Nasima K. Vira, MD

Nasima K. Vira, MD
Would recommend provider
 
4.6 out of 5 stars

272 Patient Ratings
76 Comments

Issaquah

Departments
Primary Care
Internal Medicine

Specialties
Internal Medicine, Primary Care

Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine

Education
Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan, 1987

Internship
Internal Medicine, Columbus Cabrini Hospital affiliate of Northwestern University, Chicago, 1993

Residency
Internal Medicine, Columbus Cabrini Hospital affiliate of Northwestern University, Chicago, 1995

Joined Virginia Mason
January 2000


Patient Ratings
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Would recommend provider
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.4 out of 5 stars

Patient Comments
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August 2017
Dr.Vira has always shown a very professional & friendly attitude whenever I have seen her over the past years. She is one of the very best that I have had over my 50+ years of coming to VM.

August 2017
This was a well person check up. I did have a few concerns that I wanted to discuss. Dr. Vira discussed most of them with me, but one issue, she completely brushed off without even asking me about the nature of the pain or how long I have had it. If she was out of time or if I needed to schedule a separate appointment for this, she should have said so. Now I am still wondering what I should do about this issue.

July 2017
Dr. Vira is great. I have been extremely happy having her as my primary care physician.

July 2017
Dr Vira is very nice and very efficient

June 2017
Love Dr. Vira! I´ve been with her for a long time:)

May 2017
Dr. Vira was a good listener and came up with a plan to address my concerns. She asked good questions and answered all of my questions.

May 2017
I adore Dr Vira. I needed an appointment with the first available provider when I hurt my back in 2016 and she´s been my primary ever since.

May 2017
Dr. Vira, Sally her assistant, and the entire staff at Issaquah VM are excellent. I have been a patient at VM for over 55 years and the doctors and their staff have saved my life more than once. I will be eternally grateful for the rest of my life.

May 2017
Dr. Vira gets an A+ from me and I have recommended her to others.

April 2017
I love Dr Vera and would never go see anyone else! she´s been my doctor for many years!

April 2017
Although I´m sure she has a lot of knowledge, she was not a good listener. I felt like my input was disregarded and she didn´t pay attention to all the information I was giving about my symptoms before diagnosing the problem. Even though I knew that she was ahead of schedule, I felt like she was in a hurry to be done with the visit. I would have felt a lot more confident in her abilities had she appeared to take my input into account.

April 2017
Dr Vira is an excellent provider.

April 2017
The doctor was very concerned and was explicit about xray results and treatment. Her office ev en called down to xray to see what was taking so long.

April 2017
Dr. Vira has been my primary care physician for a number of years; she is kind and compassionate, listens and makes clinical recommendations in a very supportive way. She is excellent.

March 2017
I felt like Dr. Vira had one foot in the door for my exam with the other out the door waiting to leave. She showed very little interest in anything I had to say. I mentioned a lingering effects since my accident and she didn´t even ask what accident and completely went on to the next question. I felt she was not interested in me as a person at all. I had my mammogram sent to her so it should have been on the chart so she should have know that had been done but she did not. Therefore, I don´t feel like she came in the room knowing my history. I am changing providers.

March 2017
Dr. Vira is the best!

February 2017
Dr. Vira spent less time with me than the nursing assistant; she seemed rushed and rather disinterested in my concerns, even though I had recently begun taking a new medication and was experiencing some difficult symptoms. That said, Dr. Vira was otherwise very professional & followed up promptly; on my lab work.

February 2017
Dr. Vira always makes me feel important, and appreciative of my input....it is a collaboration.

February 2017
Have been with Dr. Vira for many years and she is always great!

February 2017
I love Dr. Vira.

February 2017
Dr. Vira is very kind and caring. She always listens to me, discusses my concerns with me, and makes excellent recommendations for follow up if needed.

January 2017
Dr Vira is such a wonderful physician. I am so happy to have found her. She has great advice, for example, I want to reduce my depression medication, she had great advice to hold off until the summer time when the sun is out. I would have never thought about that.

January 2017
She apparently didn´t read my file, as she didn´t know I had asthma (my main issue), but it wasn´t critical in this instance. It was just apparently during our conversation based on what she asked me and told me.

January 2017
As I said I love Dr. Vira and VM Issaquah. I am 63 and being her patient and using VM Issaquah is the best I have ever had for my primary care physician.

January 2017
I already recommended her to my sister.

January 2017
I just switched to Dr. Vera. She is so nice and explains everything you ask. She is direct and I really like that.

December 2016
Dr. Vira is a wonderful physician who truly cares about me as a patient. She has excellent interpersonal skills and takes the time to quantify health related questions and concerns.

December 2016
Dr vira she did explain everything very thoroughly. easier to talk with, I didn´t feel intimidate talking with her.

December 2016
Dr. Vira is compassionate and very caring. Her level of care and knowledge is high. I have full trust in her and the care I received from her.

December 2016
not my usual dr but Dr Vira was excellent I´d see her again

December 2016
Dr. Vira is an outstanding physician, very knowledgeable, caring, and compassionate!

December 2016
I love Dr. Vira. She is a wonderful provider.

November 2016
love dr vira, she is the best

November 2016
Dr. Vira is a first class doctor, with such a warm and professional demeanor. I always know that my concerns will be addressed and a remedy or recommendation provided. I trust Dr. Vira.

November 2016
Dr Vira is very capable, great follow-up and a good listener.

November 2016
Dr. Vira is a terrific PCP. She is responsive and always friendly and professional. I chose her from a large group of doctors because of her kindness and education. I´m so happy my insurance changed so I started going to Virginia Mason.

November 2016
I´ve always had wonderful treatment from Dr. Vira. I´ve recommended her often.

November 2016
I will be referring my spouse

October 2016
I have always had a great experience with Dr. Vera and her nurses. She listens to me and helps me find a way to do it my way.

October 2016
Very good visit

October 2016
this appointment seemed a bit rushed. In the past that has not been the case and Dr. Vira is an excellent Doctor.

October 2016
I failed to ask enough questions during my visit. Dr. Vira provided answers to everything I asked, I just didn´t ask enough questions.

September 2016
Dr Vira really takes the time to care and shows she is vested in my well being!

September 2016
I love Dr. Vira ! she is an amazing physician . she is very thorough also very caring ! she discovered my husbands cancer for which I am very grateful to her !

September 2016
Very nice and professional, THE BEST DOCTOR I EVER HAD IN 17 YEARS LIVING IN SEATTLE

September 2016
I´ve been a patient at VMC for over 50 years and have always received the very best of care. Dr. Vira continues to always listen and treat all of my medical problems; she is one of the best.

September 2016
I have been a patient of Dr Vira for many years and have referred many others to her.

August 2016
love Dr. Viera!!

August 2016
I HAD A LATE EVENING APPOINTMENT, AND WAS VERY PLEASED WITH THE DOCTOR AND STAFF.

August 2016
Dr. Vira is the best. Caring. Smart. Wonderful.

August 2016
I felt confident that my medical care was in good hands.

July 2016
Dr. Veera was very short with me and did not seem to address my concerns seriously. She seemed to have made up her mind before even entering the room.

July 2016
I´ve been a patient of Dr. Vira´s for quite a while. I continue going to her because she knows me, and I trust her professional judgment.

June 2016
Dr. Vira is efficient and kind. She addressed my concerns very well.

June 2016
Very focused on quickly getting appointment done quickly. Didn´t ask if there was anything I need to ask.

June 2016
Dr. Vira is a fantastic doctor. I have been going to her a number of years. Her and her staff do a fantastic job.

June 2016
I have been seeing Doc Vera for years. My biggest concern is that she is always in a hurry. Sometimes she is walking out the door while I am still talking to her. It feels like a factory. When she returned my call the day after I was in, to answer a question, (which I appreciated) she did not even ask how I was. I had been quite sick when I saw her the day before. She told me nothing about follow up care, and I had to call and schedule another appointment to get more information. Sometimes I forget some of my questions because she is in such a hurry and I feel so rushed. I have not had that issue with other docs at VM. An example of a doctor who takes all the time needed and shows she cares about the patient is Dr. Tipton in Bellevue. I have started going to her for as many things as I can. Thank you.

June 2016
Dr. Vira is an excellent PCP. She is very professional and focused when evaluating health issues, but she is also caring and empathetic. She is a good communicator about health issues and treatments, and will let you know about your personal obligations to maintain good health. She has good ideas and is very practical.

May 2016
I have been a patient of Dr. Vira for many years. She is a very good doctor.

May 2016
Dr Vira gave some good alternatives

May 2016
Dr. Vira is an EXCELLENT dr. who I have the utmost confidence in.

April 2016
overall, I like Dr. Vira very much; I have felt a bit rushed thru my last couple of appointments though...

April 2016
My negative choices are based upon previous experiences with the provider. I come to her for my annual check up which she is fine at, but I was not been satisfied with the provider when I have come in for other reasons in the past.

April 2016
I drive from Eastern Washington to get my healthcare needs taken care of at Virginia Mason. I find Virginia Mason to be a first class health care facility and that is why I am a loyal patient.

April 2016
It may be helpful for the Dr. to review the forms filled out by the patient thoroughly once again before ending the appointment, or to ask the patient if there was anything else. There was a question on the form asking if there had been any mole changes, I indicated my back moles should be checked but I forgot and she either didn´t see it or forgot also.

March 2016
I don´t see her often, but several times after I´d been going for a couple of years when she came into the room she said it was nice to meet me. Just would like her to look at the record and see that I´d been seen by her before. She seems to know me now.

March 2016
Dr. Vira examined me after I told her about my symptoms, ordered a chest x-ray to make sure it was not pneumonia. The x-ray came back negative and I was prescribed Tamiflu and cough medicine. I am on my last day of Tamiflu and getting over the flu. Dr. Vira was extremely gentle and made sure that I would have the right medication to treat the flu.

February 2016
Dr. Vira seemed a bit rushed, and I didn´t feel totally clear about next steps or what to do after the diagnostic testing was done. We didn´t find any problems in the test, which was great, but I still have the sore lump and am not sure what to expect in terms of how it will heal, or if there is a point at which I should return.

February 2016
AS I SAID BEFORE DR. VIRA IS THE BEST!! I RECOMMEND HER TO EVERYONE!!

February 2016
I recommended this provider to my husband.

January 2016
I have always had a good experience with her. There is no doubt if I needed more time, she would be there for me!

January 2016
Never bad experience...Provider is well qualified

January 2016
at this particular appointment, I felt my care provider seemed very rushed. as I was asking more questions, she was heading out the door...

January 2016
I love Dr. Vira!!! If I have to ever change providers because of changes in my health insurance coverage, I would be very, very sad.

January 2016
Lovely, intelligent doctor!!!

January 2016
1st time there - really liked her plan on going back to her.