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Patient Reviews

3.0
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Patient comments (13)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Douglas Backous is Average. Dr. Backous has been reviewed by 31 patients who have provided 13 comments. The rating is 3 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 3.5
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Promptness 3.5
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Courteous Staff 3.8
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Accurate Diagnosis 3.3
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Bedside Manner 2.9
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Spends Time with Me 2.9
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Follows Up After Visit 2.7
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Specialties & Research

Dr. Douglas Backous, MD is board certified in Neurotology.

  • He has special expertise in 4 areas:
  • Auditory Tumor (Acoustic Neuroma)
  • Cochlear Implantation
  • Deafness
  • Hearing Loss

Education & Awards

Dr. Backous graduated from University of Washington, Seattle. He has 4 awards.

Awards  
Distinguished Service Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery 2009 America's Best Doctors
Dr. Backous was voted "Top Doctors" in Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
Distinguished Service Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery 2009 America’s Best Doctors
Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™ (2012 - 2013)

Affiliations

Dr. Backous has 4 hospital affiliations:

  • Swedish Edmonds Hospital 
  • Swedish Medical Center - Cherry Hill 

Languages

  • English

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Additional Information
Dr. Douglas D Backous MD is a male Otologist, has 22 years of experience and practices in Otology and Neurotology.
Where does Dr. Douglas D. Backous practice?
Dr. Douglas Backous has 6 office locations.
Dr. Douglas Backous practices Otology and Neurotology near Edmonds, WA.
Additional practice locations include: Kirkland, WA and Issaquah, WA.
See Edmonds Otolaryngologists.