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Nkeiruka Duze, MD
Nkeiruka Duze, MD
Would recommend provider
 
4.9 out of 5 stars

313 Patient Ratings
197 Comments

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Departments
Primary Care
Internal Medicine

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

Phone

Hospital & Seattle Medical Center  (206) 583-2299

Specialties
Internal Medicine, Primary Care

Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine

Joined Virginia Mason - January 2009

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
 
4.9 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
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.9 out of 5 stars

Patient Comments
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June 2017
Dr. Duze rocks! She knows and respects me as a person; she pays close attention to my conditions and provides options for medical treatments, prescriptions, etc. I feel great with a provider who listens, quickly diagnoses the problem / condition, and together with me, we decide upon a course for treatment. She´s my favorite PCP, ever!

June 2017
I recommend Dr Duze to everyone. She is amazing.

June 2017
I LOVE Dr. Duze - she is very patient and considerate when explaining things that may not be so pleasant to hear and/or receive. I have found her to be thorough in her questions making sure that I get the most out of my appointment. Even though I KNOW I´m not her only patient, I appreciate the fact that she is able to make me feel that way when I meet with her.

June 2017
Dr. Duze is extremely responsive to my care and concerns. I feel I have her complete attention and she is never dismissive of my concerns.

June 2017
Care provider is under pressure to provide thorough service under extremely tight scheduling limits. Dr. Duze performs admirably under these constraints.

May 2017
Dr. Duze is the best primary care doctor I have ever had. I have referred my friends to her and they have the same feeling about her. She always shows concern about what is going on with me and interest in my life and health. I would and do recommend her to anyone I know.

May 2017
Dr. Duze really listens and always asks me "anything else?" more than once which makes sure that I never leave going "oh yeah, I forgot to ask her about this pain or that thing, etc.". She is very thorough and really listens. she also asks for my opinion and makes sure I understand what she is talking about or recommending. I have to say, she is the best primary care physician I have ever had and I´ve had quite a few.

May 2017
Dr. Duze is amazing. Thank you for the friendliness and just being a good person. She speaks to you like she is your friend and does not judge. She has a great sense of humor and really listens to your concerns.

May 2017
Dr. Duze sorted through possible sources of shoulder pain very professionally. I left feeling confident that PT was right approach.

May 2017
Dr Duze is the best doctor I have ever have in my 50 years of life.

May 2017
Dr. Duze is amazing and is always so great at answering and thinking of solutions to my health issues. She listens carefully and thinks quickly and makes sure she address all of my concerns.

May 2017
I love Dr. Duze. She cares about her patients and is simply amazing. I travel a longer distance just to see her and recommend her highly to anyone needing a doctor. She is an example of what a doctor ought to be and is the only reason I stay with Virginia Mason.

May 2017
Dr Duze is wonderful and really takes the time needed to get to know me and my health needs.

May 2017
Dr. Duze is a very good doctor, I will recommend all my families to see this doctor.

May 2017
I actually raved about Dr. Duze when I returned to work after my visit. Her manner, friendliness, helpfulness and concern were all above my expectations. This has been my experience with every visit I´ve had with her. What a tremendous asset she is to your organization!

May 2017
I had no advanced appointment so all of the treatment was on the Dr.´s free time.

April 2017
Dr Duze is the best

April 2017
Doctor Duse is the personification of all that a caregiver could aspire to be. She truly listens. She asks questions. She has compassion and firmness in her guidance expressing a patients need to follow her advise.

April 2017
I love my PCP. Dr. Duze is an amazing doctor. She takes her time, makes me feel valued as a patient, listens, and understands that I can be worrisome at times and puts my mind at ease. She validates my fears and walks me through what my ails could be/are without making me feel silly or stupid. I recommend her to everyone who´s looking for a PCP and feel lucky that I get to see her on my visits.

April 2017
Dr. Duze is wonderful!! Best dr. I can ever remember having.

April 2017
Dr. Duze was excellent!

April 2017
very good

April 2017
For the last 25 years that I have been coming to Virginia Mason, this provider is the best. She is very caring, listens to my concerns and very supportive. I want to commend her for doing an excellent job.

April 2017
See previous comments about what an amazing person and physician Dr. Duze´ is.

April 2017
Dr Duze really took her time to ask questions, listen, and make sure I had every opportunity to bring up additional concerns. She is so kind and empathetic. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone.

March 2017
Exceptional, stupendous, phenomenal, superb, outstanding, compassionate, thorough, thoughtful, calming, ease in communication, far exceeding....

March 2017
I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Duze as my primary care provider. She has a warm and caring manner and is very professional.

March 2017
professional and compassionate

March 2017
I highly recommend Dr. Duze. She has been my care provider for several years. I feel she is genuinely concerned about me and my health. I look forward to many more years with her!

March 2017
Dr. Duze is the best.

March 2017
Dr Duze is terrific!

March 2017
Dr. Duze is probably one of the best doctors I have ever had the experience of working with. Not only is she kind, but very knowledgeable!

March 2017
Dr. Duze is the best doctor I have ever met. She cares sincerely and takes time to listen to me. I have been with Dr. Duze for a while and never once had a bad feelings leaving the room.

March 2017
Dr. Duze is excellent, even when I worked in Tacoma for a period of time and the distance was far, I remained a patient rather than get another doctor closer.

March 2017
Dr. Duse is exceptional!

March 2017
I would nominate her for one of Seattle´s best docs but am hesitant or selfish as I still want to be able to get into see her when something is askew

March 2017
have already recommended dr duze to others

March 2017
Dr. Duzu is very easy to talk with. She listens well. Is an excellent physician. I feel comfortable with her.

March 2017
I have recommended Dr. Duze to family and friends!!!

March 2017
I have never exoerienced a more genuine and passionate advocate for my health. Dr. Duze is a true gift to the medical field. Thank you!

March 2017
Dr. Duze is amazing.

February 2017
Dr. Duze is an amazing physician!!

February 2017
Dr. Duze is wonderful, caring, thoughtful, knowledgeable and I´m very happy with her. I have recommended her to everyone that is looking for a doctor

February 2017
Dr. Duze is a wonderful Doctor!

February 2017
This provider is such a wonderful fusion of great communication, approachability, intellect, medical care, and planning. It is always a very enjoyable communicative experience. I would recommend this provider without question.

February 2017
Dr Duze always takes time to explain everything. This can be difficult at times cause I work in healthcare so I ask lots of questions. I am not big on physical contact but as long as Dr Duze has been my doctor she always greets me with a hug and that makes me feel really safe. I feel like she really cares.

February 2017
Dr. Duze is excellent!

February 2017
You can´t find a better and more caring provider than Dr. Duze. She is tops in our book!

February 2017
Dr. Duze is amazing! she is attentive, focused and genuinely interested in what´s going on with me and makes me feel listened to, treated well and very competently cared for. I miss her when I´m healthy:)

February 2017
The best experience I have had with a doctor in years. Already recommended her to a couple of friends even though I am not sure she is accepting new patients.

February 2017
Dr. Duze is a wonderful physician. Will continue to see her yearly.

February 2017
I LOVE Dr. Duze. I have been coming to her many years and I continue to come to her as my primary physician even though I live 3 hours away! That alone should tell you how much respect and appreciation I have for her. I have seen other doctors at Virginia Mason and she is by far, one of the most collaborative and respectful doctors I have had there. The key is she is a doctor that will work WITH you, always honoring your health choices. My health has improved in the last few years and she is part of my health team that makes that possible. As someone who was raised out and in the US, it was important for me to have a Doctor that understood other environments and global practices. When I talk to her about my vaccination records, for instance, she understands that at the place where I may have received a certain vaccine, that may have been the protocol instead of argue with me that I´m incorrect because that was not the protocol at that time. Just because it was not the practice in the US it does not mean that it was not a practice somewhere else. It is among the most frustrating discussions I have with doctors -in all honesty, just a minority of doctors at Virginia Mason engage in that - but I have never had that problem with Dr. Duze. I also appreciate her kind and compassionate spirit, open-mindedness and knowledge. And she doesn´t let her ego get in the way of her patient´s health. If a patient wants to try a complimentary or alternative health practice, she is very open to discussing it and help the patient figure out how that fits into an overall health plan for them. Tough conversations still happen. Facts are still disclosed. But overall, her approach is respectful of the individual she is treating. I really do get the sense that she honors my expertise as being the person that gets to live with myself and my body, and I honor her expertise in research and medical knowledge. Together, we make a great team.

February 2017
Dr. Duze provided excellent care!

February 2017
She listened well and answered with good advice.

February 2017
Dr Duze is far better than "very good" in the care she provides!!!

January 2017
I absolutely adore Dr. Duze! I recommend her (and VM) often to friends often. The visits never feel rushed and I always feel listened to during my visits.

January 2017
I have respected Dr. Duze from my first appointment with her and have confidence in her abilities to provide care for my health concerns.

January 2017
dr.duze made me feel instantly comfortable and was extremely kind, caring and helpful with my pain.

January 2017
I adore Dr. Duze. There has been turnover in the IM department-especially with my husband´s providers. I am thankful that Dr. Duze has been there for continuity of care for me. I have recommended that my husband also see her as his PCP.

January 2017
Dr. Duze is hands down one of the greatest Doctors I have had. Very knowledgeable and courteous. I wish I could take her with me wherever I go. :-]

January 2017
Love Dr. Duze, she is caring and very understanding of my situation. Nicest Dr in the State! Very confident in her.

January 2017
I feel very lucky to have Dr. Duze as my primary care physician. She feels like a member of my family.

January 2017
I feel that Dr. Duze is very thorough, really listens and addresses my concerns. She does not leave any rock unturned and really delves into discussing issues and concerns with me. I feel safe talking to her about my health concerns and comfortable that we are taking the right actions to address.

January 2017
Dr. Duze is an excellent doctor-she makes me feel like I´m her only patient.

January 2017
Dr. Duze is the best doctor that I ever had. She is caring friendly, professional, and understands my problems both physical & personal. I will never leave her.

January 2017
I have white coat syndrome & every doctors appointment but with Dr. Duze I get a sense of calm immediately. She is knowledgeable and caring and professional and warm. Love her!

January 2017
Very careful to explain the urgency to take action to combat the problems with my health condition

January 2017
I thought Dr. Duze was exceptional. She was very friendly, thoughtful, engaging, competent. Thoroughly professional.

January 2017
Outstanding care provider genuinely cares and offers sound advice. Professional and personable!

January 2017
Dr. Duze is an outstanding personal care physician. Very informative and open to alternative discussions.

January 2017
Dr. Duze is approachable, good listener, and cares deeply. It shows in her demeanor and how engaged she is...she leans in to speak to me, listens before addressing problems and is kind and warm hearted in her approach. I am lucky to have found her and find I can let down my guard to talk about what is most troubling to me.

January 2017
I love Dr. Duze. She is compassionate & sincere with her care.

December 2016
Dr. Duze is the most empathetic and supportive physician that I´ve even been in contact with.

December 2016
Dr. Duze is excellent. She cares, takes the time to spend with me to explain, exam & answer questions!

December 2016
I´ve only seen Dr. Duze about two times and each time she makes me feel so comfortable as if I´ve been seeing her for a long time. I really love her positive attitude and how comfortable she makes me feel. I feel like I can be open and ask her about anything regarding my health.

December 2016
I was very impressed with the time and care Dr. Duze took with my New Patient visit.

December 2016
Dr. Duze is consistently excellent. She knows patient and thinks about what works for each patient. Not a one-size for all kind of Doc.

December 2016
Dr. Duze is the best!

December 2016
Dr. Duze is a excellant doctor, I wish I had her years ago.

December 2016
Love Dr. Duze!

December 2016
I feel Dr Duze has my best interest in mind. She is fabulous! Encouraging!

December 2016
Dr Duze is a genuinely enthusiastic, warm, conversational and knowledgeable doctor. Thank you!!

December 2016
strongly recommending this provider to others, professional, friendly, never feel stress when talking to the provider about the state of an illness, this provider is excellent!

December 2016
Dr. Duze is a consummate professional. I so appreciate the time that she takes in my appointments with her to understand what is going on in my life as it does affect my overall health and well being. She has an excellent memory of past conversations and events which just underscores her interest in and concern for my well being. I am not a number or statistic to her. She is always extremely responsive as was evidenced with this visit (I received my lab results and test results, along with an explanation from her, via email within 24 hours of my visit). I have recommended her highly to colleagues and friends who have relocated to the Seattle area, and will continue to do so. I think that she is a wonderful physician!

November 2016
Dr. Duze is an incredible clinician. I moved to New York close to two years ago and chose to travel across the country back to Seattle to see her for my annual visits. She is extremely knowledgeable, thorough and caring. She reminds me of my grandfather, who was a physician.

November 2016
I think Duze is a great Dr, my third GP in 35 years at VM but hands down the best

November 2016
Dr Duze is the best! I would I even brought my mother to see her

November 2016
i would have chosen Excellent if that category was available. Dr. Duze is the best physician I´ve ever had. I cannot thank and praise her enough for her wonderful care. in this competitive medical market Dr. Duze is the reason I choose to go to VM! Thank you, Dr. Duze!

November 2016
On a scale from 1 to 5, Dr. Duze is a 6 or 7 across the board. Incredibly personable, very thorough and knowledgeable, just wow.

November 2016
This provider is one of the best I ever had. She is very caring and listens intently to what I say. Member of my family goes to her too.

November 2016
I already have recommended Dr. Duze to friends! She´s great -- compassionate, easy-going, helpful, and very conscious of patient sensitivities.

November 2016
I love Dr. Duze. She is so kind and easy to talk to. I am also happy to have a Dr. of my own nationality, it´s a first for me and I chose Dr. Duze specifically because she is Black. I have recommended several of my friends to her, several of my close friends already have her as their Dr.

November 2016
Dr. Duze provides me with excellent care. She listens carefully to my concerns and provides me with information that is helpful. She is easily the best internal medicine doctor that I have ever interacted with at VMC.

November 2016
She is amazing. I felt very comfortable with her and her attention to detail was excellent.

November 2016
I never thought I would find another physician that would care about me like my previous care provider. Dr. Duze has set a new standard of care. She is very caring and is a lovely individual.

October 2016
Dr. Duze is a dream. I love her.

October 2016
Dr. Duze was fantastic. Very warm and welcoming - a great sense of humor. She took her time and I felt like she asked a lot of questions and really listened. She was recommended to me and I will recommend her to others! Great doctor!

October 2016
Dr. Duze is the best provider I have ever had. She´s compassionate, attentive, kind, and knowledgeable.

October 2016
I´m always bragging on my doctor, come to find out a few others have her too!

October 2016
Dr. Duze was remarkable warm, caring, and knowledgeable overall.

October 2016
Dr. Duze is the nicest lady. I was having a terrible morning and Dr. Duze was very empathetic and didn´t make me feel terrible about it. I felt very cared for.

October 2016
Dr. Duze was very kind and interested in my life and health. She did not seem to be in a rush at all, being very thorough and answering all of my questions.

September 2016
Dr Duze is awesome

September 2016
The hospital needs more doctors like Dr Duze

September 2016
Great

September 2016
Dr. Duze is literally the best Internal Medicine doctor that I have ever had. I would recommend her to anyone. She is extremely knowledgeable, caring, friendly and genuinely concerned for her patients well being

September 2016
I tell people that I GET to see my doctor, Dr. Duze, not the I HAVE to see my doctor.

September 2016
Dr Duze is awesome and I would refer her to my friends.

September 2016
Dr. Duze is amazing!

September 2016
I hadn´t seen Dr. Duze in approximately three years. She is an excellent listener and clearly communicates to me as a patient. She was extremely thorough in walking me through the three medications I´ve been taking, and to let me know her thoughts on whether I should continue taking them. She gave me educated information on the risks of the HRT I´ve been on and their association with breast cancer. When she found a lump on my breast during a quick exam, she did an excellent job of letting me know how she wanted to proceed, but also listened to my concerns carefully. I´m very happy with my decision to switch over to Dr. Duze as my new PCP!

September 2016
Dr Duze was very apologetic about the extra wait time, which was actually not that long at all, particularly since she had squeezed me into her schedule on short notice and the computer systems were down. She was great!

September 2016
Regarding Dr Duze -- I am in my late 60´s and rarely in all my years have I found a Dr that is so compassionate and really takes the time to listen to your concerns. She makes you feel like you are her only patient and never do you feel like you are being rushed or not being listened to. She has helped me so much over the years I have had her as my physician. I hope that Dr Duze will never leave Virginia Mason. If we had more doctors like her, this world would be a much better place!

September 2016
I love having Dr. Duze as my primary Doctor. She is always a pleasure to deal with and seems to genuinely care about her patients and their overall health and well being.

September 2016
Dr. Duze is an excellent doctor; she always listens and includes me in my care plan! I have referred her to several friends, family and VM patients!

September 2016
Dr. Duze is excellent. I hate to drive as I am older and seeing is an issue. But I drive to Seattle from Kirkland through all the traffic as she is worth it. She is one of the best doctors I have ever had and at 70, thats lots.

August 2016
Good experience only.

August 2016
Dr. Duze is the best! Always a great visit with her. She is always helpful, understanding, and very knowledgeable.

August 2016
Dr. Duze is amazing. She is the best doctor I have ever had, and I highly recommend her. Please do not ever lose her. And please support her in her decision to spend time with her patients. I come to VM because of her. I would go elsewhere if she left.

July 2016
Dr Duze is by far the best doctor I have ever had; she really listens and goes over any concerns you may have. Dr Duze is truly engaged with her patients and is very thorough. I have and would recommend her to anyone needing a family physician.

July 2016
Dr. Duze is wonderful - the most amazing primary care doctor I have ever had. She listens intently and is so informative and caring. I came into my appointment quite discouraged and left quite uplifted.

July 2016
Dr. Duze is an amazing doctor. She listens extremely well and she treats me like I am the only person she´s seeing on that particular day.

July 2016
Dr. Duze is fantastic. I would refer her without hesitation. She is a great listener, keeps you totally informed, gives you options and encourages you to participate in your own healthcare. What could be better?

July 2016
Dr. Duze was VERY concerned about my emotional/mental state. She addressed my entire list of concerns & showed a great deal of empathy - she is the best VM primary care provider!!

July 2016
I have recommend my family to see Dr Duze and they have

July 2016
oh my gosh! Dr Duze was my favorite doctor I´ve ever had. she took the time to actually listen to my problem, talk about it, talk about other things going on, too. People say medicine is very much a business now and I´ve waited for an hour for a doctor only to have them in there for 5 minutes then hurried out. That wasn´t my experience at all at Virginia Mason and with Dr. Duze. She showed genuine care and interest in what I had to say and did not rush anything. She made it feel like I was chatting with an old friend.

July 2016
DUZE is amazing! I am so happy with her. PT care was amazing! Ortho was amazing!

July 2016
Dr. Duze is wonderful! I felt genuinely listened to and cared about. She spent for more time with me than I expected and was very thorough. I especially appreciated how quickly results were actually MAILED to me! Indulging very helpful comments by Dr. Duze.

July 2016
Dr. Duze is just refreshing and a great physician who is informative, concerned, a great listener, and the perfect primary care doctor for anyone. #1. Very friendly & warm. #7. Communicated with heart felt, simplicity and great information. #9. She´s awesome! #10. Definitely!!

June 2016
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, Dr. Duze!!! Never been happier with a physician - ever! She is caring, she listens, she communicates in a way I can understand - but she doesn´t sugar coat things either. She helps me work out a plan to be successful with the things I need to change. She is just an amazing and terrific Dr.! I am so glad to have her as my primary Dr. I feel I have a true advocate for my health care in her.

June 2016
Dr. Duze is a pleasure to see. Informative and communicative in a way that is clearly understood. I have the utmost confidence in her. Her level of efficiency and professionalism is reflected in her staff and she sets the tone.

June 2016
Dr. Duze is an excellent care provider, I have had great experiences during my visits , Dr. Duze is very engaged, and thorough during my visits, answering all of my questions/concerns. I have recommended her to family members given her level of genuine care, and professionalism.

June 2016
Dr Duze is literally the best doctor I´ve ever visited. I´ve already referred my coworkers.

June 2016
Dr. Duze and her staff members always do a great job. Dr. Duze is excellent!!!! I strongly recommend her.

June 2016
Dr. Duze is by far the best physician I have ever had. I have recommended her to many friends/family.

June 2016
Dr. Duze is the BEST DOCTOR I HAVE EVER HAD! You need to hold on to her!

June 2016
I have been very impressed with Dr Duze´. She replaced my retired Dr and I think I am very fortunate with the change.

June 2016
Wonderful!

June 2016
I am very grateful for the time, conversation, and follow-up care regarding decisions about my condition, the Dr provided.

June 2016
Dr. Duze is by far the best internal medicine I have ever encountered. I will never leave her care.

June 2016
Dr Duze is a God send, I love her. We didn´t really discuss medication or treatment just yet as we still don´t know what´s wrong with me, however she has done more in the last few days in figuring out what´s wrong with me than all the other doctors I´ve seen put together have done in the last year. She spent over an hour with my husband and I getting to know me and my problems. By far the best doctor I´ve had in a very, VERY long time. Can´t wait to visit with her again. 10 out of 5 stars is what I would give her!!

June 2016
This doctor allowed me to see her at last minute since my primary was on vacation. 1. Excellent.

June 2016
Dr. Duze has been my doctor for many years now. she always takes time to listen to all my concerns, make recommendations, suggest follow-up treatment all the while treating me with respect and talking to me in a thoughtful intelligent manner.

June 2016
Dr. Duze truly wants to spend as much time with the patient as he/she needs. She is very easy to discuss matters with, and I feel she is one of the best G.P.´s

June 2016
Dr. Duze is hands down the best doctor I´ve ever seen (and I´ve seen a lot). She cares, and I trust her.

June 2016
I cannot speak highly enough of Dr. Duze. She listened to me, thought about my situation and came up with good responses. She was not intimidated with my questions which to me indicates she knows her stuff. She treated me like an intelligent person and because of the type of feed back she gave, I felt she was concerned about my issues and trying to solve them.

June 2016
Dr Duze is awesome

June 2016
Dr Duze is an excellent physician, always warm, courteous and willing to discuss any concern/issue

May 2016
I recently transferred to another hospital but I missed my provider so much and came back to her. I appreciate her flexibility working with me. She is absolutely wonderful.

May 2016
DR Duze is wonderful

May 2016
Dr Duze is very caring, and takes the time needed to hear all my concerns. She is a very genuine person, I have extreme confidence in her.

May 2016
Dr. Duze is AWESOME!!

May 2016
Dr. Duze is amazing in every way! She listens, is pro-active & genuinely interested & concerned. We love her!!

April 2016
Dr. Duze is the best provider I have ever had. She makes me want to take better care of my health and come for regular checkup visits.

April 2016
I have a whole arsenal of doctors, and when seeking a new PCP awhile back, found Dr. Duze´ to be most satisfactory, and now I bring my Mother to her. It is only when Mom had to see someone else, did we have one person only, who was less than very good, but not necessarily bad.

April 2016
very good

April 2016
I am a huge fan of dr. duze - she´s amazing! I know she cares about me and my health.

April 2016
I haven´t had a provider I have felt okay for in years. My prior one before Dr. Duze was great but she went on to further her studies. But I am all good now!

April 2016
Very personable and competent. I HAVE referred her to two other clients and they continue to be clients of hers.

March 2016
Dr. Duze is by far the best doctor I have ever had, and I have been to around 10 in my life. She not only has extensive knowledge in her field, but happily researches and follows up with me about any other concerns I bring up and never makes me feel uncomfortable about discussing any topic. I feel extremely lucky to have found such a wonderful doctor who goes above and beyond for her patients.

March 2016
Dr Duze is an outstanding doctor. She always takes the time needed to go over my medical issues and is very aware of the whole picture. I feel fortunate to have her for my doctor

March 2016
Dr. Duze & F_____ knew I was in a hurry & got my apt. done as quick as needed thanks again for accommodating me.

March 2016
Dr. Duze familiarizes with your history before the appointment so you can discuss all health care questions not just the particular reason for the visit.

March 2016
Dr. Duze is absolutely the best doctor I´ve ever had. She´s incredibly, kind, attentive, shows interest and care about me, and is very knowledgable and professional. I can´t say enough good things about her. Don´t ever let her go VM!

March 2016
Dr. Duze is wonderful.

March 2016
Dr. Duze is the best doctor I have ever had. She is kind, comfortable to talk to. She remembers my family and also about them. I actually look forward to my visits with her. I have recommended her to others.

March 2016
I LOVE HER

February 2016
As I mentioned before, I highly recommend Dr. Duze. She is a great care provider and makes me feel cared about and respected. She explains things thoroughly and takes time to listen and discuss all my concerns.

February 2016
Dr. Dude is best doctor I´ve ever had.

February 2016
My physician is phenomenal. SHe is a patient listener and makes me feel very comfortable. Answers questions and follow up with email. Very good in responding back to emails via VM portal. I am very grateful to her. She is very nice, professional and soft-spoken. Kindly convey my comments and compliments to her.

February 2016
Dr.Duze is the BEST Doctor I´ve ever had.

February 2016
I needed a new doctor because mine retired. Dr. Duze is a great replacement for my other doctor _____ I had for over 20 years.

February 2016
I wish there was an exceptional category because she is!

January 2016
Dr. Duze is outstanding to her willingness to listen, and include patients in her decision-making. I was highly impressed.

January 2016
Excellent!!

January 2016
Dr. Duze is one of the best PCP´s I have ever had. She always gives the impression she is glad to see me, is always extremely polite, provides explanations that are clear and concise, and is extremely caring.

January 2016
Really like Dr. Duze

January 2016
Dr. Duze was phenomenal. I´ve never had such an informative and helpful routine checkup in my life. She is very friendly (which put me at ease), listened carefully to my questions, gave thoughtful answers, and when it came time for me to make decisions about my care, she laid out the options very clearly. I´ve never felt so empowered to make medical decisions. I´ve already recommended her to some of my coworkers who have been looking for a new doctor.

January 2016
Love my doctor (Dr. Duze) have recommeneded her to anyone that needs a doctor.

December 2015
Dr. Duze is fantastic. She takes time to get to know me as her patient and displays interest in me and my life as a whole. She involves me in my care and asks what I´m comfortable with as well as giving me her recommendations and analysis.

December 2015
I really love my doctor.

December 2015
Dr. Duze spent extra time with me during my appointment as I explained to her regarding the loss of my sister. She had a sudden, unexpected death and I felt like my provider was super compassionate towards my situation. She listened and that´s what I needed at the moment and she gave it to me. It feels very good to have a supportive and super caring provider.

December 2015
Dr. Duze was AMAZING. I was discussing what to do about my regular meds as my husband and I try to start a family and she was patient, informative and encouraging. She calmed me down, gave great advice to take with me to specialists and was very considerate.

December 2015
Dr. Duze is very friendly and easy to talk to. She is personally warm and maintains eye contact very well. She also touches me in a reassuring way - for example, resting her hand on my (dressed) thigh when describing a test, etc. I´ve told her I think it´s a great way to enhance her connection with patients and that I´m very glad she does this (vs. maintaining a formal "professional" distance). By the way, I´m also confident she wouldn´t do this with someone who seemed uncomfortable with it, or actually needing some distance. She´s very good at reading people. And she is thoroughly professional and efficient, while also staying personally engaged. I´ve recommended Dr. Duze to several friends.

November 2015
Even though Dr. Duze was running behind she took her time with me and answered all my questions. I never felt rushed.

November 2015
Duze is wonderful and competent.

November 2015
Dr. Duze is fantastic! I am very pleased with my care with her. I would see here and Dr. Frechette any day! I was an established patient with Dr. Frechette first, but when her schedule started to become very busy that if I call to schedule an appointment, it wouldn´t be for a month or two. That is why at the time of scheduling with Dr. Frechette, the scheduler suggested being seen by one of her colleagues, Dr. Duze. So I am very happy for both physicians.

November 2015
I cannot praise Dr. Duze highly enough! Her ability to listen understand and allow her patients to be active participants in maintaining health is exceptional. She is empathetic and supportive. Truly a wonderful physician!!

November 2015
I´ve been seeing Dr. Duze for many years, and my admiration for her keeps increasing. Thank you for having her on your staff!

November 2015
A lot of these questions repeat what I answered earlier. My care provider was wonderful, but this survey is wasting my time.

November 2015
My husband usually joins me on my visits, because he likes to visit with Dr Duze. She is very personable, friendly....and treats us like family. I always leave my visits with a smile.

November 2015
I have found Dr. Duze to be a most caring, concerned, and knowledgable physician whom I totally trust with the management of my health care, now and in the future.

October 2015
Dr. Duze is the most stellar doctor I´ve ever had at any medical establishment anywhere. She is always lively, caring, and knowledgable about the topics we discuss. I have nothing but positive things to say about her and her staff.

October 2015
Dr. Duze always takes the time to listen and make decisions with me.

October 2015
I am very happy with Dr. Duze. She is genuinely interested in me and my health. I am confident in her ability to give me the best information / care regarding my situation.

October 2015
We didn´t speak about any medications, or a follow up visit, but I would highly recommend Dr. Duze to anyone who needed to be seen. I feel that I have a wonderful rapport with her, and look forward to our talks and interactions. I feel that I can ask her anything about my general, or even extended health, and I feel very comfortable with her. She is an outstanding doctor, and I feel very lucky to have her as my physician. BTW, my last doctor, Dr. Suhr was outstanding as well. I have always thought Virginia Mason has an excellent staff, going back to Dr. Dion. Thank you.

September 2015
I appreciate the collaborative approach Dr. Duze takes to address my health care issues. We are a team.

July 2015
Dr. Doze is amazing. She always takes the time to understand the issues. She makes the short amount of time seem long.

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Special Interest(s)
Preventive care, hypertension and diabetes

Education
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, 2006

Internship
Internal Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, 2007

Residency
Internal Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, 2009

On Patients
"The most rewarding part of medicine is the long term relationships I develop with my patients and their family members."

On Specialty
"I enjoy the variety and complexity of medical problems I encounter in internal medicine."

Professional Activities and Awards
Member, American College of Physicians