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Kathy Risse, MD, FAAP
Pediatrics
 
4.9 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Profile
Special Interests
Outside her medical practice, Dr. Risse enjoys sailing, skiing and playing tennis with her husband and three children.
Clinical Experience
Departments
Specialties
Pediatrics, Primary Care
Board Certifications
American Board of Pediatrics
Education and Professional Achievements
Education
University of Washington, Seattle, 1997
Residency
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
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
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider showed concern
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider explained things clearly
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider included you in decisions
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider discussed treatment options
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
I can't say enough good things about Dr Risse. She deftly handled a discussion on my daughter's anxiety and the physical manifestation of it so that my daughter didn't feel self-conscious or ashamed. Her bedside manner is beyond any physician I've ever met.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
Dr Risse was excellent at answering questions I had about my daughter's struggles with ADHD, gave me really good resources to use, and provided an excellent path forward on how to address the challenges she faces emotionally due to her ADHD.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
Wonderful disposition, thorough in addressing my concerns as a mother but candid and matter of fact when conversing directly w/my teen about those topics (no awkwardness).
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
*Dr. Risse is awesome - very knowledgeable, positive, enthusiastic, and really fantastic bedside manner. Highly recommend!
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
Dr. Risse is the best! You never feel rushed, and she always addresses any questions you have. She is full of helpful knowledge. A true professional, and the best pediatrician for my boys.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
*Dr. Risse is OUTSTANDING, cannot say enough good things about her.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
*Dr. Risse explained concerns in ways that were easy to understand and was very passionate that my daughter understood.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
Would definitely recommend to others.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
As always, Kathy is an excellent listener and adept at connecting with the child.
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2020
*Dr. Risse is the best.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
Dr. Risse is excellent
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
*Dr. Risse is amazing! Always kind and gentle, funny but also super smart and knowledgeable.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
I feel so, so fortunate that we have Dr. Risse as our children's pediatrician. She is clear, level headed, and has a great rapport with my kids.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
*Dr. Risse is terrific.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
*Kathy is a top-notch professional and a genuine and caring person. We love her.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
My son is not happy to come to see a doctor in general because he thinks he'll get a shot. He was skeptical and not cooperative when we visited this time, but the care provider was extremely patience and took care of our son very well. She was able to put a smile on his face! Thank you.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
*Dr. Risse is as good as it gets. She is an exceptional provider who meets the parents and the children where they are. I only go to VM for her and I would pay out of network to see her for our children.