The facts about metastatic melanoma, a serious skin cancer, including signs, symptoms & what happens to the body in each stage of cancer.
- Metastatic Melanoma The facts about metastatic melanoma, a serious skin cancer.
- Skin Cancer Get the facts about skin cancer, including the types and symptoms.
- Bladder Cancer Facts about Bladder Cancer, including symptoms and treatment options
- Bowel Incontinence Facts about bowel incontinence, including causes & who's most at risk.
- Colonoscopy Facts about colonoscopy, including how and why it's done.
- Colorectal Cancer Facts about Colorectal cancer, including symptoms and treatment options
- Endometriosis Facts about endometriosis, including symptoms.
- Head and Neck Cancer Facts about head and neck cancer, including symptoms and treatment options
- View All Care Guides Prepare for your next visit with our extensive library of Care Guides
About Dr. Joseph J Austin
Dr. Joseph J Austin, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Everett, WA. His specialties include Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery) and Vascular Surgery. Dr. Austin has received 3 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Joseph J Austin has the following 2 specialties
- Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)
- Vascular Surgery
Vascular surgeons treat and manage disorders in your veins, arteries and your lymphatic system to ensure blood circulation in your heart and in brain is the best it can be. They're well-versed on how your vascular system works with the rest of your body and they can treat conditions that may cause blockages or buildup.
They can perform many of the same diagnostic testing as interventional radiologists can, such as angiography and MRIs. In addition to diagnosis, they provide critical care and treatment for aneurysms, artery blockages and trauma injuries that involve your veins. They can also help patients manage diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol as well as treat artery disease. Treatment for more serious cases might include bypass surgery or surgery to remove plaque.
Dr. Joseph J Austin has the following 5 expertise
- Vascular Malformations
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Varicose Veins
- Diabetes Complications
Dr. Joseph J Austin has 1 board certified specialty
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience
Dr. Joseph J Austin is Board Certified in 1 specialty
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
Showing 5 of 15
10 years ago, my cardiologist sent me to Dr. Austin for open heart surgery. My first thought was: this man is too good looking to be a serious thoracic surgeon. Silly, I know. But first, I was given an appt at 7AM. I was prepped and drugged but left out in the hallway for HOURS. They did not start surgery till 2PM. It was December, right before Christmas and of course it was dark when I came around. However, it seems my heart was not pumping properly after the surgery. My regular cardiologist performed an angiogram while I was still groggy and saw that the new artery placed in my heart had a 'kink' in it...What?? So a stent was placed in the new artery. More problems after that, too. They had to perform cardio-version on me as my heart was still out of kilter. A nurse cut my leg with her scissors while trying to remove and redress a bandage, My lungs started filling with liquid....Two months later while trying to exercise, the pain was back. Another angiogram revealed all the "connections" were blocked as Dr. Austin had not sectioned them correctly. Choose somebody else, please.
I was just a number and not a patient. He would stop in for about 2 minutes, bark at the nurses and demean them. I was on painpills but was alert enough to see this. His bedside matter were very Condescending and I felt like I was a number that he had to meet a goal. His work was below par in the many opertaions and we had to had another surgeon fix his errors, Another patient of his died that same year due to his mismanagment of heart area, A Cover up it was believed,
Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2018)
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 (2009)
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.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2009)
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.
Dr. Joseph J Austin accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Aetna Whole Health Providence Swedish WA
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
Group Health Coop
- Group Health Coop Alliant Plus Connect
- Group Health Coop Core
- Humana Choice POS
- PHCS PPO
- Moda Health First Choice Network
- Premera Heritage and Heritage Plus 1
Regence Health Plans
- Regence WA Preferred Provider Network
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsCardiac & Thoracic Surgery, 1330 Rockefeller Ave Ste 400, Everett, WA
Take a minute to learn about Dr. Joseph J Austin in this video.
Dr. Joseph J Austin is similar to the following 3 Doctors near Everett, WA.