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Richard A. Kozarek, MD
Gastroenterology
 
4.8 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Areas of Expertise

Therapeutic endoscopy, pancreaticobiliary disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, clinical research, research on gastrointestinal disorders and endoscopic technology

Curriculum Vitae
Richard A. Kozarek, MD

Personal Information

I enjoy spending time with my grandchildren, traveling the world and reading one book a week.

Clinical Experience
Departments
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Cancer, Esophageal Diseases, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Pancreatic & Biliary Tract Disease, Colon Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Rectal Cancer
Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty in Gastroenterology
Fellow, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Fellow, American Gastroenterology Association
Fellow, American College of Gastroenterology
Fellow, American College of Physicians
Master, of the World Gastroenterology Organization

Education and Professional Achievements
Education
University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, 1973
Internship
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 1974
Residency
Internal Medicine, Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix, 1976
Fellowships
Gastroenterology, Phoenix Veterans Administration Medical Center, University of Arizona, Phoenix and Tucson, 1978
Professional Activities and Awards
Read the Online Issue of Gut Instinct

Clinical Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine
Past President, World Gastroenterology Organization
Past President, Society for Gastrointestinal Intervention
Past President, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
ASGE Rudolph Schindler Lifetime Achievement Award, 2005
Seattle magazine’s Top Doctors list for the past 18 years.
Top Doctor, Seattle Met Magazine: 2019

Patient Ratings and Comments
Patient Ratings
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Likelihood of recommending this provider
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider showed concern
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider explained things clearly
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider included you in decisions
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider discussed treatment options
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
Dr. Kozarek is amazing, he took his time explaining my results.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
Thoughtful concern about a condition he related to my primary - which proved to be true - I did need extra care from my primary.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
*Dr. Kozarek - very intelligent, caring, informed doctor. I will always go to him and recommend him to others.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
Dr. Kozarek was outstanding! I was very impressed with his expertise and thankful that he can help me.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
*Dr. Kozarek always provides excellent & professional services. Took adequate time to answer questions & describe proposed procedure before it took place.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
Provider is the best of the best
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
The best!
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2020
Felt I received wonderful care. *Dr. Kozarek, super! I am so GRATEFUL for his care, explanation, taking the time to explain what procedures revealed, everything! Thank you!!
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
Dr. Kozarek is one of the most compassionate, amazing physicians I have ever encountered and as a person who works in health care quality, I am discerning. He is a true healer.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
*Dr. Kozarek is an excellent physician. He gives very thorough explanations of condition and procedures. He appears to truly care about his patients and making the best decision for their care.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
*Dr. Kozarek provided me w/various options concerning my treatment. He is a VERY caring, knowledgeable, and thorough provider.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
Always happy to see *Dr. Kozarek he is a truly professional.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
*Doctor Kozarek has always been great at diagnosing condition other doctors were stumped by. I appreciate how he digs in until he gets to the bottom of things.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
I have referred 3-4 people to *Dr. K. - I would not be here today if he wasn't my doctor.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
Excellent.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
Dr. K is EXCELLENT!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE his THOROUGH review of my medical overview, his mannerisms and EXPLANATIONS as I have a complicated medical diagnosis's and I really appreciated his review. THOROUGH AND PATIENT!
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2019
I have seen Dr K since 1992 and trust my life with this man. He is thorough, professional, smart and cares for me like a family member.
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2019
Dr. K is the best!