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Fred E. Govier, MD, FACS
4.7 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Areas of Expertise
Female urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, male urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction, neurourology, urodynamics, benign prostatic hyperplasia, urinary stones
Special Interests
Female urology, urinary incontinence, neurourology and urodynamics, erectile dysfunction, benign prostatic hyperplasia
Personal Information
Dr. Govier is married with three children. His hobbies include windsurfing, water skiing, snow skiing, hiking and backpacking.
Clinical Experience
Urology, Urinary Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Sexual Health, Pelvic Floor Reconstruction, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Fecal Incontinence, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Urologic Cancer
Board Certifications
American Board of Urology, 1987
Education and Professional Achievements
University of Nebraska, Omaha, 1979
Surgery, University of Oregon, Portland, 1980
Urology, Duke University, Durham, 1985
Professional Activities and Awards
Chief of Surgery Co-director, Continence Center Clinical Professor of Urology, University of Washington Medical Center President, Northwest Urology Society, 2009 President Elect, Western Section American Urology Association, 2009 Chief of Staff, Virginia Mason Hospital, 2006-2009 Secretary, Western Section AUA, 2004-2008 Secretary, Northwest Urology Society, 2005-2008 Section Head, Urology and Renal Transplantation, 1995-2007 Past President, Washington State Urology Society, 1992-1994
Patient Ratings and Comments
Patient Ratings
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Likelihood of recommending this provider
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider showed concern
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider explained things clearly
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider included you in decisions
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider discussed treatment options
4.7 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
*Dr. Govier drew upon his years of experience in treating me with nocturia. He explained various options and the likelihood of any measurable improvement with any of them. He courteously answered all the questions I had prepared.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
*Dr. Govier was excellent.
Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
The worst doctor visit I have ever had. I left feeling worse than I did showing up. Felt like my concerns were disregarded and was told I simply "looked healthy" so i had to be fine. Told me to get follow up care elsewhere but gave no referrals.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
*Dr. Govier ordered the necessary lab work, saw me as soon as results were available during which he conducted a thorough exam. He isolated the problem and prescribed meds. to control it.
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2020
Very good experience.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
A competent, caring and efficient provider. I trust him and respect him.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
*Dr. Govier and everyone in urology are amazing.