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Eric Brumwell, MD
Dermatology
 
4.6 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Profile
Areas of Expertise
Specializes in dermatology and cosmetic dermatology with special interests in skin cancer prevention and treatment.
Special Interests
Dr. Brumwell has special interests in skin cancer prevention and treatment.
Clinical Experience
Departments
Specialties
Dermatology, Cosmetic Dermatology
Board Certifications
American Board of Dermatology
Education and Professional Achievements
Education
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, 2003 United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., 1990
Residency
Dermatology, National Capital Consortium, Bethesda, Md., 2010
Patient Ratings and Comments
Patient Ratings
All ratings are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Ratings are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. Learn about the ratings.
Likelihood of recommending this provider
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider showed concern
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider explained things clearly
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider included you in decisions
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider discussed treatment options
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
All comments are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Patient comments are displayed in their entirety and patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and privacy. Learn about the comments.
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2020
Dr Brumwell was very professional and great bedside manors.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
Dr. was a little brisk and seemed short on time but I understand wanting to limit patient interaction these days. I felt like I had to speed through my questions as to not waste his time.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
Didn't seem like they cared. Very impersonal. Thought it was strange doctor came in w/a sheet of paper stating cause of my rash without even seeing it. When asked him what could possibly cause it he kept saying I don't know. Despite handing me a paper saying what could cause my rash.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
Dr. Brumwell always listens and offers very practical and caring solutions.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
I felt that my doctor was interested in my skin problems and answered all my questions.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
Dr. Brummell has a wonderful doctor-patient demeanor, calmly answering my questions and explaining the procedure in depth, all the while in maintaining a friendly, warm manner.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
All aspects of visit was very efficient and professional.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
I wasn't told too much about the condition of my skin, but I was informed that I was in good shape and that there did not appear to be any outstanding problems.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
I have total confidence in Dr. Brumwell. He is professional, thorough, and conservative while being reassuring. I really appreciate having such an excellent doctor looking after me.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
Dr. Brumwell is always friendly, upbeat and expresses real concern about me and my issues. It is always a pleasure to see and be treated by him.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
My only criticism is that he is not available 5 days a week for appointments.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
I always recommend Dr. Brumwell.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
drbrumwell took extra time to help me get information regarding pricing of treatment as I was worried about my insurance running out. He explained my condition in terms I could understand and was reassuring.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
Everything was very brief; competent but not enough to help me understand deeper issues.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
Dr.Brumwell is excellent!
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
Dr. Brumwell encouraged me to make my own decision about my care, based on the scientific information he gave me. He was very supportive of me and non-critical. I really appreciated my visit with him.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
The doctor was cold and aloof. It seemed he just reread and reiterated what he told me a few years ago when I saw him for the same issue. I get it's the same issue, but he seem almost put out that I was back and should just follow the directions prescribed before. I came back as the occurrence was far more severe this time.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
I felt the dr was a bit dismissive about my concerns. I came in regarding several places on my skin that I wanted him to examine. He only really examined one spot with his hand-held microscope(?). The other places he saw as I pointed them out but he really did not look at them. I felt like I was not being given his full attention.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
Outstanding - professional, competent & thorough.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
I always receive excellent care from Dr. Brumwell.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
He seemed in a rush and was dismissive about one of the issues I was there for.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
Excellent
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
as always, I had an excellent visit with him. informative, thorough and pleasant
Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
I'm glad that I was engaged for a survey because I was going to contact VM with feedback. This provider rushed me along, the entire time I felt extremely rushed and he was giving me very generic answers that didn't dive beyond a basic google search. When I checked in for an 8:30, I heard the patient behind me check in for an 8:45 with Brunswell as well. A patient every 15 minutes? No wonder he is rushed. That said, I am still at square 0 and will have to see another provider, who is literally willing to spend 5+ minutes with me to address my issues. I had to really push/force this doctor to even examine me...he kept just saying "I'm sure it's this or I'm sure it's that"...how you can be sure when you have even had a look? Extremely disappointing service and I love VM staff but I absolutely will not see this provider again and I suggest VM raise the bar here.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
I recommended that my mom see the doctor for her skin issue on her nose. My dad already is a patient of the this doctor.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
*Dr. Brumwell is top notch!
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
Very personable ,relaxed and I felt very comfortable . I was nervous going in since I hadn't met him and rarely see dermatology.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
Very professional. Easy to understand.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
The doctor is always very professional and competent.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
I was impressed with Dr. Brumwell's caring and professional manner.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
This is the third time seeing this Dr. I know how busy everyone is but he doesn't take the time to listen, understand and makes me feel small.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
He was very efficient with explanations and the treatment.
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2020
*Dr. Brumwell was very thorough w/my full body skin exam. He was educational, a good listener, and took my concerns seriously.
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2020
I have been in the are of Dr. Rhim for many years, and will continue scheduling with him when available.
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2020
Was a very brief exam - didn't seem very thorough.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
Dr. David Cowan is 1st rate. I could not be more confident in his professional and personal care.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
Seemed good!
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
very happy with the doctor!!!!
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
Dr. Eric was terrific!
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
Dr. B did not listen to anything I had to say about my past treatments or experiences with this condition. He determined within minutes what he thought was wrong and when I questioned that i had already treated that, told me I could go back to my old dermatologist if I didn't want to listen to him. Not happy.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
I've recommended many co-workers to Virginia Mason and the dermatology department
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
There were really no decisions to be made about my care. I saw the doctor for a skin cancer screening and he gave me a thorough examination and suggested I have a check-up every year. I feel he understood my underlying worry about some day developing skin cancer.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
Doctor was very professional.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
He explained clearly the situation and his recommendation but left the decision to go ahead at that time with the treatment to me. He also remembered me from previous visits. The visit went quick but I didn't feel rushed. He gave time for me to ask questions.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
Someone needs to figure out how to clone Dr. Jillian Worth or find a training template based on her for future physicians. She's the best primary care physician I've had in my 63 yrs on the planet!
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
Satisfactory experience.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
MD and prior VM visits for arthritis x-rays and medical/mental exams were quite helpful w/letter but not informative to post visit ongoing care.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
Could not have been a better office visit. All concerns and issues addressed in a relaxed, yet professional manner.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
Dr. Brumwell is excellent. He is thorough, communicates well, and is pleasant. I am very pleased to have found Dr Brumwell, and intend for him to be my dermatologist of choice for many years to come.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
I'm completely satisfied and will continue with this doctor.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
Doctor was very professional - - took the time to complete the exam. Everything was done quickly, while taking time to answer my questions
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
Terrific experience - Doctor and staff were very professional and courteous!
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
My wife and I met with Dr Eric Brumwell for my recent semi-annual check up. We are very fortunate to have him as our dermatologist. We trust his diagnostic skills and his kind and considerate manner always makes for an enjoyable visit.
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2019
Dr Brumwell was excellent. He was very thorough, professional and kind. He answered all my questions thoughtfully. I'm very, very glad he works for Virginia Mason.
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2019
Dr. Brumwell was professional, answered all of my questions and was quick!
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2019
Dr. Brumwell makes the appointment informative and comfortable
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
Grateful to get help that led to resolving my problem. Thank you!
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
Dr. Brumwell is an excellent dermatologist. We are very fortunate to have Dr. Brumwell as our physician. He is professional, friendly and spends time explaining our health concerns. We are in excellent hands with him. Thank you Dr. Brumwell.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
Dr. Brumwell is excellent.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
Care provider seemed very capable. Somewhat perfunctory and uninvolved.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
Good
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2019
Dr Brumwell is an outstanding physician
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2019
professional, knowledgeable and friendly