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Alisse M. Ryan, MD
Alisse M. Ryan, MD
Would recommend provider
 
4.7 out of 5 stars

162 Patient Ratings
59 Comments

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Departments
Primary Care
Internal Medicine

Clinic, Maps and Directions
Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center

Phone

Hospital & Seattle Medical Center  (206) 583-2299

Specialties
Internal Medicine, Primary Care

Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine, 2001

Joined Virginia Mason - January 2001

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
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.7 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
 
4.7 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. Alisse Ryan is always calm, patient, and willing to listen and answer questions. She takes the time to hear my concerns and explain things clearly. She also is a very kind person, which is important to me. I´m glad to be her patient.

June 2017
Dr. Alisse Ryan is an exemplar of what an outstanding physician represents: she is extremely knowledgeable, sympathetic, proficient, friendly, and compassionate. She treats illness, of course, but for me she is also a motivator and guide in wellness. I believe that through her expert interventions and advice, she has extended my life expectancy, and does service for the health care system as well as for me. She is the best doctor I´ve ever had and is the reason I´m a loyal Virginia Mason client.

May 2017
Dr. Alisse Ryan is such a great & caring doctor!

May 2017
Love Dr A Ryan...always very attentive and knowledgeable.. does not rush thro appt ...answers all my concerns

April 2017
Alisse is a great provider that gives me input to my care and is truly concerned about my health

April 2017
Dr Ryan is always considerate and responsive to my needs. She is knowledgeable yet open-minded regarding treatment options. I trust her completely to offer me the best options to manage a difficult condition.

April 2017
Dr. Ryan was particularly sensitiveto my issues and took the time to address all of them. It was a very good visit and I had all my concerns addressed and recommendations outlined.

April 2017
Dr. Ryan is fantastic! She is a superb listener. I feel like it is a collaborative relationship.

March 2017
Dr. Ryan is the consummate professional: knowledgable, skilled, relational, effective, kind. I am grateful to have her as my internist.

March 2017
Dr Ryan is great. I have recommended her to friends through the years.

March 2017
Dr. Ryan is an amazing and comforting PCP. She spends plenty of time in every appointment to make sure that all of my needs and concerns are met, which is rare.

March 2017
Dr. Ryan was outstanding.

March 2017
Dr. Ryan has been my primary care physician for many years. I always feel like I´m getting excellent care.

March 2017
Dr. Ryan spent more time than I thought a doctor could now. She went over quite a few things and office was able to fit me in in a timely manner considering how popular she is!

February 2017
very good experience

February 2017
good

January 2017
Love Dr. Ryan

January 2017
While it takes me over an hour to get to the downtown clinic, I have had Dr. Ryan for a number of years and I trust and respect her.

January 2017
listened and made good effort to help

January 2017
Dr. Ryan is excellent all around!

December 2016
Dr. Ryan was very thorough in addressing our needs and concerns and never made us feel rushed. We were very happy with the care she showed us.

December 2016
Dr. Ryan is the best! She listens to my concerns & offers suggestions. I´m very comfortable sharing any concerns with her.

December 2016
For many years I have put my trust in Dr. Ryan and will continue to do so. She´s not only an incredible doctor who has her patients best interest at heart, but a wonderful person whom I´ve had the pleasure to get to know. Everyone should be this lucky.

November 2016
I love Dr. Ryan! She´s very warm and empathetic, and I feel very comfortable with her. She´s good at explaining her proposed treatment plans and explains why she´s making the recommendation. She also made sure that I was on board with everything she was suggesting--the visits feel very collaborative.

November 2016
Dr. Ryan is absolutely the best doctor for me! Her care and understanding make living with a chronic illness so much easier to bear.

November 2016
Doctor Alisse Ryan is extremely knowledgeable and professional. She also cares about her patients.

November 2016
Dr. Ryan is always a great doctor. Met all my needs.

October 2016
I like her and feel she´s knowledgeable

October 2016
High marks on everything for everyone I have dealt with.

October 2016
dr Ryan is great

October 2016
Dr. Ryan is an exceptionally thorough and personable doctor. I have been happy to be a patient of hers.

October 2016
Dr. Ryan is very thorough and never makes me feel like I´m taking too much time.

September 2016
I don´t have any bad experiences. Always been good.

September 2016
Very nice doctor

August 2016
Love Alisse Ryan!

July 2016
I need info on hip arthritis and this isn´t her area of expertise. she referred me to a PT.

June 2016
Dr. Ryan is the best,,,,,,,

June 2016
dr Ryan could I had been in pain for several days and acknowledged my frustration. she even called to consult the Rheumatologist and ask to have my appointment expedited

June 2016
First time with Dr. Ryan. Got on top of my situation immediately.

May 2016
I love Dr. A. Ryan! She is calm, friendly and thorough.

May 2016
Really like Dr. Ryan.

May 2016
I am a PH.D with experience in molecular biology. Dr. Ryan discusses things with me at a high level. She is VERY knowledgeable. She is the BEST physician I have ever seen. Dr. Ryan deserves very high praise, and I hope VM does what -ever is necessary to retain her.

May 2016
I always feel that Dr. Ryan is looking out for ALL my health issues.

April 2016
We are a team in the purest sense of the word.

April 2016
Dr. Ryan did an excellent job for me. We had not met before, but she quickly made me feel comfortable and moved smoothly into figuring out what to do next about my knee injury.

April 2016
Very good.

March 2016
I have seen her twice and she has addressed my concerns each time I came in for a visit.

March 2016
Very friendly, easy to relate to, felt she cared

March 2016
Dr. Ryan has consistently helped me _____ my health through pro-_____ preventive measures.

February 2016
I don´t see Dr. Ryan often, but when I do she always makes me feel as if she is glad to see me even if the circumstances are unpleasant (e.g., a bulging disc and extreme back pain). She uses just the right amount of humor in response to my efforts to lighten our conversation, which I appreciate. Getting old and having things deteriorate is a bore and I am glad that she allows me to be glib about it (I have had care providers who chide me for being flippant). Nonetheless, she lets me know when it is time to be serious and when the situation requires me to suck it up and do the hard work without treating me like a child. In reference to the question about the provider using words I can understand, I would like to say that Dr. Ryan never talks down to me, i.e., she uses technical/medical terminology and treats me as a well-educated lay person with some science/medical background. I am grateful that she is younger than I and (I hope) won´t be retiring before I do!

February 2016
ALways the very best.

February 2016
My concern is all about the including me in the decisions about my treatment. And the Doctor knows my input and perspective.

February 2016
Love Dr. Ryan... she´s the best.

January 2016
I always feel heard by Dr Ryan. She makes sure to talk to me holistically about my health, and not just the reason for the visit that day. I never feel rushed during my appointments, and always receive a high degree of empathy and compassion when I´m in distress.

November 2015
Dr. Ryan is fantastic & should have a very, very good column! Couldn´t be happier.

November 2015
I am a relatively new patient to Dr. Ryan and I feel very safe and comfortable with her. This is uncommon for me.

October 2015
I appreciate Dr Ryan´s positive attitude, compassion and comprehensive care. She put me at ease discussing all my health issues.

September 2015
Dr. Alisse Ryan is a wonderful doctor - very smart.

July 2015
Very good time spent with her even look forward to seeing her.

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Education
University of Washington, Seattle, 1998

Internship
Internal Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, 1999

Residency
Internal Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, 2001

Fellowships
Chief Medical Resident, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, 2002

On Patients
“I chose primary care as my field because I enjoy getting to know my patients and working with them as team to take care of their health care needs.”

On Virginia Mason
“Virginia Mason is an excellent organization which focuses on high quality care of the patients we serve. I enjoy working here because there are many knowledgeable specialists and excellent services available to our patients.”

Professional Activities and Awards
Member: American College of Physicians, the Washington State Medical Society and the King County Medical Society