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Laura Popko, MD
Internal Medicine
 
4.5 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Clinical Experience
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Specialties
Internal Medicine, Primary Care
Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine
Education and Professional Achievements
Education
University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno, 2013
Residency
Internal Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, 2016
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
 
4.5 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.6 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
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
All comments are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Patient comments are displayed in their entirety and patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and privacy. Learn about the comments.
July 2018
I needed to transfer care to Dr. Popko after Dr. Paplow retired and I think she is a great listener, very compassionate and very caring. Wonderful doctor!
July 2018
Dr. Laura as I call her is knowledgeable, friendly and sincere. Under her guidance and care, my condition has improved. She celebrated my improvement and encouraged me to keep up my efforts. She is a very good doctor!
June 2018
makes me consider changing my primary care physician.
June 2018
I´ve seen Laura only a few times but each time she seems to listen to me, answers my questions and thoroughly explains what she believes the issue might be and explains any follow up I might need. she is efficient without seeming to be hurried
June 2018
Dr. Papko is the best doctor I have ever had, hands down. I am in recovery from addiction and I also am dealing with some chronic health issues and she has been patient and concerned every appointment. my medications are well managed and I always feel like she genuinely cares about my health, I don´t feel like I will sleep between the cracks like I have with most care providers. I can´t thank her enough
June 2018
The doctor seems conservative in exploring option, taking a deliberative approach.
May 2018
I am talking about *Dr. Popko. Excellent.
May 2018
I am very impressed with Dr. Popko and intend on her becoming my new PCP.
May 2018
Dr. Popko made me feel like my concern and welfare was her primary focus; excellent empathy.
April 2018
*Dr. Popko wasn´t particularly friendly, but I got good care & that´s what counts.
April 2018
Wonderful care and great follow-up!
April 2018
Dr. Popko was empathetic and gracious. She listened to my concerns and asked helpful questions. She was thorough and careful in her physical examination of the breast lump and advised me to schedule a mammography, which I have done, and to anticipate a possible scheduling of ultrasound thereafter. I felt well-looked-after.
April 2018
Dr. Popko is the best! She is so caring & really listens to me! I recommend her to everyone I know!
April 2018
Came away with a bit of uncertainty about why she was putting me temporarily on so many allergy meds.
March 2018
This was my first visit with Dr. Pollo and she was very thorough and knowledgeable. I was confident in her assessment of what was going on with me.
March 2018
felt as if she never looked at past notes from previous provider for on going issue. was given advice for what I am currently doing, but nothing different to make improvements for my situation.
March 2018
First time my being a patient with Doctor, and was very happy that this would be my doctor for any future calls.
March 2018
Dr. Popko is hands down the BEST doctor I have had in ages. She is kind, listens to what I have to say, and knows so much more of the illness and the best way it can be treated. She is never condescending or has brushed off any of my concerns. If I send a message to her office, the response is quick and answered with a very professional and detailed response. Unlike doctors I have had at VM Kirkland who just send the whole thread and do not even answer directly to me, she has always taken the time to make sure her message response is personal. I am so glad that Dr. Popko joined the VM team because not only is she a fantastic doctor, there are other doctors in the Kirkland circle that could learn a thing or two about treating patients. I give Dr. Popko 10+ stars and even tho I am moving to Bellevue, I will still come to Kirkland to be her patient.
February 2018
Thinking carefully about each of your 10 questions I can not go with less than Very good. The providers looked at me in the face with concern, were intuitive, especially the doctor. Sorry no criticism.
February 2018
very caring and understanding
February 2018
I didn´t feel a strong connection with the doctor. She was very cautious and suggested a few tests that I could take just in case, but also said I was at a very low risk so I didn´t have to if I didn´t want to, but she still recommended it.
December 2017
Dr. Popko is VERY GOOD -
December 2017
Dr. Popko is an excellent provider! She always listens to my concerns without any type of judgement!
December 2017
Dr. Furlong was not available (total trust in him) so I saw Dr. Popko. She was incredibly thorough and showed same level of care as Drs. Furlong and DiAngi. Will definitely refer people to her
December 2017
This was my first visit with Dr. Popko and I found her to be attentive and very easy to talk with. She was knowledgeable with various issues and it was obvious that she had carefully studied my medical history. I´m so relieved that I now have someone who will continue the excellent care I´ve received at Virginia Mason as Dr. Paplow is only available now on a limited basis. I´ve already recommended Dr. Popko to a few family members.
December 2017
Dr. Popko is wonderful! thorough, listens carefully, exhibits compassion.
November 2017
please see earlier comments about Dr Laura Popko... she´s just awesome.. wee were slightly late but she didn´t rush us or lose patience. took the time to listen considering I was visiting for a second opinion visit in the US, impressed by her attention too detail as she noted American equivalents for my current, foreign medication, came up with a care plan for me, and even helped with guidance around financing options for what will be a very expensive out of pocket colonoscopy procedure. Just wish there were more doctors like her around...
November 2017
Dr. Popko was extremely nice & professional. She spent her time talking with me and focused on me. She explained all information very well and included me in the decisions. I did not feel rushed and was very comfortable with her.
November 2017
Dr. Popko has been the best doctor I have seen in 5 years. She is very thorough and attentative. She address all of my concerns.
October 2017
this provider was not my regular doctor but very much like her. I would recommend either one
October 2017
Dr. Laura listened to me, took the time to understand my situation, and worked with me to come up with approaches to finding solution.
October 2017
This is the 3rd time my husband or myself saw Dr. Popko for visit when PCP wasn´t available. She is very thoughtful and thorough. Provides science based and compassionate care.
September 2017
Dr. Popko did a great job during the examination and asking all pertinent details. When she came into the examination room, she was prepared, she had read my chart BEFORE entering the room.
September 2017
Very Satisfied
August 2017
This was my first visit with this doctor. I was impressed with the interest and professional care.
August 2017
She is very nice and does not make you feel like you are being judged when answering your questions.
August 2017
Thanks a lot.
August 2017
Dr. Popko and her staff are exceptional. I was very frightened when I saw Dr. Popko and she immediately put me at easy. A wonderful doctor.
July 2017
Dr. thought I was at the end of the Shingles experience, not a t the beginning, unfortunately the pain management she prescribed didn´t work and I had to contact my regular provider on Monday for any relief.
July 2017
good
July 2017
So nice that Dr. Popko didn´t spend the whole visit on the computer typing; she really talked with me
July 2017
I liked this provider very much. I didn´t feel rushed.
July 2017
Excellent
July 2017
I love Dr. Popko! She remembered details about me and seemed genuinely concerned about getting to know me. And she was very interested in supporting my future !
June 2017
Outstanding!
June 2017
Was prescribed an appropriate medicine for my issue, but would have liked more info about things to watch out for. I had to specifically ask the Pharmacist and she told me not to take Aleve while on my medication. That info would have been nice to receive from the doctor. Otherwise, it was the best doctor´s experience I´ve ever had. Thank you.
June 2017
dr. Laura is awesome, she gave me all necessary information on medication and future plans. It was such a great experience
June 2017
I like Dr. Popko, she´s patient, proficient and has a very calming effect.
May 2017
It felt like she really listened and gave me her undivided attention.
May 2017
Always a great experience!
May 2017
When I asked about a medication, Dr. Popko explained about it thoroughly
April 2017
disappointing
April 2017
Dr. Popcorn takes her time, listens thoroughly, and is concerned and empathetic and professional. my husband joined me for my recent appointment and he was also impressed. you feel as though you are in good hands with Dr. Popcorn as well as with entire staff at Virginia Masons. very professional and warm!
April 2017
Dr. Popko is awesome.
April 2017
Answered all my questions, explained everything and the different options. Friendly but professional and demonstrated the proper amount of concern. Good follow up afterwards on my questions.
March 2017
my care provider was very gracious and knowledgeable about my condition. she walked me through my diagnosis and explained it in a way that was easy for me to understand and feel comfortable asking questions
March 2017
Dr Popko is the best primary care provider me and my wife have ever been too. She is empathetic, logical and communicates at a level that we can understand.
February 2017
Dr. Popko was friendly and expressed concern. You can see she is a good doctor and kind human being. However, I was disappointing that she had a subtle judgmental tone regarding some of the meds. She could have investigated why I am making the choices I am making instead of judging that I should make a different choice. She offered alternative but did not explore much about my discomfort with the alternatives. She could have made more questions trying to know who I am, what was I seeking from her and what I needed. Her attitude is generally nice and I appreciate her calm demeanor, but it feels almost as if I am not there as a total human being and as if she is only interested in my symptoms and prescribing what is ´right´ according to guidelines. Did not feel she was work with me as a partner in wellness but rather feeling uncomfortable about my choices and avoiding having a conversation that could have helped me and her feel at peace with the choices.
February 2017
Wonderful experience. I had to change providers because of my new insurance, and VM happened to be the clinic I ended up going to without knowing anything about it, but I feel so blessed that I did because this is a wonderful place with caring staff and a convenient office space. I like that the lab and everything is on one floor and very close by.
February 2017
Good Experience
January 2017
My first visit w/Dr. Popko. I was very impressed w/ her knowledge, professionalism/listening skills/calm, friendly demeanor.
January 2017
First time I visited with Dr. Popko. I found her to be extremely pleasant and thorough.
January 2017
Dr. Popko was very friendly. My fiance and I just moved to the area and are establishing a PCP for the first time. We hope that Dr. Popko is around for a while. We both enjoyed our visits.
January 2017
Dr. Popko made my office visit such a smooth and easy process. She listened closely and provided helpful suggestions, and I left with solutions to help resolve my health concerns.
January 2017
Would like Dr. Laura to be my primary doc after dr. SUHR retires.