016
overall a pretty good experience!

October 2016
Dr. Naiman draws pictures explains the cause and the why of things. Does NOT make me feel judged or stupid. Great guy!

October 2016
I was primarily impressed with the length of time Dr. Naiman spent listening to my concerns and his explanations of my circumstance and the approach we will take to resolve the issues. I did not feel pressured to resolve issues with meds nor did I feel any lack of patience with responding to my questions.

September 2016
Dr. Naiman is the best.

September 2016
Dr. Naiman has been a very good doctor since I started seeing him. His skill level is very good, and the fact that he is very knowledgeable and listens to what is going on always. Best doctor I have ever had. I have a complicated medical situation and he actually read my entire record and has gone over all of it with me.

September 2016
I have never met a doctor that I trust with my care more than DR Naiman II, and DR Kirschner. They are truly the best.

September 2016
Kr. Kirschner is my PCP, but I would not hesitate to see Dr. Naiman again.

September 2016
Dr Naiman spent more time with me than I expected. He made sure I left with no questions, and assured me to send him any I might think of later through the messaging on the site. Couldn´t be any more pleased!!!

September 2016
"Very Good" is not an adequate descriptor for the quality of the care and follow through provided by Dr. Naiman. There should be "Excellent " or "Outstanding " categories, as well as a standalone "Comparative Care" question with the standard responses plus "Best PCP Yet" that I would have checked.

August 2016
Dr. Naiman recommended two books, one I read entirely and the other I´m 1/3 rd into. The first convinced me to end my taking statens and I did with good results. The second discusses grains glutens and their effects on the brain. It is grossly interesting. I can see my doctor is ahead of the curve on learning with regard to my health.

August 2016
I am very pleased to be an established patient of Dr. Naiman.

August 2016
great place

August 2016
I´ve seen Dr. Naiman once before a few years ago and he remembered me. He´s not my primary dr. but I´m considering switching because I really liked him and feel comfortable with him.

August 2016
Dr. Ted is excellent. He provides thoughtful and research-based counsel on how to be healthier. During this particular visit, he was also able to deftly raise a fairly controversial topic and discuss constructively.

July 2016
Dr. Naiman is great!

July 2016
Have looked for provider like Dr. Naiman for a long time. Someone who understands that so many of our health problems are caused by the poor diets that we have been eating for so long -- mainly all the processed carbohydrates -- and the resulting hyperinsulimia. Wish VM would have him train other doctors. Changing our diets may be one of the only ways to help cut back on the exploding cost of health care to to the rising levels of type II diabetes. I see Dr. Naiman myself.

July 2016
Since viewing Dr. Ted Naiman´s YouTube video, I have lost over 100 lbs and have almost reversed my diabetes of 25 years in 10 months. Dr. Ted Naiman is fantastic.

July 2016
Dr. Naiman was great. Very informative and personable. He has a very "modern" manner of speaking -- I´ve recommended my son to try him out.

July 2016
Dr Naiman is awesome , would reccomend him to anyone

July 2016
This was my first appointment. I was very pleased and appreciated how knowlegdeable and supportive the Dr. was. I am very excited about finding Dr. Naiman and look forward to future appointments.

July 2016
Dr Naiman is great. He is positive, direct, and explains what is going on in a very clear manner

July 2016
Dr. Naiman is GREAT!

June 2016
This was my first visit and I loved Dr. Naiman. Great explanations and troubleshooting and advice.

June 2016
Have already recommended him to many people

June 2016
This was the first time I´ve met Dr. Naiman. I was impressed by his thoroughness in explaining my situation to me. He treated me respectfully, answered my question, and provided a very good overall experience. Also, I just like him - he has a very engaging manner.

June 2016
Very pleased with first visit _____.

May 2016
Dr.Naiman is the best doctor I´ve seen and have at least recommended him to others. My dad, brothers and my family sees Dr. Naiman.

May 2016
Dr. Neiman had great advice on diet and blood work, which may or may not be related to the reason for my visit, but was very welcome nonetheless.

April 2016
Literally the best Doctor I have ever had and has benefitted me the most.

April 2016
He did an excellent job.

April 2016
I have been going to Dr. Naiman for primary care for about 8-years now and am very happy with all of my visit experiences. He explains things in a very realistic and clear way and has helped me improve my overall health immensely. I recommend him frequently.

March 2016
Dr. Naiman is amazing. I trust him completely and appreciate his care.

March 2016
Dr. Naiman freely shares his limitations, refers to others if needed and is always willing to at least consider your question and talk to you about his reasoning.

February 2016
I have recommended Dr Naiman to friends.

February 2016
I am truly excited to have found this care provider and will be following up with him for continued treatment.

February 2016
I love Dr. Naiman. He is always concerned and a very good communicator.

January 2016
I like Dr. Naiman very much. I feel he listens well and doesn´t rush thru my appointment.

January 2016
Dr Naiman is a fabulous doctor. He has made a complete and total difference in the health of both my husband and myself. I constantly refer people to Dr Naiman because of his expert knowledge and respect of the patient´s ability to actively participate in their healing. My husband lost weight after visiting Dr Naiman when he could not do so from any other. I am healthier than I have ever been. He is working with me on my arthritic hip and influencing me to be active and healthy while I decide on whether or when I will have the hip replaced. He is the best doctor I have ever had.

January 2016
My experience with Dr. Naiman was extraordinarily good. He is polite yet direct. Extremely refreshing.

January 2016
I am very pleased and satisfied with care shown and level of professional advice shared by Dr. Nieman during my visits. I feel confident receiving advise and trust Dr. Nieman with all my health care needs. I would not hesitate recommending Dr. Nieman´s services to anyone. Very pleased with Virginia Mason health care.

January 2016
Dr Ted Naiman is excellent doctor, i have been seeing this doctor for last 6 years. He is excellent in discussing the problems with me and help me walk through the diagnosis and prognosis. He understands the patient very well and very happy to be his patient. Thank You Dr.

January 2016
Dr. Naiman spent a reasonable amount of time –given the clinic’s scheduling- to explain a recent (5 years ago?) Washington State program that looked into different virus’, and their symptoms. The details are lost on me know, but what I do remember is this. He was crystal clear as to: -what the study found -how it provides a reference in diagnosis -how this all effects me and my damning cough

December 2015
You probably do not realize just how good your place truly is for patients

December 2015
Dr. Naiman is an outstanding MD. Kind, concerned, professional & personable! Great!

December 2015
Dr Naiman is of the best I´ve seen. Plus he has a Mech. Eng. degree, same as me so, we communicate well together. I hope he stays for the long haul.

November 2015
He´s great

November 2015
The most hopeful and supportive Doctor I´ve ever had.

October 2015
I feel comfortable with my provider, he goes beyond answering my questions with addition info. He is very sincere, concerned and you know it is his hearts desire for his patients to feel the best they can feel and live their lives to the fullest.

October 2015
Nothing was done to help me with pain. No preventative exercises or other routines were recommended.

October 2015
Dr. Naman is awesome!

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Special Interest(s)
All aspects of primary care medicine

Education
Loma Linda University, Calif., 1997

Residency
Family Medicine, Greenville Hospital System, Greenville, S.C., 2000

On Patients
"The ideal doctor-patient relationship is a partnership."

On Virginia Mason
"Virginia Mason allows physicians to put patients first."

Professional Activities and Awards
Member, American Medical Association Member, American Academy of Family Physicians