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Janet J. Chieh, MD
Ophthalmology
 
4.9 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Profile
Special Interests
Medical and surgical diseases of the retina and vitreous, including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal detachments
Personal Information
Dr. Chieh enjoys spending time with friends, traveling, hiking and skiing. She is bilingual in Mandarin Chinese and English.
Languages
English, Mandarin
Clinical Experience
Departments
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery
Board Certifications
American Board of Ophthalmology
Education and Professional Achievements
Education
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, 2003 BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1999
Residency
Ophthalmology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C., 2007
Fellowships
Vitreoretinal Fellowship, Tufts Medical Center and Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston, Inc., 2009
Professional Activities and Awards
Member, American Academy of Ophthalmology Member, American Society of Retinal Specialists Member, Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Member, Chinese American Ophthalmological Society Member, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
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.
Would recommend provider
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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July 2018
D Chieh is an outstanding Ophthamologist. She clearly explained retinal issues for near-sighted patients & urged me to see her for a follow up appointment after my cataract surgery to ensure that my retinas were still in tact. after a thorough examination she showed me an area of slight concern & prescribed drops & asked me to come back in 6 weeks. She collaborated well with Dr Gokhale, who did my cataract surgery & I am grateful to them both for their concern, thoroughlness, & excellence in medical care
June 2018
I love Doctor Cheih - she has helped me get thru a scary ongoing series of shots in my eyes that have made my vision better, and hopefully will prevent further diabetic problems with my vision. She is the only one I would want to do this for me! I hope she never leaves.
June 2018
outstanding physician, explains things very well, very caring
June 2018
All good
June 2018
I heard the care provider had good reviews, so my confidence in her was great. However, during my visit and when I asked her questions about my condition, she spoke with a condescending tone of voice and revealed her impatient attitude toward me. I didn´t feel good after leaving the clinic.
June 2018
Dr CHIEH Is it whom wonderful doctor in every sense of the word. VM should be delighted to have her on staff. She is an excellent position in every sense of the word
June 2018
partners Dr. Chieh and Dr. Chen are tremendous specialists. VM is fortunate to have them.
June 2018
Doctor was very friendly and thorough. my husband has seen Dr. Cheigh and also feels she is excellent in her field.
June 2018
Dr. Chieh is the best ophthalmologist I have ever had. She also is very caring and takes a great deal of time answering questions and explaining medical issues to her patients. She is truly outstanding
June 2018
Janet is a combination of all of the above characteristics which I find extraordinary, especially these days.
June 2018
Dr Chieh explained matters to me in a straight-forward and direct manner; no guessing on my part. I asked questions without feeling awkward and left both appointments feeling I was in good hands as her patient. She is a genuine professional.
June 2018
*Dr. Chieh is always the best across all above categories. I recommend her consistently.
June 2018
Dr. Chieh could not be any better. She is on the ball and his a nice, winning, concerned way about her.
May 2018
I have total confidence in *Dr. Chieh.
May 2018
I am constantly impressed with the degree of professionalism, friendliness, and concern from Dr Chiech
April 2018
All good, Dr. Chieh is great.
April 2018
Dr. Chieh is fantastic. The very best eye care I have ever received. Total confidence in her.
April 2018
Excellent, knowledgeable and concerned. She knew exactly what to do and explained everything in a way I could understand.
April 2018
Well, if we could only clone Dr. Chieh the whole world we be a better place! She is nothing short of an amazing doctor who has both a decided excellent expertise and a truly amazing ability to create a rapport with her patients, including clear, comprehensible communication. I have only the very BEST things to say about her!
April 2018
I was amazed at the depth of the doctor´s care. From introduction until the visit ended, she answered all my questions, explained in detail precisely the cause of my eye issue (macular pucker) and corrective procedure that could be taken. She was covering for another, absent physician that day and was doing a Herculian job while staying on schedule and without giving any impression she was doing two jobs. I was left with the impression that VM is very fortunate to have persons of Dr. Chieh´s caliber on the staff and I was very lucky to draw her by chance on the recommendation of Dr.Rickter at VM, Lynnwood.
April 2018
Dr Chieh is a Goddess among women, she was compassionate and kind. She made sure I understood what was happening and the course of action required to treat it..Loosing your site is a terrifying proposition and I appreciated her willingness to see me..
April 2018
Dr. Chieh was great, as she has always been.
April 2018
Dr. Chief coordinated with doctors in other specialties to determine my best course of treatment.
April 2018
Dr. Chieh is amazing. She is extremely knowledge, kind, professional, and caring. I leave my appointments with her with a smile on my face. I am reassured about my medical situation. She is, quite simply, wonderful.
April 2018
*Dr. Chieh is outstanding! Excellent care.
April 2018
Dr Chieh is the best of the best!!
April 2018
Dr. Chieh is a top notch doctor in my estimation. She always is super friendly, concerned & listens to any comments I might have. She gives me the feeling that she really cares about me. I´m very lucky to have her as my physician for my macular degeneration problem.
April 2018
Dr Chieh was professional and compassionate in seeing that I fully understood my situation
April 2018
Very good experienced.
March 2018
I would highly recommend Dr. Chieh to anyone needing an opthomologist. She is highly skilled and competent and I have 100% faith in her treatment!
March 2018
Dr. Janet Chieh is amazing. She did surgery on my eye after a torn retina. I am very blessed to have her as my doctor!
March 2018
The very best care!!
March 2018
Dr. Chieh put me at ease right away, actively listened, actually read my file, and demonstrated a comprehension and concurrence with my regular provider´s notes and course of action. She performed the tests she wanted quickly and competently, explained why, gave me some practical advice for next steps, and responded to my questions thoroughly and at a level appropriate for my comprehension.
March 2018
This is chronic problem - Dr. Chieh and I have been at it over 2 years. I REALLY feel like we´re a team - When I´m on the road she finds qualified providers to do my monthly procedure wherever I am; AWESOME!
February 2018
For this care provider, as for others in this clinic I would recommend adding a section for response: outstanding.
February 2018
Dr Chieh is an excellent doctor and her interactions with me were informative and respectful. She never spoke down to me and spent a good deal of time with me.
February 2018
Met & exceeded all positive indices above.
February 2018
I really like Dr Chieh We have developed a great relationship over the past few years. I wish I didn´t need to come in so often, but whenever I do, I know I will get the best care.
January 2018
Dr. Chieh is an outstanding doctor and is #1 in caring.
January 2018
Dr. Chief is great in all respects. She is personable, attentive, professional, and educational. Also she has an excellent TEAM.
January 2018
Dr. Chieh is the best eye professional I have ever been received treatment from. Caring, Professional. speaks to us in clear, understandable language. We absolutely love her, her manner, and her expertiese. We trust her completely!!
January 2018
Explained it too fast. In too big of a hurry.
January 2018
I am fortunate to have Dr. Cheih as my physician.
January 2018
Dr. Chieh is an exceptional care provider.
December 2017
care provider is always so positive and is never in a hurry, she is number 1 in book
December 2017
excellent!
November 2017
Busyness of Doctor hints that she is in demand for her knowledge and care.
November 2017
My experience with VM has always been top shelf. Much better than our local Saint Joe. If we have serious health issues, we go to Seattle!!!!
November 2017
Dr. Chieh is "world class". She was totally familiar with why I was there and knew what we needed to talk about. She advised me on possible treatment options for an evolving cataract as well upgrades to my eye glass prescription based on the days test results. We discussed the "floater" I experience from time-to-time and the appropriate treatment. I was totally satisfied with what she and I together agreed would be the best course of action for the upcoming year.
October 2017
Janet is friendly & very good.
October 2017
Dr. Chieh is amazing and great personality.
September 2017
Very good feelings about this provider.
September 2017
I have seen three different doctors, both in Edmonds and Baltimore, MD for treatment of macular degeneration. By far, Dr. Chieh and her staff are the very best!!!! Their commitment to eliminating pain, their expertise, and the technical procedure itself is beyond compare. They set the standard!!! In my experience, they are the best.
September 2017
Dr even made time to send my canadian optometrist a note about my eye conditions
September 2017
Dr. Chieh is the best and most compassion doctor I see at Virginia Mason. Her staff is just as compassionate and caring as she is.
September 2017
Excellent care and treatment. Very thorough. She makes it understandable.
August 2017
I recommend Dr. Chieh to friends and family. She is wonderful and I really appreciate the time she takes to go over any changes to my vision and potential treatments.
August 2017
very friendly and eager to answer any questions.
August 2017
Dr. Chieh is worth the wait and a TOP NOTCH professional. She is very friendly and a great communicator. I truly trust her work--she´s never in a rush, great bedside manner, very patient and understanding. She succeeds because she is also very detailed in her examination and has a wonderful, caring personality.
August 2017
EXCELLENT !!!! WHY DON´T YOU HAVE EXCELLENT AS ONE OF THE CHOICES !!!! PLEASE REPLY !!!!
August 2017
Everything fine.
August 2017
Dr. Chieh was very reassuring. Her explanations are always very clear, and when I thought of a follow-up question after I left she responded promptly on the Virginia Mason messaging system.
August 2017
Always feel that they are interested in my and my problems.
July 2017
very thorough in explaining answers to my ? but seemed a bit rushed.
July 2017
always the best care given
July 2017
she explained everything well. Didn´t try to scare me on treatment that needs to be done
July 2017
First time visiting with this care provider. Very impressed.
July 2017
this doctor is a very caring person and is never in a hurry.is very thorough in her examination, she listens to the patient
June 2017
My care provider showed showed a very strong caring attitude towards my condition.
June 2017
Dr. Chieh is absolutely wonderful in all respects.
June 2017
Dr. Chieh is the most caring doctor I have ever had.
May 2017
The doctor is very professional and personable.
May 2017
I am very grateful to have Dr. Chieh providing my care.
May 2017
OK.
May 2017
She shows genuine caring and attention to my condition.
April 2017
Friendly and Competent
April 2017
Dr. Chieh is personable, thorough and competent (Trust me I am a doctor!). In short, she is outstanding.
April 2017
Once I got to see Dr. Chieh, everything went fine -- as always.
April 2017
DR Chieh is the best!
March 2017
Love Dr. Chieh and all the staff
March 2017
Appointment with Dr. herself was rather quick and routine.
March 2017
Very friendly, courteous and really listening to your medical issues. Awesome Doctor!
March 2017
I received good information about the care I should have.
February 2017
Dr. Chieh is wonderful in all respects!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
February 2017
I have found Dr. Chieh and the staff at the eye clinic to be very friendly and helpful. Dr. Chieh listens to my questions and answers me in language I understand. I truly appreciate her interest in my eye care.
January 2017
I have the upmost confidence in Dr. Chieh
January 2017
Dr Chieh is absolute tops!
January 2017
Doctor Chieh is the best doctor I have ever been to. She saved my eyesight. She is professional but super nice. SHe explains everything and she really listens to me. I have recommended her to several people and I tell many of my friends about my detached retina and how to be aware of signs they may have one. Dr Chieh told me how important it is to get your eyes checked asap if there are issues and I have shared that with family and friends. I am so happy to have her in my life. THANK YOU
January 2017
I like Dr. Chieh as my doctor and as a person she explains clearly my problem & options. Gives me plenty of time for input & decision making for options. Above all, I think she really cares about me as a patient.
January 2017
Although I don´t look forward getting my eyes dilated, I always enjoy my interaction with Janet Chieh. She provides detailed information about my test results, going beyond the surface to make sure that I understand what is going on with my eyes, how results compare to the past and is great about telling me I should do things when needed. She also cheerfully answers all my questions. I am very appreciative to have such a knowledgeable and caring person taking care of my very elongated eyes!
January 2017
Dr. Chieh is truly a skilled and kind professional!