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David S. Paplow, MD
David S. Paplow, MD
Would recommend provider
 
4.9 out of 5 stars

375 Patient Ratings
126 Comments

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Departments
Family Medicine
Primary Care
Internal Medicine

Clinic, Maps and Directions
Virginia Mason Kirkland Medical Center

Phone

Kirkland Medical Center  (425) 814-5100

Specialties
Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Primary Care

Board Certifications
American Board of Family Practice

Joined Virginia Mason - January 1982

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
 
4.9 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
 
4.9 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
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.9 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. Paplow has been my Dr. for over 25 years. He is not just my Dr., I concider him my friend. I wouldn´t trust my health to anyone else without his advice.

June 2017
To me, Virginia Mason is the top provider in the Seattle area

May 2017
He´s the best! I´ve recommended him to several good friends.

May 2017
I have and continue to recommend Dr. Paplow to all friends; family co-workers

May 2017
I feel that I am in good hands with dr Paplow

May 2017
Dr. David Paplow is the best. Couldn´t be more satisfied, and to a person, every specialist he´s ever recommended to me has also been top notch and a great recommendation. Dave is the best. Sent my kids to him for years.

May 2017
Dr. Paplow is the best!

May 2017
David Paplow has been our family doctor for over 30 years. He is the best!

April 2017
dr paplow was top notch. he is the best. i do recommend him to others.

April 2017
I trust doctor Paplow so much I came back from Arizona to see him.

April 2017
Dr. Paplow is aces. Don´t let him retire!

April 2017
I am amazed by Dr. Pablow´s compassion and it never feels as he is is trying to rush me through a visit. Dr. Pablow reminds me of my late father, a strong but gentle man who wouldn´t hesitate to spend an extra minute with a stranger just to make sure that they are going to be OK. I appreciate Dr. Pablow immensely.

April 2017
excellent doctor

April 2017
Dr Paplow is the best!

April 2017
Dr. Paplow was very professional. I usually go to Dr. Rogers, but he still made me comfortable and was very helpful.

April 2017
trusted and proficient

April 2017
Dr. Paplow has been my primary care physician for decades as well as providing primary care for my son, since birth, and my husband. If there was an additional option of "Excellent" I would have checked those options. Dr. Paplow has supported me through a number of health challenges and has always been sensitive to my needs, supportive in achieving health drawing from healthful resources (i.e. recommendations for exercise, sleep and nutrition) as well as recommending tools for support whether they be pharmaceutical, ergonomic or anti-stress/well being programs such as yoga, meditation or the like. Dr. Paplow is and will continue to be very much respected and appreciated as a long time physician and an extended member of our family. We are always thankful for his professionalism, expertise, support and candidness in providing healthful guidance.

April 2017
On a scale of one to ten, Dr. Paplow is a twelve! he knows me and cares about me.

March 2017
Dr Paplow cares about me. We collaborate well on care plans.

March 2017
Dr. Paplow is the BEST!!

March 2017
Dr. Paplow is trustworthy and provides the ultimate in medical card. He has been my primary care physician since we moved to Seattle in 1993.

March 2017
Dr David Paplow is an excellent family physician and I have a great deal of confidence in him over many years. Trust is important in a dr/pt relationship. Re: time, Dr Paplow has moved me through the examination process without ever making me feel rushed.

March 2017
I switched to Dr. Paplow a few years ago and have been so glad that I did....he is lovely and calm...he listens well and knows what he is doing...it is easy to schedule and get through to the clinic

March 2017
Dr. Paplow is wonderful!

February 2017
Dr. Paplow is a very good doctor and cares deeply about my well being.

February 2017
I have told many people about him, Dr. Paplow.

February 2017
Dr. Paplow is very professional and understanding. I trust him with my health care.

February 2017
Have been a patient of Dr. Paplow since the Kirkland Clinic opened. He´s a perfect example of a great family doctor!

February 2017
Dr. Paplow has been my entire family´s PCP for over 22 years. He has and continues to be the best PCP you could ever ask for.

February 2017
Dr Paplow has been my doctor for many years, he takes the time needed to explain any concerns you may have, he reminds me of a country doctor. Always takes all the time you need and makes you feel you are getting the best possible care. Great Doctor!

January 2017
David Paplow is an incredible doctor and person. He has a great personality and makes me at ease. I give Dr. Paplow my symptoms and he has an incredible track record at homing in on the problem I sometimes do research but prefer to let him do the doctoring. We have plenty of time for questions afterwards and I leave with confidence we have a plan.

January 2017
Dr Paplow is wonderful!

January 2017
Dr. Paplow is excellent with his care.

January 2017
Dr. Paplow is one of the best providers in Virginia Mason Medical center. I stay with Virginia Mason because of the care he and his staff provide.

January 2017
Dr. Paplow is amazing! We are so grateful that we found him when we moved back to Seattle.

January 2017
Dr. Paplow has been my primary care physician for about 30 years. Of course, I hold him in high regard.

January 2017
Dr. Paplow is always good at his job. He may not "sparkle" as much as some other docs, but I prefer quiet competence.

January 2017
Dr. Pablow demonstrated extreme compassion when I needed it the most. I felt comfortable with him and his advice near immediately. I am really fortunate to have found a doctor like Dr. Pablow.

January 2017
Great doctor. Very friendly, listens well, answer all questions. I have recommended him to others.

January 2017
Dr paplow is the best physician on the staff

January 2017
I have recommended Dr Paplow to others. He´s the best.

January 2017
dr paplow is the best

December 2016
Dr. Paplow listens, addresses my concerns, is a great communicator and is always welcoming!

December 2016
Dr Paplow is a good listener to my issues, response in a way that is understandable and answers my questions.

December 2016
Dr. Paplow took time to answer questions I had and to recommend prescriptions.

December 2016
Dr. David Paplow is the greatest!

December 2016
excellent in all of the above. Felt like he was really interested in my concerns and took a personal interest in me. Did not feel rushed or put off at all.

December 2016
Dr. Paplow is the best primary I´ve had. Very good.

December 2016
Dr. Paplow is very compassionate. I trust him totally.

December 2016
always good service

November 2016
Dr. Paplow is wonderful health care provider.

November 2016
I love this clinic! I recommend it to all my friends and family.

November 2016
Everything is good and I have recommended Dr.Paplow to all my family and friends

November 2016
Dr. Paplow is amazing. I so appreciate how he listens, discusses and seems very interested and concerned with my health. He always goes beyond my immediate concerns too. He´s fabulous!

November 2016
I would recommend Dr. Paplow to anyone.

November 2016
I have recommended Dr. Paplow to several people and they are now patience of his.

October 2016
This was my first time to see Dr. Paplow; a very good experience.

October 2016
have been a patient of dr paplows for 30 years. he is great!

October 2016
Doctor Paplow is a terrific doctor. He is very patient, kind, and understanding. I never feel stupid asking a question and he always does his best to answer. Even when something may concern him or he has a suggestion, he always gives it in a positive way and makes me feel at ease.

October 2016
Dr Paplow is fantastic. Always great to work with him.

October 2016
Dr Paplow made sure to take the time to listen and converse with me regarding any questions or concerns I had.

October 2016
a wonderful physician who genuinely cares about a patients well being

October 2016
I tell others how impressive Virginia mason is!,

October 2016
we love Dr. Paplow

October 2016
Dr Paplow is fantastic. I so appreciate the approach he takes and the friendship we have developed over the many years he has been my Dr. I have recommended him to many friends and even my son in law now sees him. He is a great asset to your team and I sure hope you appreciate his service as i know I do !!!!!

September 2016
Dr Paplow is excellent and has been my Dr for many years

September 2016
Dr. Paplow is the best!

September 2016
Dr. Paplow is beyond amazing. I trust him in every capacity.

September 2016
Dr Paplow is great! He is always very informative and shows genuine concern for my problems no matter how big or small. I don´t know what I will do of he ever retires.

September 2016
I feel Dr. Paplow has a personal interest in our healthcare and our patient/physician relationship. Trust in his knowledge and confidence in him are reasons our family feels Dr. Paplow is a wonderful doctor.

September 2016
I have referred many people to Dr Paplow. He is an amazing doctor and a wonderful man.

September 2016
Dr Paplow took time to answer my questions and did not order unnecessary "precautionary" x-rays.

September 2016
I was very impressed with Dr Paplow´s knowledge and bedside manner. I have already recommended him to my spouse since he is dissatisfied with his primary care provider who is a not a member of Virginia Mason. I have been very impressed by all the doctors and services I have gotten from Virginia Mason Providers in Kirkland. When my PCP has recommended specialty care, I have been called by the clinic and seen a specialist very quickly.

September 2016
Dr Paplow is a great Doctor...very Professional

September 2016
I really have appreciated good my care has consistently been over the 30+ years I´ve been a VM patient.

September 2016
Dr. Paplow was great with my son. :)

September 2016
Dr Paplow worked with me 7 years ago on my health concerns and worked to get me a medical leave. I consider him as saving me.

August 2016
Dr. Paplow listened well, was articulate in his assessment and evaluation. He was also very throrough and explained the various steps in his exam.

August 2016
I definatly recommend his excellent job

August 2016
Doctor Paplow is great he has been a real assest to my health

August 2016
David Paplow is an extraordinary physician!

August 2016
Dr Paplow is the best

August 2016
Dr. Paplow is outstanding

July 2016
fabulous Dr Paplow

July 2016
I have recommended Dr. Paplow to several friends and they now go to him and like him very much.

July 2016
Dr. Paplow is at the highest level of professionalism.

July 2016
dr Paplow is always thorough and has my every confidence

July 2016
Dr Paplow has always been so professional, courteous and knowledgable. No question is too small for him to give a thoughtful answer.

July 2016
I Have been seeing Dr. Paplow since 1986. He was my parents Doctor. My Doctor and my children´s Doctor. All of your questions above I would rate at a 6 plus. He is a true Dr. in every way. As I have journeyed through life it has been great to have Dr. Paplow for my medical hic ups

July 2016
Dr. Pablow, is always freindly and professional.

June 2016
Response to #9 should be a 10!!!! Dr. Paplow is the best!!!!

June 2016
Dr Paplow is the best healthcare provider I have ever had. He always takesthe time to listen to what I have to say and explains in detail any diagnosis and treatment .

May 2016
I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Paplow. He is very thorough, explains the situation, responsive to questions, and listens well. I love his compassionate manner that makes you feel he is working your medical situation side by side with you. He has a positive attitude and makes certain you get all your questions answered.

May 2016
Dr Paplow is the best..

May 2016
dr. Pablo is my husband´s primary doctor. I was hesitant to come in and be seen because of my problem but he was very professional and made me very comfortable talking with him. I was very pleased with my experience.

May 2016
the care provider was excellent.

May 2016
Especially as my apt was in regards to struggles with anxiety, the doctor was particularly helpful, clear, and calm. It was one of the best apt that I´ve ever had and he understood what I need and was able to help in a way that worked brilliantly.

May 2016
I commute over 30 miles to receive care from Dr. Paplow whereas my office is only 4 blocks from the main VM hospital. So, obviously, I regard him very highly.

May 2016
Caring, courteous, takes time to listen.

April 2016
What a nice man! I had not seen him before but would not hesitate to see him again or recommend him to anyone else. He apologized for the wait, listened to me and did not rush me at all. He was easy to talk to.

April 2016
Dr. Paplow is an EXCEPTIONAL doctor. His professionalism, knowledge and empathetic care are unmatched by anyone else I´ve ever seen the medical care.

March 2016
Dr. Paplow is the best! He always listens to me and I feel like I am getting the best care possible.

March 2016
Couldn´t have been better and recovery appears to have been right on target.

March 2016
Dr Paplow took some time to grieve with me about the loss of my husband who was also a long time patient of his and to offer resources to help me.

March 2016
Dr. Paplow is the most thorough, caring physician and always explains things so that I can understand. He is an amazing Doctor and worth any wait that there is. He always has a smile and a a happy greeting, can´t beat that even when you feel horrible.

March 2016
Dr. Paplow has been my primary care provider for my whole life (and I am not 30). I love that he understands my whole medical history, and that of my family. He always fits me in when I have an issue and want to be seen right away. He is very kind and does a great job of explaining everything in terms that I understand.

February 2016
We have been seeing Dr. Paplow for years. He was our children´ doctor. We were impressed enough to change doctors and become patients of his as well as the kids. Dr. Paplow spends time and never rushes us, he is an excellent diagnostician. and an excellent physician.

January 2016
Five Star Rating

January 2016
Dr. Paplow is the best!! He KNOWS and CARES about ME. You should wish all your staff could measure up to D.r Paplow.

January 2016
I have been seeing Dr Paplow for 30 years or more and would trust my health with no one else.

January 2016
I felt Dr P did a fine job and I was appreciative of his explanations. The only piece I was unhappy with was that he wrote down the home number I gave him and yet the calls were made to my cell which I never mentioned nor did I have access to for 2 days so I delayed in getting the results and worried a bit when I discovered messages were there fromVM from 2 prior days.

January 2016
Dr. Paplow is an excellent primary care physician in every aspect of the profession.

December 2015
Dr Paplow is a very professional, kind, and competent physician. He is a good listener and takes extra time and care to fully understand my questions and concerns. We have recommended him to others as well.

December 2015
He´s good, smart and listens. Always polite.

December 2015
My care provider is a very effective listener and communicator. He explains treatment options and involves me in decisions. I feel he uses his expertise consistently with my own approach to personal health care. His approach makes me very comfortable discussing any aspect of my health - including some that are somewhat embarrassing such as sexual health issues or my occasional overuse of alcohol. I believe this significantly improves his ability to provide quality care.

December 2015
Doctor Paplow is the BEST !

December 2015
Dr. Paplow is fantastic. I trust him with my life for over 20 years.

November 2015
Couldn´t be more content with Dr. Paplow. Again, he seems like a close friend, who attentively listens to me, and takes into consideration my general attitude toward treatment.

November 2015
I have been with Dr. Pablow for at least 25 years. I obviously trust him with my care. He is personable, he understands my health from a long term perspective, and obviously has a deep knowledge of my whole history based on our long term relationship. I have always appreciated his approach to care and his frankness about issues.

November 2015
Dr. Paplow is the best, he takes time to listen to my concerns and then he discusses a plan we should try.

November 2015
Dr Paplow is a great Dr and very easy to talk to.

November 2015
Dr. Paplow is the best physician I have had in my 63 years of life. He is an active listener and makes me feel very at ease. He does a fantastic job of explaining what my medical problems and choices are. He is upbeat, engaging and always attentive. David has my full confidence. I especially love David´s responsiveness to my emails. I am able to take care of many of my health issues via email.

October 2015
Love Dr. Paplow. He is patient, understanding, calming and conservative in his treatment plans. Would recommend him to anyone!!!

October 2015
Dr. Paplow is an excellent doctor. He is calm, thorough, intelligent, compassionate, and makes me feel he has my best interest in his interest.

October 2015
I love and completely trust Dr. Paplow. He´s GREAT.

August 2015
A very good listener.

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Special Interest(s)
Psycho-social impact of illness in family, all aspects of family practice

Education
Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, Cleveland, 1977

Residency
Family Practice, Cincinnati General Hospital, 1980

On Patients
"The doctor-patient relationship still remains at the core of medical care. It is one of mutual respect and consideration, genuine caring and listening with a wish to help. The joy of practice for me is in the human contact and getting to know, over time, those who have entrusted me with their care."

On Specialty
"I was originally attracted to family practice for its broad-based, comprehensive and long-term approach to medical care. I remain strongly attached to it for precisely the same reasons."