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Susan M. Rausch, MD, PhD
Sleep Medicine
 
4.7 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
Locations
Profile
Areas of Expertise

Obstructive sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, insomnia, narcolepsy

Personal Information

Dr. Rausch likes to do gardening and spend time with her dogs.

Clinical Experience
Departments
Specialties
Sleep Medicine
Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine
American Board of Sleep Medicine

Education and Professional Achievements
Education
University of California School of Medicine, Irvine, Calif., 1992
Internship
Cedars - Sinai Medical Center, Beverly Hills, Calif., 1995
Residency
Cedars - Sinai Medical Center, Beverly Hills, 1995
Fellowships
Cedars - Sinai Medical Center, Beverly Hills, Calif., 1998
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
 
4.7 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
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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July 2018
Dr. Rausch takes time to understand the problem or problems, presents relevant information, listens to concerns and then adjusts the plan accordingly. It feels collegial to work with her, a partnership.
July 2018
Dr. Rausch had thoroughly reviewed my case with my other care providers to come up with a multi-disciplinary treatment plan prior to my appointment and was very responsive and attentive to my questions and concerns.
July 2018
Dr. Rausch is great. She is probably one of the most attentive providers I have had treat me, and that is saying something as I work with VM providers every day.
May 2018
In the 1/2 hr. spent with 1st time *Dr. Rausch learned more about my situation than all appointments put together with original dr.
May 2018
Dr. Rausch was very good at describing to me the different levels of care and the response for each of them. She also gave me very clear and easy to understand instructions on how to apply the necessary steps of care.
May 2018
very professional and helpful
April 2018
I love Dr. Rausch. I never feel rushed when she is talking to me. That is one of the most important things a doctor can do for me.
April 2018
Appointment was rushed. Very sterile. No feelings of real concern. ...Just get in, get out, get on to the next patient.
April 2018
I really enjoyed the appointment with Dr. Rausch - very informative and inspiring for my health progress.
March 2018
Excellent and informative care.
March 2018
Dr. Rausch is the best.
March 2018
Abundant information covered in relatively short time, and advice which has proven to be spot-on. Confidence- and trust- invoking!!
March 2018
Doctor Rausch was extremely thorough, new my medical records well and worked with me for a prescription solution to insurance requirements.
March 2018
Dr. Rausch was very thorough, attentive and understanding. She took care of all my issues & questions.
February 2018
excellent in communication and care
February 2018
My doctor was very concern of my health and how I been feeling also her staff I like very much sitting and talking.
January 2018
Dr. Rausch is an excellent physician. I consider myself fortunate to have her expertise available to me as a patient. She is well-versed in sleep disorders and understands the effect my disease has on the quality of my sleep, and she does all she can to provide me with support.
January 2018
As I stated before Dr. Rausch is professional, personable, always asks if I have any further questions before leaving. I think the quality of care she provides is excellent.
January 2018
Very good
December 2017
Dr. Rausch is friendly and professional of the same time - a nice combination.
December 2017
Communication, knowledge, respect, all off the charts
December 2017
a very dedicated Doctor. a great "people person".
November 2017
Generates confidence in knowledge & practice. Very satisfied with Dr. Rausch.
October 2017
Dr. Rausch is an exceptionally intuitive and thoughtful physician. I feel totally confident in her care.
October 2017
Of the several sleep specialists I have seen over the years, Dr. Rausch is by far the best, especially in terms of expertise and empathy.
October 2017
She was very helpful & thoughtful to our needs. Good suggestions.
August 2017
All went well.
July 2017
she is wonderful!!
July 2017
I switched to Dr. Rausch from another provider at a different clinic and I much prefer Dr. Rausch´s patient care and methods of communication. She has been an excellent provider to work with.
July 2017
Doctor was very kind and thoughtful. She explained my abnormal results expertly and I understand what is going on & we have a plan.
June 2017
The quality of service at the Sleep Clinic is excellent - it keep me in the Virginia Mason network, despite my dis-satisfaction with the other VM services such as primary care and physical therapy.
May 2017
the doctor had a very calm and reassuring demeanor. I trusted her.
May 2017
Dr Rausch is great. Easy to talk to, informative, clearly knowledgeable
March 2017
Dr. Rausch is wonderful!
March 2017
Dr. Rausch is very professional and caring.
March 2017
Dr. Rausch is professional in every way: knowledgeable, caring, informative, kind, makes sure her patient is taken care of and in good hands so they are getting the best care and treatment.
March 2017
Dr. Rausch is confident, conversational & candid.
February 2017
Dr Rausch is a superb clinician.
February 2017
My husband and I both think Dr. Rausch is an excellent doctor. She is thorough, careful, kind and asks questions. She is also helpful and knowledgeable.
January 2017
very good experience
January 2017
I had been non-compliant and my Dr. made me feel very at ease about that, making simple changes to help me get back on track.
January 2017
Everyone I´ve dealt with at VM seem to me quite professional and competent. I like all of my doctors very much.