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Jerome L. Bushnell, MD
Jerome L. Bushnell, MD
Would recommend provider
 
4.8 out of 5 stars

284 Patient Ratings
86 Comments

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Departments
Family Medicine
Primary Care
Internal Medicine

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Virginia Mason Issaquah Medical Center

Phone

Issaquah Medical Center  (425) 557-8000

Specialties
Family Medicine, Primary Care

Board Certifications
American Board of Family Practice

Joined Virginia Mason - January 1986

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
 
4.9 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
 
4.8 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.

June 2017
Dr. Bushnell is an excellent doctor and I have recommended him to two of my friends who are now his patients.

May 2017
Dr. Bushnell is great!

May 2017
Excellent. Dr. Bushnell is an excellent doctor who most important explains medical concerns in words I always understand, I always walk out of his office feeling more at ease w/my med ISSUES.

May 2017
We have been with Dr. Bushnell some 30 years. He is in semi-retirement but continues to handle our medical problems. In our opinion he is the best MD in the Virginia Mason Group.

April 2017
I will miss Dr. B when he fully retires.

April 2017
My favorite all-time general practitioner - knowledgeable, concise, and thoughtful.

April 2017
Dr. Bushnell - great doctor.

April 2017
Dr Bushnell is the best!

March 2017
Good. Dr. Bushnell has been my primary care doctor since he started at Issaquah Clinic in the 70s or 80s. Excellent care.

March 2017
Notes from Swedish Hospital were faxed to VM and Dr Bushnell had already reviewed them

March 2017
I can´t speak highly enough of Dr. Bushnell. He is kind, patient, and thorough. I only come in 2-3 times a year, so it takes a few minutes for me to fill him in on how I am doing. He never rushes me out the door. After seeing him for a year, I moved to Tukwila. It would be easier for me to go to the Federal Way or downtown offices, but I don´t want anyone else to be my doctor.

February 2017
I have the highest confidence in my Doctor.

February 2017
Dr Bushnell is the absolute best!

January 2017
Good Doc.

January 2017
Dr. Bushnell is a very caring person. He always explains things in simple English and often relates my condition to experiences he, himself, has had.

January 2017
excellent

January 2017
I have worked with Dr Bushnell for 25 years and he has always been helpful and professional

January 2017
Dr. Bushnell is an excellent doctor. We know he is currently in semi retirement. We will continue with Dr. Bushnell until he retires.

December 2016
Dr Bushnell is a superior doctor who saved my life in giving me the right medication. I give him a five in every aspect but he should receive a ten. Most important he listens, cares and researches my history to give me the right medication. He also explains in words that I can understand. He is the best doctor ever.

December 2016
I am always pleased to see Dr. Bushnell.

December 2016
Dr. Bushnell is an excellent PCP. and I have recommended him to others.

December 2016
If my experience with my physician, nurse, etc. was not great, I would go to another clinic, so of course it was very good.

December 2016
Wonderful MD had him for over 20 yr. I think he saved my husband´s life.

December 2016
Very understanding and professional. Will enthusiastically recommend to others.

November 2016
Dr. Bushnell & nurse Marti.

November 2016
Dr. Bushnell is the best!

October 2016
Dr. Bushnell is the best doctor. We have been going to him for many yrs. It would be difficult to change to another doctor.

October 2016
I´ve been with Dr Bushnell for decades and he´s always been the best.

October 2016
V.M. has always been a "winner."

October 2016
My husband is also a patient of Dr. Bushnell and we both think he is a very knowledegable, caring doctor.

September 2016
I will hate to see the day Dr. Bushnell becomes fully retired!

September 2016
Dr. Bushnell is an excellent physician. I have recommended him to others and they have thanked me because they also think he is excellent. He is professional, yet friendly; so intelligent; a good listener; and explains everything very carefully. I´m never hesitant to ask a question; he never acts rushed. Can´t say enough good things about him. So sorry he´s cutting back on his hours.

September 2016
Dr Bushnell and Mani are very professional and caring

August 2016
Dr. Bushnell is excellent. I´ve been with him a long time and have no plans to leave.

July 2016
Dr. Bushnell has allowed me to feel both cared for and cared about. I believe that he helped me to build a sound patient/physician relationship with him and I so appreciate that level of care. In my opinion he never treats an office visit as a function. He identifies why the patient is there and looks at the problem methodically, looking at it from many angles. Last? When appropriate he has drawn me into the discussion. Thar inspires confidence in a time of need.

July 2016
This doctor is by far the very best ever - I believe his thoughtfulness and his thoroughness have literally saved my life!

July 2016
Dr. Bushnell is perhaps the best GP I have ever had. Straight forward when I screw-up. Honest about my concerns, and genuinely cars about my health and explains why.

July 2016
Dr. Bushnell is always awesome. He takes the time and listens to questions and concerns. He is very good at explaining the information. Great doctor.

July 2016
He was fairly certain my test results would prove one thing. I didn´t know what to do besides come back in after my results were negative.

June 2016
excellent. I have had Bushnell md for 30+ years.

June 2016
Dr. Buschnell is the consummate Professional!

June 2016
Dr Bushnell is an excellent doctor. takes care of whole family!

June 2016
Dr. Bushnell takes the time to listen and get history. He was very good about checking notes from my last visit in December and recommending action for a reoccurring sinus/allergy problem. He is very thorough and competent and I would recommend him but I just received a letter that he is scaling back hours in preparation for retirement in the next couple of years. Darn it.

June 2016
dr bushel was awesome! I was worried at first because usually i see dr may, but he was great. he spent a lot of time explaining things to me and really was open to listening to all of my symptoms. he also really encouraged me to quit smoking. awesome guy!

May 2016
Dr. Bushnell was superior in my estimation.

May 2016
Jerry Bushnelll may have his peers, but not superiors. He´s the best!!

May 2016
He admonished me for only having booked a 15 minute appt. but having too many questions. Intimidating and made me feel like I was trying to cheat the system for asking about a note for a stand up desk.

May 2016
Dr. Bushnell has cared for me at least 25 years. He is very thorough and clear in discussing my health issues. He will be missed as he semi retires

May 2016
Dr. Bushnell is a great doctor and is going to be missed when he retires.

May 2016
Good

May 2016
Dr. Bushnell is retiring, but if he were staying on, I would recommend him highly to friends and family.

May 2016
EXCELLENT

May 2016
In the past I have recommended Dr. Bushnell to some friends. They are now his patients and very satisfied.

April 2016
Doctor Bushnell has been my doctor for over a decade for a reason. Whenever I visit other doctors it reminds me of why I chose him as my primary care provider.

April 2016
Dr. Bushnell is always attentive and thorough. I don´t see him often (try to stay healthy) but when I do, he´s helpful.

April 2016
Dr. Bushnell will be missed.

April 2016
Dr Bushnell saved my life once, he is the best!

March 2016
My experiences with Dr. Bushnell are always excellent. I know he is going to half time and expect he will eventually retire. I will miss him and his great care very much.

March 2016
This is one of the best doctors I have ever been to. His nurse is good as well!

March 2016
Dr Bushnell is great and balances professionalism with friendliness in just the right proportions.

March 2016
all great

March 2016
I can´t say enough good things about Dr. Bushnell and Mary the nurse who has been helping me.

March 2016
I have recommended Dr. Bushnell to others.

March 2016
I see Mary (Dr. Bushnell´s) care nurse prior to my visit w/Dr. Bushnell. She goes over everything and summarizes it for him. This is a very good combination of personnel to make the most of the Dr. time.

January 2016
DR BUSHNELL IS AN EXCELLENT DOCTOR. STAYS CURRENT ON THE LATEST MEDICAL STUDIES. SHOWS A SINCERE INTEREST IN MY HEALTH AS WELL AS THAT OF MY WHOLE FAMILY.

January 2016
Dr. Bushnell, Mary Vaughn, and everyone on his office staff has always been top notch. I am very lucky to have them.

January 2016
Good not be better.

January 2016
With Dr. Buschnell I have had my best experiences with a primary care provider EVER!

January 2016
25 yrs. Dr. Bushnell has taken very good care of me.

December 2015
Dr. Bushnell is a wonderful provider. If I were a provider, I´d want to be like him.

December 2015
Dr. Bushnell has been my primary care provider for 20+ years. He is always patient and thorough in explaining care issues, medications and answering any health questions I might have. I have total confidence in his care and treatments.

December 2015
I wish Dr. Bushnell would not retire.

December 2015
Dr. Bushnell is the most competent and professional I have encountered, ever.

December 2015
Dr. Bushnell is so competent and knowledgeable, I feel incredibly fortunate to have him as my primary doctor.

December 2015
He´s excellent. Would recommend him to my friends, but we live in Sequim and his office is in Issaquah. It takes at least 2 hours to get there, including riding the ferry.

November 2015
Dr. Bushnell is terrific :)

November 2015
This was an exceptional visit. There have been a couple of times that I felt rushed and not taken seriously about my pain issues with my doctor. I continue to go to him despite those times becauuse I really feel he knows his profession. But this visit I could not have asked for a more thorough exam and interest in my concerns.

November 2015
Keep up the good work!

November 2015
Dr. Bushnell better NOT retire!!

November 2015
Good

October 2015
I hesitate to recommend Dr. Bushnell too much (he is the best Dr. I have ever had) because then all his apts. might be used up and I would not get in to see him

October 2015
Excellent.

October 2015
5 star rating.

October 2015
I have gone to Dr. Bushnell since 1994 - He is a great physician.

August 2015
Dr. Bushnell is an exceptional care provider!

July 2015
This dr knows I can´t hear - he come in with pad & pencil - writes explanations.

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Education
University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, 1978

Residency
Family Practice, Providence Hospital, Seattle, 1981

On Patients
"I believe in listening to what patients have to say and working in partnership with each patient. I strongly encourage healthy lifestyles and prevention of disease."

On Specialty
"I consider family practice to be the most satisfying and most rewarding specialty in medicine. I enjoy seeing patients of all ages and multiple members of families and extended families."