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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.
Would recommend provider
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
4.9 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
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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July 2018
Dr. McCarthy is always very caring and patient with me. The best doctor I have ever had.
July 2018
Dr. McCarthy is wonderful, very knowledgeable and thorough.
June 2018
I miss having Dr. Kita as my Neurologist; however Dr. McCarthy is just as wonderful. He listens and works with me to find a treatment plan that fits with my lifestyle.
June 2018
EXCELLENT DR VERY REASURRING
June 2018
One of the most thorough doctor visits I have ever experienced
June 2018
*Dr. McCarthy is the BEST!!!! I recommend him and VM to everyone!!
June 2018
I wish Dr. McCarthy were also a GP so I could see him for everything. Best doctor I´ve ever had for anything and I´m very lucky to have him as my MS neurologist.
June 2018
can not feel more confident in my care
June 2018
*Dr. McCarthy did a tremendous job explaining the results of my tests to my family and I.
May 2018
Dr. McCarthy is literally the best Dr. I have ever seen. Takes as much time as necessary to explain everything in terms my wife and I understand. Very honest and direct, which is hard to find.
May 2018
Dr. McCarthy is great. I´ve recommended him to a number of friends.
May 2018
*Dr. McCarthy is great! He is super friendly & shows a lot of concern/care which is nice. He also takes as much time as is needed to explain everything and answer any questions you have.
April 2018
I was very impressed the way Dr Lucas McCarther spent time asking about my medical history and how he showed me my MRI on computer. He did not appear to be rushed and I truly felt like he cared and was concerned about my well being even tho this was the first time I had ever met him.
April 2018
Dr McCarthy was very thorough and answered questions so that I was very comfortable.
April 2018
very impressed with dr McCarthy and thankful for the time and explanations he gave to me during first visit.
March 2018
Dr was great. took his time - explained everything. very nice. great experience
March 2018
Dr McCarthy is the best!
March 2018
Dr McCarthy is a caring doctor! I´ve never had a doctor like him. He is why I travel 2 1/2 hours to see him.
March 2018
Dr. McCarthy explain any terminology I did not understand and did so in a respectful manner.
March 2018
Excellent. I appreciate that he explains and educates if requested and is very responsive to questions. He was proactive in letting me know about options in cognitive evaluations and options for help with affording expensive medications including generics coming out.
February 2018
Felt listened to and questions answered to my understanding.
February 2018
I was pleased to be told about a supplement I could take.
February 2018
I met with Dr. McCarthy although previously Dr. Kita was my care provider. Dr. McCarthy was thorough, professional, amiable, and seemed committed to working with me to improve quality of life. I was pleased with the quality and time he took to come up to speed on my MS history. I appreciate his levells of understanding and knowledge. Thank you for a visit that allayed many of my current concerns.
February 2018
My first time with this provider and it was very pleasant. He exhibited kindness, caring and was quite knowledgeable. I felt very confident in his care.
February 2018
He´s great - a smart doctor & researcher that I trust. At times he can be dismissive of "the story." Each of us have one & it´s important. MS comes before the lesions. Symptoms often appear before MS diagnosis - don´t discount those! They are real.
February 2018
Dr. McCarthy was amazing. Knowledgeable, courteous, good bedside manner. Everything lacking from my previous care at Kaiser.
January 2018
Direct, to the point and very respectful.
January 2018
I am thankful to have Dr Lucas McCarthy take the time with me to truly hear my concerns and help to problem solve.
January 2018
Dr. McCarthy is truly a blessing for me. He listenes, explains and shows he really cares about my well being.
January 2018
I realize the MDs only have approx 15 minutes for the regular appointments. I write down my questions, so I try to make the most of the visit. I selfishly would enjoy just learning more the doctors. Dr. Kita is the best doctor I have ever had, and I come from a family of great doctors. I can tell that Dr. Kita hand-picked Dr. McCarthy because I feel (almost) as happy as if I had Dr. Kita every month. I understand people and and organizations grow, so I am very proud of Dr. Kita.
January 2018
I am very excited to have him. I feel safe with his decisions.
November 2017
Have the greatest of confidence in Dr. Lucas McCarthy. He was easy to talk to, listened intently, researched all the info I requested. What a fabulous asset Virginia Mason has in Dr. McCarthy.
November 2017
I was originally scheduled to see Dr. Kita, but was rescheduled to see Dr. McCarthy. Although I was a bit anxious about having to see a new doctor... my concerns went away when Dr. McCarthy walked in. He was friendly, knowledgeable about my case, and thoroughly went over my scans and answered all my questions thoughtfully and thoroughly. I would not hesitate making my followup appointments with Dr. McCarthy.
November 2017
very pleased with knowledge and attentiveness of Dr. McCarthy. apologized for being behind schedule. took an excellent thorough history and performed a thorough exam. was sympathetic to the situation. was very pleased and would highly recommend.
November 2017
excellent provider
October 2017
This visit with Dr. McCarthy went well, he is a very thoughtful and attentive doctor that takes the time to remember the specifics of my case despite plenty of other patients to care for. However, I wish that our appointment could have lasted longer as I still had questions upon leaving.
October 2017
Felt like an understood my concerns & problems - listened to everything I had to say thoroughly - felt very comfortable talking w/provider DMS symptoms even tho 1st meeting.
September 2017
i´m very happy i found dr. mccarthy. or lucky since this is the first neurologist i met with in seattle
August 2017
I was having some problems which was listened to, and Dr. McCarthy, removed me from an old prescription and added Oxybatynin for another problem I had. I have improved! #10. I have!
August 2017
it was a great visit. Doctor and his team work well together. My MRI´s I brought with me were handed to Doc, he handed to his staff and a few minutes later...ready to be reviewed. My husband and I learned things about my case that had never been explained to us before. it was great to have the doctor listen, discuss items and take the time. I miss having doctors who do this.
August 2017
Very personable helpful.
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 normally don´t like drs. However, I had a great experience with this one. Listened, took time. A+.
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.