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Lucas McCarthy, MD
Neurology
 
4.7 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Areas of Expertise

Dr. McCarthy specializes in neurology and multiple sclerosis.

Curriculum Vitae
Lucas H. McCarthy, MD

Personal Information
Dr. McCarthy enjoys running, bicycling, hiking and exploring the great Pacific Northwest.
Clinical Experience
Departments
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
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
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider showed concern
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider explained things clearly
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider included you in decisions
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider discussed treatment options
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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  Overall Patient Rating - October 2020
Overall, I had a great experience. Staff was helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. The outside covid 19 screening was fast.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
Could tell he reviewed my records prior to the appointment. Didn't rush through anything.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
Excellent MD - listened, thorough, great explanation, caring.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
Dr McCarty has kept me very well informed of everything that I have going on
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
Very nice appointment. Thank you.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
described the various medications, answered all my questions and was able to cite studies and then asked me "what would you like to do?" (regarding a medication change). very patient-centered.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
*Dr. McCarthy was very helpful with any questions or concerns I brought up and made me feel comfortable about how to be safe during COVID-19.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
Nice and considerate.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
Excellent doctor with much appreciated listening skills.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
Very good care . Dr was very informative to my condition.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
Dr McCarthy is a great doctor
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
good
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2020
he often minimizes any concerns and it feels like he doesnt listen or take things seriously. just blows off new symptoms...and copy and pastes from his last note
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2020
top of the line both in knowledge and his ability to explain his conclusions
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2020
Very happy & impressed with *Dr. McCarthy!
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2020
Dr. McCarthy was wonderful in all aspects
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2020
Future care/options seemed a little rushed. Although he did a thorough exam, and addressed my concerns/questions otherwise meeting this doctor for this appt. was a pleasant & valuable experience.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
Dr. McCarthy is an excellent listener and as well as excellent communicator using language I understand. And; he explains the background behind issues when needed.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
Such a helpful doctor I know he really cares
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
Dr. McCarthy is amazing. he listens, helps me with different medication since the first had some side effects I didn't like, and slowly progresses from least interventions to more (if I need it). smart, articulate, and makes me feel like he cares about my well-being.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
Appreciate him always taking the time to explain things!
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
*Dr. McCarthy answered all my questions & concerns and made a plan for treatment.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
He told me "I read too much." I'm a medical-board certified healthcare writer. That was pretty insulting. I get paid to understand my condition.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
Dr.McCarthy is wonderful. I feel I am in good hands for you can tell he really cares about his patients.
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2019
excellent provider. hand out his business card often
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2019
I feel very blessed that dr McCarthy is available now. being a young person with MS it's nice to know I will have a dr who will be around for a while. also having worked with dr Kita for over a decade I was scared for a new person to step in. but we are all very fortunate that dr McCarthy is following in her foot steps. I feel confident in the decisions we make together and the care he provides. I plan to continue to see him as long as he is at VM and I'm really glad Kita chose him.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
Dr. McCarthy is top notch and very personable.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
Very good doctor.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
I feel so fortunate to have Dr. McCarthy as my neurologist. He is very thorough, compassionate and pleasant to talk to. I never feel like I'm inconveniencing him with my thoughts/questions and really appreciate his positive attitude!
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
He always answers my concerns and educates me
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2019
Dr McCarthy is always very informative. talkative a humorous with me. I appreciate his manner very much. There was a Medical student with him during my visit, and Dr McCarthy included me well, when teaching the student.
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2019
I appreciate that Dr. McCarthy always asks my thoughts and fully listens. He doesn't cut me off when I am speaking and treats me like a real person, which isn't always the case. He makes me feel like he is really looking out for me.
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2019
Dr. McCarthy gives plenty of time to answer my questions and give advice.