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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
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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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 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 is the best of the best!!
April 2018
Dr Chieh was professional and compassionate in seeing that I fully understood my situation
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
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
The very best care!!
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
Very friendly, courteous and really listening to your medical issues. Awesome Doctor!
March 2017
Appointment with Dr. herself was rather quick and routine.
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!
December 2016
Dr. Chieh is off the chart as a provider. She is extremely well organized but so personable and attentive to the patient´s concerns.
December 2016
Dr. Chieh is thorough in her explanations and always involves me in the decision of whether an eye injection is appropriate. She listens and communicates well. I have the utmost confidence in her.
December 2016
Dr. Janet Cheih and her staff are the best.
December 2016
Dr. Chieh is fabulous. She takes all the time we need and keeps things positive and informative.
December 2016
Dr Cheih is the best.
December 2016
Very caring and professional !
December 2016
Had many questions as have 2 friends with eye issues and I wasn´t sure how serious mine was and she took all the time I needed to explain my options.
December 2016
Minimal computer vs face-to-face time was appreciated.
December 2016
Great experience and the doctor treated me very well. She explained things in a manner my wife and I could understand and made us feel extremely comfortable. I would highly recommend her and hope her supervising manager knows what a star she is.
November 2016
Dr. Chieh is very competent and put me at ease during a period of much anxiety.
November 2016
no problems
November 2016
I have 55 years of exposure to opthalmologists owing to a detached and torn retina in childhood. Dr. Chieh is a superb physician, the best in my experience.
November 2016
Dr. Chieh is great!
October 2016
Dr. Chieh is a pleasure to have as my ophthalmologist.
October 2016
All my experiences with this doctor have been good, never anything bad
October 2016
She explains everything is a excellent manner.
October 2016
She is a wonderful provider.
September 2016
I don´t think there is really much they could do to improve. Some of the treatments I have to have done because of my condition are unpleasant but because of Dr. Chieh and her team´s nature and their skill it is about as good as it can be. I completely trust Dr. Chieh and her team for my eye care.
September 2016
Very gentle and caring
September 2016
All good experience.
September 2016
Dr Cheshire has done an incredible job. She is kind, professional and helps me feel secure in very stressful procedures. She is always positive and encouraging. My family and I really appreciate all she has done for me through each eye procedure and the ton of paperwork involved in my disability claim.
September 2016
Dr. Cheih is excellent!
September 2016
Love Dr Chieh and her staff, been to her twice now and like the Drs style, She is professional and has a great personality!
September 2016
Dr. Chieh is always friendly and upbeat. She exudes confidence and concern. I feel very fortunate to have her skills available in managing my retinal tear situation.
September 2016
Dr. Chieh partners with Dr. George - they are both outstanding.
September 2016
A very impressive person and Doctor. I have total confidence in her judgement and abilities.
August 2016
Dr. Chieh is outstanding. She always involves me in the treatment decision and does her homework in researching and answering any questions I might have.
August 2016
Everyone was so caring.
August 2016
we have worked together many years and know each other very well
August 2016
Dr. Janet Chieh is an outstanding physician! She never seems rushed and always takes the time to answer my questions and makes sure I understand my situation. I have a very high confidence in her knowledge and abilities.
August 2016
she is a role modelamong provider of excellence in care, empathy and availability
August 2016
Dr. Chieh is terrific--both the care and her personality.
August 2016
Dr. Chieh is the best! She is very patient, genuinely cares and is sincere. I appreciate how she listens to my concerns and is a great communicator. She is very thorough with her work and very pleasant bedside manner.
August 2016
Dr. Chieh is very thorough and I feel very good about the care I receive from her.
August 2016
very good
August 2016
The doctor is excellent.
July 2016
I love Dr Chieh
June 2016
Keep doing what they are doing. I believe in the capability in Dr. Chieh ability and the training of the staff and their approach to the patient. Excellent.
June 2016
Dr. Chieh is one of the best if not the best doctors I´ve ever seen. I think her team reflects her. She is great at what she does and has a warm, friendly attitude while she does it. She gets the job done and moves on and her team picks up where she leaves off. I am a Project Manager for Boeing and seeing "high performing teams" in action is a thing to behold and at the level of Dr. Chieh´s team is really rare. I think it begins with the leader. I think Dr. Chieh is amazing in every way!
June 2016
DR. Chieh is super!!!
June 2016
Dr. Chieh was obviously having a bad day from before I arrived. Acceptable enough given her usual professional competence. I subscribe to the old Seattle criticism I grew up with that "You go to Swedish if you want ´white glove´ treatment. You go to Virginia Mason if you want the most proficient practitioners in our area and don´t care about their sociability."
June 2016
Dr. Chieh goes above and beyond for her patients. Makes you feel like you are her only care.
June 2016
Excellent care!
May 2016
Appointments are like an assembly line. Doctor seems knowledgeable but not interested in patient.
May 2016
Dr. Chieh is wonderful. so energetic and has been great at helping to keep sight in my Mom´s one eye.
May 2016
Dr. Chieh is one of the most personable care providers that I have ever used.
May 2016
Dr. Chieh is terrific. I have been seeing her (for eye shot) for over 18 months now. She has a very nice way and her care gives me comfort in all respects. Her crew of assistants are great people as well.i
April 2016
I have always had good experiences with Dr Chieh and her staff.
April 2016
always good to trust Dr. who is injecting medication into your eye!
April 2016
Dr. Chieh is outstanding.
April 2016
This was my first visit to Dr. Chieh, as I was transferring from Group Health. I know Dr. Chieh as she is my husband´s specialist so I knew I would be getting wonderful care.
April 2016
Dr. Chieh was great. I would definitely go back to her and recommend her to others.
March 2016
I trust Dr. Chieh completely. She is marvelous. She is a gem and worth doing anything for her to keep her at VMMC.
March 2016
Dr. Chieh is a wonderful provider. In speaking with friends and family, and based on my own experiences with other providers, Dr. Chieh is among the best available.
March 2016
Very thorough exam.
March 2016
Dr Chieh is one of the best docs I have ever seen. Her time spent, explanations and care are extraordinary.
February 2016
Dr Chiech is consistently positive and professional, and I´ve always received excellent care from her and all retinalogy staff. I´ve been under her care for over 2 years: I respect and appreciate her as a quality person and excellent health professional
February 2016
When a serious problem was discovered, during follow up exam, my physician was able to have a specialist see and treatment my disease immediately! Excellent attention to my health issues. Great team work among the VMH staff and physicians. This was greatly appreciated: I live more than 3 hours away from the Hospital. I did not have to go home and then return to be seen by a specialist. Thank you!
February 2016
Very confident that Dr. Chieh gave me the best possible advise about the condition of my eye and I trust her _____.
February 2016
I just can´t say enough good things about the care and treatment I´ve received from Dr. Chieh. She has made my life much better.
January 2016
This entire department has always been wonderful... FIRST CLASS!
January 2016
I continue to recommend Dr. Chieh.
January 2016
Wonderful provider; I was going to be traveling for an extensive time and she understood my concerns; so much so that she gave me her personal cell number to text her if any issues while traveling and could refer me to another provider in Hawaii. Above and beyond caring!!
January 2016
All of my providers are awesome!
January 2016
I have full confidence in Dr. Chieh.
January 2016
I have recommended this department to many people that I met during my work with the public I have recommended this department to many people that I met when I was working.
January 2016
I felt the experience was like being in a lineup. Interrupted several times by attending to other patients. "On to the next" attitude.
January 2016
This Opthalamologist and her team have served me for over two years, six times a year, with retinal issues and stablized macular degeneration. They are remarkable friendly, listen carefully, and speak with a level of sophistication that recognized my understanding of the issues, i.e. neither talking down or overly presuming unwarranted background knowledge. They build confidence in their professionalism and skill.