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About Dr. James E Pautz

Dr. James E Pautz, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Edmonds, WA. He has 28 years of experience. His specialties include Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease. Dr. Pautz has received 5 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

12 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. James E Pautz is Great. Dr. James E Pautz has been rated by 12 patients. From those 12 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. James E Pautz is 4.1 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Dan C Hall Md

21701 76th Ave W Ste 201
Edmonds, WA 98026
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Specialties

Dr. James E Pautz has the following 2 specialties

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Expertise

    14 Expertise

  • High Cholesterol
  • Heart Diseases
  • Hypertension
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Heart Block
  • Heart Failure
  • High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)
  • Blood Clot
  • Stroke
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
  • Arrhythmia
  • Heart Attack
  • Unstable Angina

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Reviews

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Five Stars

He is genuine, honest, caring and very involved with his patients care. He has literally saved my Dad's life more than once. He has helped my dad in so many ways and always thinks of my dads best interest first. Without his knowledge and care my dad would not be here today. Thank you so much Dr Pautz!!!!!!

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Five Stars

It has been a while now that Dr. Pautz has been at UW Medicine rather than at Swedish. All listed info is now obsolete.

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Five Stars

Dr. Pautz is a wonderful physician. He has been my Cardiologist for years. He has always treated me respectfully. He listens carefully to everything we discuss then treats me accordingly. Ifeel lucky to have him as my doctor.

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Bad Bedside Manner, Totally Wrong Diagnosis, Rude

I called a cardiologist I had seen previously to make an appointment since I was having some chest pains and had just had an abnormal EKG. He was on a long vacation, so I was referred to Dr. Pautz if I wanted to see someone quickly. Dr. Pautz took one look at me and pronounced my issue to be my gallbladder He refused to look at or answer questions about my abnormal EKG. This was before performing any tests, examining me, or asking me any questions. He then started asking me questions and performing an exam. I answered all his questions with a truthful no, and he got mad at me for contradicting him. After about 11 or 12 questions all answered with no, he very testily said, well, it's still your gall bladder. He referred me to get an ultrasound. He ended by saying the office would call me with the results. Besides his horrible bedside manner, bad attitude, jumping to conclusions and gruff demeanor, Dr. Pautz would not look me in the eye - it actually looked like he was staring at my breasts for most of the time. While I was getting the ultrasound, the technician kept asking me with a puzzled expression and demeanor - "the doctor said it was your gallbladder?" They kept doing the test for a very long time, moving me to more convoluted positions in an attempt to get every possible angle. After waiting quite a few days and not getting any call with the results, I called Dr. Pautz's office and they would not tell me anything about the test results. They insisted I needed to come in to see the doctor to get any information. I decided to call my original cardiologist since I really did not trust or like Dr. Pautz. The nurse from the original cardiologist's office called me back very promptly and gave me the results of my tests over the phone - absolutely nothing in the tests indicated any problem with my gallbladder. They expressed some surprise that the technician took 55 minutes performing the tests, saying it was much longer than they usually see a test taking. My only conclusion is that they kept trying to prove Dr. Pautz correct in his diagnosis, but there was no way to do that since his diagnosis was totally incorrect. I then had an appointment with the original cardiologist, who thoroughly and happily went over the abnormal EKG (which Dr. Pautz had refused to do). The original cardiologist then listened carefully to my description of symptoms, asked pertinent questions, listened carefully to my answers and referred me to a gastroenterologist because the symptoms sounded like an esophageal problem. I have since seen a gastroenterologist and had the appropriate tests and they determined the issue is definitely esophageal related, diagnosing a Schatzki Ring, a hiatal hernia, erosive gastritis, and GERD. I am now getting appropriate treatment for these actual issues. No thanks to Dr. Pautz, though, who was thoroughly wrong in his hair-trigger assessment and did not listen to any facts. Dr. Pautz's hubris, rudeness and irresponsibility caused many more weeks of discomfort, not being able to eat and extreme fatigue. I would recommend that anyone needing medical attention avoid Dr. Pautz.

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Very good doctor and pleasant, down-to-earth man

I've been a patient of Jim Pautz's for year and a half. I've been very happy with the manner in which he treats me, his friendliness, the clarity with which he explains all issues, and how accessible he is (Drs. in general can be a pretty arrogant bunch!) Unfortunately, this site lists the wrong number for his office. Their number is xxx-6999, not xxx-9999 as listed here. By the way, his assistant is also great.

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  • Awards

    5 Awards

  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area

    Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2013)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Top 10 Doctor - State

    Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2013)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2016)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Education

    28 Years Experience

  • University Of Missouri Kansas City School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1990

  • Barnes Jewish Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. James E Pautz accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • Premera
    • Premera Heritage Signature
    • Premera Heritage and Heritage Plus 1
    • Premera LifeWise Connect
  • Regence Health Plans
    • Regence WA Preferred Provider Network
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Dan C Hall Md, 21701 76th Ave W Ste 201, Edmonds, WA

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