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Kathy Risse, MD, FAAP
4.9 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Special Interests
Outside her medical practice, Dr. Risse enjoys sailing, skiing and playing tennis with her husband and three children.
Clinical Experience
Pediatrics, Primary Care
Board Certifications
American Board of Pediatrics
Education and Professional Achievements
University of Washington, Seattle, 1997
University of Washington, Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle, 2000 Chief Pediatric Resident, Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle, 2001
Patient Ratings and Comments
Patient Ratings
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Would recommend provider
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
5.0 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
5.0 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
5.0 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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March 2018
I always feel very confident that Dr Risse´s expertise, thoughtfulness and careful listening to my concerns will result in an appropriate diagnosis and plan of care. I trust her completely.
March 2018
1. EXCELLENT. 2, 5. A++.
February 2018
We love Dr. Risse and feel so fortunate to have her as our care provider.
February 2018
We are very fortunate that Dr. Risse is still our daughter´s primary care physician.
December 2017
Dr. Risse is the best. I drive farther just to see her.
October 2017
Again, we are so very grateful for the care received by our daughter, the diligence and thoughtful treatment & diagnosis.
August 2017
It´s hard to imagine what our journey with my child´s health needs would be like w/o Dr. Risse. She has been consistently an excellent partner, expert and compassionate caregiver. Thank you!
August 2017
We love Dr. Risse!
August 2017
Kathy Ricci is the best!!! We love working with her.
July 2017
Dr. Risse is hands down the best provider we have ever seen (and because of my daughter´s complex needs were seen a lot. She´s very skilled. Talks appropriately to my children at every stage of dev.
July 2017
You´re lucky to have a doctor as skilled in the art and science of medicine as is Dr. Risse.
July 2017
she´s fantastic - always feel like our kids are well cared for when seeing Dr. Risse.
June 2017
Dr. Risse is a gifted practitioner. We adore and respect her.
May 2017
Dr Risse is an incredible doctor who has built great relationships with our family. She is responsive, knowledgeable, funny and caring.
April 2017
Excellent! We were taken care of with kindness and quickly. I especially liked that you have a doctor on staff who can do casts for breaks so that we didn´t have to go to another doctor/hospital. Superb!
April 2017
Excellent experience overall!
March 2017
dr Risse is amazing. wise, kind, patient. we and our kids love her!!!
March 2017
We are so fortunate to have Dr. Risse. She is absolutely the BEST both kids trust and respect her too.
February 2017
We so appreciate the time Dr Risse spent with us. She is outstanding.
November 2016
We love Dr. Risse!! She always listens to our questions, she explains thing clearly to my boys, she is reassuring & warm.
November 2016
Dr. Risse is a great pediatrician.
November 2016
Kathy Risse is fantastic!
September 2016
We always look forward to see Dr. Risse -- she always celebrates our children where they are and helps them to move onward to the next developmental stages!
August 2016
We LOVE Dr. Risse and only wished she were in the office more so we could get into see her more easily.
July 2016
Excellent service from start to finish.
July 2016
Dr. Risse is hands down the best provider we see or have ever seen. She is knowledgeable, sensitive, genuine, and helpful. She is all a pediatrician is supposed to be!
July 2016
Dr. Risse & Dr. Shampox are the best!
June 2016
I wish I could find a care provider for myself that operated similarly to Drs Risse, Nyweide, and Jackson. They are all stellar!
June 2016
Helpful to have the doctor talking about the use of technology would be helpful to have the doctor say what is recommended for screen time for this age group and why.
April 2016
excellent provider really liked her professionalism and her explainations
March 2016
We love the care Dr. Risse gives our daughter. She gives us excellent and sound advice in a way we can understand.