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Ted Naiman, MD, ABFM
Family Medicine
 
4.9 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Profile
Special Interests
All aspects of primary care medicine
Clinical Experience
Departments
Specialties
Family Medicine, Primary Care
Board Certifications
American Board of Family Medicine, 2000
Education and Professional Achievements
Education
Loma Linda University, Calif., 1997
Residency
Family Medicine, Greenville Hospital System, Greenville, S.C., 2000
Professional Activities and Awards
Member, American Medical Association Member, American Academy of Family Physicians
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
 
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
All comments are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Patient comments are displayed in their entirety and patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and privacy. Learn about the comments.
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2019
Dr. Naiman is very knowledgeable and a fantastic communicator. Highly recommended.
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2019
Second time seeing Dr. Naiman, down almost 30lbs. Reviewed thyroid tests from previous providers and scheduled one year follow-up evaluation. Results of lab work completion were timely.
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2019
he is not a hand holder, but hes my favorite doctor
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2019
Best doctor I've ever had.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2019
Best doctor ever!
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2019
very positive experience
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2019
Only negative is the need to rush along and the doctor's need to deal with required paper/computer data entry. This is no worse than anywhere else I have been, though!
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2019
Dr. Naiman is an excellent physician, and I appreciate his low carbohydrate lifestyle approach to medical care.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2019
have recommended Dr. Naiman to one of my neighbors
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2019
Naiman's da bomb yo!!! I feel like this dude is saving my life! Can't give enough props!
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2019
Dr. Naiman was excellent. He took the time to explain and provide instructions about my care moving forward. I could not get my previous doctors to provide this much care and information. 2 THUMBS UP!
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2019
Dr. Naiman always takes the time to discuss my health with me. He is always prepared and never rushes.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2019
Give this guy a raise! Dr. Naiman spent way more time with me than expected and was extremely thorough. He was encouraging of questions and gave me several options to consider concerning my healthcare. I am very pleased I was able to find Dr. Naiman and that he accepts my insurance. Thanks for the excellent experience!
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2019
*Dr. Naiman had a very creative/professional solution to a problem I was having.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2019
Dr Naimann is the best! I always feel respected and included in decisions. Never feel rushed or disrespected. Dr N saved my life years ago - I'll never forget that.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2019
Great doctor, always look forward to seeing him
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2019
I could not be more pleased with the care I received from Dr. Naiman.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2019
I have recommended Dr. Naiman to several relatives and friends, excellent Doctor.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2019
Dr. Naiman, is a very caring doctor and I enjoy talking with him each year at my physical.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2019
My first visit with Dr. Naiman - thought he was excellent. Talked through my medical issues (high BP & diabetes) and my medications. Talked about how I can improve my health and well being - less carbs & sugars, more protein and exercise. He listened and was easy to understand. Liked him.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2019
I saw Dr. Naiman for wound care and he showed me how to dress my wound myself.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2019
I have recommended Dr Naiman to several others. Outstanding doctor!
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2019
Excellent experience, would not hesitate to recommend.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2019
I don't have enough superlatives to describe Dr. Naiman. It was my most informative visit I've had with a doctor as an adult. Courteous, down to earth, and a knack for explaining himself in plain terms. Never thought i'd look forward to a doctor visit
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2019
I have recommended *Dr. Naiman to others who have been very happy with him.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2019
I've only seen Dr. Naimen a couple of times but chose him to be my primary care Physician after Dr. Kirshner retired. I'm very happy with him so far and sure I made the correct decision.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2019
First visit with this provider. Long wait time in exam room. Very rushed annual exam. I had indicated on the form that I have been struggling with depression. He did not even ask about this.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2019
He is an amazing educated doctor. I would recommend him to anyone. I won't go to anyone else.
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2019
Dr. Naiman is wonderful, respectful and patient with me. I appreciate his professionalism and his care
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2019
Outstanding physician.
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2019
Dr. Naiman is extremely knowledgeable and passionate. I think I found a great match for my needs for a long term provider.
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2019
Dr Naiman was very sympathetic to concerns I have that affect my ability to lead a very healthy lifestyle. I specifically wanted to see Dr Naiman because of his vast knowledge and experience with the low carb lifestyle and exercise to improve overall body composition. He is brilliant!!
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2019
I really like Dr. Naiman Theodore; quick with results on xrays and bloodwork; easy to speak to;
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2019
i was concerned about side effects of one of my medications and the care provider had no problem changing the prescription.
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2019
Dr Naiman is the best PCP on the planet. I feel healthier just having him as my doctor. His knowledge about type one diabetes empowers me to live a long and complication-free life. My A1c (4.6) is better than most non diabetics and I feel amazing.
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2019
I sought out Dr Naiman specifically for his expertise in treating metabolic health issues, wasn't disappointed. He was also super thoughtful, attentive and thorough. Worth the extra long commute to visit!
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2019
no complaints very professional
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2019
Dr.Naiman is by far the best dr I have found living in the PNW! He really, truly cares about you, listens, and genuinely wants to help! I've already told many friends and family members about him and they're excited to switch too! Dr.Naiman is the best there is!!
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2019
Dr. Naiman is the best Family Doctor I've ever had as an adult.
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2019
I find Dr. Naiman to be very knowledgeable, energetic and compassionate. He provided very good practical health recommendations. Best primary doctor I've ever had to date anywhere for sure.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2019
Dr. Naiman is phenomenal. He is kind, compassionate, funny, relatable, and accessible. He explains everything in plain English, but is also willing to appease my scientific curiosity by explaining in more technical/medical terms. Dr. Naiman has been invaluable in coordinating care between my multiple specialists and I deeply appreciate his willingness to admit when he doesn't know the answer to something and his tenacity in finding the answer and/or referring me to a specialist who has the answer (and his commitment to following up and making sure that specialist really did have my answer!).Dr. Naiman does an excellent job at making my health care into a collaborative effort between us and he is always willing to listen to my ideas and opinions and is never dismissive or disinterested. He might listen to my concern about a perceived health problem that I've consulted Dr. Google about and then explain to me why that's an unlikely scenario and alleviate my anxiety or he might find my research compelling and suggest options to investigate further. Either way, I know he's legitimately listening to me and he understands where I'm coming from with my ideas, and he never belittles my concerns (no matter how unfounded) or chastises me for me googling medical information. Instead, he assesses what I'm saying in a logical, responsible, and professional manner and responds with compassion and understanding in a way that makes me feel heard and believed.Outside of appointments, Dr. Naiman is amazing about following up with test results and lets me know as soon as he knows where everything stands. He is super prompt about responding to MyVM messages and always responds personally. He is also great about communicating with other providers, even outside VM, and my specialists all seem very appreciative of his responsiveness. He is also great about responding to prescription refill requests quickly and his team always communicates with me in advance if an appointment is required to obtain another refill.I've been a patient of Dr. Naiman's since 2011 and he has been an invaluable resource in managing my type 2 diabetes. His views on nutrition might seem a bit wacky at first, but he's brilliant and I honestly he's believe better than any nutritionist. I went "off the wagon" for a few years, but now that I'm getting my diet back in order, I am feeling legitimately better overall than I have in a long time. It may not be a "cure-all," but it is a "cure-some," and some is certainly better than none!I absolutely trust Dr. Naiman to manage my complicated medical care for my multiple chronic conditions, manage the safety and efficacy of multiple prescription medications (even from other providers), coordinate care between my multiple specialists, and to be an unwavering advocate on my behalf to demand that my insurance cover the care that my medical team believes I need to live my healthiest, best life.My ONLY complaint is that there's only one Dr. Naiman to go around! When I first started seeing him, I could usually get an appointment within a day or so, but now he's often booked a week to two weeks out (because clearly word has gotten out that he's awesome). So I guess if VM could pay him WAY more money to agree to not take any days off and never go on vacation, that would ease the scheduling crunch, but then again, all work & no play makes Jack a dull boy & compromises patient safety, so never mind! But for the record, VM should do everything in its power to make sure they keep him happy & don't ever lose him to another organization, because I'm sure I'm not alone in saying that I would uproot my care from VM & follow Dr. Naiman to the ends of the Earth (or the outskirts of King County) without hesitation.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2019
*Dr. Naiman is fantastic.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2019
Dr. Naiman taps in to just the right mix of persuasion and motivation to help me take on the healthy actions I need to do.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2019
I appreciated Dr. Naimans' professionalism and courteous manner, knowledgeable answers!
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2019
Literally the best doctor we have both ever worked with.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2019
Traveled from Olympia to see this provider. It was well worth the time.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2019
Dr Naiman is a thinker. I always value his opinion.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2019
Dr. Naiman was very knowledgeable and pragmatic, and helped reassure me that the treatment plan we were following would address my medical issue.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2019
Dr. Ted Naiman is simply the BEST doctor! He is a true listener, an amazing researcher and giver of pertinent information, and cares. I always leave understanding the situation in detail and next steps.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2019
we have already recommended him to friends and family.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2019
Dr. Naiman is a fantastic professional and instills confidence in his analysis and diagnosis.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2019
Dr. Naiman was great!!!
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2019
best doctor I've ever had
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2019
Someone knocked on the door the rush the doctor. It had to end abruptly. However, we have most of the answers we needed to know.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2019
This was the best experience I've had with a care provider in several years.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2019
We are fortunate to receive care from Dr. Naiman!
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2019
Dr Naiman is a great doctor and professional.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2019
Dr Naiman is the best! Thorough and easy to talk to. AbWell informed professional.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2019
Very good.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2019
Dr. Naiman is the only doctor in this area (that I know) that is familiar with eating a high fat diet. I feel much better having a doctor with his experience.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2019
Though the doctor was knowledgeable, he gave very little time & acted as if my appointment was of little importance.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2019
Dr. Neiman has my utmost trust and respect, always a pleasure dealing with him.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2019
I'm seen doc many times, good guy, I enjoy my clinic visits with him
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2019
Dr. Naiman is excellent! Very knowledgeable, and I always get ample time to discuss my medical issue with him (never the "rushed" feeling I have had with some other doctors).
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2019
Dr Naiman is Awesome! he's the best!!
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2019
Dr. Naiman is always awesome and helps keep on track for fitness and health
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2019
very happy with Doctor Naimon!
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2019
I am very happy to have Ted Naiman as my doctor
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2019
Dr. Naiman is perfect for me. Good explanations, not too long, not too short, just right. Passionate about his troubleshooting and thorough. He is fantastic on the portal, which frankly makes me want to recommend and use him as a Doctor.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2019
Ted is great.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2019
Very good and understandable answers to all my questions.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2019
Dr. Naiman is an excellent General Physician, having managed my care with Specialists extremely well, and provided me with low carbohydrate, ketogenic diet information that has improved my general health.