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Thomas R. Pritchett, MD
Thomas R. Pritchett, MD
Would recommend provider
4.7 out of 5 stars

87 Patient Ratings

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Prostate Cancer
Cancer Institute (Oncology)

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


Hospital & Seattle Medical Center  (206) 223-6600
Lynnwood Medical Center  (425) 712-7900

Urology, Vasectomy (No Scalpel), Prostate Cancer, Prostate Cancer Surgery, Bladder Cancer

Board Certifications
American Board of Urology, 1988, 1996, 2006

Joined Virginia Mason - January 1988

Patient Ratings
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Would recommend provider
4.7 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
4.8 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
4.7 out of 5 stars

Patient Comments
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May 2017
Dr Baldwin, Dr Pritchett & Pam the Pacemaker technician are excellent care givers...I highly recommend them to all of my friends & relatives...

April 2017
Refer this doctor to all concerned last 13 years. I travel from Oregon Coast to Seattle because of my trust & confidence in Dr. Pritchett.

March 2017
Despite being a very busy professional, he always takes time to answer my questions and never gives me the impression he is about to run out of time so I never feel rushed.

March 2017
Dr. Pritchett is excellent in all classes of care. Explained everything about my health (thanks).

January 2017
Dr. Pritchett is great! I like the way he explains my problem and usually gives me a couple of options & lets me decide which way I want to go.

December 2016
Clear and concise.

December 2016
Pritchett is a very caring & experienced doctor.

November 2016
Everyone takes a personal interest I have been a patient at VM for over 30 years Dr. Thomas Pritchett a very friendly doctor. Definitely creates a friendly atmosphere in examining room. Explains health problem in language I can understand. Very caring person.

September 2016
Have been with this care provider for the past 15 years - quite happy & satisfied.

July 2016
I have great confidence in my provider.

June 2016
Pritchett and urol staff all excellent

June 2016
Dr. Pritchett is one of the most professional, considerate & caring doctors I have ever had. Besides, he saved my life!

May 2016
Dr. Prichett was great - recommended a couple of tests that were spot on.

May 2016
Dr Pritchett is ALWAYS a joy to have as my physician

April 2016
Dr. Pritchett is excellent.

February 2016
My children will be using Virginia Mason as well.

December 2015
Procedure was done well, doctor talked through it & explained everything. Nurse was very nice too.

August 2015
Dr. Pritchett and I go back many years and this was my annual Cysto which started with Dr. C_____ in 1980. No need for explaining everything so we caught up on what - Has been - happening.

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Areas(s) of Expertise
No-scalpel vasectomy
Radical cystectomy
Bladder replacement surgery

Special Interest(s)
Bladder cancer, Vasectomy (No-Scalpel), urinary diversions

University of California, Los Angeles, 1980

Urology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1986

Urologic Oncology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1988

Personal Information
When not caring for patients, Dr. Pritchett enjoys teaching doctors about no-scalpel vasectomy, raising pheasants and playing golf.

On Specialty
"I enjoy answering my patients’ questions about urology and solving their urologic problems personally and quickly."

Professional Activities and Awards
Tau Beta Pi - National Engineering Honor Society University of California, Berkeley 1975 Phi Beta Kappa University of California, Berkeley 1976 Engineering Science Valedictorian University of California, Berkeley 1976 Nominated “Resident of the Year” University of Washington School of Medicine, 1982 First Place Award, Harry G. Cooper Award for best paper at Northwest Urology Society meeting: “A Comparison Between Ileal Orthotopic Neobladders and Kock Pouch Urinary Diversions in Radical Cystectomy Patients - The Virginia Mason Experience” 1997

Curriculum Vitae
Thomas R. Pritchett, MD - Curriculum Vitae

Recent Journal Articles and Abstracts

  • Primary adenocarcinoma of bladder.
  • Unsuspected prostatic adenocarcinoma in patients who have undergone radical cystoprostatectomy for transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder.
  • The potency-sparing radical cystectomy: does it compromise the completeness of the cancer resection?
  • Mesenchymal-epithelial interactions between normal and transformed human bladder cells.
  • Vena caval involvement by renal cell carcinoma. Surgical resection provides meaningful long-term survival.