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Richard A. Kozarek, MD
Gastroenterology
 
4.9 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Special Interests

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

Curriculum Vitae
Richard A. Kozarek, MD

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

American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty in Gastroenterology
Fellow, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

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 Rudolf V. Schindler Award, 2005, included in Seattle magazine’s Top Doctors list for the past 10 years.

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
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
5.0 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
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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March 2018
There are not enough words to describe Dr. K. He has a great passion for his work and patients. He always includes my husband in the conversation and asks how he´s doing as well. I would give him a #10!!
March 2018
I have been blessed to have Dr. Kozarek as my care provider. His caring heart for my well-being is evident - He wants the very best for his patients.
February 2018
Dr. Kozarek is an outstanding physician. His skilled care, knowledgeable explanations, and long term interest promotes patients´ health, mental and physical.
February 2018
We feel very pleased we have Dr. Kozarek as our care provider. 1 & 2. Always.
February 2018
Dr. Kozarek is excellent at showing and explaining what needs to be done. Very confident in his abilities.
February 2018
I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Kozarek. He spent a lot of time explaining everything to me. He has a gentle confidence that was very comforting. A humble man who I am so very grateful to.
February 2018
I was referred here to D.K and I can say that I have never been treated so well by anyone else other than my M.D. D.K. LISTENS to me, and treats me like a patient, not a number. I cried after my first appointment. My last specialist treated me like I was dumb, and making up all my symptoms to be treated with respect? to be treated and validate my years of pain? Yes please!
December 2017
I flew in from Idaho to see Dr. Kozarek (awesome & caring) all dr.´s & people working w/me from barium swallow, endoscopy, & motility study where all wonderful. Attendants, greeters were welcoming. 1. Dr. Kozarek
November 2017
I drive 2 1/2 hrs. just to see Dr. Kozarek.
November 2017
Dr. Kozarek has been the most compassionate caring professional I have ever dealt with.
November 2017
Dr. Kozarek has always been the best. He is compassionate, knowledgable & caring. He has been one of the side reasons I am alive today.
September 2017
Dr. Kozarek is an excellent doctor. he takes care of his patients very well. His staff is also really good.
July 2017
Great doctor! Great assistant!
June 2017
I have absolute confidence in Dr. Kozarek. I trust his judgement and his instructions. Aside from his excellent qualifications I believe him to be a very good person. That´s also important to me.
June 2017
Dr. Kozarek is truly a life saver. I´ve been seeing him for many years & he is always personable, professional, and truly cares about your health & well-being. I´ve referred him to many people. Thank you for your compassion to your patients & your work!!
June 2017
Love Dr. Kozarek. Provides lots of information. Is open to new ideas. Excellent physician.
May 2017
Excellent experience.
May 2017
"The best."
May 2017
Dr. Kozarek is outstanding!!!
April 2017
Dr kozarek reviewed my case with a resident physician and renewed my Entyvio infusions. It was good to get a historical review of my treatments and realize how much better I feel currently.
April 2017
very pleased w Dr K. grateful he was able to see me
April 2017
Dr. Kozarek was wonderful throughout the entire treatment. He was extremely knowledgeable.
April 2017
I already have recommended your hospital. The difficult is the location. I live in Nevada. Your care is...
April 2017
I recommend Dr. Kozarek all the time -
April 2017
Dr. Kozarek - Best in the world!
March 2017
Very much appreciated providers diligence - showed me results of prior _____, explained and demonstrated biopsy procedures, was not rushed probably spent about 40 minutes with me.
March 2017
Dr. Kozarek is an outstanding physician - knowledgeable, concerned, personable. It has been my pleasure to have him as my gastroenterologist for a number years.
March 2017
I feel very blessed to have been referred to Dr. Kozarek. He is a kind, caring physician who has great concern for the welfare of his patients. He explained the procedure in lay terms and gave me all the time I needed for questions and concerns.
February 2017
Should be all 10s. I have learnt I can trust this doctor more than any doctor I have ever had.
January 2017
I had the most excellent care that one could ask for. I have the utmost confidence & respect for Dr. Kozarek.
November 2016
Without reservation, Dr. Kozarek is the best doctor I´ve known, and this from a patient who is, himself, a retired physician.
October 2016
Dr. Kozarek is excellent in all ways - he is an expert in his field, he listens to you & talks with you, not at you. He is very compassionate & truly cares for his patients!!
September 2016
I´ve been having a lot of med problems since my accident in 1994. I´ve seen literally hundred of doc., none of them is as good. I described his manners and his knowledge to my endocrinologist. I swear she changed and got very good.
September 2016
Dr. Kozarek is the best.
September 2016
Dr. Kozarek is amazing and I always feel that I am receiving the best care. He keeps me informed on new treatment options and always treats me with a very personable care.
August 2016
Dr Kozarek is a trusted physician!!!
August 2016
Dr. Kozarek is the best I´ve ever had. I feel very lucky to live in the Puget Sound region and have access to his knowledge and care.
August 2016
Very clear explanations.
July 2016
Dr. Kozarek has been my doctor for about 20 years. He has always had my health issues and worked with my family provider as a priority - I would not be alive without his excellent knowledge!
July 2016
Dr K is one of the best in my opinion
July 2016
Dr. Kozarek is "THE BEST"!
June 2016
Everything was top-notch.
May 2016
Superior in all categories.
May 2016
Dr. Kozarek is a very kind and compassionate Physician. I appreciate him very much!
April 2016
I tell everyone in my home state (Oregon) how excellent & compassionate my provider is and recommend him to everyone I can!
April 2016
I love Dr. Kozarek. He is giving me my life back.
March 2016
EXCELLENT experience.
February 2016
I´ve received excellent care!!
January 2016
Dr. Kozarek is a superb clinician & a wonderful human being.
January 2016
Fantastic incredible doctor "the" best! Am so lucky Dr. Kozarek could see me!
January 2016
Dr. Kozarek is a genius - wise & caring. 1st doctor of a dozen that I feel pinpointed my problem (during a year of isolation).