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Patient Reviews

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
Promptness 3.5
Courteous Staff 3.8
Accurate Diagnosis 3.3
Bedside Manner 2.9
Spends Time with Me 2.9
Follows Up After Visit 2.7

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.

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)


Dr. Backous has 4 hospital affiliations:

  • Swedish Edmonds Hospital 
  • Swedish Medical Center - Cherry Hill 


  • 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.