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About Dr. Kathleen Oleary Stickney

Dr. Kathleen Oleary Stickney, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Seattle, WA. She has 31 years of experience. Her specialties include Otolaryngology. Dr. Oleary Stickney is affiliated with Valley Medical Center, Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center and Swedish Medical Center - Cherry Hill. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

35 Ratings with 9 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Kathleen Oleary Stickney is Great. Dr. Kathleen Oleary Stickney has been rated by 35 patients. From those 35 patients 9 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Kathleen Oleary Stickney is 3.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

The Polyclinic Madison Center

904 7th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
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Specialties

Dr. Kathleen Oleary Stickney has the following 1 specialty

  • Otolaryngology

    An otolaryngologist is more commonly referred to as an ENT, someone that can treat medical issues you may be having with you ears, nose, or throat. This is a physician who is specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions of the ear, nose, sinuses, larynx (voice box), mouth, throat, head, and neck. These doctors treat patients through both medical and surgical means. For instance, an otolaryngologist may treat an obstruction of the nasal passage, caused by malformation of the nose, through rhinoplasty.

  • Expertise

    10 Expertise

  • Allergies
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Deviated Septum
  • Facial Trauma
  • Hearing Loss
  • Polyps
  • Smell Disorders
  • Sports Medicine
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Tumors

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Reviews

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Please think twice about parathyroid surgery

As I sit here, after over a year and a half after my surgery, still feeling the effects, I felt I needed to write. I was diagnosed with low calcium levels and a cyst on one of my parathyroids. Dr. Stickney performed the surgery, and, almost immediately I experienced intense tingling. Countless calls to her office, I was treated poorly and told repeatedly that my calcium levels were fine and it was not calcium related. (I feel it was, because of poor absorption issues). Finally after a couple of weeks Dr. Stickney spoke to me and said that this happens sometimes to patients, she has no idea why and she dismissed me. Still dealing with it. This surgery is a big deal, and, I've never felt/been the same. Also, the attending male nurse, Ray, I think, and Dr. Willhelm the anethesiologist in the OR seemed angry because I was scared and crying. They were both so rude and unsympathetic. Really horrible experience.

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Wonderful

Absolutely the best! From Carol, who helped make my appointments ( I live two hours north of Seattle) and was a delight to talk to and patiently answered many questions , to Ngan in the office who made the whole paperwork,appointment process less stressful with her sweet disposition. Tiffany,the sugical nurse and others whose names I don't recall also went above and beyond with caring and explaining step by step what was going to happen. Last but not least, Dr. Stickney who was delightful, explained everything and made me feel like an individual not just another routine patient. Considering that at 68, this was my first "put you to sleep surgery" this was not a bad experience at all and I met wonderful people!

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Two Stars

Dr. Stickney was excellent with my husband's tonsillectomy, septoplasty, nasal polypectomy and limited UPP. She explained everything and returned our phone calls promptly when I was a " Nervous Nellie" !

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Amazing

Doctor Stickney is the best doctor in parathyroid surgery. She is superb, a perfectionist as a surgeon. She knowledgeable and straight forward. Wow, my scar is remarkable amazing. After three weeks you couldn't even tell that I had neck surgery.

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Excellent surgeon

Excellent doctor and surgeon. She is very straight forward and tells it like it is. I am an RN and couldn't be more satisfied with her care. When I was in the hospital all the nurses and were telling me I was lucky to have such a good physician. She is a perfectionist which is a good thing for a surgeon. My scar is basically invisible.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Oleary Stickney is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Swedish Medical Center - Cherry Hill
  • Swedish Medical Center - Ballard
  • Robotic Surgery Program
  • RobotAssisted Head and Neck Procedures
  • Swedish Hospital First Hill Campus
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Stevens Hospital
  • Swedish Cherry Hill
  • Swedish Edmonds Hospital
  • Swedish Hospital and Medical Center
  • Education

    31 Years Experience

  • University Of Washington School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1986

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Kathleen Oleary Stickney accepts the following insurance providers.

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS 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

The Polyclinic Madison Center, 904 7th Ave, Seattle, WA

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