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Sara May, MD
Running, hiking, traveling, and cooking
Education and Professional Achievements
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, 2011
Internal Medicine, Virginia Mason, Seattle, 2014
Professional Activities and Awards
Member, American College of Physicians
Patient Ratings and Comments
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Only the first visit, but pleased so far.
Dr. May is very good at describing things in simple terms, not in "Doctor Speak" so that when I listen I feel engaged in the conversation, not sitting there trying to figure out what she is talking about. She has nice people skills that put me at ease when I see her.
Dr May is a very caring, compassionate, skilled professional. I am always impressed that she is so attentive and patient with this old guy´s problems. She is a genuine credit to VM!
Dr May and all employees at V/M are great that´s why we keep coming back
As always, Dr. May was great. She took time and listened to my concerns and explained what I needed to know.
I will never recommend hershe brushed me off and didn´t show any care when I might be pregnant not someone I would ever want to see again
wonderful, caring, patient, willing to talk and listen about anything
I was VERY satisfied with Dr. May. She is open and willing to work with me and a Naturopath I have had for 10 years. Dr. May seems to have an open mind and knowledge of a wide variety of health and wellness approaches, as well as a conventional medicine. She was interested in helping and supporting me in continuing my own health regimen of diet, fitness, and Naturopathic supplements/bio identical hormones, etc.. I will recommend her to friends!
The diagnosis was simple and didn´t require treatment decisions. Dr. May explained what was happening quite thoroughly and allayed my fears.
Dr. Bender (Seattle) transferred me to Dr. May (Issaquah) when he retired. She has provided very good services since then.
Dr. May was very thorough.
Dr. May was very thorough and friendly.
Dr. Sara May is a great doctor. I am very confident in her assessments and medical judgment.
I love my Dr. May! Her professionalism and demeanor are a comfort to me. She puts me at ease and answers questions to my satisfaction.
The Dr. May - a very warm, friendly easy to talk to professional.
This physician clearly conveys her lack of interest. She has never asked questions about my condition. She works hard at not ever touching her patient. She clearly conveys dislike of my condition.
Dr. May did a great job and I was happy to help with the nurse practitioner who also saw me. That gives me a lot of confidence in the care I get when you have people being trained by physicians in the clinic. If I was howling in pain I might not have appreciated it but for my condition it was great.
My care provider is friendly but professional. I never feel rushed. She answers all my questions with great patience.
Dr. May is SUPER!
I feel like my Dr. is very inexperienced and doesn´t know what she´s doing.
Dr. May listened & my concerns and gave great feedback.
Dr. May is outstanding.
Doctor provided everything I expected from the office visit, plus immediate X-rays.
Dr May is probably a good doctor. However, over the multiple visits I´ve had with her I´ve never gone away feeling completely satisfied with the care received. I feel almost as though she is not genuinely concerned about my concerns. I will probably try a different provider for my next visit.
Dr May was fine. I just wouldn´t go out of my way to recommend her.
l look forward to working with Sarah May on all my future medical concerns and conditions.
I appreciated the options Dr. May provided regarded potential tests. I didn´t feel rushed and her approach was fantastic.
Dr May is awesome, super friendly!
This was the fastest and simplest annual exam I have ever had. Felt like a wasted of time in a way.
Sara wrote everything down for me even offered to look up info on an issue that wasn´t related to my visit that day.
Dr. May is very helpful.
This was my first appointment with Dr May. She did a very good job understand my symptoms and explaining that my condition was not serious. I was recommended her to other family members
Great experience with an amazing, personable physician
not my regular doctor but very professional.
I like Dr. May. She is not in a hurry to leave and is willing to help.
Dr. Norsen (Bellevue Clinic) is top-of-the-line - hope he is always there for me. Dr. Sara May (Issaquah Clinic) was genial, competent, caring, knowledgeable and I hope to utilized her in future for further DOT physical(s).
Her handoff wasn´t the best. She didn´t say it was nice to meet you or have a good day or anything, so I was confused about whether I was supposed to come back to her.
Dr. May is genuinely concerned and she is organized and calm so glad I found her!!
Dr. May seemed very competent and compassionate.
Dr. May called me the next day to see how I was doing
This was my first appointment with Dr. May. She was very professional. She took some time to get to know me personally! We spoke about my medical history. I was very pleased and will continue to see her as my PCP as I had to change due to insurance issues.
Dr. Sara May is very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. I appreciated getting an explanation of the various possible problems I might be experiencing and the options to further investigate and address the underlying cause. Thank you!
Dr May listened to my concerns and and current life stresses. I didn´t feel like she was in a hurry. She is easy to talk with.
Dr. May is great about answering all of my questions and never making me feel rushed.
first time seeing Dr May and she was pleasant and spent time listening to my medical concerns
Very professional, AND caring.
Dr. May actually read my intake paperwork and medical history. A rare thing.
My first meeting with Dr May and I was very impressed with her professionalism.
The doctor that I met with was good but lacked some confidence in overall exam approach. Her overall review of my symptoms, exam and presentation of treatment options was adequate. She just needs to portray a bit more confidence.
Very practical advice for a simple visit.
Very kind and helpful, displayed enough concern without causing worry or fear. Easy to communicate with and excellent efficiency with communication of lab results and personal touch with direct phone communication.
Dr. May listened to what I had to say and did her very best to get the tests I requested. She also was patient and thorough.
This was the first time I´d seen Dr. May as I opted to take the first available appointment with any care provider. I greatly appreciated her patience and care, she was thorough, informative, genuine and helpful.
Dr. May, thank you for seeing me on short notice. I´m glad you had an open appointment. I really wanted to make sure there weren´t any signs of infection.
Dr. May was professional, clinical, well spoken, and well reasoned, but not particularly warm, caring, or empathetic. I appreciated her professionalism.
Dr. May spent all the time necessary and e=dealt with all my questions and concerns.
I have already sent Dr. May several patients and they have been very happy.
Dr. May was nice enough, but I can´t quite pinpoint her approach to care so maybe our perspectives/expectations didn´t mesh well. I felt...incomplete, like she was looking for me to tell her what to tell me. She endured through all my backlogged concerns, but when it came test results and how to manage care going forward, I had to seek more information. It was almost literally [despite the pain you´re experiencing, nothing is wrong. Full stop.] Once I challenged the initial response, I was provided more clarity.
For a first time visit the dr. was great.
Dr. May understands that "people wish to know how much you care, before they care how much you know." Dr. May has a strong command of internal medicine and the unique ability to explain complex medical language in a manner that anyone can understand.
Visit was too short for true assessment but I felt she was competent & sharp.
Not sure if it is a personality issue with myself and this Dr. but this is the second time I have seen her and once again left feeling like my health concerns were dismissed from the onset. She is very young and maybe lack of life experience or maybe she isn´t listening and has already formed her opinion? Can´t really figure it out but will not be seeing her anymore. Felt like a waste of my time.
I am very pleased to have Dr. May as my PCP. She takes the time to listen to your questions and concerns as well as discuss those with you. I would highly recommend Dr. May!
Dr. May appears kind and caring. I have only seen her for very routine things however so I am cannot speak to her clinical skills - at least my perception.
Dr. May is a wonderful doctor. I´m very glad to have found her and would love to keep her as my Doctor.
Dr. May is a great doctor and after our first visit, I wanted to make her my primary care physician.