Paul D. Coulter, DPM
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Foot and Ankle Surgery, Podiatric Surgery, Podiatry
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, Chicago, 1991
Doctors Hospital, Podiatric Surgery, Houston, 1992
Podiatric Surgical Residency, Green River Surgical Center, Auburn, Wash., 1993
Orthopedic Foot Fellowship, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, 1994; Podiatric Sports Medicine Fellowship, Virginia Mason Sports Medicine Clinic, 1995
Joined Virginia Mason
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I recommended him, he´s the best
Dr. Coulter is wonderful!
Dr. Coulter is a very competent and thorough provider. After my pre-surgery visit, I had a question that I sent to him via VM secured messaging. I was expecting an e-mail response. However Dr. Coulter called me at home to make sure I understood a response, and then went another extra step to see if I had any other questions. He is an outstanding provider.
Dr. Coulter is the best, I have referred him to several friends and they all loved him.
Dr Coulter is the best of the best...he´s a Ten!
I think Dr. Coulter is one of the best and I have and will continue to recommend him to my family and friends.
Dr. Coulter has been my caregiver on previous occasions. He treats me with courteous respect. He evaluates my problem with the utmost of care for a reasonable solution.
Dr. Coulter does a great job. I am never worried about the procedure. He always is friendly and I am relaxed. I often recommend him to ,friends.
Dr. Coulter was of no help - I got the impression he couldn´t have cared less about my condition. I would never go to him again & would not recommend him to any one - He also had a very poor bed side manner.
I have been a patient of Dr. Coulter´s since about 1999. He has always been very easy to talk too, explains things in an easy to understand way and is by far one of the best physicians I´ve had. I trust his judgement and appreciate all of the medical help he has given me over the years. I referred several of my friends to him and they also feel he´s an excellent Dr.
Dr. Coulter is a very knowledgeable & caring doctor. I consider him one of the best in Federal Way.
Dr Paul is an excellent Doctor
I love the honesty of my doctor
This provider took the time to explain everything to me and was friendly and caring. What a pleasant experience from start to finish. I would highly recommend him!
I have recommended Dr Coulter to several of my friends.
I have and continue to recommend Dr. Coulter to my coworkers who share about their issues.
Great Doctor! Very satisfied
This place rocks!! #8. Made sure I understand him. #10. Tell people all the time, check out Virginia Mason!!!
Dr Coulter is one of the best physician I have ever had. He listens, genuinely shows he cares, gives very clear instructions and it´s very forgiving and helpfully if I screw things up. I trust him, I learn from him and I feel very cared for.He is an awesome doctor and his care and advice actually works.t . He is the first of five foot doctors to actually really help me and he can explain things so I understand. I am smart and he meets me where I am.
I wish the doctor would wash his hands in front of me, before and after my exam.
Dr. Paul Coulter is very knowledgeable. I was very impressed with how much time he spent with me to review my treatment options and to educate me on what I should expect and how to prepare when I am ready to schedule a complex foot surgery. He has a compassionate approach which is much appreciated as I am caregiver for a special needs son which affects decisions I need make regarding having a long surgical recovery time.
Dr. Coulter is the kindest, most understanding dr. that I have ever seen. He has helped me over the years and you are fortunate to have him as one of your doctors. Love the doctor!!!!!
Very professional, explained everything in lay mans terms that I could understand.
Dr. Coulter is an amazing physician, and I would recommend him anyone!!
Dr. Coulter is the best of the best. A little old school with great bedside manner and concern for his patients.
Dr Coulter is one in a million .
Dr. Coulter and staff were excellent.
He is an excellent doctor, very willing to answer questions and/or explain his concerns about my injury of my foot.
Dr. Coulter always is caring and gentle. I so appreciate him.
Dr.Coulter´s care and explanation of treatment options were very helpful. I feel that I received exceptional care from him, and would not consider going to anyone else. He is an amazing asset to Virginia Mason.
Dr. Coulter has been an excellent provider over past 8-10 years. I will continue to see him and have referred many people to him. he explains things well & easy to understand.
I have recommended Dr. Coulter a few times & Dr. Coulter has seen some of the people.
it was an excellent experience for me. Dr. Coulter explained what was going on, how it should be treated, what I should do, and gave me a prescription for medication to help. He suggested a return appointment in 3-4 weeks to check progress and follow-up with additional recommendations. I was extremely pleased with my experience.
I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Coulter to others. I was very pleased with his demeanor, knowledge and concern for my problem.
He assumed I knew what he was talking about because I´ve had this problem before - but I had trouble remembering what to do because it had been a couple of years since treatment.
I have a son who just finished Medical School. The summer before he started he came with me for a procedure. He spoke with Dr. Coulter after my surgery. He told me he wants to be "a doctor like that". Not meaning Podiatry; but the care and time he took when speaking with him. Not rushed, not superior. Just nice
Dr. Coulter did surgery on my husband 2 years ago so I knew I would have great results. My toe looks great.
Dr. Coulter has a very caring attitude, and made me feel I was in good hands.
he was simply beyond excellent with me. Gave great ideas. clear instructions, made himself available if i need , was straight forward and kind with great recall for visit summaary
Dr. Ngo & Dr. Phan have been great - Dr. Coulter has been wonderful also.
Dr. Coulter epitomizes what one likes in a Doctor. He explains procedures thoroughly - is caring and includes my opinions in his choice of care & treatments.
Very patient and caring doctor
Dr Coulter needs to wash his hands prior to seeing his patients. Even if he has washed his hands outside the room, it doesn´t build confidence with the patient. He is an excellent care provider. I just want him to wash his hands in front of me before and after handling my feet.
I have recommended Dr. Coulter and the person who was seen by him was extremely satisfied with the results she received concerning her foot issues. Others had brushed off her trouble because of her weight and did not ´dig´ deep enough to see that surgery was needed for her problem.
A good experience with Dr. Coulter as always.
Dr Coulter is the best doctor I´ve ever had! Caring and personable, he does not make you feel rushed and takes the timd to ensurd all your concerns are addressed. He explains all the options and discusses everything with you. I recommend him to everyone I know and they all love this doctor.
I chose to go to Dr. Coulter because I had seen how attentive and informational he was with my husband. I had been to other podiatrists in the past and they gave me help but not much in the way of explanation. However Dr. Coulter gave detailed answers and the mechanical explanation why certain therapies work and thus I am now motivated to do the stretching exercises, since I know why they work.
No problems, no criticisms.
Excellent, thorough exam & explanations plus options to help my foot condition & very pleasant.
Dr Coutler is an amazing practitioner. He is very knowledgeable and compassionate. He understands life can get in the way and helps patients problem solve personalized treatment plans for optimal outcomes. When he feels there needs to be immediate access available to his patients, he has given his personal number to patients (I´m certain selectively) to call him with concerns or updates. Example: When my foot had several broken bones and I had to fly to Washington, DC, Dr Coulter asked that I call him after I was settled into my room to check on my status. He is one in a million!
I would always give a good recommendation
Through a toe amputation and developing a Charcot, I have always had confidence in Dr. Coulter and have never doubted him for a minute. I TRUST hum. I have and will continue to recommend him to my family, friends and co-workers.
Dr. Coulter is a excellent doctor, caring and compassionate and VM should be proud to have him on their staff.
Dr. Coulter is caring & helpful. I have had more health issues unearthed by Dr. Coulter - torn rotator cuff, fractured tailbone - due to tests he ordered to rule out feet issues.