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Kavita Chawla, MD, MHA, FACP
Internal Medicine
 
4.9 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Profile
Special Interests
Dr. Chawla has a special interest in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) Care, women's health, diabetes, COPD, congestive heart failure, smoking cessation and weight management.
Clinical Experience
Departments
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Primary Care, Transgender Health
Board Certifications
ABIM
Education and Professional Achievements
Education
The Ohio State University, Columbus, 2010
Internship
Internal Medicine, Virginia Mason, Seattle
Residency
Chief Medicine Resident, Virginia Mason, Seattle, 2013-14 Internal Medicine, Virginia Mason, Seattle, 2011-2013
Professional Activities and Awards

Fellow, American College of Physicians
Clinical Instructor, University of Washington School of Medicine
Residency faculty, Virginia Mason Internal Medicine Residency program

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
 
4.8 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 - October 2020
Dr. Chawla was collecting information for current concerns. Labs and in-person follow up will provide more information. Dr. Chawla made me feel at ease getting started in a new VM plan.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
Very much would like my entire family to be seen by Virginia Mason esp. *Dr. Chawla. My wife especially and son. Her/their employment plan does not allow. I do plan to switch as our FIRST opportunity!! They need the VM attention to detail I received.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
I love dr. chawla
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
Dr. Kavita is a top notch doctor. I am lucky to have someone with her knowledge and understanding. I hope to continue care with her for as long as she is available. I have never had a doctor I preferred to have as much as her.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
Very impressed with Dr. Chawala! please never leave Kirkland clinic!
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
I was very comfortable speaking (virtually) with Dr. Chawla and meeting her for the first time. She is very friendly, warm, a good listener, and did not rush through our conversation.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
Superior care!
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
I am fortunate to be healthy, but know if I have a problem *Dr. Chawla will be the dr. I want to be seeing and discussing what is best for me.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
Doc was dismissive about some of my concerns and forgot to give me a vaccination for which I'm due. A prescription she called in was not covered by my insurance and no follow-up occurred to give me a different medication.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
I am very thankful to my provider in decision about my care.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
Love *Dr. Chawla - She makes you feel at ease, addresses all concerns and gives me all the time I need. I never feel rushed.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
Dr. Chawla is a fine physician.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
Seemed detached. Going through the motions. Did not engage enough to assess coping with COVID/chronic pain.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
Very kind and empathetic.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
All issues were discussed and options for further care were given. I appreciate the up open communication.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
Dr Chawla and the nurse who helped me were both attentive, friendly, and sincere. Dr Chawla addressed my questions and concerns and was exceptionally kind.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
She is the BEST Dr. I have ever seen!
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
Dr. Chawla is the best!
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
*Dr. Chawla is a great doctor and a caring, wonderful person.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
I am very impressed with my care provider, Dr. Chawla. She is very thorough and a good listener.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
Dr. Chawla is up there with the best doctor I ever had. He retired about 15 years ago. She will really go the extra mile to help get medicines or outside appointments. The one and only thing negative I can say is that when she plans my treatments, I will occasionally get phone calls about appointments she wants them to make with me and I didn't have a clue about it. When I would call and check it out at the office, I would find out that she indeed wanted to see that clinic.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
My experience with Dr Chawla has always been excellent -- she is patient and easy going, takes time and doesn't rush.
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2020
Dr Chawlah is very good and we have a good rapport
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2020
PCP listened, examined, and provided plan of attack.
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2020
Dr. Chawla is always exceptional.
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2020
*Dr. Chawla was excellent, very thorough.
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2020
*Dr. Chawla is a wonderful listener and addresses all problem areas with care and concern. I feel fortunate to have her for my dr.! I have recommended her to others.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
*Dr. Chawla included me in a thoughtful science-based discussion and plan going forward.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
Dr. Chawla is great.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
I always feel like she listens & hears what I say and is not in a rush to move on. *Dr. Chawla!
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
Dr Chawla was thoughtful and supportive
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
I just recommended Dr. Chawla to my friend
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
Dr. Chawla was very kind to see me when I was in between providers due to retirements. She was extremely knowledgeable, informative and attentive to my questions. Great experience!
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
I feel blessed to have *Dr. Kavita Chawla as my personal physician. I always feel she wants the best for me and my health.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
Dr. Chawla confirmed that my questions and concerns were addressed at the visit.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
takes time to listen and explain. is comfortable to talk with. very knowledgeable
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
excellent care! felt heard and cared about.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
This was my first time seeing Dr. Chawla and I will be seeing her again. She listened to my issues and helped me pinpoint my pain.
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2019
Can't say enough good things about *Dr. Chawla. I feel so fortunate to be in her care.
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2019
excellent
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2019
I feel so lucky to have such a compassionate and competent PCP.
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2019
She was able to address all my concerns, gave me useful advice, and tweaked my medication dosage based on my request.
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2019
I was so impressed with the doctor that I asked her to become my primary care giver going forward
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2019
Dr. Chawla is a wonderful doctor. I've had two very serious health problems over the past 7 years, one physical and one involving anxiety, and she came to the rescue both times. She listens very well, really knows her stuff, and cares about her patients.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
Dr. Kavita Chawla is AWESOME!
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
*Dr. Chawla is one of the best clinicians I've ever experienced! She's pleasant, concerned, knowledgeable and thorough, advising competent follow up appts.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
Dr. Chawla is a gem. She is clearly both competent and caring. I would recommend her enthusiastically.