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Robin Atkinson, DO
Internal Medicine
 
4.8 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Profile
Areas of Expertise
"I enjoy working on preventive health care strategies in addition to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, geriatrics and palliative care."
Special Interests
Dr. Atkinson's areas of special medical interest are cardiovascular disease and preventive health care. She has a particular interest in working with the elderly population.
Personal Information
Dr. Atkinson enjoys soccer, horseback riding, motorcycling, gardening, theater and spending time with her family.
Clinical Experience
Departments
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Primary Care
Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine
Education and Professional Achievements
Education
Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Vallejo, Calif., 2008
Residency
Internal Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, 2011
Professional Activities and Awards
Member, American Osteopathic Association Member, American College of Physicians Member, Washington State Osteopathic 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
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
4.8 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
 
4.9 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
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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July 2018
she is the best doctor I have ever had.
July 2018
Dr. Atkinson is wonderful! Always attentive. concerned about any issue I have and always comes up with a solution. I refer her regularly. Always has time for me.
June 2018
I am very happy with Dr. Atkinson!
June 2018
she got to learn how to treat the patient friendly+ kindly. we decided not to see this dr any more. she should not look down a patient who speak ENGLISH with accent.Be human being first before becoming doctor.
June 2018
*Dr. Atkinson is incredible & addresses all concerns.
May 2018
Complete trust in the doctor.
May 2018
I always leave completely satisfied. I am grateful to have found such an amazing provider!
May 2018
I am willing to wait for Dr. Atkinson because she is worth the wait. She is so caring and so informative. I really love her!!!!!
May 2018
Dr. Atkinson always listens.
May 2018
Dr. Atkinson is wonderful.
May 2018
Thought she was behind schedule, Dr. Atkinson apologized and did not rush my appointment in any way. I felt her attention was absolutely focused on me during our time together. This doctor is an extremely good communicator.
April 2018
I love my doctor.
April 2018
always very pleased with care
April 2018
Dr. Atkinson is the best doctor I have ever had. She goes above and beyond what I would expect and genuinely cares for my well being.
April 2018
My experience with Robin Atkinson was so good that I recommended her to my husband, who also is very happy with her. She is personable and answers all my questions and is never in a hurry. She explains how the body is supposed to work when it is malfunctioning. Then if medication is needed, she explains well how it will remedy the problem. She goes that extra mile. Thanks, Robin! Robin´s nurses and aids are very well trained and get everything they need done quickly. Robin uses their input and adds to it on the computer during our visit. They all work well together and are friendly with everyone. I would recommend Robin Atkinson to everyone!
April 2018
*Dr. Atkinson is my caring and take time to address any concerns.
April 2018
*Dr. Atkinson is always very through and extremely attentive. Love her!
April 2018
Dr. Atkinson is always involves me in the decision making process of my health care and gives great ideas of strategies to improve health.
March 2018
I love having Dr Atkinson as my PCP
March 2018
I am very pleased with Dr. Atkinson. I could easily say she is the best care provider i have ever had.
March 2018
She is very professional, caring, articulate and helpful.
February 2018
I feel like Dr. Atkinson provides me with the best health care of my life. She is a great doctor and I trust her
February 2018
I like Dr. Atkinson. She partners with me, rather than administer TO me. Quickly and efficiently, she gives me options while providing the data to support our decision making. This is exactly what I appreciate in a physician. Also, she´s friendly and approachable.
February 2018
I´ve been very pleased with the service provided by the staff, physician´s assistant and doctors.
February 2018
Dr. Atkinson is really good! I transferred care due to a move from my PCP that I had had for over 12 years and never thought I would find someone as good as my previous PCP. Dr. Atkinson proved me wrong. I have already recommended that my partner see her.
February 2018
I cannot say enough kind things about Dr Atkinson. She has that special ability to make me feel as if I am the most important patient she has. She has a depth of knowledge that is greater than most PCPs, in my experience. She shows great motivation in making sure I get the best care possible, and to that goal, she works well with my other physicians, in VM and other systems.
January 2018
I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Atkinson. She´s a true gift.
January 2018
Dr. Atkinson is a good listener, very friendly, helpful and sets the patience at ease. Very comfortable dealing with her and am impressed by her knowledge of conditions I expressed to her.
January 2018
a very caring doctor that i would recommend to anyone.
January 2018
dr Atkinson is very competent and caring
December 2017
Dr. Atkinson is a wonderful doctor! I really enjoy her.
December 2017
Dr. Robin Atkinson has been my care provider for several years, and I could not ask for a more caring, result oriented, energetic and kind doctor!
December 2017
Have been seeing Dr. Atkinson for over a year and have recommended her several times to others. I can honestly say i feel her to be the best provider i have had in my adult life.
December 2017
I absolutely love Dr. A. but she is almost always 10-20 mins. behind and the visits often feel rushed. I will need to make additional appts. to address all of my concerns.
December 2017
Dr Atkinson is very easy for me to open up and discuss my problems. she is sharp and knows me.
November 2017
Dr.Atkinson is a true knowledable and caring Physician. I feel blessed to have her as my doctor.
November 2017
I had some concerns that I really worried about. Dr. Atkinson really explained things to me and put my mind at ease. I ALWAYS leave her feeling so much better and encouraged! Absolutely love her!
November 2017
excellent!
November 2017
I would recommend Dr. Atkinson, but I probably won´t. Only because I don´t want her to be too busy to see me. :-)
November 2017
Dr. Atkinson is always very pleasant and very through. She is very fast and so sometimes I need to prepare myself for that but she is wonderful - I would not even change change.
November 2017
She was very busy (almost rushed) but she asked me repeatedly if I had any questions, or problems or if I had anything I wanted to discuss.
November 2017
Dr. Atkinson is very friendly and easy to talk to. I was comfortable discussing my problems with her. She gave thorough explanations. Excellent provider
November 2017
As a patient I appreciate that Dr. Atkinson doesn´t rush her time with me...she takes time to listen to me and make sure I understand what she tells me before moving on.
October 2017
Dr. Atkinson is excellent doctor.
October 2017
My relationship with this Dr. has improved a lot over the past year. I feel like she is more in touch with my needs and is more knowledgable about my condition than she was a year ago.
October 2017
The problems I went for my annual physical and what I received was _____ once over.
October 2017
Dr. Robin Atkinson is very attentive, accurate, personable and treats your appointment with priority.
September 2017
My experience with Dr. Atkinson has always been positive
September 2017
she does well in Listening to ones concerns,,excellent with using MY Virginia Portal,Always feel as my visit went well and I now have what is needed to feel better.Excellent advise and care.
August 2017
Dr. Atkinson is amazing!! So was the radiologist for my mammogram.
August 2017
I have referred several people to Dr. Atkinson. She´s amazing!!
July 2017
Robyn Atkison listens carefully, sorts through possibilities, then systematically plans out a course of care with me. Reviews test results with me as soon as they are available. I appreciate the time she spends, her systematic care and caring. Thank you Robyn.
July 2017
Dr. Atkinson is very good about engaging me in the decision making process. This was not my lifetime experience with doctors and at first I was uncertain, having been accustomed to doctors just telling me what they were going to do. now I truly appreciate her partnership with me in h=my health journey, and wonder why I let other doctors adopt that "I know best" attitude. I appreciate their medical training and expect, and receive their input, but it is now comfortable for me to participate in the decision making process. I attribute this to Dr. Atkinson´s care.
July 2017
Dr. Atkinson is extremely professional yet she comes across as a very caring person. She is the best primary care physician I have had ever. I would recommend her to anyone.
July 2017
Dr. Atkinson is an exemplary primary care doctor. She is always respectful, responsive, knowledgeable, and compassionate.
July 2017
Superb, highly capable, friendly.
June 2017
Dr. Atkinson is always awesome and knowledgeable about the latest things regarding my condition. She also remembers me well even when it´s a long time between visits. I feel very confident about her ability to help me stay as healthy as I can.
June 2017
very late and rushed talked constantly wasn´t focused on listening to me, seemed distracted and wanting to get onto the next patient
June 2017
Dr. Atkinson is my absolute favorite doctor. She is thorough, efficient, and takes the time she needs with each patient. She is personable and really gets to know her patients (on a professional level yet it feels personal). I recommend her to all my friends.
June 2017
I have always had good doctors at VM, But Dr. Atkinson, is the best, she really listen, covers all the options and is an extremely nice person. Thank you
June 2017
Very encouraging re: improved health & next goals.
June 2017
ROBIN IS AWESOME!!!
June 2017
Dr. Atkinson is the BEST!
June 2017
Dr. Atkinson is an incredible Dr. Amazing listener, caring, knowledgeable, and takes the time to really listen and address my issues. Literally she is saving me through some rough times. I couldn´t make it without her. Appreciated more than I can put to words.
May 2017
Excellent discussion and sound advice from Dr. Atkinson, as usual.
May 2017
Doctor Atkinson is caring and knowledgeable.I highly recommend her to anyone!
May 2017
I am fortunate to have the very best PCP I´ve ever experienced!
May 2017
I cannot recommend Dr Atkinson enough - she is the best doctor I´ve had in a very long time. She really takes the time to listen to me and works with me to consider all the options. She´s super supportive of me and my decisions and I trust that she has my best interests in consideration.
April 2017
The Dr was too rushed this day however apologized for the wait, but also rushed out when appointment was over. Appointment itself was good but you could tell she was just too, too busy. She neglected to tell me that I needed to have a urine sample and used the restroom before my labs and couldn´t provide one. But she is an excellent Dr. I have every confidence in her and wouldn´t want to have my care with anyone else.
April 2017
Dr. Atkinson is an excellent physician. She always takes the time to listen and truly cares.
April 2017
Dr Atkinson was very thorough and gave me time to ask questions and explain my health concerns.
April 2017
way too busy and talked way too fast!!!!
April 2017
I love my doctor.
April 2017
Dr Atkinson is a great doctor.
April 2017
Dr. Atkinson is amazing - thorough, efficient yet calm, unrushed and very caring and compassionate. She really listens, which I don´t think a lot of doctors do very well these days. She has a wholistic approach which I really appreciate. She´s a gem!!
April 2017
I am very blessed to have Dr. Atkinson and Kimberly Lee - Cooper as my care providers. I would not like the idea of ever having to change my care providers.
April 2017
Dr. Atkinson gives her BEST professional care to her patients. She treats patients like family no matter how busy. She patiently listening to her patients to help solve all the problem. We truly appreciate Dr. Atkinson´s wonderful care!
April 2017
Dr. Atkinson is amazing: very knowledgeable, friendly and compassionate. Without a doubt the best doc I´ve ever worked with.
April 2017
Robin is a very attentive Doctor and always spends the time needed without making me feel rushed or that I am overburdening her. Appreciate her insights to my condition (AAA Dissection patient) and healing process. The staff that works with her all have the same level of professionalism and care which is very refreshing.
March 2017
Always a pleasure to work with even under stressful conditions! She is a very kind & knowledgeable, physician! I have a lot of confidence in her!
March 2017
Dr. Robin Atkinson is terrific. She is an excellent doctor and is an excellent listener. You never feel she is rushed and she connects with you on a personal level. She exhibits real concern for your health and well being.
March 2017
Excellent - she spent a lot of time going over my issues and concerns.
March 2017
I love Dr Atkinson. She always takes my concerns seriously and addresses immediately. I´m not just another patient, but cares about listening to what I have to say. And always provides assurance to me.
March 2017
I actually recommend Dr. Atkinson to my friends and family.
March 2017
Dr Adkinson is not my regular doctor, but was able to see me for what seemed a possible medical emergency. She was very clear, got me in for an ultrasound the same day, called me with results and how to follow up. In addition, I was able to discuss another concern with me and she gave me excellent info on that too. Very happy with her help.
March 2017
I like Dr Adkinson, She´s very good with difficult prople like my 85 yr old mom.
March 2017
Wonderful doctor.
March 2017
doctor robin is THE BEST care provider I have ever encountered. She is kind and considerate and always takes plenty of time to explain and listen to concerns.
March 2017
Dr. Atkinson is thorough, astute, personable and compassionate in her care. she is very good about following up with Mr and is patient with my strugglevto communicate effectively in verbal conversations when I´m under anxiety, etc.
March 2017
Atkinson is the best!
February 2017
Doctor Robin Atkinson has been my provider for several years. She is concerned, she makes suggestions, listens and tries to answer all the questions within the time she can spend with me. And her assistants are always professional and kind.
January 2017
She is excellent, out of my many years I have experienced physicians she is one of the best ones I´ve come across. My mom is very fortunate to have her!
January 2017
Every aspect of each appointment I´ve had at this clinic has been great! I hate going to the dr., and the employees at this clinic make it manageable for me.
January 2017
I absolutely love that Dr. Robin Atkinson is my care provider! She has always shown great care with me, and continues to do so every step of the way.
January 2017
Dr. Atkinson is a skilled physician and an excellent communicator.
January 2017
Doctor Atkinson is one of your best. Also, one of the best GPs in greater Seattle. She is simply outstanding.
January 2017
My confidence is the best for Dr. Robin Atkinson. One of the best I´ve ever had.
January 2017
Very impressed with Dr. Atkinson. She was very pleasant, listened carefully , patiently explained test results and made me feel that I was in "good hands".