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Lucas H. McCarthy, MD, MSc
Neurology
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
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Areas of Expertise
Dr. McCarthy specializes in neurology, multiple sclerosis and precision medicine.
Personal Information
Dr. McCarthy enjoys running, bicycling, hiking and exploring the great Pacific Northwest.
Clinical Experience
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Specialties
Neurology, Multiple Sclerosis
Board Certifications
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Education and Professional Achievements
Education
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, 2009
Residency
Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Calif., 2013
Fellowships
University of Washington, Seattle, 2015
Professional Activities and Awards
Member, American Academy of Neurology
Member, MS Section, American Academy of Neurology
Member, American Medical Informatics Association
Patient Ratings and Comments
Patient Ratings
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Would recommend provider
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
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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
 
4.8 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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August 2017
excellent service and meeting with Dr McCarthy, it was a great relief to have someone with his level of care
July 2017
Very personable.
July 2017
I can not express enough how happy I am to have Dr.McCarthy as my neurologist. I feel immense gratitude.
July 2017
I would trust my brain to Dr McCarty again the next time
July 2017
Dr Mcarthy is the BEST neurologist I´ve ever seen! I´ve already recommended him too many!
July 2017
Dr McCarthy was impressive! I feel fortunate that he is my Neurologist!
July 2017
I wasn´t clear headed when I first met dr. coming down from Diazepam for MRI, but felt he was helpful & good. Medication he prescribed did not work out so need to come back.
June 2017
very attentive good listener felt Dr got a good handle on my symptoms and followed up with appropriate testing and explanation
June 2017
I had a great visit with Dr. McCarthy. I only wish that we could have met for longer as I had multiple questions that I did not have the time to ask.
April 2017
Dr. McCarthy has been wonderful. I have seen many doctors over seven years, and very few have been as thorough and making me feel like I have support.
April 2017
Awesome experience. Dr. McCarthy was compassionate and extremely knowledgable about my condition. My appointment was a breath of fresh air, and I feel like I am building a strong care team to help me navigate this new world.
April 2017
Dr. McCarthy was very thorough and was able to "cram" a lot into a half hour visit. I felt confident that his staff would indeed follow up on my care and he made it easy to plan follow up with an MRI and future labs. I felt ready to go at the end of the visit.
April 2017
Dr. McCarthy and his PA, Eric Edwards are amazing from start to finish. Eric has gone above and beyond to help me out.
March 2017
Dr. McCarthy took the time to explain my situation and make recommendations. He is a very good addition to the neurology staff.
March 2017
The doctor delivered very difficult news in a very gentle, but clear manner. He also was attentive to our questions.
March 2017
I felt that Dr. McCarthy understood the reason for my visit. He was compassionate as well as knowledgeable. He also followed up beyond what I expected. I was very impressed!
March 2017
Dr. McCarthy was very thorough and spent a while with us. He answered all of our questions and was very helpful.
February 2017
somewhat smug
February 2017
I enjoy visiting with Dr. McCarthy. He is compassionate and listen to to me. We addressed all my concerns and switched meds.
February 2017
Extremely pleased with Dr. McCarthy. He took time to explain all the details and made sure I understood. Very personable and pleasant. I left feeling confident.
February 2017
Really a great dr!
February 2017
I don´t think he listened as well as he could have. He answered what he thought my questions were before I was finished.
January 2017
Dr. McCarthy did everything and more than I expected- he listened, cared about what I was saying, explained a lot, gave great advice. I feel very fortunate to have found him. THANK YOU!
January 2017
I consider my first visit excellent. He was a text book, quality assurance, great, first appointment with a specialist.
January 2017
He spent extra time addressing my concerns.
December 2016
AWESOME!
December 2016
The doctor is very professional & knowledgeable . I appreciated the time he took to listen to and answer questions.
December 2016
Dr. McCarthy is an example of what a doctor should be. He spends as much time as needed to make sure he fully understands the problem, and that he´s fully explained all care options. He thinks creatively about solutions that don´t necessarily involve throwing new or additional prescription medication at the problem, and I feel like I have an actual partner in my care. He changed my life by finding a solution to my migraines, and I know that if/when I need further care he´ll treat me like I´m the only patient in his practice during the time I´m his office.
December 2016
Exceptionally understanding, I feel he was committed to my care - never felt rushed -
November 2016
Excellent.
October 2016
Dr. McCarthy is excellent.
October 2016
I had a positive experience with Dr. McCarthy and have confidence in his care and ability to help me with my condition. He took the time needed to explain things to me and was very thorough in his exam. I appreciate his concern and he told me how I could contact him if I had questions.
October 2016
I highly recommend Dr. Mcarthy. it´s too bad he is not a primary care doctor!
October 2016
After having spent the past 3 years in and out of several hospitals with my husband, who passed away recently, Virginia Mason and Dr McCarthy were such a relief for me. I felt very comfortable, and very cared for in his care. I have a lot of sadness and anxiety regarding hospitals and previous care. It was such a different feeling at VM and especially with Dr McCarthy. He was extremely thorough, included me in every decision, was very caring and explained clearly to me the reasons for my upcoming tests. After my EEG and MRI, my follow up with him was again thorough... he took the time to answer any of my concerns and to explain thoroughly the outcome of the tests. He was very kind and compassionate. I trusted him and felt he didn´t miss anything as far as my care. Nice Doctor, professional with good bedside manner as well.
September 2016
Dr. McCarthy is a great doctor - very patient, knowledgeable I never felt rushed, and I felt like I was in very capable hands.
September 2016
This was likely the BEST doctor experience I have ever had. He took time, explained each step of what he was doing/testing, he listened. I have already told at least 5 people about this great experience. It was much appreciated and had a positive impact on my outcome.
August 2016
Exceptional! Dr. McCarthy was kind, thorough, and well-informed.
August 2016
McCarthy is amazing!
August 2016
Wouldn´t change anything -
July 2016
Wonderful near MS doctor!
June 2016
He spent all the time with me that was needed. Never judged & included me in decisions. Never known a neurologist to spend 1 1/2 hours with a patient.
May 2016
D. McCarthy is amazing! He is so kind & caring; could tell he was concerned for my health and my own concerns. Can also tell he loves his job and helping his patients.
May 2016
This provider is an MS specialist; I am seeking answers regarding mystery symptoms; since I do not have MS, I am now out of his wheelhouse, but I have MS. Would recommend him to patients who DO have MS.
April 2016
Dr. McCarthy is great at answering our questions during the follow up as well as the portal messaging.
April 2016
Dr. McCarthy was wonderful.