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Jeffrey S. Carlin, MD
Rheumatology
 
4.8 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Profile
Special Interests
inflammatory arthritis, lupus, scleroderma and vasculitis
Clinical Experience
Departments
Specialties
Rheumatology
Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine
Education and Professional Achievements
Education
New York University School of Medicine, New York, 1975
Internship
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1976
Residency
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1978
Fellowships
Senior Fellow, Division of Rheumatology University of Washington, Seattle, 1980
Professional Activities and Awards
Fellow, American College of Rheumatology, 1980 Virginia Mason Rheumatology Section Head Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Rheumatology at the University of Washington Voted one of Seattle's Top Doctors by Seattle Met magazine in 2009 and by Seattle magazine in 2009 and 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
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider showed concern
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider explained things clearly
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider included you in decisions
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider discussed treatment options
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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  Overall Patient Rating - April 2020
*Dr. Carlin is the last of a rare breed it seems these days. Finding a provider like him anymore is hard to do.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
*Dr. Carlin is retiring. He has provided wonderful care for me over several years. He will be missed.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
*Dr. Carlin has been my rheumatologist from the very beginning - almost 9 years ago. I was very fortunate to have had him as my provider for that long. I love *Dr. Carlin and I will miss him dearly. Thanks to his care, I am doing so well today. He is more than a doctor - I really felt he had MY best interest.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
Dr. Carlin listens patiently to my questions and concerns and is thoughtful and thorough with responses.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
*Dr. Carlin has been so exceptionally great - that no one can really take his place. I now feel lost without him to monitor my RA as a senior citizen.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
I always have a family member go to the appts. with me. This way they get to ask questions and get them answered. I liked going to my doctor because he has me go to the lab to get blood taken and he lets me know the results when I see him.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
Dr. Carlin is always looking for a way or research that I can try to make me feel better. I'm so appreciative of him and staff. Never had that at any clinic I have been to. I even tried UCLA
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
I'm going to miss Dr. Carlin!
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
I'm so grateful that I had a chance to have an appt with him before he retires. He gave me a much appreciated history of RA medications and the new research. I feel very optimistic about my health outlook related to RA. I wish him all the best and I'll miss his type of doctoring.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
unfortunately, Dr. Carlin is retiring from patient care soon. I will miss him greatly!!
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
Always does a Great job of Explaining Everything to me,& what's happening Next. Thank you
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
Dr. Carlin is the most knowledgeable and insightful doctor while taking the time to explain every treatment and diagnosis.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
I would/do highly recommend Dr. Carlin (even though he is retiring).
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
Dr Carlin has been my rheumatologist for over 10 years and has been an excellent partner in my ongoing healthcare management.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
Sorry to learn my provider is retiring.
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2019
Very thorough, and knowledgable. Experienced. Appreciate the extra time he takes to answer my questions in detail. That's why I drive all the way to Seattle. I also trust Virginia Masen.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
The best care I've eve had and I have been to a lot of clinics.
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2019
It's worth the time and money to come to Seattle from Alaska for appointments with Dr. Carlin.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2019
DR. CARLIN HAS BEEN GREAT TO WORK WTIH
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2019
Dr. Carlin continues to provide the best possible care. I'm amazed when I hear about others issues with their docs because Dr. Carlin has always been top notch. I appreciate him so much. He takes time to listen and talk with me, thoroughly giving explanations and information, always showing concern about any issues I may be dealing with and has always been supportive of paths I may want to try, like diet. Dr. Carlin is the best.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2019
I recommend Carlin to everyone!! he's the best!
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2019
*Dr. Carlin is the best.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2019
Dr Carlin is quite possibly the best Dr I have ever had.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2019
Dr Carlin's experience and wisdom is priceless. after surgey I was having complications. He diagnosed them quickly and I left with a plan and a positive attitude about my situation. i am doing great now.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2019
Dr. Carlin is the best doctor. I trust him and his knowledge of my RA disease. I always recommend him, although I know he is retiring next year.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2019
I have recommended a friend to him
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2019
A little rushed