Shubhada (Shub) K. Kode, MD
Psychiatry and Psychology
Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, India, 1980
University of Washington, Seattle, 1984
Psychiatry, University of Washington, Seattle, 1987
Chemical Dependency, University of Washington, Seattle, 1988
Joined Virginia Mason
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I´ve been seeing my doctor for over 20 years. I guess that says something.
Very sensible and professional, came across as truly caring about me.
Dr Kode has changed my life. I´ve seen mental health professions periodically over a 25-year period and she´s the only person who diagnosed and treated me in a way that has allowed me to live a normal life. I can´t say enough about how gratitude and respect I have for Dr Kode.
I appreciate Dr Kode´s insight and concern for the challenging issues I have been facing. I left my last appointment w her feeling empowered and hopeful.
Very good experience.
Felt she just didn´t care!
She remembers me and my issues while I am at her appointment and she is very understanding and sensible; provides great insight and advice.
I´d clone Dr Kode (VM should too). I know I´m not the only person who thinks like this because I like many other of her patients will go to whatever clinic she´s at to see her. I see other patients doing the same thing / going to Bellevue or Issaquah or wherever..
I really like my doctor, she is a little hard for my to follow sometimes, but she always makes sure I do if I tell her.
informed me with very valuable information to further understand my problem or condition. Good at breaking down examples so that the patient will understand where she is coming from.
This was the second appt. with this provider and although my condition is stable, she did not appear interested in getting to know me or understanding my history. The appt. was less than 10 min.
Dr. Kode is both caring and considerate. Her knowledge, experience and her ability to listen have made a big impact on my personal health and well-being.
A very good experience with Dr. Kode.
I been to this dr. for 15 years now and Dr. Kode has been great! I´ve moved 2 1/2 hours away from the clinic but continue to see her because I know I´m in good hands.
I recommend Dr. Kode for all that she has done for my husband and me. She has changed our lives for the better and we are grateful.
I´ve met with Dr. Kode twice and I really like her. She´s thoughtful and took the time to listen to me. She used my responses to prescribe the right medication. That doesn´t always happen with a doctor. On my most recent visit, the clinic was behind, so it felt a little rushed.
Dr. Kode has excellent knowledge of meds and their potential helpfulness and side effects.
Always a pleasant person to see. Very friendly, knowledgeable, and talks to you like she´s part of your team. Very satisfied!
Dr Kode is very good at knowing my issues/medical file when I sit down. I know I´m not her only patient, but for that 15 minutes, I´m the only person she seems to be thinking about. It´s nice.
Dr Kode has changed my life by accurately diagnosing and treating me - a condition which none of the previous doctors over the past 20 years has failed to do. This is the first time since early in my life that I am living life clearly and congruently every minute of every day. I credit Dr Kode 100% for that.
I love my Dr. Don´t ever attn. change.
Dr. Kode has been very helpful during a difficult time.
The ones that are a four are more my issues with understanding, than with the Dr.
My current Doctors at VM know what they are doing and I will recommend them to anyone I know that may be dealing with similar issues.
Dr.Kode is hands down the best doctor I have ever had. I can´t begin to explain her care and understanding. Gives her full attention and has actually called to check up on me. responds to emails within the same day. it finally feels like someone is actually listening to my issues and taking steps to help me. I am happier and healthier than I have ever been because of her care.
Dr. Kode seems EXCELLENT!
As mentioned before, I was quite pleased with the care I received. I have gone to Dr. Kode for awhile and I am quite comfortable with the quality of service and care. She never assumes that my medicine is fine. She always asks some probing questions to make sure that we are both satisfied with the results.
Dr. Kode is very patient if I do not grasp right away what she is advising or if I mix it up. She softens her tone and starts again.
Dr. Kode has been my Physician for almost five years. During this time she has become much more approachable. I used to be somewhat afraid of her in the beginning of our relationship.
I felt processed and rushed. Here´s a new medication and go. I thought this type of professional in the mental health field would be more soft and approachable. The room is cold and uninviting. I thought we would talk more about how I was doing in a little more depth than just generalities. I don´t like taking RX meds but know I need to. So I´m taking a new one, and I know why but I felt rushed and didn´t get a compassionate feeling from her about this sensitive type of care. Patient comfort was missing.
Seeing this doctor was very hopeful for me. I had been seeing another provider in another medical center and had been very disappointed in their care. They only looked at their computer when asking me questions and giving answers and never offered alternatives for trying new medications to help with my symptoms. This provider at Virginia Mason looked directly at me the entire visit, discussed my medical history and asked if I had questions. Then when I said I was still having trouble with my symptoms, she explained several medications, and we came up with a plan for improving my help using a different dosage. If that didn´t work, she said we could try a new medication. She knew her field very well, was very helpful, and very friendly. I want to stay with Virginia Mason and this provider. I also had very good care with other Virginia Mason doctors. I especially appreciate as well having the secure messaging system.
This provider has given me my life back! I suffered many years with dire depression. #2,5,6. Items 2, 5 and 6 weren´t discussed.
Dr. Kode is the best psychiatrist I´ve ever had.
Dr. Kode is wonderful. I really trust her.
I wish her bedside manner was less abrasive and more caring
Explained things; asked if I wanted to change meds listened carefully to my concerns.
Dr. Kode cares about her patients and wants to provide the best care possible.
Very pleasant personality & environment.