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Paul Kassab, MD, FACP
Paul Kassab, MD, FACP
Would recommend provider
 
4.8 out of 5 stars

215 Patient Ratings
51 Comments

  • Overview
  • Expertise
  • Education
  • Personal
  • Awards & Activities

Departments
Concierge Medicine
Executive Health

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

Phone

Hospital & Seattle Medical Center  (206) 341-1557

Specialties
Internal Medicine, Primary Care, Concierge Medicine, Executive Health

Board Certifications
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine

Joined Virginia Mason - January 2007

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
 
4.8 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
 
4.9 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.

October 2016
Dr Kassab is truly a gift to mankind. He´s very caring and listens with his eyes, ears, and with his mind open. Dr. Kassab asks good questions and in a way that puts me at ease- it´s easy to share what´s going on in my life. He´s thoughtful and professional and involves me in the medical process and procedures and decisions. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Paul Kassab.

October 2016
Dr. Kassab is excellent in his care, concern, diagnosis and recomendations.

September 2016
I really liked Dr. Kassab.

September 2016
My wife and I are Dr. Kassab´s patients. We both like him very much - we trust him.

August 2016
Dr. Kassab is finer than frog hair. He´s not only an outstanding physician, he is clearly a phenomenal human being, among the few who instinctively treats body, mind & spirit, recognizes the entire individual.

August 2016
Doctor is outstanding

August 2016
excellent in all respects

August 2016
I was so pleased with my visit to Dr. Kassab that I think I might just change my PCP selection to him! He´s the first physician who explained follow up options to my problem.

August 2016
Dr. Kassab is the best doctor I have ever had. I´ve known him for years and really value the care he provides. He takes his time and you can tell that he really cares and makes an investment in his patients. He´s thoughtful, articulate and easy to talk to.

July 2016
Dr. Kassab is excellent and I always feel very confident in his advice and recommendations.

July 2016
Would have liked to spend more time discussing my medicines and options on other drugs with less side affects or maybe options on getting off some of my drugs.

July 2016
Dr Kassab is in my opinion a top notch DR. I´ve been with him for many many years and plan on being with him for many more. To me, he´s more than just my Dr. He´s more like a friend. On how he talks to me, shows that he cares & involves me in our conversations . I actually look forward to seeing him and keeping my appointments. It´s like going to see an old friend.

July 2016
Dr Kassab is and always has been a wonderful Doctor and understands the issues that I´m going through and works with me to find answers.

June 2016
I have recommended Dr. Kassab to close friends

June 2016
Very fortunate to have found Dr. kasab as my PCP. Shows true interest in me as a patient and very thorough/skilled provider. VM is lucky to have him on your team

June 2016
I enjoyed meeting Dr. Kassab who took time to explain my colonoscopy options. Very friendly and courteous!

June 2016
IT would be nice if we had a little more time.

May 2016
He was excellent in all ways.

May 2016
Dr. Kassab was very empathetic, took the time to understand my situation, and gave me good advice/service.

May 2016
Dr. Kassab spent enough time with me to explain his recommended treatment plan.

May 2016
I have been coming to VM for about 25 years and Dr. Kassab is the best primary care doctor of all of them I have had. Please put a golden chain around his ankle to keep him there and happy!

April 2016
DR. Kassab is always thorough and spends the time needed to me to relax and understand his dianosis and recommendations

April 2016
"one of a kind" - the very best and caring physician

April 2016
Dr. Kassab is the best doctor our family has ever had!

April 2016
Dr Kassab is always up on the latest studies and research and is very open-minded about creating a plan that works for the patient. He´s a great physician.

April 2016
Helped me understand importance of taking meds as prescribed even though I was reluctant and explained the contact of needing the rest and med adherence to my goals for the visit.

March 2016
Dr. Kassab is a wonderful doctor and very caring person. I have complete confidence in him caring for all my health needs.

March 2016
I have never trusted any personal doctor more than I trust Dr Kassab. I´ve recommended him to friends and heard similar feedback from those friends.

March 2016
Dr. Kassab and his team are the only reason I continue to use V.M. as my health care provider

March 2016
Dr. Kassab always shows interest in my care/treatment & this visit was no different. He listens to my descriptions of pain, location, frequency & any patterns I´ve noticed, without cutting me off. He complimented me on the things that I did to care for my issue and offered other medications & instructions, going forward with my home care.

March 2016
Paul Kasaab is a great ´cheerleader´! Has a very positive approach.

February 2016
Dr. Kassab is always shows concern and caring. I trust him explicitly!!

February 2016
I´ve been seeing Dr. Kasab for years and I like him a lot.

January 2016
MY CARE PROVIDER IS ONE OF THE BEST SINCE I´VE COME TO VM FOR MY CARE. #9. EXTREMELY PLEASE WITH HIM.

January 2016
Dr. Kassab is always so caring when I come in and answers all my questions. Always ask if there is anything he can do.

January 2016
very good

January 2016
Dr. Kassab is the best! caring, responsive, insightful, easy to communicate with

January 2016
This was my first visit to Dr. Kassab and to Virginia Mason. My husband and I were switching from a different clinic and doctor. We didn´t know what to expect so were thrilled with our appt. The amount of time, the care and the understanding that we received from Dr. Kassag was fantastic. We are very confident in his skills and are very happy with the change that we have made!

December 2015
Dr. Kassab is fantastic!

December 2015
Dr Kassab is by far the best doctor i have ever been treated by.

December 2015
I feel fortunate to have Dr. Kassab as my psycian.

December 2015
Dr. Kassab is an exceptional physician - caring and compassionate. Virginia Mason is indeed fortunate to have him on its staff.

December 2015
Satisfied

December 2015
Would recommend to anyone

November 2015
I have been seeing Dr. Kasaab for a number of years. At first I felt like he gave a mix of care that was sometimes insensitive, but in the past couple years I have been very pleased with all aspects of my care: quality, patience, careful explanation, respect, knowledge and awareness of my medical history, helping me feel comfortable, etc.

November 2015
I have a lot of respect and affection for Dr. Paul Kassab. To his credit he said that he was going to be a little short timewise with me. I understood and that is not the norm.

November 2015
Although my mother has difficulty understanding English, Dr. Kassab always takes the time to make sure she understands by looking her in the eyes, explaining in very clear sentences, and speaking at her level to make sure she comprehends what he is saying. He is very straight forward yet extremely empathetic in communicating with her, which provides reassurance for any concerns she may have. I can´t imagine a more suitable doctor for my Mom!

November 2015
Dr. Kassab is the best. He listens - I mean really listens! He asks enough questions so that I feel he understands the problem. He´s good at explanations and he is warm -- genuinely and personally warm. He is the reason I come to VM. The office is good - no complaints - but Dr. Kassab´s intelligence and warmth is why I keep coming back.

October 2015
Best Dr. you can ask for and a great humane being.

September 2015
Dr. Kassab is the most caring, compassionate and knowledgeable primary care/Internal Medicine physician I have ever had.

May 2015
Paul Kassab is a terrific Dr. I feel very fortunate to have him as my primary physician. I pray he does not leave.

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Special Interest(s)
Dr. Kassab handles the spectrum of illnesses that affect adults. he diagnoses and helps treat chronic illness. He promotes health, helps prevent disease, and handles whatever problems a patient brings, no matter how common or rare. He especially enjoys solving puzzling diagnostic situations where several illnesses strike at the same time. Dr. Kassab likes teaching resident physicians, bioethics and exploring how the Mediterranean diet affects general health.

Education
American University of Beirut, Lebanon, 1993

Internship
Internal Medicine, University of Rochester, N.Y., 1995

Residency
Internal Medicine, University of Rochester, N.Y., 1997

Personal Information
Dr. Kassab enjoys spending time with his wife and three young children, skiing, hiking, biking and swimming in the Mediterranean Sea, which he visits every year. He loves the arts, especially the opera, ballet and musical theater.
Dr. Kassab is fluent in Arabic, French and Greek.

On Patients
"As a primary care provider, I have the opportunity to really get to know patients. I don't take that for granted. I try my best to connect with them and help them learn about their health problems and worries, and enlist them as partners in their overall health care. I see this as an honor and a big responsibility."

Professional Activities and Awards

Deputy Section Head, Virginia Mason General Internal Medicine department
Seattle Met Top Doctor, 2015 and 2016
Top percentile patient satisfaction nationally by Press Ganey, a national, independent rating service
Top 10 teacher as voted by medical residents
American College of Physicians - Washington (ACP) Executive Council Member
Virginia Mason Continuing Medical Education (CME) member
Virginia Mason Ethics committee member
Co-Chaired ACP regional meeting (250+ physician conference)
Virginia Mason Speaker, Country Doctor fundraising gala
Volunteer summer camp physician, Ionian Village, Greece
Television interview, King 5 with Joyce Taylor on Holiday Drinking
NPR interview, “Flu Season Has Arrived
MSNBC interview, “Summer colds are a cruel oxymoron” 
Attended ACP annual advocacy day in Washington, D.C.; met with legislators to discuss primary healthcare in America