Chris Shaw, PA-C
Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Travel Health, Primary Care
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
University of Washington Physician Assistant Program, MEDEX Northwest, Seattle, 2009
Joined Virginia Mason
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Chris Shaw is hands down the best doctor I´ve ever had. He´s caring, knowledgable, and kind -- and I know he genuinely cares for my well being and long term health. I recommend him to everyone I know looking for a doctor. I moved to Auburn 2 years ago, but am happy to make the 1+ hour drive (each way) to see Dr. Shaw. He´s very much worth it. Some doctors have giant egos -- Chris Shaw is not one of them, and it makes him one of the best!
Chris is the best provider I´ve ever had.
Seeing Shaw was the best specialist care I´ve ever received outside of my family members who are MD´s.
Dr. Shaw was recommended to me for treatment of my migraines by Cristin Hovey PT at Evergreen Rehab. He is the best PCP I have had so far- on par with Dr Chris Gerard GP at Lakeshore Clinic.
Chris is excellent - provides very individualized care!
Friendly, knowledgeable, explains with words and graphics on computer. Never feel like I am wasting his time or made to feel I should get out as soon as possible.
he was awesome
Chris has always had a great bedside manner and is always attentive to my needs.
Shaw is excellent. He is very helpful and is a great listener to what is going on. He gives you lots of options for treatment and makes sure that what you want is the highest priority.
no issues, satisfied
I have searched for several years to receive the quality of care that I received from Christopher Shaw. I am very happy that a friend referred me to him.
Care provider was great. He explained things well, even though I did not leave with a solid answer. I did leave with next steps and guidance, and follow up instructions.
Chris Shaw is consistently the best pcp I have ever had and is so personable, professional and easy-going concerning ANY needs I have and I trust him, hard to come by these days and very appreciated!!
Chris Shaw is a very knowledgeable Doctor. He is the most caring, compassionate and empathetic doctor and he always takes time to explain things. I highly recommend him to others.
Chris Shaw is the best doctor I could ask for.
I drive from Tacoma to Kirkland to see Dr. Shaw he is great
very, very good
Mr. Shaw is compassionate, patient and actually wants to hear what I think
Patient provider with tremendous knowledge and great ideas for my treatment
Personable care provider who listens carefully and offers pertinent information.
When making appointments they tell you you only have 20 minutes. I have tried to schedule 2 appointments in a row if I think it will go over 20 minutes. I feel rushed when I am with my doctor. But my doctor does his best to give me the best care possible. I really enjoy Chris Shaw PAC as my doctor. Our doctor of 25 years retired recently. My daughter used Chris Shaw as her doctor and really liked him. We tried him and now he is our whole family doctor.
Chris Shaw is personable, funny, and competent.
Dr. Shaw is hands down the BEST doctor I´ve been to. He listens, he helps to understand why things might be happening, and he treats me with respect and kindness.
PA Shaw is very outgoing and was very positive despite my diabetes having worsen a little bit. He explained how I was improving in some areas and just needed to be more aggressive in terms of my treatment in other areas.
Chris was excellent!
Dr Shaw is an excellent Doctor. My kids are ingreat hands.
Chris was very friendly and had my best treatment in mind. He addressed all my concerns and worked with me in the way that made things easiest on me. What´s really nice is that he takes his time when talking with you; you never feel rushed. He really thinks about what will help you the most and puts it into action immediately. He´s a really great person to work with and I´m glad he is my doctor.
including me in treatment discussion is important Chris shaw is exceptional at including me in decisions about me. and treatment. I felt like we were a team important to me also. created a relationship I want to continue.
i have been with dr shaw for over a year.. I could not ask for a better caring dr. He has been in my life for a couple years and he has been a Godsend. ..
I have had several appointments with Christopher Shaw. He consistently displays a professional demeanor. He is extremely knowledgeable and always explain things to me so that I can understand them. I am appreciative that is very straight forward regarding patient diagnosis and care. Chris is the reason I will recommend Virginia mason to others.
Chris shaw is the best. My family and I travel an hour to see him!! I completely trust him with my medical care. He doesn´t just throw pills at a problem, he figures out what is going on.
Chris is always willing to work in my son´s illnesses or injuries. He was very compassionate and fun. Making the situation the best in could be.
Only one matter. The provider indicated he would call me the next day. No call. The call was to explain the results of his contacts with others so he may have had difficulties.
Knew exactly what I have, and we put a plan in motion! Very confident with Dr Shaw!!!!
Was going to get back to with additional results of other opinions. Never did.
PA took care of me, very good. (see previous comments)
I would have preferred an opportunity for follow-up because the prescribed medications were not effective. I guess I should have followed up on my own. #6. None given.
I was very upset about the sudden departure of Dr. Sandra DiAngi. Chris spent 30 minutes with me giving me reassurance and helping me through this. I very much appreciated how kind he was.
I did not care for Dr. Shaw´s beside manner. He made a lot of assumptions. Made a few comments about my getting/being old. I don´t feel like he asked pertinent questions about my condition to try to understand my reason for being at the clinic.
Chris Shaw is very knowledgeable and always concerned about every aspect of my health. I always highly recommend him to any of my friends that are looking for a new doctor.
Very good care provided
I have already recommended Chris Shaw to others! He is very warm and caring and always answers my questions with clarity
Mr. Shaw is my ideal provider. He listens and doesn´t make judgment on my opinion.
I always have a really great experience. He is always very helpful and makes sure that my opinion about what I want for my body is important.
The doctor was very knowledgeable and caring.
I recommended Chris to a co-worker. I think he´s better than my primary - - I get more assistance & explanation.
I have the utmost respect for Christ Shaw and his professionalism!
Chris Shaw is hands down the best doctor I´ve ever had - he´s thorough, respectful, personable, caring, and very knowledgeable. At a prior appointment, he mentioned that he would do some research on a condition that he didn´t know the answer to immediately. I have so much respect for a doctor who is willing to say that they need to research something, and then follow up and share the results with the patient. I very much appreciate Chris Shaw´s positive attitude, his sense of humility, and his kind heart!
Chris has been very helpful and supportive with my migraines and other health concerns- he always listens and has helped me with reduction in migraines and other health concerns very effectively but most importantly with true concern& non- judgement which is why I made him my pcp and recommend him frequently To others- he is a true gem in the VM team as a provider& person;)
I loved Dr. Shaw and would recommend him to others.
Dr. Shaw didn´t really take any time to see what was wrong. He seemed rushed.
Chris is fantastic, I´ve recommended him to several of my friends/ co-workers. He is genuine and caring and always spends a lot of time with me explaining my treatment and options. I feel very confident and I always feel better when I leave.
Chris Shaw has helped me more than any other health care provider with migraine treatment
I have referred many people to VM, Chris shaw and Lars kaine, June betsch and Heidi rogers
I greatly appreciate the ease and approachability Dr. Shaw presents. He makes it easy for me to talk about personal or sensitive topics. I´m able to be open and honest as a result, and we work together to look for the right approach for me. I´m really pleased that Dr. Shaw is open minded, willing to listen, and gives me honest feedback.
I was not told provider was not a MD. He kept chewing gun entire time.
Chris Shaw is wonderful! Spends all the time I need for all my needs. Really treats me like I´m important!
Dr. Shaw is GREAT.
The reason I like Dr. Shaw so much is that he listens and acts accordingly.