Lucas H. McCarthy, MD, MSc
Neurology, Multiple Sclerosis
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, 2009
Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Calif., 2013
University of Washington, Seattle, 2015
Joined Virginia Mason
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Dr. McCarthy has been wonderful. I have seen many doctors over seven years, and very few have been as thorough and making me feel like I have support.
Awesome experience. Dr. McCarthy was compassionate and extremely knowledgable about my condition. My appointment was a breath of fresh air, and I feel like I am building a strong care team to help me navigate this new world.
Dr. McCarthy was very thorough and was able to "cram" a lot into a half hour visit. I felt confident that his staff would indeed follow up on my care and he made it easy to plan follow up with an MRI and future labs. I felt ready to go at the end of the visit.
Dr. McCarthy and his PA, Eric Edwards are amazing from start to finish. Eric has gone above and beyond to help me out.
Dr. McCarthy took the time to explain my situation and make recommendations. He is a very good addition to the neurology staff.
The doctor delivered very difficult news in a very gentle, but clear manner. He also was attentive to our questions.
I felt that Dr. McCarthy understood the reason for my visit. He was compassionate as well as knowledgeable. He also followed up beyond what I expected. I was very impressed!
Dr. McCarthy was very thorough and spent a while with us. He answered all of our questions and was very helpful.
I enjoy visiting with Dr. McCarthy. He is compassionate and listen to to me. We addressed all my concerns and switched meds.
Extremely pleased with Dr. McCarthy. He took time to explain all the details and made sure I understood. Very personable and pleasant. I left feeling confident.
Really a great dr!
I don´t think he listened as well as he could have. He answered what he thought my questions were before I was finished.
Dr. McCarthy did everything and more than I expected- he listened, cared about what I was saying, explained a lot, gave great advice. I feel very fortunate to have found him. THANK YOU!
I consider my first visit excellent. He was a text book, quality assurance, great, first appointment with a specialist.
He spent extra time addressing my concerns.
The doctor is very professional & knowledgeable . I appreciated the time he took to listen to and answer questions.
Dr. McCarthy is an example of what a doctor should be. He spends as much time as needed to make sure he fully understands the problem, and that he´s fully explained all care options. He thinks creatively about solutions that don´t necessarily involve throwing new or additional prescription medication at the problem, and I feel like I have an actual partner in my care. He changed my life by finding a solution to my migraines, and I know that if/when I need further care he´ll treat me like I´m the only patient in his practice during the time I´m his office.
Exceptionally understanding, I feel he was committed to my care - never felt rushed -
Dr. McCarthy is excellent.
I had a positive experience with Dr. McCarthy and have confidence in his care and ability to help me with my condition. He took the time needed to explain things to me and was very thorough in his exam. I appreciate his concern and he told me how I could contact him if I had questions.
I highly recommend Dr. Mcarthy. it´s too bad he is not a primary care doctor!
After having spent the past 3 years in and out of several hospitals with my husband, who passed away recently, Virginia Mason and Dr McCarthy were such a relief for me. I felt very comfortable, and very cared for in his care. I have a lot of sadness and anxiety regarding hospitals and previous care. It was such a different feeling at VM and especially with Dr McCarthy. He was extremely thorough, included me in every decision, was very caring and explained clearly to me the reasons for my upcoming tests. After my EEG and MRI, my follow up with him was again thorough... he took the time to answer any of my concerns and to explain thoroughly the outcome of the tests. He was very kind and compassionate. I trusted him and felt he didn´t miss anything as far as my care. Nice Doctor, professional with good bedside manner as well.
Dr. McCarthy is a great doctor - very patient, knowledgeable I never felt rushed, and I felt like I was in very capable hands.
This was likely the BEST doctor experience I have ever had. He took time, explained each step of what he was doing/testing, he listened. I have already told at least 5 people about this great experience. It was much appreciated and had a positive impact on my outcome.
Exceptional! Dr. McCarthy was kind, thorough, and well-informed.
McCarthy is amazing!
Wouldn´t change anything -
Wonderful near MS doctor!
He spent all the time with me that was needed. Never judged & included me in decisions. Never known a neurologist to spend 1 1/2 hours with a patient.
D. McCarthy is amazing! He is so kind & caring; could tell he was concerned for my health and my own concerns. Can also tell he loves his job and helping his patients.
This provider is an MS specialist; I am seeking answers regarding mystery symptoms; since I do not have MS, I am now out of his wheelhouse, but I have MS. Would recommend him to patients who DO have MS.
Dr. McCarthy is great at answering our questions during the follow up as well as the portal messaging.
Dr. McCarthy was wonderful.