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Ulrike I. Ochs, MD
Ulrike I. Ochs, MD
Would recommend provider
 
4.8 out of 5 stars

331 Patient Ratings
87 Comments

  • Overview
  • Expertise
  • Education
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Departments
Cosmetic Services
Melanoma Program
Dermatology

Clinics, Maps and Directions
Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center
Virginia Mason University Village Medical Center

Phone(s)

Hospital & Seattle Medical Center  (206) 223-6781
University Village Medical Center  (206) 525-8000

Specialties
Dermatology, Cosmetic Dermatology

Board Certifications
American Board of Dermatology
American Board of Pediatrics

Joined Virginia Mason - January 1997

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
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
 
4.8 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
 
4.5 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.

October 2016
There are not many doctors I look forward to seeing but she is one of them.

October 2016
Nice bedside manner

October 2016
Dr. Ochs is wonderful, she consistently takes the time to answer my questions. She is an excellent provider.

October 2016
I had one of th first morning appointment with the doctor and it felt very rushed through. maybe only 5-7 min was spent with me.

September 2016
I´ve been going to Dr. Ochs for years. If she left VM I would follow her. She is the only doctor there I would follow outside of VM.

September 2016
Very good experience.

September 2016
Dr Ochs is very pleasant and easy to work with. She explains my situation in terms I can understand. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone.

September 2016
Dr. provided medication which cleared up my condition almost immediately.

September 2016
Excellent, reassuring experience!

September 2016
Dr Ochs is always professional, very caring & a good listener

September 2016
Dr. Ochs is exceptional. She is the best doctor I have ever had for myself and my family.

September 2016
The very best - personally and professionally. My doctor for many years.

September 2016
My second visit with Dr. Ochs and very pleased with attention provided.

September 2016
dr ochs is very fast but I also have full confidence in her as a provider so that does not concern me. I had a few questions I felt bad asking because she´s so quick, but I asked and she answered them. I like her style, I was back to work in no time!

September 2016
Dr Och´s is my favorite doctor at VM! She is so smart, efficient, skilled and personable.

August 2016
She is always a delight to spend time with!

August 2016
Dr. Ochs is usually late, which is not a big deal to me because she´s great. just let me know how far behind she is, that´d be great.

August 2016
This is the best doctor I have anywhere. She is precise, quick, thorough, and friendly. She takes care of what needs to be done and I have total confidence in her She also finds out if there is anything else that I may need and if so, she refers me to the appropriate provider or contacts them if necessary. Even with that she is so organized it doesn´t take any extra time. It is a pleasure to have an appointment with her.

August 2016
love this provider. met my needs

August 2016
I had a very good experience with Dr. Ochs. She was very friendly and explained everything.

August 2016
Dr. Ochs is a top clinician and very thorough and competent. I would highly recommend (and have done so), and would not go anywhere else for skin care services.

August 2016
I really felt Ochs was in a hurry and didn´t want to help me.

August 2016
I have recommended Dr. Ulrike Ochs to many friends of mine, and will continue to do so.

August 2016
very observant and knowledgeable

August 2016
I´ve recommend Dr. Ochs to everyone!

August 2016
Dr. Ochs is exceptional. Thank you for retaining her with VM over such a long period of time. She´s been a great constant in that team given much turnover of providers a few years back.

August 2016
Excellent experience !!

August 2016
confidence inspiring and compassionate

August 2016
Dr Ochs is a very caring doctor who clearly explains any concerns I have.

August 2016
Very caring and thorough doctor!

July 2016
Dr. Ochs is fantastic! Incredibly thorough, great listener and I like her sense of humor.

July 2016
Dr. Ochs is absolutely amazing. Friendly, skilled, and genuinely concerned in me. She has a gift for being efficient without causing patient to feel rushed.

July 2016
Dr. Ochs is excellent! Nothing but positive feedback to share about my experience with her over the years.

July 2016
Dr Ochs is fantastic!!

June 2016
dr. Ochs was behind schedule and visit was very rushed.

June 2016
Love Dr Ouchs! She is our family demo and I trust her impeccable judgement.

June 2016
100% confidence in Dr. Ochs. She is the best!

June 2016
the care provider herself was incredible although my biggest complaint was that time felt very rushed and the visit felt short. she adapted care pretty well to my requests although I still feel dermatologic measures were more invasive than hoped.

June 2016
our entire family loves Dr. Ochs

June 2016
Dr. Ochs always takes care of problems at the time of my visit, even if it is something that just came up.

June 2016
Dr. Ochs is intelligent and efficient and fast.

June 2016
Dr ochs and her staff are nothing short of amazing

May 2016
I have already recommended Dr. Ochs to one of my close friends who needs to find a dermatologist for her daughter.

May 2016
love Dr. Ochs

May 2016
Dr Ochs is the best!

May 2016
Dr. Ochs is wonderful -- and a superior doctor!

May 2016
ALWAYS good!

May 2016
very personable and warm

May 2016
I´ve been a patient for 10 years and have recommended many people to Dr. Ochs throughout that time. She´s a great doctor and I completely trust her.

May 2016
The only negative is that this provider moves very quickly; I believe her access to be limited, but worth the wait.

April 2016
As noted in my above comments, I appreciate Dr. Oche´s expertise, her open communication and her high quality care. I trust her completely.

April 2016
all excellent

April 2016
Just always has a rushed air about her. But I´m still confident in her.

April 2016
wonderful experience with all my questions fully answered.

April 2016
I came in with a concern about the _____ (cancer) of some growths & cut on my face. D.r Ochs assured me they were benign and what I thought was a cut that wasn´t healing was really a group of blood vessels. We scheduled a future time to deal with that problem.

April 2016
Dr. Ochs, Dr. Holmes and Dr. Morris are outstanding in all regards and I feel fortunate to be on their patient list.

April 2016
Also got us in early and were very quick and efficient getting us out, which really mattered as we had to hit the road and drive 2.5 hours.

March 2016
Dr. Ochs is very efficient but very fast. I should have written down what my little cyst on my lip was. I was wondering if there was any literature for what I had.

February 2016
Excellent Doctor.

February 2016
Dr. Ochs is the best Dermatologist in Seattle. She is compassionate, smart and practices cutting edge medicine.

February 2016
An excellent doctor.

February 2016
I have already recommended Dr. Ochs to many others.

February 2016
Dr Ochs is the best provider that I have seen at VM!

February 2016
Dr. Ochs is a truly incredible physician. She makes me feel like she´s got my health under control with the perfect proportion of bedside manner mixed in.

January 2016
Dr. Ochs needs to invest more time in really hearing and listening to patients. She is the BEST dermatologist in the Puget Sound Area (I drive from Olympia to see her), but 10 minutes once every three years just isn´t acceptable.

January 2016
I really like Dr. Ochs and she puts me at ease with her knowledge & expertise. She asked thoughtful questions about my mitochondrial disease, as she noticed a particular symptom I have about that, which I much appreciate. She made me feel like she´s confident about what she says. My only request would be a little more time with her explaining the skin condition she noted. She spoke quickly and concisely, to where I wasn´t very sure what she was saying about it. Also the Rx explanation wasn´t there, so I didn´t know much about what I was getting or how long exactly to use it. so a little more time there would be nice. But i still love seeing her & trust her care!

January 2016
I have worked with Dr. Ochs for several years. During that time, I´ve had a variety of skin care needs, including skin cancer diagnosis and Moh´s surgery. I trust Dr. Ochs completely. She is by far the best dermatologist I have ever worked with, and her outcomes on my behalf have been amazing. She is a pleasure personally, and an excellent physician.

January 2016
I like her very much and feel confident in her knowledge.

January 2016
very good.

January 2016
Seemed rushed this time and other times I have seen her. Did not ask me anything or explain anything. Left that up to her assistant. I believe she knows what she is doing.

January 2016
Dr. Ochs speaks very fast, so sometimes it is hard to "hear" what she is saying.

January 2016
Dr. Ochs is fantastic & I have recommended her repeatedly.

December 2015
Dr. Ochs has been my dermatologist since she first started working at VM many years ago. She is a fantastic physician and dermatologist!

December 2015
Dr Ochs has been wonderful in her care & skill for years. I really appreciate her!

December 2015
Dr. Ochs is outstanding. Always.

December 2015
Dr. Ochs is thorough, pleasant, and professional. She is great about answering questions and explaining procedures. I have great confidence in her.

December 2015
Excellent service from this professional physician and staff.

November 2015
Absolutely LOVE Dr. Ochs. She is the VERY best.

November 2015
I have much, much more than"very good" confidence in Dr. Ochs. I have total confidence in her.

November 2015
All of this was specialty care and Dr. Ochs is very knowledgeable and caring.

November 2015
Too busy and rushed to recommend to others.

November 2015
Dr. Ochs is always knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. She takes time to answer questions.

October 2015
Dr. Ochs is very quick & thorough I have COMPLETE confidence & trust in Dr. Ochs - She is exceptional!

September 2015
Everyone in the clinic seems very rushed. I don´t feel like the medicines I´ve been prescribed were carefully explained.

August 2015
#3, 5. Superb.

July 2015
She seemed to be in a hurry.

June 2015
Dr. Ochs is very professional.

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Special Interest(s)
Cosmetic dermatology, Botox, Restylane, Radiesse, Juvederm, Perlane, collagen, sclerotherapy for spider veins, laser surgery for tattoo removal, treatment of facial blood vessels, freckles, scarring and photoaging

Education
Northwestern University, Chicago, 1988

Residency
Pediatrics, Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, University of Washington, 1991; Dermatology, Barnes Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis, 1996

Fellowships
Dermatology, Washington University, St. Louis, 1993

On Patients
"I believe every patient is entitled to receive the best medical care. I like to treat my patients as I would like to be treated."

On Specialty
"Cosmetic dermatology is an extremely rewarding field. Minimally invasive procedures, with little or no downtime, are used to help people look and feel their best. New therapies are constantly being researched and developed; it's so exciting to me!"

On Virginia Mason
"I am proud to be part of such a great group."

Professional Activities and Awards
Faculty Member, University of Washington School of Medicine Voted one of Seattle's Top Doctors by both Seattle Metropolitan and Seattle Magazine in 2009