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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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Would recommend provider
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.7 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
4.7 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
4.7 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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June 2018
April 2018
My urologist was a pretty awesome doctor!
April 2018
Everyone was very friendly and they worked as a team.
February 2018
This visit, both visits (appointments) were so helpful, professional and informative.
December 2017
This doctor is exceptionally competent and knowledgeable. Also, considering that my appointment was squeezed in, the doctor took adequate time, and didn´t rush through things.
October 2017
Surgeon super.
July 2017
Very good.
July 2017
Excellent experience with Dr. Govier and caring about my health problems. Will clearly recommend to others with my heart issues.
February 2017
He was in a big hurry after I waited almost 2 hours.