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Barbara T. Phippard, RD, CD, CDE
Barbara T. Phippard, RD, CD, CDE
Would recommend provider
4.8 out of 5 stars

32 Patient Ratings

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Virginia Mason Bellevue Medical Center
Virginia Mason Issaquah Medical Center
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Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center


Bellevue Medical Center  (425) 637-1855
Issaquah Medical Center  (425) 557-8000
Kirkland Medical Center  (425) 814-5100
Hospital & Seattle Medical Center  (206) 223-6729

Nutrition, Diabetes Education, Diabetes

Board Certifications
Certified Diabetes Educator, since 1994

Joined Virginia Mason - January 2000

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

Patient Comments
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June 2017
Very impressed with Barabara´s knowledge of SIBO!!! Lots of printed materials provided: Followed up with cookbook printout the next week.

December 2016
Care provider gave very careful information.

November 2016
Barbara is a very kind professional lady who has come up with all kinds of helpful ideas.

November 2016
Barbara is great! Very skilled! Knowledgeable.

July 2016
Great personal service!! Really listened.

June 2016
The bulk of the appt was me answering questions about what I typically eat. I had not taken time to make a mental or written list of that so it was awkward and not productive. Notifying me ahead of time might have helped - or send a survey ahead of time might help. I hoped for a greater explanation of nutrition in general and reasons why people might not follow good nutrition (time, cost, addictions, etc) but nothing was discussed in that front. Provider simply asked what I normally ate, suggested substitutions, calculated how many calories I should consume to maintain or lose weight and handed me a very basic laminated sheet of suggested food items. I really could have gotten all that with 15 minutes spent on the internet so I didn´t find this meeting helpful and I will not visit that provider again.

June 2016
it was a nutritionist I saw--talked about specific items, suggestions were given about changes, which I will attempt to implement to see if any improvements in my condition are made. Talking points sugar/sugar substitutes, supplements, hand/wrist/arm pain, low/high sugar symptoms.

June 2016
Very good - I feel very informed.

April 2016
I will recommend Barbara to friends and colleagues.

April 2016
Very informative.

March 2016
Superb, knowledgeable responds well to my needs problems & questions.

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Special Interest(s)
Endocrinology and diabetes, hyperlipidemia, sports nutrition, and clinical nutrition.

Washington State University, Pullman, Wash., 1977

University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, 1978

Professional Activities and Awards
Member: American Dietetic Association- (Diabetes Practice group), and a preceptor for dietetic students at Bastyr University and Sea-Mar Community Clinic.