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Catherine Edwards, MD, ABFP
Catherine Edwards, MD, ABFP
Would recommend provider
 
4.7 out of 5 stars

189 Patient Ratings
64 Comments

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Departments
Family Medicine
Primary Care
Pediatrics

Clinic, Maps and Directions
Virginia Mason Bainbridge Island Medical Center

Phone

Bainbridge Island Medical Center  (206) 842-5632

Specialties
Family Medicine, Primary Care, Pediatrics, Preventive Medicine

Board Certifications
American Board of Family Medicine

Joined Virginia Mason - January 2008

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
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.8 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
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June 2017
Dr. Edwards is excellent!

June 2017
I really like my caregiver ... she is caring and understanding to my issues !

June 2017
Dr Cathy Edwards is an asset to Virginia Mason - personable, yet caring professional from soup-to-nuts of each visit!

May 2017
Dr Edwards is consistently cheerful and supportive. She listens well and is extremely competent. I have recommended her to several of my friends.

May 2017
Dr. Edwards is warm caring and professional. I appreciate her knowledge and willingness to listen to me.

May 2017
She´s dialed in & listens to what you are saying, even though its non-verbal. Very intuitive.

May 2017
Catherine Edwards is AWSOME! I am very happy we chose her for my health care

April 2017
Dr. Edwards is an outstanding listener and quite knowledgeable re: women´s health.

April 2017
Dr Edwards was extremely compassionate and caring as we discussed my Mom´s medical condition, making us feel very good about our decisions for my Mom´s medical care.

April 2017
Dr. Edwards is awesome!

April 2017
I have the utmost trust in Dr. Edwards. She takes the time to truly discuss matters with me, rather than simply issue dictates or statements. I am very happy that she is my primary care physician.

March 2017
She was professional and quickly got to the root of my concern. She explained to me what she thought was going on and immediately put in the appropriate referrals.

March 2017
Dr. Edwards is always friendly, engaging, thoughtful, and respectful in her interaction. She is exceptionally talented, and has a wonderful ´bedside manner´, and I would recommend her without reservation!

March 2017
I´d never met Dr. Edwards before, she impressed me a lot.

March 2017
Dr. Edwards is the best. She always spends time to explain everything and shows great concern for her patients.

March 2017
I have uttered similar words about Dr. Edwards on previous surveys, this comment simply confirms that for me, Dr. Edwards is a torch-bearer of the Hippocratic Oath - just outstanding patient care from "soup to nuts!"

February 2017
Dr. Edwards is great, I am in my late 40´s and she is the best Dr. I have ever had. She has an awesome bedside manner and is very good at explaining what the issue is. She is thorough in her assessments and make you feel very comfortable. She also has a personality that is easy to relate to which makes it easier to discuss difficult topics.

February 2017
Dr Edwards is the best physician I have ever had. It can be hard to schedule a timely appointment with her because she is such high demand, but worth the wait.

February 2017
Dr Edwards is personable and friendly. I have recommended her to several people.

February 2017
Dr. Edwards is a very caring, competent physician.

January 2017
Dr. Edwards is simply incredible--off the charts. She has treated our 3-year old since birth, and my 59-year-old husband and me since we moved to Bainbridge years ago. We feel so fortunate to have her as our GP/Family Doctor and acting Pediatrician. At every engagement--even one time looking at our toddler in the waiting room late in the day because she happened to be passing by and saw we were distressed--"Dr. Cathy" has provided the utmost professional care and genuine personal care and concern for our family. We are so very grateful to have Dr. Edwards supporting our family. We adore her, hold her in our highest esteem, respect her opinion absolutely and value her direct-but-with-sincere-care advice and counsel. If you were looking for a grade, it would far surpass A+.

January 2017
Dr. Edwards is a very personable physician. She listens carefully and asks questions and then comes up with a recommendation or a course of action! As her patient, I feel that I am in good hands!

January 2017
Dr. Edwards is a brilliant physician and individual. She has the innate capability of taking all the data she is given, hearing it completely, then processing through her amazing data bank, and determines the likely source of the problem and what should be done about it. Resulting in optimal health for her patients. She is amazing! And. . .I speak from the life experience of interacting closely with many physicians over twenty five years as a registered nurse.

November 2016
Very good care.

November 2016
Dr. Edwards is the best primary care provider I have ever had. She makes me feel very comfortable; I feel able to discuss anything, she is always focused on me, and we are able to chuckle and be light hearted when it is appropriate. She provides good health education.

October 2016
My appointment with Dr Edwards was just what I needed for my physical and emotional health. She is easy to talk to, straight forward and kind. I´ve been a patient of Dr Edwards for several years and will certainly continue to be one!

October 2016
I have already recommended this provider.

October 2016
Really appreciate being involved in decisions regarding treatment options and time Cathy took to discuss them with me.

October 2016
Both the nurse and the doctor were amazing. Thank you.

October 2016
Dr Edwards, Cara and Maurine did an excellent job asking questions, giving me advice and examining me during my visit.

September 2016
I contribute to Virginia Mason due to the excellent care provided by Catherine Edwards.

September 2016
Dr Edwards gets right to the heart of things. No wasted time but quality time on important issues. Like her a lot.

September 2016
The doctor diagnosed a hernia, but did not explain why surgery was not recommended. The doctor did not address the other two issues listed on my intake sheet. The three issues listed should have been addressed first to alleviate anxiety.

September 2016
Dr.Edwards is personable, knowledgeable, and not only handles my cares and concerns but seems to be keeping track of my overall health and goals without without prompting, and always with a smile and reassuring way about her. I am grateful to have her in charge!

September 2016
Dr Edwards treats her patients with respect and understanding. She is through and makes sure she has a complete understanding of the patients immediate problem and their overall health and well being. I have seen a lot of doctors in almost 7 decades, but have never seen one that has more concern for her patients than Dr. Edwards. She once told me she was going to keep me alive for a long time. I believe her. It would be a hell of a lot better world if all MDs were of the caliber of Dr. Edwards. Don´t go anywhere, Doc!

September 2016
Dr. Edwards is the most caring, concerned, thorough and "down to earth" provider I think I have ever had. I wish all my health providers were like her!

August 2016
I really appreciate the care I have had from Dr. Edwards. She is the best and makes me feel like knows me and takes the best care of me.

August 2016
Dr. Edwards is outstanding!

August 2016
Felt extremely rushed.

July 2016
Have had Dr. Catherine Edwards as my doctor for about 4 yrs now, just love her!!

July 2016
Very helpful! I appreciated her concern for my overall wellbeing, not just my physical heath.

June 2016
Dr. Edwards is great!

June 2016
Dr Edwards was very thorough. Thank you so much.

June 2016
this was not my normal pcp. I prefer to be told the doctor´s opinion about his/her recommended course of action. this doctor explained things very well, but did not give me her recommended course of action. if I see this doctor again, I will ask her to tell me what she recommends.

June 2016
Dr Edwards does a great job.

June 2016
I really like Dr. Edwards, however, I did not like that she seemed in a hurry and had her hand on the doorknob while we were still talking. She was going to leave before asking me if I had any other questions, and I did have more things to talk to her about.

May 2016
Dr. Edwards has been my dr. for several years & always had excellent care. She really listens to you!

May 2016
I am so happy that Dr. Edwards is my primary care physician. I have seen her for numerous matters and her advice and care is always excellent. She takes time to assess the situation and she discusses options with me. Thank you, Dr. Edwards, for your great care!

May 2016
1st visit with Dr. Edwards previous doctor retired as referred to Dr. Edwards.

April 2016
Dr. Edwards is a wonderful doctor! Dedicated.

April 2016
Normally, I am not a person to expound with excessive praise in describing an individual´s professional performance. However, in the case of Dr. Catherine Edwards,extreme praise, in all areas of her performance, is called for. She is a professional but also a friend who cares for her patients, colleagues, and contributing personnel, equally. She never ceases to amaze me at the time, energyand caring she displays. In my personal experience with medical professionals, she is without peer.

March 2016
I really appreciate Dr. Edwards. She is extremely knowledgeable and pays attention to me and my health.

March 2016
Cathy is the best! ,..she´s my control tower

February 2016
Dr. Edwards lacks empathy and consideration. Her attitude is patronizing. She is not interested in weighing my concerns but dismisses my concerns though they are relevant and legitimate. I don´t follow up with her as often as I should for my health issues because I simply feel she could care less about my health or the health of my family. She asked me to come in more frequently, but when I come in to follow up, her attitude is unfriendly. She rushes through every appointment I have with her, after she has kept me waiting up to an hour in the lobby.

February 2016
Dr Edwards is the best physician I have seen. I would recommend her to anyone who has any type of medical concern. She is highly professional, intelligent, and caring, and I am lucky to have found her.

February 2016
Given the lateness of the hour, I was impressed with Dr. Edwards´ professionalism, care, and willingness to be with me in an unhurried fashion. She´s not my usual provider, so it was really appreciated.

January 2016
Dr. Edwards saw my name on the days schedule to see another physician (her own was full @ time I made appointment) & she had her office contact me to have me worked into hers. As she´s my primary physician I was very happy!

January 2016
Dr. Edwards was extremely courteous and helpful. I appreciated that she took the time to explain to me exactly what she thought was going on and have me a few options for treatment. The appointment was efficient and she answered all of my concerns

January 2016
Doctor Edwards is the best physician I have ever had.

December 2015
I am very, very impressed with my care provider(Catherine Edwards).

October 2015
Please see earlier comment -- Dr. Edwards provides excellent care.

October 2015
I have already recommended her to a friend who already seen her and liked her.

July 2015
I appreciate her genuine concern.

June 2015
#9. Outstanding.

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Special Interest(s)
All aspects of primary care, including prenatal care.

Education
University of Washington, Seattle, 2005

Residency
Family Medicine, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, 2008

Personal Information
During her free time, Dr. Edwards enjoys backpacking, gardening, practicing yoga and skiing. She lives with her family on Bainbridge Island.

On Patients
“I enjoy working with patients at all stages of life and levels of health.”

On Specialty
“As a family medicine physician, I have the opportunity to manage complicated medical problems as well as to focus on maintaining health. I believe that primary care is fundamental to doing both well. We strive to offer continuity, appropriate preventive services and individualized treatment plans.”

On Virginia Mason
“I am thrilled to work with a team that is dedicated to serving as a patient-centered medical home.”