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Jeffrey S. Carlin, MD
Rheumatology
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
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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.
Would recommend provider
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.8 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
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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August 2017
I am very pleased with Dr. Carlin.
August 2017
Dr. Carlin does it right. Great table side manner. Listens well and answers all questions. All of that with a sense of humor and humanity.
August 2017
Dr. Carlin: Excellent.
August 2017
Dr. Carlin is probably the best doctor I have ever come in contact with. His compassion and dedication are invaluable.
July 2017
Dr Carlin is excellent and always spends as much time as is needed
July 2017
Very pleased with Dr Calin.
July 2017
There is Medical Staff in your Facility I would follow around the world to receive excellent care from them.
June 2017
Dr. Carlin is the best!
June 2017
He is very straight forward and does a great job of explaining whats going on and what I need to be doing.
June 2017
My dr. is the best and caring dr. I have ever had. This is my 6th dr. others didn´t have the compassion to help me get better.
June 2017
Dr. Jeffrey Carlin is one of my best providers.
May 2017
I am very confident in Dr Carlin´s expertise- and he has a good sense of humor. I am happy to be working with him
May 2017
I am very confident in Dr Carlin´s expertise- and he has a good sense of humor. I am happy to be working with him
May 2017
Very impressed with DR.
May 2017
Love Dr. Carlin
May 2017
Outstanding physician in every regard.
May 2017
He let me know he was making it good for me by seeing me that day since Dr. Dave´ couldn´t because he had a meeting at the same time as my appointment.
May 2017
Dr. Carlin has been terrific. Transparent, honest, concerned.
April 2017
I´m difficult to treat, because I am allergic to everything. Dr. Carlin takes his time, and is very careful when adjusting medication. He´s the best Rheumatologist I´ve had.
April 2017
I have always recommended friends and family to experience Virginia mason assuring them they will never again question why I drive from Yakima.
April 2017
Dr. Carlin has always listened to my concerns. He has always been caring but matter of fact with me about my disease. I have a lot of experience with physicians and by far, he is the best!
April 2017
The care provider was excellent. Too bad you don´t have a #6 for excellent.
April 2017
Dr. Carlin is the finest of medical professionals! He is unfailingly kind, respectful, professional and helpful!
March 2017
Dr. Carlin is knowledgable, and always spends time discussing/explaining what´s going on. He´s a great physician.
March 2017
Dr. Carlin is an outstanding diagnostician and a superb rheumatologist.
March 2017
Have always used Dr. Carlin as my R.A. provider - he answers all my questions + we talk about our world travels (hope this does not make this a "long" appointment).
February 2017
Excellent all round: thoughtful, thorough, focused, friendly, professional
February 2017
I drive 35 miles to Virginia Masen because I trust Dr Carlton´s patient knowledge base, experience, and expertise. I could go to Federal Way.
February 2017
Dr. Carlin reached back into his years of experience to help me understand my changing auto immune diagnosis. He and I have good rapport.
February 2017
Dr Carlin is personable and caring. He never rushes and makes you feel like you are his only patient. He genuinely cares about my treatment plan and always lets me know that he has a back up plan so I´m hopeful. He really understand the chronic pain patient who has become a "professional patient" like myself.
February 2017
Dr. Carlin spent a considerable amount of time with me and was more thorough than any other practitioner I´ve visited regarding this issue. There was a resident working with him that day, and the thorough explanations given to him helped me understand things more completely as well, and gave me great confidence that I´ve finally found the right doctor.
January 2017
I never have any problems with any of the nurses, doctors or staff at V.M.
January 2017
I love Dr Carlin! he is amazing!
January 2017
Dr Carlin has been my doctor for over 10 years. He and I have developed a very friendly relationship over the years. He is a exemplary doctor that I hope his younger colleagues try to emulate.
January 2017
I have recommended Dr. Carlin to several people...I have complete confidence that he will take good care of me
January 2017
Dr. Carlin is the first doctor that seemed very concerned about my condition/disease and made me feel less crazy, lol. ran tests, X-rays, etc. to better understand what was happpening w me. I felt very comfortable and I felt like he understood what I needed from him also.
January 2017
Dr. Carlin has been my RA doc for years. I trust him with my health.
January 2017
Dr. Carlin is one of if not the best doctor I have ever had in my lifetime. I wish other doctors were equal to him.
January 2017
Dr. Carlin is the Best!
January 2017
Because Dr. Carlin listened to me they from a mass in my lungs. I am very thankful to him!!
December 2016
I am truly blessed to work with Dr Carlin as my care provider. I´ve visited many doctors before, got misdiagnosed until Dr Carlin´s right diagnosis and treatment
December 2016
Dr. Carlin is extremely knowledgeable with A very high level of care and concern that we are grateful for. All of our questions are answered when we leave his office. I recommend him to all my friends and acquaintances.
December 2016
Dr. Carlin is a great doctor, very competent.
December 2016
dr. Carlin explained very carefully why my rheumatoid factor had increased. You also prescribed in additional test, for lymes disease. completely happy with him
November 2016
I don´t know what else to say. Dr. Carlin is a wonderful doctor.
November 2016
Dr. Carlin listened to my concerns and took action.
November 2016
I have been seeing Dr. Carlin for years and have always been happy with my experience.
October 2016
When I left there were things that I was still confused about
October 2016
Dr Carlinis the best!!
October 2016
Dr. Carlin is a wonderful practitioner. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
October 2016
I feel honored to have Dr. Carlin as my Rheumatology Specialist. I have a Masters in Family Child health and work with middle school age kids. Dr. Carlin respects my background and understands I don´t have a good understanding of my own, on older age (I´m almost 64) issues. We discuss my Rheumatology issues at length and he has even given me a copy of Medical Research on my concerns....so I can better understand my issue. Short version, he doesn´t expect me to know everything about my issue just because I am a nurse.
October 2016
my care provider knows what he´s doing and I trust him 100%
October 2016
Dr. Carlin is great!
October 2016
I make the extra trip to Seattle because I really like Dr Carlin. He is everything a care provider should be. I consider him my friend and advicate
October 2016
I have already recommended dr. carlin to those who know I drive from Yakima to vm for my care. gives it to you straight, to the point, and doesn´t mess around with friffy stuff that I don´t want to hear. more importantly he listens to what matters to me whether it´s regarding treatment options or to what kind of lifestyle I want to get back to.
October 2016
very concerned as my regular doctor had not followed though with needed assistance which left me with undo pain
October 2016
Jeff Carlin has been especially thorough and giving of his time.
October 2016
Dr Carlin and the rheumatology staff are excellent. I really appreciate how coordinated the care is with my mother´s other docs.
October 2016
I always recommend Virginia Mason
October 2016
Dr. Carlin and his assistant were very kind and understanding. He is reasonable and listens to your concerns. His assistant was lovely.
October 2016
Definitely for me Virginia Mason has better quality service and the personnel is excellent my husband would take a long time to switch and I switched to Virginia Mason.
September 2016
Dr. Carlin is very knowledgeable. I trust him with my care.
September 2016
Dr. Carlin is exceptional! He is caring and very thorough. I am fortunate to be under his care.
September 2016
I appreciate Dr. Carlin and the time he takes to help explain things to me.
September 2016
He is a great doctor!
September 2016
Excellent doctor.
September 2016
Dr Carlin goes well beyond what would be expected in sharing information and explaining medical issues to me.
September 2016
Dr. Carlin is outstanding and and I am extremely fortunate that I am one of his patients.
September 2016
I have no suggestions for improvement for the services and care I receive from Dr. Carlin. He is always pleasant, kind and I feel takes the necessary time to explain information to me and ask me questions about not only my health but overall how things are going to I believe determine if there are other factors impacting my health that I had not thought of. If I reveal something, he offers insight for me to consider.
September 2016
Because of Dr. Carlin, I have been able to manage my condition and my quality of life has improved greatly. He has been wonderful since my initial new patient visit, in understanding my past treatment, and working towards the best treatment for me now. It is also very thoughtful he asks about other aspects such as children, family and goals. I highly recommend him.
August 2016
dr Carlin is awesome. he always takes time with you and explains everything
August 2016
all very Profesional & efficiency thank you very much
August 2016
very detailed. took plenty of time with me. listened to me. followed up.
July 2016
Dr. Carlin was one of the most thorough and friendly physicians I´ve experienced, at VM or elsewhere.
July 2016
great
July 2016
I have complete confidence in Dr. Carlin, or I wouldnt drive the long distance to Seattle. I appreciate his experienced background.
June 2016
My Rheumatologist Doctor doesn´t speak Spanish and my English is not fluent even though I understand everything. My problem is the pronunciation, he took his time and understands me is courteous, very professional and respectful. Dr. Carlim.
June 2016
This was my 1st appt. w/Dr. Carlin and my husband and I both really liked him. He was truly caring, listened carefully to my concerns and I felt he was very thorough.
June 2016
Even though I am a Group Health patient I have chosen to stay with Dr. Carlin. He instills confidence.
June 2016
Dr. Carlin is wonderful!
May 2016
Dr. Carlin seems to me, know a lot of things related to medical care. I have a lot of problems not related to Lupus, but he knows how to deal with them and gave me very good suggestion.
May 2016
Dr. Carlin has been incredible from a patient/doctor relationship perspective. I TRUST him immensely.
May 2016
Dr. Carlin is an amazing clinician. He takes the time to listen, looks at me and not just the computer when we are talking. He has compassion. He makes me feel like we are a team and that we will keep working on my health issues until we find the solution that best fits my needs. I am in great hands in regards to my arthritis care and it gives me peace of mind.
May 2016
Always great care and treatment with my dr.
April 2016
Dr. Carlin the best!
April 2016
one of the best physician´s I have utilized. I work in Healthcare and both my husband and I feel he is one of the best physician we have dealt with in our own personal health.
April 2016
Dr. Carlin is a kind, knowledgeable man who really cares about what is going on with my condition. He is helpful and really listens to what I am saying and how I am feeling. I have the utmost confidence in his abilities.
April 2016
Dr. Carlin is not a warm fuzzy personality. I have been a patient for over 10 years. I understand him and have learned to make my opinions known to him. That has helped our relationship. I do respect his knowledge of my disease and the treatment that I have received for it.
March 2016
The way that Dr. Carlin treats me is how all Dr´s should treat their patients.
March 2016
excellent
March 2016
We discussed new pain, current condition and medications. I did not feel rushed. I was understood, and I understood the doctor´s explanation and advice.
March 2016
Dr. Carlin is a perfect match for me. He is a throwback to the caring doctors of old. Hi outstanding characteristic is that he goes beyond the ordinary and is anxious to make sure I am completely satisfied with everything we have discussed. This was a 6-month checkup on my RA, and he opened some new doors as far as treatment is concerned. Great provider.
March 2016
Dr. Carlin is an excellent physician. He is very intelligent, has excellent judgment, is knowledgeable and keeps up with current advances in rheumatology and other immune disorders, and is very personable.
March 2016
Dr. Carlin one of a kind. He is a very caring Doctor.
February 2016
This is an excellent provider!!! I can´t begin to express the confidence I have in him!!! He is so knowledgable and skillful in his specialty/field that I totally trust him to care for and successfully treat me. I´m moving back to California next month and I wish I could take him with me. My anxiety is that I hope to find a personal physician of this quality after I relocate.
February 2016
I always recommend Dr. Carlin to friends in need of a rheumatologist. His no nonsense style and underlying caring and trust of me, makes me feel like he cares for me as a person, and works with me as a partner in maintaining my health. He is probably the best doctor I have ever had in any practice area.
January 2016
Poor attitude and very condescending and I plan to find a new rheumatologist
January 2016
Unfortunately we were very disappointed with our care, we felt the provider didn´t have a full picture of my medical history, nor did it seem he cared to take time to learn about it. We weren´t really given a chance to talk without being rudely interrupted by the Dr. We didn´t feel he really gave us an idea of what may be causing my symptoms, and he didn´t recommend further testing.
January 2016
Good experience.
January 2016
My first meeting w Dr Carlin years and years and years ago felt a bit dicey, but from the second through the one in January, he´s been fantastic. I write off the first visit to him inheriting me (and many others) from Dr Stage, so he had to get up to speed on me on paper and then in the typical 15-min appointment window. Prior care, plus "Dr Google" info, probably didn´t make me the best first meeting, either.
January 2016
Easily understood.
January 2016
I love Dr. Carlin!!! :D