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Vivian Stone, MD
Rheumatology
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Profile
Special Interests
Dr. Stone’s medical interests include inflammatory arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and connective tissues diseases.
Clinical Experience
Departments
Specialties
Rheumatology
Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty in Rheumatology
Education and Professional Achievements
Education
Rosalind Franklin University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School, 2004
Residency
Internal Medicine, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn., 2007
Fellowships
Rheumatology, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.. 2009
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.
August 2017
I wish ALL doctors were as kind, thorough, and helpful as Dr.Stone!
August 2017
Dr. Stone show strong interest in knowing & understanding my health situation & provides very helpful information, and care for my condition.
August 2017
Dr. Vivian Stone has my utmost admiration, confidence, and appreciation for the care she provides.
August 2017
Love Dr. Stone she is very upbeat and supportive.
July 2017
Dr. Stone is very caring and concerned about your issues. She should be proud of her efforts and recognized by the organization as an outstanding care giver. I am very happy that she did not continue with engineering and entered medicine instead.
July 2017
I appreciate her concern for ALL my medical problems.
July 2017
Dr. Stone is a wonderful doctor. she has a wealth of information and is exceptionally caring.
July 2017
Dr. Stone is a very kind person who makes you feel cared for as a human being! I feel very comfortable around her and at ease asking questions!
July 2017
All excellent.
July 2017
Dr. Vivian Stone is an interested and caring physician who exemplifies the mission of Virginia Mason.
July 2017
Dr Stone is fantastic! She is a wonderful and caring doctor. She always answers all my questions, she is friendly, and makes me feel comfortable and cared for. Thank You!!
June 2017
Dr.Stone is excellent and probably knows more about my overall health than my general provider. She uses the hands on touching to see what is going on and this is rare but should not be. I am very satisfied with her care and particularly her level of concern. Find more like her.
June 2017
Best rheumatologist in the city.
June 2017
Dr. Stone is one of the best physicians I have had. She truly cares about any issues I am having with my health as well as what is going on in my day to day life.
June 2017
Dr. Stone is the kindest and caring doctor that I have ever had! She takes the time to listen and make a positive plan for my entire health!
June 2017
Outstanding doctor! Love Dr. Stone is always very nice and never gives the impression she behind on her schedule for the day. Very devoted Doctor!
June 2017
I just LOVE Dr. Vivian Stone. She feels more like a friend, than my doc. She always "sees & hears" me during my office visits and I know that my journey through my lifetime illness is in the BEST hands. She is empathetic & caring & excellent at what she does I´ve referred her often.
June 2017
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE This doctors bedside manner. She´s such a wonderful caring doctor. I enjoy our visits and feel very confident in her care. I think she deserves a raise. :)
June 2017
dr. stone is remarkable. great provider!
May 2017
Dr Stone is excellent very thorough
May 2017
Dr. Stone is easy to work with and I am grateful my other doctor left the practice.
May 2017
Dr. Stone is the best doctor I have seen - Very impressed!
May 2017
Dr. Stone is the best!
May 2017
I highly recommend Dr. Stone.
May 2017
Dr Stone is always great at explaining things to me about the disease and the treatment options available
May 2017
Dr. Stone is the best Rheumatologist in Seattle, which is high praise indeed. She knows arcane things about little known disorders and diseases and -- she has fabulous bedside manner. It´s unheard of in this world. I´ve had 6-8 Rheumatologists in the last 17 years, but I will never have another one as long as Dr. Stone will have me. Her ability to dig into yet another new disorder/syndrome/disease., etc., is unsurpassed. Her approach-the medically conservative one - is the correct one in this discipline, in my opinion. Lastly, I want to say, no matter how busy her day is, Dr. Stone, the busiest Doctor I have in a long list of docs., always makes time. She has that ingredient you want to bottle in a doctor! But please--don´t promote her away from us!
May 2017
Dr. Vivian Stone has an excellent bedside manner. She makes me feel comfortable and welcomed. She is terrific and caring.
April 2017
dr stone is the best rehumatologist I have met
April 2017
Dr Stone always makes me feel like a person...not just a patient or a number. She treats me like I´m family and that makes the stress of having Lupus so much more bearable as I know I can email or call with any concerns and I receive immediate responses. Dr Stone is one the best care givers I´ve ever had and I appreciate her compassion, knowledge and just for making me feel like family.
April 2017
Dr. Stone is always engaged, upbeat and supportive during our appointments. I consider myself quite lucky and privileged to have her as my rheumatologist.
April 2017
Dr. Stone is one of the only reasons that I have continued care at VMMC. She is one of the best physicians that I have ever worked with. She cares deeply for her patients, she spends time with me, answers my questions, and does a great job of making me feel comfortable and confident in everything that we are talking about and deciding for my care.
April 2017
It was necessary for Dr. Stone´s office to call me re lab report; they had to leave a message on my cell phone because I never answer when driving AND the wonderful thing was a later phone call just to make sure I had received the message they left on my cell phone. Who does that these days, I thanked them profusely for the follow up.
March 2017
We are having a hard time finding the right medicine to treat me. She is very understanding and empathizes.
March 2017
Dr. Stone is caring, compassionate with a delightful sense of humor.
March 2017
Dr. Stone is an exceptional physician. She has made a huge difference in the quality of my life.
March 2017
Dr Stone is always very caring and compassionate. She gives me instructions that are easy to understand and more importantly writes notes for me to take with me.
March 2017
Dr. Stone does an exceptional job of observing as well as listening actively to my concerns and questions. She´s very thorough and empathetic and is also very encouraging. She seems to truly love caring for people!
March 2017
I have always received excellent care from Dr. Stone. I could not be happier.
March 2017
is there any number higher than 5 for Dr Stone ?
March 2017
I have been with Dr. Stone a short time and feel confident under her care.
March 2017
Dr Stone is wonderful.
March 2017
Dr. Stone is the BEST. She is personable, friendly, knowledgeable. Talk to me like a real person. Doesn´t marginalize my concerns, etc.
March 2017
Have already recommended her to one of my co-workers looking for a Rheumatologist
February 2017
Dr Stone is very professional and cares about my condition and listens.
February 2017
My experience with all the doctors and staff has been very positive. I have great confidence in the care I have received at Virginia Mason.
February 2017
Dr. Stone is the most caring physician I have encountered. I have complete confidence in her treatment.
February 2017
Dr. Stone and everyone else was really terrific.
February 2017
She was very dismissive, abrupt and kinda rude. in the past she´s been very kind and compassionate. I don´t know if she was having a bad day. I left feeling like my time was wasted, I felt hopeless for a result, and disrespected.
February 2017
Dr. Stone is very concerned for her patients well being. She is very thorough in making you comfortable and seeing that you understand her treatment strategies.
February 2017
Love the eye to eye contact!
February 2017
Dr. Stone is a very caring, a loving person. She is concerned about helping to maintain the best health I can possibly have at this time.
February 2017
Dr. Stone is a wonderful doctor. I appreciate her attention. The information is gives me helps make good decisions on my health. My health and life is improved by her care.
February 2017
I have the highest confidence in Dr. Stone.
January 2017
Dr. Stone is so wonderful. I had a previously bad experience with a rheumatologist and have been so pleased with Dr. Stone. Other than maybe a bit more explanation about my disease and my future with the disease and medication, I can´t see anything that she could improve on. She is very caring and almost maternal in her care.
January 2017
Dr. Vivian Stone is a great doctor. I am very happy and lucky to be a patient of hers.
January 2017
Dr. Stone is by far the best physician I have ever seen. Give her a raise a/o extra leave time!!
January 2017
I have complete confidence in Dr. Stone. She is very knowledgeable about RA and is a very friendly, caring physician.
December 2016
Dr. Stone is an excellent physician and very caring.
December 2016
Dr. Stone is the best doctor in town. I would follow her anywhere. She is so caring and professional. I know that she cares about me as a patient. I am not a number.
December 2016
dr Stone cares about me. She has always given me good council and support. She takes time with me and makes me feel that my case is important to her.
December 2016
Vivian Stone is outstanding in every way! If she left VM Clinic I would follow her.
December 2016
Dr. Vivian Stone lives up to Virginia Mason´s mission in every way. She is a knowledgeable and interested physician who pursues excellence in patient care which makes a profound difference in the lives of her patients and their families.
December 2016
Dr. Vivian Stone is an outstanding doctor. I´m really blessed having her as my Rheumatologist.
December 2016
Dr. Stone is the main reason, when faced with having to chose a new health insurance, I made sure that it included VM as IN Network. I have seen many doctors in my lifetime and Dr. Stone is absolutely the most compassionate, competent doctor I have ever seen. There should be a "6" for choosing - Excellent!
December 2016
Excellent care. A real human to human experience whenever I see her, especially so today as I prepare to leave for one overseas trip.
November 2016
Dr. Stone and her staff are great!
November 2016
Dr. Stone is my favorite doctor ever.
November 2016
Dr. Stone and I are really starting to develop a good relationship we started off a little rocky in the very beginning but most recently things are going much better which is why I gave her the score I did. I am learning to trust her more as time goes on.
November 2016
I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Stone taking care of me and my autoimmune issues.
November 2016
Dr. Stone is an absolutely incredible physician who not only has a vast knowledge regarding rheumatology, but can make me feel like I´m her most important patient.
October 2016
I found Dr Stone to be veyr personable - not only someone I trust with my care, but also a person I´d choose as a friend.
October 2016
I am transnferring my care from UWMC back to VM. Dr. Stone is my blessing.
October 2016
I love the care Dr. Stone provides me; she´s awesome!!!
October 2016
Dr. stone is an excellent physician in every way. I appreciate her very much.
October 2016
Dr Stone is a caring and compassionate Dr. I appreciate her willingness to problem solve and continue to find solutions for my comfort.
October 2016
My rheumatologist MD is the only reason I am coming to VM for treatment
October 2016
Dr. Stone´s professionalism and skills are first class. She is unpretentious, down-to-earth and excellent at including the patient in the health-care process. I especially appreciated the generosity of her time spent during my visit. She was very thorough in her explanation of my health issues as well as recommendations. She´s a diamond in a sea of CZs.
September 2016
Dr Stone is an EXCELLENT Doctor!! I trust her judgement with a deep degree of certainty ... she has helped me immensely over the past couple of years. I owe my increased independence to her great care of my health issues!!
September 2016
I wish Dr. Stone could be my doctor for everything--she is amazing!
September 2016
I love my doctor, Dr. Stone. She notices things right away on my physical appearance and is genuinely caring for my condition.
September 2016
Dr. Stone is awesome!
September 2016
Dr. Stone is absolutely amazing.
September 2016
Dr. Stone is very professional and appears to be concerned with my health. She has been a provider for about a year and I have confidence in her.
September 2016
Every thing about seeing Dr. Stone is affirming and helpful, especially in contrast with my first rheumatologist at VM.
August 2016
Vivian Stone is an exceptional physician who exemplfies the mission of VM.
August 2016
I appreciated Dr. Stone and her staff´s personalized service. Dr. Stone is the first Seattle area physician who asked me to describe to her how I feel. She listened to what I had to say, made me feel she cared and would do what she could to ease my pain to improve my quality of life. She eased my fears about injection medications and ensured I received information and injection training. Her staff made it clear they were there for me at any time I had questions.
August 2016
Dr. Stone is excellent!
August 2016
I think Dr. Stone is an excellent physician and I am very confident in her recommendations for treatment.
August 2016
Dr. Stone not only was familiar with me and my issues, she was knowledgeable about notes in my records from other care providers. I did not feel like a number but a person. Thanks!!
August 2016
I love Dr. Stone and would highly recommend her. And importantly, she has succeeded in helping me better manage my condition. I´m feeling much better and I´m more productive.
August 2016
I love the doctors I have at VM. Dr. Stone is wonderful and I always feel well taken care of and listened to.
August 2016
I love Dr. Stone, very compassionate!
August 2016
I have recommended Dr. Stone to MANY others and I will forever continue to do so! I literally cannot put into words the love and respect that I have developed over the years of care from this incredible woman. Her promotion to department chair is VERY well deserved.
July 2016
I appreciate Dr. Stone´s listening to my concerns and respecting my opinions in my own care.
July 2016
Dr. Stone is very warm... engaging, and trustworthy. She inspires my complete confidence.
July 2016
I like that Dr. Stone writes out in detail how I should change my medications, when I need to get labs done, etc.
July 2016
Dr. Stone is wonderful and caring!
July 2016
With Dr. Stone, the patient is heard and cared for. She is there 100% for her patients.
July 2016
Dr Stone was genuinely concerned and took personal time to make me feel safe and cared for...
July 2016
Dr. Stone is an amazing provider! Not only is she professional, but she provides her patience with the feeling of importance. I appreciate the quality care she has provided me over the last few years.
July 2016
Dr. Stone was very friendly and attentive. She listened to me and answered all my questions thoroughly. I felt very at ease and there was no pressure. it was a very good appointment and provider experience.
July 2016
Dr. Stone is EXCELLENT provider! I am glad I made the decision to stay a VM. I´ve had some bad experiences previously with another doctor, but Dr. Stone saved me from leaving.
July 2016
I love Dr. Stone!
July 2016
Dr. Stone is simply outstanding - She greets me & treats me like a family member. I am so grateful for her care for me.
June 2016
Dr. Stone is one of the most caring, intelligent and informed rheumatologists I have found across the country. She has continually tried new medications to help me with a very complicated autoimmune disorder. She has my complete trust and gratitude.
June 2016
Dr. Stone is the best doctor I have ever had. I love and admire her and feel she respects me and my health
June 2016
What an amazing doctor. She had time, compassion and knowledge that helped me immeasurably.
May 2016
I had very much enjoyed working with Dr. Stone. She is kind, caring and interested in the whole health of her patients.
May 2016
I like Dr. Stone very much.She is Very thorough,explains things and always makes me feel very comfortable
May 2016
Dr. Vivian Stone exemplifies excellence in medicine. It is a privilege to be her patient.
May 2016
I have never had a physician as thorough and caring as Vivian Stone. I so appreciate all that she is doing for me. I only wish more Doctors were more approachable.
May 2016
Dr. Stone is the best!!
May 2016
Dr. Vivian Stone is the only reason I am going to Virginia Mason.She is a fantastic physician, caring, compassion and knowledgeable.
May 2016
I trust Doctor Stone and I have referred friends to her.
April 2016
Dr Stone is very good at relating to me
April 2016
Dr. Stone is wonderful, compassionate & truly listens; NEVER makes me feel rushed.
April 2016
Dr. Stone is always good to see. She is friendly, knows my history before coming into the room, is very upbeat, and took time to talk about other things I might do to help with my problem. I enjoy seeing her.
March 2016
very good communication and personal connection
March 2016
One of the best experiences I´ve ever had with a health care provider. I feel very encouraged about managing my symptoms. I felt that Dr. Stone related to me.
March 2016
Dr. Stone has been excellent to work with. She listens to all my concerns, treats me with respect, and includes me in all decisions.
March 2016
Dr. Stone is one of the most empathetic and knowledgable rheumatologists that I have encountered across the country.
March 2016
Every interaction w/Dr. Stone is excellent. She is a tremendous asset for VH!
March 2016
My care provider was rushed at this visit and i felt sort of blown off due to her rushing through my visit. She did apologize for this this, but i was agitated and felt non important for the rush and the extended wait time.
March 2016
Dr. Stone is the reason I have started coming to VM for other health issues. Find more like her.
February 2016
Dr. Stone is great!
January 2016
I feel very fortunate to be in Dr. Stone´s care
January 2016
Dr. Stone is awesome!
January 2016
Dr. Vivian Stone is the BEST!
January 2016
Not only the best rheumatologist, but my best physician (from among many).