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Paul D. Coulter, DPM
Foot and Ankle Surgery
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
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Profile
Special Interests
Foot and ankle sports medicine, reconstructive foot surgery
Clinical Experience
Departments
Specialties
Foot and Ankle Surgery, Podiatric Surgery, Podiatry
Board Certifications
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Education and Professional Achievements
Education
Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, Chicago, 1991
Internship
Doctors Hospital, Podiatric Surgery, Houston, 1992
Residency
Podiatric Surgical Residency, Green River Surgical Center, Auburn, Wash., 1993
Fellowships
Orthopedic Foot Fellowship, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, 1994; Podiatric Sports Medicine Fellowship, Virginia Mason Sports Medicine Clinic, 1995
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
 
4.9 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 2017
Dr Coulter is the best! he excels in caring for me as an individual; answers my questions and thoroughly explains any concerns with my health, and always treats my feet problems with excellent care.
July 2017
We did not discuss medications but we did discuss exercises and other measures I could take to relieve my symptoms.
July 2017
All very good 1 through 10 - Complete confidence in Dr. Coulter - would highly recommend him he has our complete respect and confidence.
July 2017
He is the greatest!!
May 2017
I recommended him, he´s the best
May 2017
Dr. Coulter is wonderful!
April 2017
Dr. Coulter is a very competent and thorough provider. After my pre-surgery visit, I had a question that I sent to him via VM secured messaging. I was expecting an e-mail response. However Dr. Coulter called me at home to make sure I understood a response, and then went another extra step to see if I had any other questions. He is an outstanding provider.
April 2017
Dr. Coulter is the best, I have referred him to several friends and they all loved him.
April 2017
Dr Coulter is the best of the best...he´s a Ten!
April 2017
I think Dr. Coulter is one of the best and I have and will continue to recommend him to my family and friends.
April 2017
Dr. Coulter has been my caregiver on previous occasions. He treats me with courteous respect. He evaluates my problem with the utmost of care for a reasonable solution.
March 2017
Dr. Coulter does a great job. I am never worried about the procedure. He always is friendly and I am relaxed. I often recommend him to ,friends.
March 2017
Dr. Coulter was of no help - I got the impression he couldn´t have cared less about my condition. I would never go to him again & would not recommend him to any one - He also had a very poor bed side manner.
January 2017
Dr. Coulter is a very knowledgeable & caring doctor. I consider him one of the best in Federal Way.
January 2017
I have been a patient of Dr. Coulter´s since about 1999. He has always been very easy to talk too, explains things in an easy to understand way and is by far one of the best physicians I´ve had. I trust his judgement and appreciate all of the medical help he has given me over the years. I referred several of my friends to him and they also feel he´s an excellent Dr.
December 2016
Dr Paul is an excellent Doctor
December 2016
I love the honesty of my doctor
December 2016
This provider took the time to explain everything to me and was friendly and caring. What a pleasant experience from start to finish. I would highly recommend him!
December 2016
I have recommended Dr Coulter to several of my friends.
December 2016
I have and continue to recommend Dr. Coulter to my coworkers who share about their issues.
December 2016
This place rocks!! #8. Made sure I understand him. #10. Tell people all the time, check out Virginia Mason!!!
December 2016
Great Doctor! Very satisfied
November 2016
Dr Coulter is one of the best physician I have ever had. He listens, genuinely shows he cares, gives very clear instructions and it´s very forgiving and helpfully if I screw things up. I trust him, I learn from him and I feel very cared for.He is an awesome doctor and his care and advice actually works.t . He is the first of five foot doctors to actually really help me and he can explain things so I understand. I am smart and he meets me where I am.
November 2016
I wish the doctor would wash his hands in front of me, before and after my exam.
November 2016
Dr. Paul Coulter is very knowledgeable. I was very impressed with how much time he spent with me to review my treatment options and to educate me on what I should expect and how to prepare when I am ready to schedule a complex foot surgery. He has a compassionate approach which is much appreciated as I am caregiver for a special needs son which affects decisions I need make regarding having a long surgical recovery time.
November 2016
Dr. Coulter is the kindest, most understanding dr. that I have ever seen. He has helped me over the years and you are fortunate to have him as one of your doctors. Love the doctor!!!!!
October 2016
Very professional, explained everything in lay mans terms that I could understand.
October 2016
Dr. Coulter is an amazing physician, and I would recommend him anyone!!
October 2016
Dr. Coulter is the best of the best. A little old school with great bedside manner and concern for his patients.
September 2016
Dr Coulter is one in a million .
September 2016
Dr. Coulter and staff were excellent.
September 2016
He is an excellent doctor, very willing to answer questions and/or explain his concerns about my injury of my foot.
September 2016
Great Doctor
September 2016
Dr. Coulter always is caring and gentle. I so appreciate him.
August 2016
Dr.Coulter´s care and explanation of treatment options were very helpful. I feel that I received exceptional care from him, and would not consider going to anyone else. He is an amazing asset to Virginia Mason.
August 2016
Dr. Coulter has been an excellent provider over past 8-10 years. I will continue to see him and have referred many people to him. he explains things well & easy to understand.
August 2016
I have recommended Dr. Coulter a few times & Dr. Coulter has seen some of the people.
July 2016
it was an excellent experience for me. Dr. Coulter explained what was going on, how it should be treated, what I should do, and gave me a prescription for medication to help. He suggested a return appointment in 3-4 weeks to check progress and follow-up with additional recommendations. I was extremely pleased with my experience.
July 2016
I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Coulter to others. I was very pleased with his demeanor, knowledge and concern for my problem.
July 2016
He assumed I knew what he was talking about because I´ve had this problem before - but I had trouble remembering what to do because it had been a couple of years since treatment.
June 2016
I have a son who just finished Medical School. The summer before he started he came with me for a procedure. He spoke with Dr. Coulter after my surgery. He told me he wants to be "a doctor like that". Not meaning Podiatry; but the care and time he took when speaking with him. Not rushed, not superior. Just nice
June 2016
Dr. Coulter did surgery on my husband 2 years ago so I knew I would have great results. My toe looks great.
May 2016
Dr. Coulter has a very caring attitude, and made me feel I was in good hands.
May 2016
he was simply beyond excellent with me. Gave great ideas. clear instructions, made himself available if i need , was straight forward and kind with great recall for visit summaary
May 2016
Dr. Ngo & Dr. Phan have been great - Dr. Coulter has been wonderful also.
May 2016
Dr. Coulter epitomizes what one likes in a Doctor. He explains procedures thoroughly - is caring and includes my opinions in his choice of care & treatments.
May 2016
Very patient and caring doctor
May 2016
Dr Coulter needs to wash his hands prior to seeing his patients. Even if he has washed his hands outside the room, it doesn´t build confidence with the patient. He is an excellent care provider. I just want him to wash his hands in front of me before and after handling my feet.
April 2016
I have recommended Dr. Coulter and the person who was seen by him was extremely satisfied with the results she received concerning her foot issues. Others had brushed off her trouble because of her weight and did not ´dig´ deep enough to see that surgery was needed for her problem.
April 2016
A good experience with Dr. Coulter as always.
March 2016
Dr Coulter is the best doctor I´ve ever had! Caring and personable, he does not make you feel rushed and takes the timd to ensurd all your concerns are addressed. He explains all the options and discusses everything with you. I recommend him to everyone I know and they all love this doctor.
March 2016
I chose to go to Dr. Coulter because I had seen how attentive and informational he was with my husband. I had been to other podiatrists in the past and they gave me help but not much in the way of explanation. However Dr. Coulter gave detailed answers and the mechanical explanation why certain therapies work and thus I am now motivated to do the stretching exercises, since I know why they work.
February 2016
Excellent, thorough exam & explanations plus options to help my foot condition & very pleasant.
February 2016
No problems, no criticisms.