Marika Saarinen, PharmD, CDE
Diabetes Education, Diabetes, Endocrinology/Metabolism
National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators, Certified Diabetes Educator
Purdue University School of Pharmacy, West Lafayette, Ind., 2006
General Residency, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, 2007
Joined Virginia Mason
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Maria is the best!!
Marika is a wonderful care provider. I always learn something during every visit that helps me understand and manage my type 1 diabetes!
Have worked with Marika over the years. Very much what VM should have as an exemplary care provider: caring, knowledgeable, positive.
Marika is always courteous, on time, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable. She listens to my health concerns and helps me the best anyone ever has. Marika is an asset to your organization!
Marika was super excellent (I am NOT an easy-grader.")
This was my initial visit w/this physician. She was very thorough, knowledgeable & had helpful recommendations. I am very happy.
Marika has an excellent understanding of diabetes type I and explains it carefully to the patient.
I am totally pleased with my diabetes care with Dr. Lee and MARIKA.
Marika speaks to me as if we were old friends. I feel like she is invested in me as a person.
Marika is excellent. Very caring.
Marika did an excellent job of helping me problem issues with post prenatal blood sugar spikes.
Spents 20 min. - Excellent experience. I have recommended her to others.
She was so kind and personable and funny. I was dreading this visit until I met her.
Marika always takes time to listen and tries to understand my point of view before she gives advice. She is wonderful!
Marika is outstanding. I hope she never leaves.
Marika consistently exceeds expectations by a wide margin
Marika is the best diabetes ED I´ve ever had everything you could want or ask for.
Marika is friendly, competent & knowledgeable. She is well prepared and always has helpful information regarding my health and treatments. I totally trust her!
Marika continues to be absolutely outstanding. Knowledgeable, intelligent, articulate, caring-- you could not ask for more.
I have been seeing Marika for years. She is wonderful.
Marika was very sweet and pleasant. She was so knowledgeable about the insulin pump I was relieved!
Love my provider! So attentive and on top of things.
I misunderstood or wasn´t told the correct amount of insulin for pump cartridge.
Marika was outstanding. I have had diabetes over 030 years; she is the best ever in her role. I plan to return to her.
Marika Saarinen is a true professional... The best treatment I´ve ever received.