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About Dr. Richard A Kozarek

Dr. Richard A Kozarek, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Seattle, WA. He has 45 years of experience. His specialties include Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Kozarek has received 6 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

14 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Richard A Kozarek is Excellent. Dr. Richard A Kozarek has been rated by 14 patients. From those 14 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Richard A Kozarek is 4.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Virginia Mason Medical Center

1100 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
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Specialties

Dr. Richard A Kozarek has the following 2 specialties

  • Gastroenterology

    A gastroenterologist is a specialist in diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the digestive/gastrointestinal (GI) tract. These doctors are experts on how food moves through the digestive system and is chemically broken down, with nutrients being absorbed and waste excreted. You might see this kind of doctor if you are experiencing any number of stomach issues, some of which might be severe diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, ulcers, acid reflux, Crohn's disease and more.

  • 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.

  • Expertise

    43 Expertise

  • Endoscopy (Endoscopic Surgery)
  • Esophagus Cancer (Esophogeal Neoplasm)
  • Hepatitis C
  • Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
  • Lithotripsy
  • Swallowing disorder (Deglutition Disorder)
  • Bile Duct Diseases
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Pancreatic Diseases
  • Gastric Outlet Obstruction
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Acute Necrotizing Pancreatitis
  • Digestive System Endoscopy (EGD)
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases (GI Diseases)
  • Colonic Diseases
  • Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery (Cholecystectomy)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gastroscopy
  • Endoscopic Sphincterotomy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Galbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
  • Pancreatic Fistula
  • Constipation
  • Barrett Esophagus
  • Jejunostomy
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Colonoscopy
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Colonic Polyps
  • Gallstones
  • Colon Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Hemorrhoids

Reviews

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amazing&compassionate doctor

dr. kozarek is awesome!! he saved my life!! he took the time to explain the procedure that he was going to do to my husband and i. he listened and explained all the concerns we had, he was kind and had alot of compassion. his procedure on me was a success. i will always be truly grateful for what dr. kozarek done for me. i had to travel over a 1000 miles to see this doctor but he was more then worth it thankyou dr. kpzarek youre the best!!!

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Veteran

A terrific doctor. Definitely knows his area of expertise. He was successful in placing two stents that local area doctors were not. Very thankful to this man.

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An amazing, caring professional

My mom was referred to Dr. Kozarek after being admitted to Evergreen Hospital with overwhelming pain. Dr. Kozarek did an ERCP. He was prompt, professional, kind, took the time to explain things to both my mom and me, following the ERCP, he had pictures, took the time to explain the procedure and findings to me. His bedside manner was fabulous. Just an overall wonderful experience. Too bad all medical care wasn't up to his standards. It is easy to see why he is the best in the country.

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Five Stars

Dr. Kozarek was literally a life-saver for me; he fought to get surgeons to perform exploratory surgery to find the cause of the problems that I'd had for eight years - problems that were ignored by many other gastroenterologists. He is an extremely caring and compassionate doctor who is willing to go the extra mile to help his patients.

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The BEST doctor!!

I was referred to Dr. Kozarek by a physican who could not explain or fix my stomach problems. My first visit with Dr. Kozarek he knew immediately what the problem was and was registered into the hospital. The next morning Dr. Kozarek worked his magic and I was on the roll to recovery. Without Dr. Kozarek I would have died. He is a very caring physican, has an amazing bedside manner. One word will sum it up "Saint".

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  • Awards

    6 Awards

  • Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors (2017)

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise. Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012, 2015, 2014, 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, 2014, 2015, 2012)

    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.

  • 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.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2015)

    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

    45 Years Experience

  • University Of Wisconsin School Of Medicine And Public Health

    Graduated in 1973

  • University Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Richard A Kozarek accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
    • Aetna Whole Health Pacific Medical Centers WA
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Group Health Coop
    • Group Health Coop Alliant Plus Connect
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • Premera
    • Premera Heritage Signature
    • Premera Heritage and Heritage Plus 1
    • Premera LifeWise Connect
    • Premera NW PHYS Network: Personal Care
    • Premera VA Mason Med Center: Personal Care
  • Regence Health Plans
    • Regence Evergreen Health Partners
    • Regence WA Preferred Provider Network
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1100 9th Ave, Seattle, WA

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