Richard M. Furlong, MD
Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Primary Care
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1989
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1986
Internal Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1989
Joined Virginia Mason
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Dr. Furlong was very attentive and engaged throughout the appointment. He showed concern and compassion regarding any issues I had. I would recommend him highly.
Dr Furlong is easy to talk to and gives clear feedback.
I thought Dr. Furlong was professional and very kind.
Dr Furlong is an amazing doctor. He is patient, thinks through all possible options, caring and takes time to explain the issue and possible solutions.
This was the best appointment I have had in a long time. Dr. Furlong spent the time answering all my questions.
always have had great care with Dr. Furlong. our whole family has.
Dr. Furlong answered all of my questions regarding the recommended timing of mammograms. He gave a very clear and thorough explanation that helped inform my decision. He is very thoughtful, knowledgeable, and reassuring.
Dr Furlong always gives excellent attention.
Dr. Furlong is such an OUTSTANDING PCP!! I have complicated issues. I call him the "puzzle master!". He is articulate, compassionate, and is honest about any lifestyle changes you need. Tells you in a caring way. also, very smart and empathetic!! Best doctor I have ever had!!
Dr Furlong is fantastic and I always feel like I´m in good hands! He takes enough time with me to explain things in a way that makes sense and he is always concerned with how I am doing.
I´ve been Dr. Furlong´s patient for more than 25 years. He has always shown concern, dedication to helping resolve my medical issues , and a superb knowledge of current medical developments. He is the best!
Dr Furlong is the best I have ever worked with!
I was a previous patient of Dr. Furlong and only left because of my insurance. I´m happy to have returned to him
I have been Dr. Furlong´s patient for many years. He is unfailingly kind, attentive, and easy to talk to. I appreciate that he does not get caught up in "the latest popular new treatments" but does proactively investigate issues that could become a problem. He always explains his thinking during a visit and includes me in the decision making. I trust him and like him!
Dr. Furlong is fantastic! he spent a lot of time with me and addressed all of my questions. he took the time to teach me some things to help with my overall health and discussed my health goals. I highly recommend him.
Dr. Furlong is great. He´s been my Primary care Dr. for years, and is very competent, conscientious, helpful and kind.
Dr Furlong went above and beyond on every aspect of my visit
Dr. Furlong is an outstanding physician and I recommend him on a regular basis.
he did not rush through the appointment. We discussed each of my concerns concisely but fully.
Dr Furlong is excellent in providing information and care plan.
have good relationship for 30 years
Dr. Furlong always treats me with respect and consideration. He is an excellent clinician who really takes the time to pinpoint the issues when discussing my medical conditions and care.
I´ve seen Dr. Furlong for many about 20 years. He was kind, knowledgeable, and took the steps he and I both felt needed to help me. He also took over an hour to stay with me and discuss each issue I felt I needed to go over. He is the reason I go to Virginia Mason and he will be the reason I continue to to come there. A genuine, good hearted, straightforward doctor is an amazing asset.
Dr Furlong was exceptional as usual...
Dr. Furlong is always attentive to my needs and concerns.
Dr. Furlong has been my PCP for 35 years. He is fabulous! His memory and concern for my health and life in general is exceptional! Ask him about the J of U football team and you will know what I mean! Thanks Dr. Furlong.
Dr. Furlong was attentive and addressed all my concerns. He was very engaging and knowledgeable.
I wish you had a "perfect" or "excellent" category for Dr. Furlong instead of just merely "very good."
Always a great Dr.; clear, personable, just a normal guy who happens to be really smart!
Have been Dr. Furlong´s patient for several years, always a positive experience.
Dr. Furlong is the best doctor I have had.
also met with Tiffany to talk about diabetes. Care was excellent
DR. Furlong always takes time to communicate with me.
Excellent Physician! Great interpersonal skills.
I really liked that the doctor was concerned enough about my blurry vision to ensure that I had an appointment with the ophthalmologist.
dr furlong is the best
Dr. Furlong has been my primary care provider for as long as I can remember.
I´m so glad I got Dr Furlong. He´s serious, and tells it like it is while still listening and having a great bedside manner. There´s 0 doubt why he´s the Director.
I felt like Dr. Furlong spent the time needed to discuss my next health steps with me. At no time did I feel like he was in a hurry to rush off to another patient.
Dr. Furlong listened to my concerns and gave me solutions.
This doctor is wonderful! I think he´s in his absolute prime, with years of experience and the wisdom to show for it. And somehow he always manages to be kind, even when under pressure-- never a touch of arrogance, despite the fact that he´s such a smart cookie. I can´t say enough about this doctor.
Although no fun for the reason of being there, both Dr. Furlong and I knew the ropes that went with the diagnosis. He also wanted to get information that was supposed to be spoken about a few days later. It saved time for both of us.
I went to furlong because my normal doc was sick. he made me feel unwelcome and felt like I should not have seen him due to I was not his patent, not welcoming at all!
Experience was outstanding
Whole visit was extremely fast and efficient. Best visit I´ve ever had
if there was a higher rating for confidence in care provider I´d give it to dr. furlong. I really appreciate his knowledge and how he talks about my conditions, situation (older but fairly healthy) and what I should do to take better care of myself
Everyone and everything have been/are superb; I never expected such degree of professionalism and respect towards patients, nor had I ever experience it before. Thank you!
I have been a patient of Dr. Furlong for 21 years and I´m convinced he is one of the best internal medicine physicians in the Northwest. I regularly recommend his services to friends and family.
Dr. Furlong always looks at the whole picture of my health and helps identify root causes. He is great at explaining complex medical terms in an understandable way.
If I lived in the Kirland area I would definitely want to see him again.
I felt like he didn´t really listen to me, and regarded what I had to say with suspicion. He clearly didn´t look at the notes his nurse took about me, so I felt we wasted time going over the things the nurse and I had already gone over. I felt that he didn´t understand what I was saying and seemed overall rushed for the appointment. But also overall, I don´t think he did a bad job, I think I caught him on a bad day.
Dr. Furlong spent a considerable amount of time with me. He did not appear to be rushing through the appointment. This is an improvement from my last visit over a year ago. I had thought about changing providers but at this point I do not plan to do that.
My last visit to my provider concerned about a combined of routine care and a new health problem as well as working my FMLA forms. Dr. Furlong performed all three with care during a busy schedule.
Dr. Furlong is amazing!
This doctor appears to have a lack of empathy and came across as condescending. He also appears to have an inability to relate to individual patient needs, particularly with a patients such as myself with multiple chronic conditions. I will be seeking a new primary care provider.
Providers are not allowed to spend sufficient time reviewing ALL health issues of patient, they are restricted to one or two issues.
Dr. Furlong is an excellent and caring doctor!
Super doctor - Very thorough and caring -
What else can I say? The appointment went smoothly, was a good and informative session, and I was on my way in a reasonable amount of time.
No one could offer transportation for MRI the next day. Dr. Furlong offered assistance by cab. I live in a sr. center.
Dr. Furlong my primary care physician but I switched to another closer to my home when I moved. I visited Dr. Furlong recently because I feel for my specific question that he is a better hands on doctor than my current primary physician and my urologist.
Dr. Furlong is an excellent doctor w/terrific bed-side manner. I´ve sent numerous family members to him & they are always very happy w/him.