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Vivian Stone, MD
Rheumatology
 
4.9 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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
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July 2018
Dr. Stone is awesome, very caring and really is evolved with the patients, could not ask for a better doctor to work with.
July 2018
Dr Stone is FABULOUS! Don´t lose her!
June 2018
Dr. Stone is always professional, caring, answers questions, smiles. She is a joy to see.
June 2018
she listens. she explains. she involves me on all aspects of my RA. love her!
June 2018
*Dr. Stone is an extremely caring physician and I highly recommend her.
June 2018
Dr. Stone is one of the most compassionate, pleasureable, knowledgeable, caring doctors ever. if there is an award for being awesome, please consider her. I am extremely upset that I have sarcoidosis butshe makes it manageable.
June 2018
Dr. Stone is outstanding....one of the best Dr.s I have ever had the pleasure to meet and work with
June 2018
Dr Stone is the best
May 2018
Dr. Stone is always prepared for a good discussion of the current course of treatment. She is truly concerned, and makes you feel like you are her favorite patient. When I get frustrated by my complicated medical issues, she is the voice of reason, and always pulls me back on track, and ready to fight the next fight. That is no small feat! She has my full confidence. I have seen many rheumatologists across the country, and I would choose to work with her above all others
May 2018
1-10. Exceeds all of my expectations.
May 2018
*Dr. Stone is great.
May 2018
I would like to spend more time with Dr. Stone. I feel like when I visit, it is very rushed.
May 2018
Dr Stone is wonderful! she is compassionate, an excellent physician and puts me at ease!
May 2018
Dr Stone is AMAZING! She listens, is very knowledgeable and is compassionate. She is fantastic!
May 2018
I receive excellent care from Dr Stone.
May 2018
Dr Stone is AMAZING! Extremely thorough and compassionate.
May 2018
the best
May 2018
Dr. Stone is an exceptional person and physician. I am fortunate to have her caring for me.
May 2018
Dr. Vivian Stone is outstanding...friendly, knowledgeable. a superb rheumatologist.
May 2018
I was extremely upset that my previous provider had left, so Dr. Stone was my provider by default. However, she´s been a blessing to work with because she really listens to me and I feel we are a partners in my health care and she respects my choices.
May 2018
Dr Stone was very engaging and a helpful advocate with me for determining the best course of treatment.
April 2018
Dr. Stone is incredible. She is always friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. We have a lot of confidence in her.
April 2018
I would highly recommend Dr. Stone to others. Takes the extra time to make you feel comfortable and work with you.
April 2018
*Dr. Stone was extremely personable, & I felt very listened to. Although nothing was determined as to WHY I have the high antibodies, & my vitamin D was low... I guess because I said I was already taking it, there didn´t seem to be a need to make sure of that.
April 2018
Dr. Stone was outstanding!
April 2018
I imagine it seems unlikely to have such a high rating, but in this case it is well earned. My chronic pain has been debilitating in my life and I have been handed questionable diagnoses and questionable treatments for years, to the harm of my life and ability to provide for my children. Having a doctor who conducted actual discovery to discover a likelihood, and recommend treatment only after considerable thought, made all of the difference. Dr. Stone has found a path for me to be free of debilitating pain, for however long, and give me a chance at strengthening my entire life as best I can for as long as I am able. I can say with certainty that I most likely have a long, active, healthy life ahead of me. Thank you, Dr. Stone and Virginia Mason.
March 2018
I feel lucky to have Dr. Vivian Stone as a care provider. She is outstanding both on a professional level & is very personable.
March 2018
Dr. Stone is amazing, a very caring and brilliant doctor. I trust her implicitly, know she always has my best interest in mind and clearly explains the course of treatment. She allows me to feel that I participate in decisions about my health care. She is a wonderful person and a terrific doctor.
March 2018
she is GREAT doctor
February 2018
I wish Dr. Stone could be my doctor for everything. She is terrific in every way.
February 2018
Dr. Stone is a fabulous doctor and communicator. She is extremely patient and caring. Always prepared when she enters the room, knows the history and any communications. We recommend her to all of our other doctors and our friends.
February 2018
I LOVE DR. STONE!
February 2018
I am exceptionally lucky to be under Dr Stone´s care. I couldn´t ask for a better provider.
January 2018
Dr. Stone always listens to me and spends as much time as I need. I never feel rushed. I am very happy with Dr. Stone.
January 2018
Dr. Stone is a angel. She´s the one that has gone the extra mile, found out I needed open heart and my lung problems don´t let her leave.
January 2018
Dr. Stone is an angel
January 2018
greatly appreciate my dr!
January 2018
Dr. Stone is with no hyperbole at all the best doctor I have ever seen. Not just for my RA but the best doctor I have ever seen PERIOD. She listens and cares and wants me to get better at least as much as I do. There is absolutely nothing she could improve upon in my opinion. Please keep her forever.
January 2018
Overall, Dr. Stone was very good, very caring.
January 2018
I really appreciate Dr. Stone. She is the best rheumatologist I have seen. She is extremely compassionate about my health issues and totally competent. I have supreme confidence and trust in her.
January 2018
Caring MD - 8. Overworked.
January 2018
Dr. Stone is an excellent care provider! I would recommend her any day.
January 2018
I appreciated that Dr Stone seemed well informed in that she had read my chart. She came across as competent and confident , as well as being a good istener. She took time with my questions and concerns.
January 2018
Dr. Vivian Stone always makes me feel very comfortable and she explains things in a very clear manner I feel good when I leave my appt. with her
January 2018
Dr. Stone is always helpful & informative about my condition.
December 2017
Dr Stone was highly recommended to me by my prior provider (Pac Med) and she has been wonderful. Very attuned to my condition, and she has developed a very effective combination of prednisone, methotrexate, and humira to manage my PA. I am very happy with my decision to be her patient, and I am glad she was able to take me on!
December 2017
This was my first visit with Dr. Stone after working with Kori Dewing for years (who was so very good:). I am very comfortable that, with Kori´s departure, I have landed in a very good place.
November 2017
Dr. Stone was fantastic. She was so warm. She was thorough with her exam, explained her thought process for diagnosis, reassured about the process and was prompt with responses to follow up questions. I would recommend her to anyone who needed an adult rheumatologist.
November 2017
I left not knowing where to go for physical therapy, but then I found all of the needed information on the back of the sheet. That could have been pointed out to me. This is a picky, minor detail.
November 2017
We were very impressed with Dr. Stone on this first meeting. As a person who has Lupus and must have confidence in the medical advise and care received, I feel Dr. Stone will be good to work with.
November 2017
I was a bit nervous about changing rheumatologists, but Dr Stone put me at ease and did an excellent and thorough job!
November 2017
Dr. Stone has always treated me with care and respect. I feel she genuinely wants to relate and help improve my quality of health.
November 2017
I love Dr.Stone, she is skilled and a really nice person. I always enjoy my visit with her, despite the fact that I´m going for psoriatic arthritis.
November 2017
Dr. Stone is incredible!
October 2017
Dr. Stone is great and I wish she was at the Kirkland Clinic more days.
October 2017
Over the top! She makes me feel like part of her family - that much concern.
October 2017
Dr. Stone is a great educator and communicator in addition to her high degree of competence.
September 2017
Dr. Stone is an excellent doctor. She understands my concerns and condition and assists me with info and support.
September 2017
Dr. Stone is a superb physician. We travel 3 hours (round trip) just to see her. She came highly recommended by Rheumatology Department physicians at UCLA. She is well worth the drive!
September 2017
Dr. Stone pays very careful attention to my psoriatic arthritis symptoms, including exam of skin and individual joints. We have maintained an effective treatment!
September 2017
Dr. Stone is the best!
August 2017
Dr. Stone goes above and beyond! She helped me through so much.
August 2017
doctor very knowledgeable, thourough, and caring..so pleasant.
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 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
Dr. Stone is a wonderful doctor. she has a wealth of information and is exceptionally caring.
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 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
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
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
Love the eye to eye contact!
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
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
I have the highest confidence in Dr. Stone.
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.
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.