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Loren J. Vesselle, MD
Ophthalmology
 
4.8 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
Profile
Areas of Expertise
General ophthalmology, dry eye, medical glaucoma Secondary cataract laser surgery (Yag posterior capsulotomy) Minor eyelid lesion removal (excisional biopsies) Punctal plugs for dry eyes Glaucoma laser surgery (Selective laser trabeculoplasty, Argon laser trabeculoplasty, peripheral iridotomy) Electrolysis or forcep epilation for trichiasis (misdirected eyelashes) Examinations for diabetic eye disease and macular degeneration
Special Interests
General comprehensive ophthalmology, dry eye, medical glaucoma, glaucoma laser, after-cataract laser, rosacea, ocular rosacea
Personal Information
Enjoys gardening, cooking, reading and skiing.
Clinical Experience
Departments
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Minimally Invasive Surgery
Board Certifications
American Board of Ophthalmology, 2000
Education and Professional Achievements
Education
Case Western Reserve, Cleveland, 1993
Internship
Transitional Internship, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, 1994
Residency
Ophthalmology, University Hospitals of Cleveland (University Hospital, MetroHealth Center, Cleveland Veteran's Hospital, and Mt. Sinai Medical Center), 1997
Professional Activities and Awards
Member, American Academy Ophthalmology Member, Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Member, Washington State Medical Society Member, King County Medical Society Member, American Medical Association
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
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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July 2018
I am also a medical interpreter and have attended the patients´ examinations by Dr. Vesselle. She always listens to the patients´ concerns and give them clear answers.
July 2018
Overall great. I didn´t leave with a clear idea of what I might expect over time as my trigeminal shingles progressed. A one-page handout might be useful. After a few days I sent email and got a timely reply that addressed it.
June 2018
I am very grateful.
June 2018
Dr. Vesselle is the best physician of any I have experienced in a long life of good medical care. She listens, she responds, (we talk about shoes), she paraphrases to be sure she understands what I am saying and that I understand what she is saying, she shows me pictures including the result of the tomography scans, and she clearly answers every question I have. I feel as if the length of the visit is just right. I have already recommended her to others. I have complete confidence in her considerable skills and experience to protect my eye health. Thank you!!!
June 2018
Appreciated that she showed me imaged etc. on computer. Seeing is believing.
June 2018
Dr Vesselle is very thorough, professional and always extremely helpful and pleasant.
June 2018
I have full confidence in Dr. Veselle. She is personable, professional, knowledgeable and thorough. She has always provided me with excellant care.
June 2018
excellent and understanding doctor
May 2018
Dr. Vesselle is excellent!
May 2018
Dr. Verselle is excellent in her care, compassion and communications.
May 2018
Dr Vesselle was excellent!
May 2018
I would never see anyone else. She has taken care of me for well over 10 years. We work well together and I appreciate her very much. She is an excellent care provider.
April 2018
*Dr. Vesselle is WONDERFUL!
April 2018
After years of unsuccessful medical treatment by other opthalmologists, I systematically searched for a provider who had a special interest in my condition. Dr. Vesselle was the first to successfully treat my condition, and always makes me feel that she is genuinely concerned about my health and progress.
April 2018
Dr. Vaselle is really a good provider!
April 2018
*Dr. Vesselle was very creative in solving the refraction problem. She suggested I adjust the knob on the machine to my liking (like adjusting binoculars).
April 2018
Awesome.
April 2018
I really appreciate Dr. Vesselle´s expertise and help with my dry-eye condition. When I first started seeing her about 1-1/2 years ago she told me to think of her as my coach and adviser, and she has lived up to that.
March 2018
Dr Vasselle is a true professional. Very caring, in-depth exam and history. and a delightful person. she gave me great info and I know Om in the best possible hands.
March 2018
Dr. Vesselle is a wonderful doctor and has been very pro-active in the care of my eyes. I have upmost confidence in her care.
March 2018
I have been a patient of Dr. Vesselle´s for years and have the utmost confidence and trust in her.
March 2018
Dr Vesselle is an outstanding opthalmologist. She´s dedicated, thorough, hardworking and a pleasure to work with. She goes the extra mile for her patients.
March 2018
Dr Vesselle is extremely professional and very engaged in working with you.
March 2018
Dr. Vesselle is very qualified, professional and cordial.
February 2018
DR VESSELLE IS AWESOME. SHE LISTENS TO WHAT THE PATIENT HAS TO SAY.
February 2018
Can´t say enough good things about Dr. Vesselle´s care. I like and trust her implicitly.
February 2018
Dr. Verselle assessed my ophthalmologic health in light of my family history and my medical records. She is fast but did not act hurried.
February 2018
I convinced my husband to switch to Dr. Vesselle as well. WE drive 235mi. to see her.
February 2018
Excellent exam, explanations, discussion, etc.
January 2018
Dr. Vesselle is the BEST doctor that I´ve encountered at Virginia Mason in my many years with VM!
January 2018
Dr. Veselle has worked with me tirelessly to solve a difficult problem with dry eyes. She has been very helpful and informative. I believe she has sucessfully discovered the true source of the problem and quite possibly resolved it with the latest procedure and referral.
January 2018
excellent opthamologist
January 2018
Very good
January 2018
Probably the most important issue is the quality of the medical care provided -- which with Dr. Vesselle is excellent. She really knows her ophthalmology!
January 2018
Great Doctor!
January 2018
Loren Vesselle is simply the best in all aspects of patient care, compassion, and thorough examination.
January 2018
Caregiver seems over scheduled.
January 2018
very professional and lovely to deal with
January 2018
Just today I recommended Dr. Vesselle to my friend who is having issues....She is an excellent dr.
December 2017
I am 80 years old and have seen many doctors in both Richland and here. My wife and I moved to the Redmond in 2006 but had been going to Virginia Mason 25+years prior and have been referring patients from the Tri Cities for all that time. I have several Doctors of different specialties in your organization and consider them the best I have in my long life have been fortunate to see. I have had several surgeries in the hospital and I am in awe of the care given me. I always make it a point to ask all the staff how they like working at VM and the answer is always a resounding, I love it here! One exception was a surgery nurse who said, "I left once and it was the worst mistake I ever made, it took me five years to get back and I will never leave again". That´s how your staff and I feel about your organization. Keep up the great work. If I were younger I would volunteer.
December 2017
Dr. Vesselle is very good at communication. If there are concerns/issues she will let you know.
December 2017
Dr. Vesselle was very good. I learned a lot about my problem from her.
December 2017
Dr. Vesselle was very patient & I never felt rushed.
December 2017
I have improved so much with my dry eye syndrome with the help of Dr. Vesselle! I have total confidence in her and I want to continue my follow-up care with her in Kirkland even when she will no longer be in Seattle (vey sad). She did mention that I could follow-up with a provider in Seattle, but for now I do want to continue with Dr. Vesselle.
December 2017
Good.
November 2017
Dr. Vasselle has always been a very sensitive, caring Doctor. She has always been concerned about my medications and concerned about the costs of my medications. She is a wonderful Doctor.
November 2017
Dr. Vesselle is an outstanding medical provider!! I have referred many patients to her.
November 2017
Dr. Goldberg is and always has been the BEST. Can´t say enough good things about him. He is AWESOME.
November 2017
Dr. Vesselle is exceptionally good!
November 2017
one of the best doctors I´ve ever seen.
October 2017
good
October 2017
Dr. V is the best!
October 2017
Due to traffic, I was 15 minutes late to the Appt. The assistant said I would have a curtailed visit. However, I am seeking Doctors to replace my awesome Harvard Medical School doctors that I had in Boston. And Dr Vesselle said she knew of my amazing Opthamologist, Dr Stephen Foster in Boston. Dr Vesselle told me that she would do her best to replace Dr Stephen Foster, and that I was in good hands with her.
October 2017
Dr. Vesselle is fantastic. She is the perfect combination of knowledge and honesty about the nature of medicine. She is a wonderful physician.
September 2017
I feel Dr. Vesselle does a great job. Only reason I would hesitate recommending her is she already is hard for me to see due to availability relative to patient load.
September 2017
Dr. Vessell is an awesome doctor. She took a lot of time to listen to the issues I was having with my eyes, and gave me multiple solutions. She is extremely compassionate and truly cares about her patients! I highly recommend her!
September 2017
Not only is she a fine physician, Dr. Vesselle is a very kind, thoughtful care provider. I think she is excellent.
September 2017
Very Good to all of the above questions!
September 2017
Dr. Vesselle is wonderful! She is caring, thoughtful and presents treatment options for my consideration . I always appreciate seeing her.
September 2017
I feel listened to and cared for. Dr. V is current on the latest therapies and techniques and helps me plan for long-term and short-term health of my eyes. Such as: taking fish oil, and how much, for my dry eyes. I so appreciate her. I wish her auxillary team this time was more helpful as she is burdened. Supplies weren´t stocked in the room and that just takes time and interrupts work flow.
August 2017
I am a long time patient of Dr. Vesselle and think she is very professional and diagnostic correct.
August 2017
No time at all spent explaining exam results, recommendations, or follow up. I read the visit summaries and got the results.
August 2017
Dr. Vessell is so awesome! She is wonderful in communicating instructions and always giving me very helpful suggestions. I have already recommended Dr. Vessell to friends who are also experiencing the same problems I have. My only wish is that she would be available in Seattle more than once a week!
August 2017
I am a heath care professional and quality expert myself. Dr. Vesselle is excellent in every respect.
August 2017
Dr. Vesselle is one of the finest physicians I have ever worked with. She is a problem solver who has lots of ideas to treat my issue. She is totally focused on me and my concerns during my visit. Please, Virginia Mason, hang on to her!
August 2017
she is amazing
August 2017
i always recommend VMMC always and am very proud of it and how it continure to grow, expand and perfect ALL things.
August 2017
good
August 2017
Dr Vaselle is the BEST
July 2017
Dr. Vesselle is awesome.
July 2017
I always recommend Dr. Vesselle to my friends.
July 2017
My only concern is the "wait time" when you have an appt. However the doctor does spend necessary time with patient, hence getting behind.
July 2017
She is the most caring, thorough, and competent eye doctor that I came across in 30 years.
July 2017
Dr. Vesselle is always mindful of the cost of any OTC items that she recommends. Talking with her about my condition is easy as she is very approachable.
July 2017
The doctor stage after her working hours to see me and was very thorough and careful and thoughtful and her dealings with me
July 2017
Good sense of humor
June 2017
Dr. Vesselle has been my doctor for years and does a SUPERB job.
June 2017
I think Dr. Vesselle is outstanding. Not only does she provide excellent care & advice, she is genuinely excited by improvements in my eye conditions.
June 2017
Dr. Vesselle is excellent! She listens to my concerns and addresses them. I don´t feel like she´s rushing me through the system ever.
June 2017
She is the best! I would highly recommend her. She listens and then is very thorough in her explanation of treatment. My husband and I are very confident in her skills and expertise.
June 2017
Have always felt that physician had genuine interest in my care. Listened to my concerns, explained treatments, never seemed rushed and delight to have as my physician.
June 2017
Excellent physician. I consider myself very fortunate to have my eyes/glaucoma managed by her,
May 2017
reliably excellent
May 2017
dr. Vesselle is the best, explains everything and discusses further treatments. she is easy to talk to.
May 2017
Dr. Vesselle provided me with details about my laser eye treatment. She was thorough and friendly.
May 2017
Dr Vasselle is the BEST!
May 2017
Love, love, love Dr. Vesselle and her awesome team!
May 2017
very please with comprehensive care
May 2017
Provider explained very well the cause of my issue, how to treat it, and sent a follow up email after with additional information and recommendations.
May 2017
I have been a Dr. Vesselle patient for many years and know that she is a great doctor. She always explains things well, and I feel that I am the most important patient seeing her that day.
April 2017
Dr. Vesselle is a wonderful ophthalmologist!
April 2017
Dr. Vesselle is caring and knowledgeable, and shares her personal experiences with the same issue. She takes the time to explain everything clearly, and thoroughly answers my questions.
April 2017
Dr. Vesselle explained directions and then wrote them out -- much appreciated.
April 2017
I was thoroughly impressed with Dr. Veselle. I am trying to follow her instructions to the letter. I have every confidence that her evaluation of my eye problems and her suggestions will provide me with some relief.
April 2017
Dr. Vesselle is an awesome doctor! Very thorough, but also caring and compassionate. I wish all my doctors were a great as Dr. Vesselle!
April 2017
as I mentioned in a previous comment, I didn´t realize there would be this section, but Dr Vasselle is absolutely outstanding physician. She is caring, takes time and her explanations, and I could not be happier with her caring for my eyes.She is the best!
March 2017
DR. VESSELLE IS AN AWESOME INDIVIDUAL WHO CARES FOR HER PATIENTS. SHE IS VERY CONSIDERATE.
March 2017
All of your staff exhibited great professionalism and courtesy.
March 2017
Very responsive to detailed questions and offering suggestions.
March 2017
Absolutely fabulous. Dr. Vesselle is not only skilled but my model for how I want health care providers to interact with me. This is based on this visit as well as previous interactions. Example: she listened to my description of how I am approaching relief of allergy related eye symptoms, and approved. She actually seemed interested in OTC products I am using. Nice.
March 2017
Excellent experience - I had high expectations and they were exceeded -
February 2017
I love Vasselle! Her care has helped me improve my quality of life with my eyes
February 2017
The experience was good; I would describe it as excellent.
February 2017
Dr always responsive listens well and responds to questions asked thorough
February 2017
I have the highest level of confidence in Dr. Vesselle.
February 2017
Dr Vesselle is very thorough, friendly and helpful.
February 2017
Dr. Vesselle is friendly and professional - she gave me field test result promptly in an email using VM portal and gave recommendation for laser treatment explaining effects of other glaucoma treatment since I am currently being treated for dry eyes.
February 2017
I love her. She has been my doctor for many years and I wouldn´t go to anyone else.
January 2017
Dr. Vesselle is the best eye specialist and takes time and care with me whenever I am there. I appreciate her thorough exams and questions
January 2017
very good first time visit to Dr Vissel
January 2017
Dr. Vesselle is one of the finest, thorough, pleasant Dr. Virginia Mason has. I have been her patient for about 20 years and appreciate her dedication, attention to detail, and work ethic.
January 2017
Excellent doctor - have been with her for many years and have recommended her to family & other friends.