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Internal Medicine, Primary Care
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
Joined Virginia Mason - January 2007
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Dr. Kassab was very empathetic, took the time to understand my situation, and gave me good advice/service.
He was excellent in all ways.
Dr. Kassab spent enough time with me to explain his recommended treatment plan.
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!
DR. Kassab is always thorough and spends the time needed to me to relax and understand his dianosis and recommendations
Dr. Kassab is the best doctor our family has ever had!
"one of a kind" - the very best and caring physician
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.
Dr. Kassab is a wonderful doctor and very caring person. I have complete confidence in him caring for all my health needs.
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.
Dr. Kassab and his team are the only reason I continue to use V.M. as my health care provider
Paul Kasaab is a great ´cheerleader´! Has a very positive approach.
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.
Dr. Kassab is always shows concern and caring. I trust him explicitly!!
I´ve been seeing Dr. Kasab for years and I like him a lot.
MY CARE PROVIDER IS ONE OF THE BEST SINCE I´VE COME TO VM FOR MY CARE. #9. EXTREMELY PLEASE WITH HIM.
Dr. Kassab is always so caring when I come in and answers all my questions. Always ask if there is anything he can do.
Dr. Kassab is the best! caring, responsive, insightful, easy to communicate with
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!
Dr. Kassab is fantastic!
Dr Kassab is by far the best doctor i have ever been treated by.
I feel fortunate to have Dr. Kassab as my psycian.
Dr. Kassab is an exceptional physician - caring and compassionate. Virginia Mason is indeed fortunate to have him on its staff.
Would recommend to anyone
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.
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.
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!
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.
Best Dr. you can ask for and a great humane being.
Dr. Kassab is the most caring, compassionate and knowledgeable primary care/Internal Medicine physician I have ever had.
Paul Kassab is a terrific Dr. I feel very fortunate to have him as my primary physician. I pray he does not leave.
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.
American University of Beirut, Lebanon, 1993
Internal Medicine, University of Rochester, N.Y., 1995
Internal Medicine, University of Rochester, N.Y., 1997
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.
"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”