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Thomas E. Numrych, MD, PhD, FAAP
4.7 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Personal Information
Outside his practice, Dr. Numrych enjoys hiking and biking with his wife and son, and weightlifting and fitness.
Clinical Experience
Pediatrics, Primary Care
Board Certifications
American Board of Pediatrics
Education and Professional Achievements
MD, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Urbana, 1994 PhD, University of Illinois Graduate School, Urbana, 1992
University of Washington/Children's Hospital, Seattle, 1995
University of Washington/Children's Hospital, Seattle, 1997
Professional Activities and Awards

Voted one of Seattle's Top Doctors by Seattle magazine in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018
Voted one of Seattle's Top Doctors by Seattle Met magazine 2014 and 2015
Voted Castle Connolly Best Doctors 2005-2018

Patient Ratings and Comments
Patient Ratings
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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
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
4.7 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
4.4 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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March 2018
We have had the best experience with Dr. Numrych. We changed to him because he was so thorough & genuinely cared about our son. He is always prompt when replying back to us.
March 2018
We like Dr. Numrych but he always seems rushed so we feel rushed. we feel like he´s very knowledgeable but doesn´t seem to take enough time to reassure us about our concerns.
March 2018
Very friendly, kind & easy to talk to.
February 2018
Dr. Numrych is great with kids & parents alike.
January 2018
Dr. Numrych was great to work with-he was kind, patient, great with the baby, and took his time explaining things to me and my family.
January 2018
Dr. N is the BEST. I have seen many pediatricians in my many years as a parent and he is simply THE. BEST. Nice, smart, warm, funny, just really on top of things, super caring. And really, really smart! I just wish he could spend more time with us but I get how the health system works, that he can´t and that it´s not his fault. Still, I feel like all my questions do get answered during our visits.
January 2018
Dr. Numrych is an amazing doctor. we love his enthusiasm for our daughter´s progress in meeting her milestones and giving us great information for how to support her going forward.
December 2017
Already have recommended him to several friends & was recommended to us through a friend.
November 2017
We love Dr. Numrych!
November 2017
We have worked with Dr. Numrych from birth with both of our boys and we only know him to be professional, personal and very knowledgeable. Dr. Numrych has been a perfect match for us and our boys.
November 2017
Dr nymeric is fantastic
October 2017
Very nice and friendly person.
September 2017
I felt the MD gave lip service to my concerns, more concerned with correcting a nuance of my word choice to describe the problem than showing any care or concern. He rushed through our conversation and rushed through my child´s exam, which seems particularly thoughtless in a pediatrician dealing with a young child who might feel scared about the exam. We will be going elsewhere for our care.
August 2017
We feel so lucky to have found Dr. Numrych for our daughter´s care. He listens to our concerns and takes time to educate us as needed. He has ensured we have immediate access to lactation consultations so our daughter could start life off right with a great nursing routine. He is really well suited to being a pediatrician - he loves his job. We would recommend him highly to any new parents and look forward to our daughter´s continued health care relationship with him.
August 2017
We love Dr. Numrych!
July 2017
Dr. Numrych is so kind and caring and made my son feel better emotionally. I can´t say enough good things about him. I would shout his name from the rooftops if I could.
June 2017
We always look forward to our appts with Dr. Numrych. He is kind, straightforward, and speaks directly to my son (the patient). We came to Dr. Numrych after a very poor first few experiences with our newborn at another clinic, and I am grateful every day we are with a doctor we trust and that we found him early on!
June 2017
Dr Numrych and his clinic team are fantastic! we recommend to all our friends with kids.
May 2017
I believe Dr. Numrych is very knowledgable regarding pediatrics. He has a vast amount of experience and insight into the health concerns of children. However, he rushes through appointments and doesn´t attempt to really listen to the parents. I, often, leave feeling like I wasn´t heard and worried that he didn´t give much attention to the details of my concerns. Again, he is an incredible source of knowledge, but lacks rapport with parents and is far too focused on getting through the appointments as fast as possible.
April 2017
Dr. Numrych is wonderful! Our only complaint is that his appointments are very short and always feel rushed. When we express concern about something with our child he assesses our son but doesn´t always provide feedback.
April 2017
Dr. Numrych always takes time to explain things in a thorough and accessible manner. He´s friendly and great at making our son feel at ease.
April 2017
The bedside manner has always been impeccable. One of the reasons we love our pediatrician and this office. Truly feels like they care about our children.
March 2017
We love Dr. Numrych! He´s so great with the kids and explains everything extremely well. His ability to instill confidence in me as a parent has been invaluable and he always respects my concerns.
March 2017
Dr. Numrych is an amazing provider. He is knowledgeable, and addresses upcoming milestones while discussing any concerns. I don´t know how he does so much so quickly.
March 2017
We like Dr. Numrych and are very confident in his care, but I always feel like he´s in a rush to leave appointments. I wish he gave more space for questions and concerns; I always have to stop him from leaving and tell him I have some questions for him at my baby´s well-child visits. Makes me feel like I´m inconveniencing him.
December 2016
Dr. Numrych does a great job of addressing our concerns and including us in decisions. Our son also has said that he likes going to the doctor because he is included.
December 2016
We love everyone who works there. So friendly, kind, and genuinely concerned with the health of our children. Great!
October 2016
We felt rush and because of my wife lack of English. My wife felt rush with our son due to maybe the doctor was behind?
October 2016
we are very happy with dr. Numrych as our doctor for our son. His attitude and approach was exactly what we were hoping for.
September 2016
Dr. Numrych is fantastic. One of the best/easiest pediatricians I´ve dealt with.
August 2016
Seemed a little rushed
August 2016
We love Dr. Numrych! he is kind and warm to our kids and provides wonderful care for them. Sometimes he feels a little impatient with small talk and we feel pressure to get through the appointment quickly. We would recommend him to those of our friends who want a competent, scientific doctor who is sometimes rather brief and quick.
July 2016
Dr Numrych is always great at listening to my daughter and addressing all her concerns and treating her with respect.
July 2016
Dr. Numrych is the best!
July 2016
Dr. Numrych is wonderful, has great interpersonal & communication skills, and was/is very helpful regarding this child with complex issues that we recently took into our home.
June 2016
I think Dr Numrych is a very skilled pediatrician. Truly, he is an asest to the field. However, I often feel very rushed through the appointment and afterwards feel like I didn´t get all my questions answered because we were going so quick through the appointment.
June 2016
We love dr. numrych. He gives me great advice and what to expect (developmentally) between visits
May 2016
We love Dr. Numrych and the care he provides for our daughter. He is patient and caring.
May 2016
My son was there for an annual exam. He is extremely uncomfortable with having his testicles checked during the exam. Dr Numrych could stand to be more sensitive to that kind of uncomfortable feeling. At times he comes across as non-empathetic.
May 2016
dr tom is so wonderful! he´s such a great listener and gives me just the right amount of information and piece of mind.
April 2016
Dr. Tom was wonderful!
March 2016
We love Dr. Thomas Numrych!
February 2016
Provider always friendly, personable, engages with kids, explains/repeats so we understand. Gives us options, pros & cons.
January 2016
Dr. Numrych is so knowledgeable, and always has the answers I need to care for my child. He always takes his time examining my daughter and makes sure she is comfortable. He makes sure I understand any plan we may have come up with, and addresses all of my concerns. He is an amazing provider!