Richard M. Furlong, MD

Richard M. Furlong, MD
Would recommend provider
 
4.8 out of 5 stars

250 Patient Ratings
65 Comments

Kirkland

Departments
Primary Care
Internal Medicine

Specialties
Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Primary Care

Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1989

Education
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1986

Residency
Internal Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1989

Joined Virginia Mason
January 1989


Patient Ratings
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Would recommend provider
 
4.8 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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July 2017
Dr Furlong is always extremely respectful and helpful.

July 2017
I have complete confidence in Dr. Furlong.

July 2017
he was not my regular GP . however I found him to be very caring . he truly went the extra mile to help me . I would definitely recommend him.

June 2017
Dr. Furlong, is knowledgeable and caring, I appreciated seeing her.

June 2017
Dr. Furlong is a fantastic doctor! Best I´ve ever known. Knowledgeable and kind. Over-the-top excellent. Best family practitioner in Greater Seattle.

June 2017
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.

June 2017
Dr Furlong is easy to talk to and gives clear feedback.

June 2017
My wife and I both love Dr. Furlong and the whole staff.

May 2017
I thought Dr. Furlong was professional and very kind.

May 2017
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.

May 2017
This was the best appointment I have had in a long time. Dr. Furlong spent the time answering all my questions.

April 2017
always have had great care with Dr. Furlong. our whole family has.

April 2017
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.

April 2017
Dr Furlong always gives excellent attention.

April 2017
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!!

March 2017
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.

March 2017
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!

March 2017
good

March 2017
Dr Furlong is the best I have ever worked with!

March 2017
I was a previous patient of Dr. Furlong and only left because of my insurance. I´m happy to have returned to him

February 2017
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!

February 2017
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.

February 2017
Dr. Furlong is great. He´s been my Primary care Dr. for years, and is very competent, conscientious, helpful and kind.

February 2017
Dr Furlong went above and beyond on every aspect of my visit

February 2017
Dr. Furlong is an outstanding physician and I recommend him on a regular basis.

January 2017
Dr Furlong is excellent in providing information and care plan.

January 2017
he did not rush through the appointment. We discussed each of my concerns concisely but fully.

January 2017
have good relationship for 30 years

December 2016
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.

December 2016
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.

December 2016
Dr Furlong was exceptional as usual...

November 2016
Dr. Furlong is always attentive to my needs and concerns.

November 2016
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.

October 2016
Dr. Furlong was attentive and addressed all my concerns. He was very engaging and knowledgeable.

October 2016
I wish you had a "perfect" or "excellent" category for Dr. Furlong instead of just merely "very good."

October 2016
outstanding!!!

October 2016
Always a great Dr.; clear, personable, just a normal guy who happens to be really smart!

October 2016
Have been Dr. Furlong´s patient for several years, always a positive experience.

September 2016
Dr. Furlong is the best doctor I have had.

September 2016
also met with Tiffany to talk about diabetes. Care was excellent

August 2016
DR. Furlong always takes time to communicate with me.

August 2016
Excellent Physician! Great interpersonal skills.

August 2016
I really liked that the doctor was concerned enough about my blurry vision to ensure that I had an appointment with the ophthalmologist.

August 2016
dr furlong is the best

July 2016
Dr. Furlong has been my primary care provider for as long as I can remember.

July 2016
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.

July 2016
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.

July 2016
Dr. Furlong listened to my concerns and gave me solutions.

June 2016
all good

June 2016
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.

May 2016
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.

May 2016
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!

May 2016
Experience was outstanding

April 2016
Whole visit was extremely fast and efficient. Best visit I´ve ever had

April 2016
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

March 2016
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.

March 2016
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!

March 2016
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.

March 2016
If I lived in the Kirland area I would definitely want to see him again.

February 2016
Excellent

February 2016
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.

February 2016
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.

January 2016
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.

January 2016
Dr. Furlong is amazing!

January 2016
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.