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Jeffrey S. Carlin, MD
Rheumatology
 
4.8 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
Locations
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
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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July 2018
Carlin was great
July 2018
I was surprised by how gentle Dr. Carlin´s physical touch was - and after he obtained the initial information he wanted, he did his best to make me smile and show kindness. I can´t tell you how much I appreciated that, but it was very important to me. Easily as important as my trust in his skill and knowledge.
July 2018
Dr. Carlin has always treated me with respect and friendliness. He has kept me informed about my condition and listens to my concerns.
June 2018
Dr. Carlin is the best. I would recommend him if asked.
June 2018
Dr. Carlin is an excellent rheumatologist and a caring individual.
June 2018
Quizzed me, tweeked my meds, great improvement already! Great doctor!
June 2018
Dr Carlin was very attentive & listened to my history. He treats me like a team member on this fight that we are on together !! very happy with my progress and encouraged me to continue the fight..
June 2018
I will be back.
May 2018
I believe Dr Carlin is an excellent Doctor.
May 2018
Dr. Carlin us better than any of my local providers.
April 2018
Dr. Carlin is a super star! I appreciate the concern he shows toward my health and more monetary issues regarding my medication.
April 2018
Been with him for 30+ years and he has always been the "best" as a Dr. and a friend!
April 2018
Doctor Collin is very patient with me each time when i visited him. well explained my questions and concern. i feel lucky to have him taking care of my medicial issues.
April 2018
My opinion about each item is "beyond very good."
March 2018
I´ve always felt Dr. Carlin is concerned and takes the time to listen to you and your concerns.
March 2018
Dr Carlin does the work no one else will do for me. I have a very rare condition and before seeing me this time he did some research and found information supporting a medication change. Most doctors, including other rheumatologists, just throw their hands up and say they´re not familiar with my conditioning. It will be a sad day for me when Carlin retires.
March 2018
I was so pleased that Dr. Carlin took the care and time to find the cause of my painful problem.
February 2018
He underztands and accomodates my desire to not have to travel over the mountain pass in the winter.
February 2018
We are very happy with Dr. Carlin and do recommend him to others.
February 2018
I usually arrive with questions and Dr. Carlin takes the time to explain what I need to know and is patient if I need more info to understand.
February 2018
extremely happy with all the recommendations and options for treatment very thorough discussion about my health and long term wellbeing
January 2018
Dr. Carlin is amazing. He has worked with me to get me to a place where I can function quite well and participate in the activities that I desire.
January 2018
life giving!
January 2018
very satisfactory
January 2018
Dr. Carlin is professional, compassionate, and thorough.
December 2017
Dr. Carlin is a wonderful doctor - I would highly recommend him.
November 2017
Dr Carlin is one of the best. He really takes the time to talk and understand.
October 2017
Very good explanations and took time to answer questions. Mentioned new research that reflected on my issue, so I was able to look it up and review it myself. Left reassured and felt like I would be able to give good feedback to my home PCP as well.
October 2017
I´ve had very good care with my doctors.
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
Love Dr. Carlin
May 2017
Very impressed with DR.
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
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
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
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
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 love Dr Carlin! he is amazing!
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 the Best!
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
Because Dr. Carlin listened to me they from a mass in my lungs. I am very thankful to him!!