Kathy Risse, MD, FAAP

Kathy Risse, MD, FAAP
Would recommend provider
4.9 out of 5 stars

81 Patient Ratings


Primary Care

Pediatrics, Primary Care

Board Certifications
American Board of Pediatrics

University of Washington, Seattle, 1997

University of Washington, Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle, 2000
Chief Pediatric Resident, Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle, 2001

Joined Virginia Mason
January 2001

Patient Ratings
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Would recommend provider
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
5.0 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
4.8 out of 5 stars

Patient Comments
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June 2017
Dr. Risse is a gifted practitioner. We adore and respect her.

May 2017
Dr Risse is an incredible doctor who has built great relationships with our family. She is responsive, knowledgeable, funny and caring.

April 2017
Excellent! We were taken care of with kindness and quickly. I especially liked that you have a doctor on staff who can do casts for breaks so that we didn´t have to go to another doctor/hospital. Superb!

April 2017
Excellent experience overall!

March 2017
dr Risse is amazing. wise, kind, patient. we and our kids love her!!!

March 2017
We are so fortunate to have Dr. Risse. She is absolutely the BEST both kids trust and respect her too.

February 2017
We so appreciate the time Dr Risse spent with us. She is outstanding.

November 2016
We love Dr. Risse!! She always listens to our questions, she explains thing clearly to my boys, she is reassuring & warm.

November 2016
Kathy Risse is fantastic!

November 2016
Dr. Risse is a great pediatrician.

September 2016
We always look forward to see Dr. Risse -- she always celebrates our children where they are and helps them to move onward to the next developmental stages!

August 2016
We LOVE Dr. Risse and only wished she were in the office more so we could get into see her more easily.

July 2016
Excellent service from start to finish.

July 2016
Dr. Risse is hands down the best provider we see or have ever seen. She is knowledgeable, sensitive, genuine, and helpful. She is all a pediatrician is supposed to be!

July 2016
Dr. Risse & Dr. Shampox are the best!

June 2016
I wish I could find a care provider for myself that operated similarly to Drs Risse, Nyweide, and Jackson. They are all stellar!

June 2016
Helpful to have the doctor talking about the use of technology would be helpful to have the doctor say what is recommended for screen time for this age group and why.

April 2016
excellent provider really liked her professionalism and her explainations

March 2016
We love the care Dr. Risse gives our daughter. She gives us excellent and sound advice in a way we can understand.

December 2015
We have had nothing but great experiences w/Dr. Risse!

December 2015
I look forward to visits with dr. risse b/c she makes coming to the doctor for a check up a positive experience, my kids always listen to what she has to say and take it to heart. She´s a great doc and I hope that she knows how honored we are to have such a great positive health advocate in our lives!

November 2015
Dr. Risse is the best. as the parent of a child with chronic illness Dr. Risse offers something invaluable. she´s my partner on the journey. I trust her completely to guide me, support me, take over when necessary, and to always, always, care about my whole family´s wellbeing. where would we be without her?