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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

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
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
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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  Overall Patient Rating - July 2019
Excellent doctor.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2019
*Dr. Kozarek is a great physician - concerned and an expert in his field. Approachable and understanding.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2019
He is a excellent dr. Very caring & knowledgeable also very reassuring.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2019
Would not recommend because I do not think the doctor has time for additional patients.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2019
*Dr. Kozarek is great!
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2019
I am very happy to have contact and work on my health problem with Dr. Kozarek and his team.
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2019
Need the end of appointment, *Dr. Kozarek intercepted a phone call form a referring physician. After about 5 minutes he waved that I could leave. I had a couple of question on my mind but I felt I should leave. Very discourteous to a patient that struggled to get into his office in the first place.
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2019
does a great job at explaining what he is recommending, along with caring about you as a patient listens to your concerns, and answers your questions.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2019
Very much appreciate the level of care and concern Dr. Kozarek's showed to myself, husband and son when we came in for consultation and after the procedure the level of compassion shown regarding the outcome.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2019
Very long time before appointments are available. Only sees patients one day a week?
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2019
*Dr. Kozarek is the very best!!
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2019
Ongoing care provider - *Dr. Kozarek. I have referred several to him. Thorough explanation of MRCP & cares about his patients. He saved my life.