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Kristie Blade, MD, PhD
Internal Medicine
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
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Profile
Special Interests
Peri-operative medicine, heart disease and palliative care
Personal Information
Outside of her practice, Dr. Blade enjoys reading, downhill skiing and spending time with family and friends.
Clinical Experience
Departments
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Primary Care
Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine
Education and Professional Achievements
Education
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, 2001
Internship
Internal Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, 2002
Residency
Internal Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, 2004
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
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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August 2017
time spent was short but that was all that was required. sufficient based on need.
August 2017
I feel Dr. Blade always takes the time with me to answer all my questions. I never feel rushed or like she is in a hurry.
August 2017
Dr. Blade was awesome! We had a med scribe there (Andrew) and he was very pleasant too. GREAT _____ Program and hope it stays as it does free up the doctors time to concentrate on the patient.
August 2017
My experience with Dr. Blade have been very positive and I trust her with my life.
July 2017
Dr. Blade is very good and professional in her duties. My health is very important to me and having her as my dr. I feel like I´m getting great health care service.
June 2017
I have always found Dr. Blade to be exceptionally helpful
June 2017
Dr. Blade has always been very caring, attentive, and calming. I never hesitate to recommend her to friends and family.
June 2017
Kristie Blade is outstanding! She listens, asks questions, and discusses diagnoses and prescriptions in a thoughtful, concerned, straightforward manner. She is my doctor for life!
May 2017
The Doctor gave us a couple of neat tips that we are now using .
April 2017
I am a devoted patient of Dr K. Blade; she is highly competent, caring and a great listener. Always having the patient best interest first. The hospital is very lucky to have her. gible,
April 2017
Dr. Blade is great and that is why she is my PCP.
April 2017
Dr. Blade is outstanding.
April 2017
I absolutely love Dr Blade and completely trust her.
April 2017
Dr Blade is an excellent provider-I have complete confidence in her
March 2017
Dr Blade is a very compassionate doctor with great bed side manor. Every time I have seen her she answers all my questions and gives great advise.
March 2017
Dr. Blade is an exemplary physician that has a profound insight about the psycho-biology of her patients. She is a very astute active listener and extremely inclusive in her diagnosis and treatment planning. I have never experienced a doctor that has actually listened to me before; that is, and will always be a refreshing appeal to the medical community; as most doctors usually tell you what to do and how to think about your affliction; instead of inquiring from you about your affliction! Dr. Blade actively seeks information from you (the patient) about your perception and how your affliction is interrupting your way of life. She truly understands that a medical affliction has a strong impact on your emotional well-being as well as your financial, biological and overall basic essentials in life! Her medication evaluations are through and she will not hesitate to inform you if you are being irresponsible in following your prescribed medications. This is very pleasing to have someone ask you about yourself instead of someone telling you about you before they even meet you! Dr. Blade is a definite role model for our future interns and doctors that are diligently training to serve the public.
March 2017
Dr Blade is an amazing doctor.
March 2017
Dr Blade is professional yet compassionate and always listens to my concerns, offers treatment options and gives me the time needed to address my complicated plan of care.
March 2017
Dr. Blade has been the BEST provider I have ever had. I don´t plan on changing anytime soon.
February 2017
Dr. blade has been very understanding and nice ever since I first saw her (back then because my prmary physician was on vacation). So I did ask the clinic to switch her as my primary physician. You will feel no pressure whatsoever every time you visit her. She respects you as a patient and will tell you what needed to be done and let you decide if you are ready to do it or not. She would tell you what needs to be done but won´t force you to do it if she thinks it will not put a danger to my life.
February 2017
I moved to Washington about 3 1/2 years ago and chose Dr. Kristie Blade through the Virginia Mason website and feel very fortunate that I did. I have had several health issues and have felt that I could not have found anyone more caring, thoughtful, helpful, concerned and easier to talk to than she is.
January 2017
I have extremely high confidence in Dr. Blade; I am pleased to be under her care.
January 2017
Dr. Blade is a GREAT doc! I am so glad I found her. And the Lynnwood clinic location is incredibly convenient for me so I hope she stays there for a VERY long time.
December 2016
Dr Peng is a great Dr. I have complete confidence in him.
December 2016
Dr. Blade was very helpful and I had confidence in her, as I had never seen her before. She was concerned and friendly.
December 2016
The last doctor that we highly praised left for another program, We really like Dr Blade and don´t want to lose her too.
December 2016
Dr. Blade always takes her time with me and I never feel rushed. She answers every question, and never makes me feel like it was a stupid question. She goes over everything on my list and make sure I understand before I leave the office. Thank you.
December 2016
Dr. Blade is so easy to talk with. She LISTENS to me regarding my concerns or questions regarding my health. She is a true asset to the VM Clinic team! She´s great!!!
November 2016
I have the upmost confidence in Dr. Blade and have recommended her to several people-she listens to me and shows interest in me-I am very comfortable with her and she is very easy to talk to
October 2016
Dr. Blade is an amazing physician I trust her with my life and her compassion is so genuine
October 2016
Dr. Blade is awesome. I am lucky to have her as my doctor, and VM is lucky to have her on staff.
October 2016
She is an excellent doctor. Never feel judged by her. She is very helpful with my concerns.
September 2016
The clinic is very busy and Dr. Blade has a lot of patients to see. I think she does an exceptional job, considering the number of patients she cares for.
September 2016
Dr. Blade is my favorite primary care physician I´ve ever had, even with the good care I´ve gotten from various PCs at Virginia Mason
September 2016
I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Blade as my physician. She shows care and concern for my health and truly listens to me. I appreciate her immensely.
September 2016
Dr. Kristie Blade is terrific. I have been seeing her for years. She is thorough, knowledgable, and listens deeply. She always gives me her undivided attention and all the time I need to explain my situation and get her recommendations. I feel very fortunate to have her as my primary care physician.
September 2016
I have been a patient of Dr. Blade for seven years. She is outstanding.
September 2016
Impressed with preparation - clearly she had reviewed my file, was aware of docs used at VM Downtown, mentioned them by name. Very personable as well.
September 2016
Dr Blade has impeccable interpersonal and professional skills and I would recommend her to others without any hesitation. She has a genuine care about her patients overall well being which is very rare these days.
September 2016
The very best over a long period.
September 2016
I look forward to seeing Dr. Kirsty Blade every year for my annual exam. She is cheerful, encouraging and supportive. She is a wonderful PCP.
September 2016
Dr. Blade is such a good doctor, and I feel very comfortable with her approach to my medical needs. She spends the time with me that is adequate to answer my questions and to refer me to specialists, if required.
August 2016
Kristie Blade is a wonderful physician. excellent "bedside manners" and very helpful. great communication all around.
August 2016
I have been coming to Kristie Blade MD for many years. I hope to continue to do so.
August 2016
I have recommended my primary care doctor to everyone I know. She is and has been the best person I have ever seen.
August 2016
I am absolutely satisfied, overwhelmingly happy with Dr. Blade and hope she will be my primary care as long as she practices medicine. I feel like I really found someone that cares about me and my health. I recommend her to all my friends looking for new primary care.
July 2016
The doctor did an excellent job. Very, very good communicator. Having never seen her before this visit I would easily choose her as my primary care doctor if I needed one. She was just very good at talking WITH me as opposed to TO me.
July 2016
I thought Dr. Blade was amazing. She is not my primary doctor but she was very thorough. She was good at connecting all my symptoms, getting me in for extensive lab tests and her calling me personally once she had the results.
July 2016
Dr. Blade is a knowledgeable friendly provider that gives clear information and includes me/patient, in the decision making for treatment.
July 2016
Dr. Blade always takes time to sit and talk about any concerns, discuss current and past questions and makes me feel comfortable.
July 2016
Dr. Blade is an outstanding PCP. My wife and I are both health care professionals so this opinion is based on many years in health care.
July 2016
Dr. Blade provides outstanding professional care. She listens to me, and provides clear, concise answers to my questions. She is a topnotch family physician.
June 2016
Consistently excellent care from Dr. Kristi Blade and all Virginia Mason staff. They have literally saved my life! Thank you Virginia Mason!!!!
June 2016
I think Dr.Blade is the most compassionate, understanding and knowledgeable and trusted doctors I have ever entrusted my care too.
May 2016
Kristie Blade is an extraordinary doctor and person! She is brilliant, personable, informative, and understanding.
May 2016
i have multiple medical issues and dr. blade always gives me time to address them.
May 2016
Dr. Blade is always very courteous, friendly, professional. She always answers all my questions and explains any concerns. She is very thorough.
April 2016
very personable, thorough, and really listened to me.
April 2016
I´ve been recommending her to everyone I know and meet because she´s such an awesome doctor and very caring. she´s the only doctor I´ve ever trusted fully in my entire life. DR BLADE deserves a RAISE
March 2016
you´re asking too many questions. my visit was excellent.
March 2016
Dr Blade always listens to me and respects what I have to say` -have recommended her to many people
March 2016
Personable and easy to talk with
March 2016
Dr. Kristie Blade is very knowledgeable and listens carefully to what I have to say. She always looks me straight in the eye when I´m talking. She is very nice and easy to talk to.
February 2016
good
February 2016
I have been seeing Dr. Blade for years and have always appreciated her care. She is warm, friendly, thorough, and listens very deeply to any concerns I may have. Even when I have had to wait, I don´t mind, because Dr. Blade always provides me the time I need. I have never felt rushed by her. By contrast, she always feels fully present and I feel very well cared for. She is the epitome to me of a knowledgeable and caring physician. If she left Virginia Mason and were still in the area, I would definitely follow her.
February 2016
The best primary care provider I´ve ever had
January 2016
I chose this provider at the recommendation of a friend. I´ve always found her to be helpful and courteous. I like being able to reach her by message on the Virginia Mason Website and she always responds within 24 hours. She has always been respectful of my desire to include alternative care in my health plan.