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Thomas B. Curtis, MD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Education and Professional Achievements
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1979
Naval Regional Medical Center, Oakland, California, 1980
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, 1987
Professional Activities and Awards
Fellow, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Voted one of Seattle’s Top Doctors by Seattle Met magazine in 2010.
Patient Ratings and Comments
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I would and have recommend this facility and especially Dr. Curtis to friends and family. Dr. Curtis took considerable time and effort to answer my questions and explain his thoughts wrt to the visit. I especially, find it comforting that he gives me the facts and options for me to make informed decisions on a plan.
Dr. Curtis is excellent! I have been going to him for many years. He always takes the time to explain any and all medical and medication options. He puts me at ease and allows me to make informed decisions about my care. Over my 27 years as a chronic pain patient he is smiles ahead of the rest!
Extremely good experience - caring, communicative, personable.
Dr. Curtis is always friendly, professional and understanding.
8. Amazing! 2 HRS.
Dr. Curtis is also excellent at educating me as my medical complications/have progressed beyond diagnosis. Very, very helpful.
I have been with this provider since 2004... I will remain with him as long as he is in practice at Virginia Mason... He is EXCELLENT...
Dr. Curtis was wonderful. She was patient and kind and I have to say medical doctors have never reported facts but he did.
Dr. Tom Curtis is the best doctor I have ever had. He is knowledgeable, conscientious & has helped me live a normal life through his treatment of my condition.
Dr. Curtis is one of the most caring doctors I have EVER had. And, he had read about my background before we met (not all doctors take the time to do this). He´d be at or near the top of my "most favorite doctor list".
In my humble opinion Dr. Curtis is one of the finest physicians you have. I have been a patient of his for many years and he has always provided me with the best care I could ask for.
I felt extremely confident in Dr. Curtis´ expertise and interest in helping me achieve my goal of better health. I didn´t receive an after visit summary, which is why I gave a lower mark to question 6. I think it would be helpful to have a description of or link to the exercises I was shown in order to be confident I was performing them correctly.
Dr. Amanda Locke was impressive and essential along with the consummate professional Dr. Thomas Curtis as per usual. I cannot speak highly enough of this department.
I have had Dr. Curtis as my doctor for years _____ I love him so much because he talks to me, and listens to ME.
He was very good listening to me. Though during the visit his cell phone kept interupting our visit. Though one call he did receive was bad news.
Dr Curtis is wonderful and a great doctor
Dr. Curtis was extremely thorough and educated me about my care and various options I could consider. He was one of the best physicians I´ve had in terms of showing concern and discussing my case.
Dr.Curtis is an awesome doctor & person he has helped me through the last 20 years with my back problems.
I have not had even 1 bad experience with Dr. Curtis. He answers all of my questions and I feel that he genuinely cares about my health. I would not be working if it was not for him.
Dr. Curtis is a very compassionate provider who never makes you feel rushed.
Dr. Curtis along with my outstanding physician Dr. Naiman have my fullest confidence and appreciation.
Dr Curtis was outstanding in the thoroughness of investigating my condition, making sure he had all information available (he left the room for a bit to call Harborview for CT scan results!), and interacting with me and my husband to explain his findings. I unfortunately have a very complicated situation and was dealing with level 10 pain. Further, I can attest that Dr Curtis is a people person. My husband comments that he is very knowledgeable and uses a process to come to a logical conclusion (something my husband as a software developer is in a great position to recognize and appreciate). Virginia Mason is very lucky to have Dr Curtis!
After seeing many tens of Specialists, PAC´s, Pharm Phd´s, etc. Dr Curtis is one of very few I trust my healthcare with at VM. If not predominately him, and Dr Frechette, I would have left my entire lifetime healthcare spent at VM and left quickly for another medical institution.
I really like Dr. Curtis. This was my 2nd visit with him. The only draw back is he is long winded and the visits have been over an hour each. Being as I am just getting to know him I am sure the visits will shorten over time.
Great doc for over 10 years.
Dr. Curtis was awesome! He took a lot of time going over my complicated history and was excellent! I would recommend him to all my friends and family!
Dr. Curtis is possibly my favorite doctor. He understands me and my concerns, very helpful, but is stern when need-be. No retiring Dr. Curtis. (He promises he won´t!)
I have referred others to Dr. Curtis because he cares. Plain & simple - you are not just a number on a chart.
Dr Curtis is the best Dr in my opinion for what I see him for and has helped me with other problems he has found
Ten years of total confidence in Dr. Curtis and his staff.
Doctor Curtis has been the best helping me since the car wreck that left me with having to have neck surgery and that was going to leave me worse off than I am now. We have had been working it out with pain medications now cutting off the pain medication working with me on this. He has been great. I have passed his name to people who have back problems.
My appointments with Dr. Curtis have always been excellent. I never feel rushed and he really listens to my concern. I have recommended him to others.
Dr Curtis is the BEST!!!!!
Dr. Curtis is by far the best physician I have had the pleasure of seeing at VM. He takes more than enough time to explain everything to me and makes each visit a please. I could not recommend him highly enough. I consider him to be the best doctor I have ever seen and I thank him for his understanding and kindness.
Dr. Curtis does a thorough assessment. PT Nurse was impressed with his report and will recommend him to clients as well.
Dr. Curtis is one of my hero´s in life. He´s stuck with me for 15 years after 3 severe complications of 3 major lower back surgeries at Virginia Mason. I´m much worse off than I was before the first surgery 20 years ago and the good Doctor has stuck by my side to keep me out of pain as much as possible.
Dr. Curtis & Kita both explain everything to me in detail.
Dr. Curtis is amazing!!
Dr. Curtis & Roberta were terrific!
Dr. Curtis shows concern about my overall health. He looks at my past and current records as well as all the medications I´m taking (prescribed and over-the-counter). He considers any potential long-term effects that the combination of all my medications will/could possibly have on my health, now and in the future. When appropriate he advises that I check with my other prescribing physicians about his observations and concerns. I feel very safe under his care.
This is why I do V.M.
Dr. Curtis and staff are amazing in the compassion they show, as well as the expertise in pain management. I would highly recommend Virginia Mason.
Dr. Curtis: Dr. Curtis is such a wonderful doctor, he´s been my doctor for over seven years.
I´m always very happy with the care provided by Dr. Curtis! I think he is one of the best!!
Dr. Curtis is one of the nicest doctors I´ve ever gone too. He listens & explains everything to me. He doesn´t rush me out the door like all other doctors do to make a "quota"! Thank you Dr. Curtis!
Best doctor and truly cares for his patient´s best interest.
I have recommended 3 people to Dr. Curtis. He has saved my life - and this is not an exaggeration.
Dr. Curtis is probably the best doctor I have ever been to. He is not only a great doctor but he cares about you as a person. He listens to everything and cares about your quality of life. Last year when my son died he couldn´t have been more caring. He is a great dr. & person!
Dr. Curtis is very thoughtful. #4. No decision made at this point.
Tom Curtis is by far the most competent, caring, understanding and friendly physician I have ever had the privilege to see. My trust in him is absolute.
Dr. Curtis did not pay any attention to the pain I was in or the prior things I told him had been done, or where my pain was, most of the time was spent discussing studies that had nothing to do with my current situation.
I received courteous and professional care.
I actually pay extra with my insurance to stay with Virginia Mason and specifically Dr. Curtis
I always recommend Dr Curtis I almost hate to because he is so good at what he does. It´s hard to find a Dr that listens and is thorough
Dr Curtis is an excellent doctor
He was the most thorough medical professional I had ever met. His sense of humor made the visit less worrisome.
Dr. Curtis is a one of a kind Dr. He definitely wants to know if there is any way in which he can help you more than he is doing. Another words he makes you feel like he personally cares for your well being.
I have recommended 2 friends and several family members to Dr. Curtis. He is the BEST.
Dr. Curtis is a top notch caring provider.