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Parag A. Gokhale, MD
Parag A. Gokhale, MD
Would recommend provider
 
4.8 out of 5 stars

219 Patient Ratings
79 Comments

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Departments
Cosmetic Services
Ophthalmology
Eye Care (Ophthalmology and Optometry)

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

Phone

Hospital & Seattle Medical Center  (206) 223-6840

Specialties
Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Board Certifications
American Board of Ophthalmology

Joined Virginia Mason - January 2006

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
 
4.9 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
 
4.7 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.

August 2017
It was a routine annual check up.

August 2017
I feel that I am receiving quality care

August 2017
I have never had a bad experience with this Dr. He´s always been quite informative which I like.

July 2017
Dr. Gokhale & his staff have been SUPERB in the care and consideration they gave given me.

July 2017
Dr. Gokhale is the best.

July 2017
Dr Gokhale is thorough and gentle he is also articulate. He always listens and answers my questions, explains the before, during and after of procedures; his use of visual diagrams to help me understand is good as I am a visual, kinetic learner and information received aurally doesn´t stick as well without the visual component.He´s busy, therefore quick but will respond if I think of a question after my time is up.

July 2017
I have used the Doctor since he started at VM. He is outstanding.

July 2017
Always shows me results of visual field tests,with comparison to previous tests and makes sure that i understand the results.

July 2017
Dr. always takes the time I need to understand what the issues are and what is needed. I am very pleased with my eye care.

July 2017
Dr. Gokhale conveys a sincere interest in the best outcomes.

July 2017
Dr. Gokhale is one of the best doctors I´ve had. He is someone I absolutely trust. He is thorough, accommodating puts me at ease and answers all of my questions. He is outstanding!

June 2017
Dr. G´s analysis of the Visual Field Test results are a little hard for me to track, but I get it at a general level.

June 2017
Best I´ve had for my eye care.

May 2017
excellent and caring physician

May 2017
Have recommended Dr Gokhale to others. He involved me in a decision about a possible medication change and after hearing my concerns decided to continue as before.

May 2017
I always feel un-rushed and cared for by Doctor.

May 2017
Very impressed by provider!

May 2017
Dr. G. is patient and kind. His soft-spoken manner keeps me calm in an anxiety-provoking setting. I have confidence in his ability as a physician & in his desire to care for me well.

May 2017
Both Dr. Gohkale and his assistance- I wish I could remember her name are awesome.

May 2017
I´m very pleased with the service provided. I live in Alaska and believe that it´s worth my while and health to travel to the Virginia Mason eye clinic.

April 2017
Outstanding Doctor, excellent listening skills.

April 2017
Medication regimen was complex. Fortunately I was able to refer to the VaM website for written instructions. Invaluable resource.

March 2017
I appreciate this provider very much and is worth the wait. I know that he has full schedules everyday and then probably has to work in emergencies.

March 2017
Doctor is the most organized provider that I have ever seen. Always interested, always explains proceedures.

March 2017
Dr Gokhale has always been excellent at telling me what´s going on and how treatment is progressing.

March 2017
Couldn´t wish for a better doctor.

March 2017
Dr. Gokhale has always been superb at explaining my medical situation in terms that are comprehensible. Each and every appointment he takes the time to explain test results, changes, etc and the course of action. I´m very confident giving him the care of my eyes.

February 2017
Dr. Gokhale was EXCELLENT. Even tho´ from the time I made my appt. until my actual appt. date was a few months he was SO WORTH THE WAIT. He explained everything to me in a great manner and really made me feel confident that he would help me with any problems that I might encounter.

February 2017
Very caring. Personally _____ in my health _____.

January 2017
dr Gokahle is an exceptional dr. he listens is respectful explains everything so I can understand and is brilliant as well as very kind. he´s friendly most gracious a consummate professional and an excellent physician who is compassionate and caring. I trust him implicitly.

January 2017
Dr . G makes the wait time worthwhile. I have never felt rushed through an exam .I have the utmost respect for his expertise and level of concern. We come in from living 3 hours away to see him.

January 2017
Dr. Gokhale is very a very credible and caring physician. I feel I´m getting the best possible care.

January 2017
dr gokhale is very thorough and very reassuring. excellent experience.

December 2016
very clear description of my condition. Took the time to explain and discuss with me

December 2016
dr gokhale is a real professional. I am so glad I have his with me on ly journey with glaucoma

December 2016
Dr. Gokhale is extremely thorough and I always understand and agree with the plan we are pursuing. Problems with one´s eyes are always scary, but I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Gokhale´s concern for, and ability to treat, my eye problems.

December 2016
The DR is excellent What he tells me is what happens and I know I can trust his answers and advice.

December 2016
The entire procedure went well.

November 2016
Dr. Gokhale is always prepared for my visit, he has reviewed my records and any exams I have had before seeing him. He listens, never seems rushed during the appointment, and is very careful to see I understand what is going on with my eyes.

November 2016
I learned so much about my condition from Dr. Gokhale´s patient explanations. He was very thorough and did not make me feel rushed.

October 2016
Excellent Dr. My husband & me are really happy to see him.

October 2016
It is a pleasure to be Dr. Gokhale´s patient.

October 2016
Dr. Gokale was very informative about my condition, treatments options, and long range plan.

October 2016
Dr. Gokhale - outstanding!!!

September 2016
Can´t say enough nice things about this dr. He was great and very caring. I have the utmost confidence in him.

September 2016
Dr. Gokhale is always caring and courteous. He spends time explaining the issues diabetics often have with their eyes in easy to understand terms

September 2016
Care provided is is overall consistently very good.

September 2016
Dr. Gokale was informative and caring, but was rushed.

August 2016
Again entirely excellent...appreciated details on my situation and planned followup...feel fortunate to be in Dr G´s care! Thankypu

August 2016
We love Dr. Gokhale. He is kind, thorough and really explains everything well. Great with our questions.

July 2016
really liked the doctor

July 2016
I appreciate having a provider that specializes in glaucoma for me to see.

July 2016
Very organized provider and staff

July 2016
Dr. Gokhale needs to work with his assistant to make sure his appts. with patients are kept to a reasonable amount of time waiting.

July 2016
Superior in all regards

July 2016
Dr. Gokhale is quite able to explain my conditions in words I can understand. Patient and kind, as well.

July 2016
How often can someone give 5´s across the board. This is how much I appreciate the Dr. and his staff.

June 2016
Dr. Gokhale is wonderful, always calm, kind, and informative. He really cares. I know he is busy but you feel like you are his only patient.

June 2016
Dr Gokale is a warm, smart physician. He always takes time to investigate my condition in my eyes and provides excellent explanations of problems and treatments.

June 2016
I have always had confidence in Dr. Gokhale´s professionalism and concern in treating my problems.

June 2016
Excellent care; unmatched by other physicians I have seen concerning my diagnosis.

May 2016
Dr Gokhale is probably the best doctor I have dealt with.

May 2016
Dr. Gokhale is excellent. I always feel I am in good hands. He always explains or answers my questions very well. He seems very nice, caring.

May 2016
Dr. Gokhale and his staff were very caring. It is deeply appreciated.

May 2016
I have utter confidence in this doctor.

May 2016
glad to be in such good care

May 2016
doctor very busy. I am usually prepared with questions and do get answers.

May 2016
For Dr. Gokhale you need slot of "excellent" or "goes above & beyond" - He was absolutely wonderful!

May 2016
dr Gokahle is the best an exceptional dr. thorough prepared listens well explains and clarifies info very approachable kind caring excellent follows up contacts you. outstanding dr wonderful care!

April 2016
I chose to have my cataract surgery by Dr. Gokhale because he came highly recommended by an ophthalmologist who knew him.

April 2016
This doctor is wonderful as are most VM doctors

March 2016
Dr. Gokhale is great! Smart, gentle, caring but seemed very busy & rushed.

March 2016
Dr. Gokhale is amazing - kind, concerned and always listens to what I say.

March 2016
Dr. Gokhale is one of the best eye care doctors! Very patient, understanding, explains well & superior surgeon!

February 2016
Excellent practitioner

January 2016
outstanding

January 2016
Dr. Gohkale explains and shows the results of my tests with detail which is wonderful except that all I want to know is my condition getting worse or stable. Wait times in between tests too long.

January 2016
Dr. Gokhale is always very concerned & courteous.

January 2016
Excellent.

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Special Interest(s)
laser and surgical glaucoma care, glaucoma diagnosis, cataract surgery and general eye care

Education
University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, 1995

Internship
LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City, 1996

Residency
Ophthalmology, W.K. Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1999

Fellowships
Glaucoma, Shiley Eye Center, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, 2000

Personal Information
Outside his practice, Dr. Gokhale enjoys spending time with family and friends, and likes tennis, golf, swimming and bowling.

On Patients
"Glaucoma is a challenging condition for patients and the physician. There are a number of causes and unfortunately no cure. The patient and doctor must work together to preserve vision with this chronic disease. I enjoy the long-term relationships that I am able to build with patients as we care for their glaucoma."

On Specialty
"Glaucoma is a multifactorial condition that can lead to severe vision loss. It can be a challenge to diagnose as it is asymptomatic in its early stages. Once diagnosed, there are many options for treatment with different advantages and disadvantages. It is rewarding to be able to preserve vision through early diagnosis and provide medical, laser, and surgical treatment in early and advanced stages of the disease."

On Virginia Mason
"I am struck by the ease of communication with other physicians to provide comprehensive medical (including eye) care for the patients here at Virginia Mason."

Professional Activities and Awards
Best Doctors in Augusta, 2006 Best Doctors in America, 2005-2006 Best Doctors in Augusta, 2004 America's Top Ophthalmologists, Consumer's Research Council of America, 2002-2003 Dr. Gokhale was assistant professor and director of the Glaucoma Service in the Department of Ophthalmology at the Medical College of Georgia from 2000 to 2006.