Dr. Brian Liem, MD

Dr. Brian Liem, MD

Physical Medicine & RehabilitationMaleAge 46

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(206) 829-4216

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Dr. Brian Liem, MD is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist in Seattle, WA. He is affiliated with UW Medical Center - Montlake. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Liem to book an appointment.

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Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium

New Patient?
(206) 829-4216
Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium3800 Montlake Blvd Seattle, WA 98195
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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Dr. Liem's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Liem

4.8

Based on 52 ratings

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What went well
  • Staff friendliness (47)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (46)
  • Explained conditions well (46)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
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Great doctor. He puts lot of time to listen to your issues and does physical exams to find the issues and then explain the tofu very well. I feel comfortable with his advise and decisions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 20, 2020
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Had an appointment with Dr. Liem for knee pain. He was one of the best doctors I've seen. He really listened to all of my symptoms, was patient, did a thorough exam and answered all of my questions about my pain and treatments. He gave me several treatment options and explained each one perfectly so I could understand. Overall an excellent doctor, I highly recommend Dr. Liem.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Robin McLaughlin – Oct 27, 2020
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Dr. Liem is, hands down, one of the best if not the best medical providers I have ever seen, and his office is run extraordinarily well. I say this as both a patient and a healthcare provider myself. In many offices you get the sense that the doctor is there to check boxes and pass you off to the next cog in the system, so to speak. Dr. Liem and his staff are knowledgeable, courteous, professional, warm, caring, and patient. I felt very well taken care of. The office is so well run that they contacted me with regards to a refill and follow-up before I even had the chance to reach out myself. Once I was running late and they were still able to see me the same day. The only issue with going to Dr. Liem is that you may find yourself eternally disappointed with other providers. Kudos to Dr. Liem and his team.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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S. Michael R – Jun 18, 2020
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3 months ago I had a Tenex procedure with Dr. Liem. Everyone was very nice and very professional and knowledgeable. I had a 3 month follow up this morning and everything is looking good as far as tendons and lose scar tissues. no more follow up unless I need it.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Edgar Mesina – Dec 31, 2019
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Dr. Liem is a very competent doctor who displays a high amount of empathy and concern for his patients. He is extremely knowledgeable in his diagnosis and treatment plan. I was very impressed with his patience and ability to listen and answer questions regarding my back pain. He administered two steroid injections that were very helpful plus referred me to physical therapy. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great healthcare provider.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Vince D. Edmonds,Wa. – Nov 19, 2019
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Dr. Liem is awesome! I've been seeing him for a few years now for chronic pain. He's warm & compassionate with his treatment, really listens to my concerns & gives me options so I'm included in the treatment plan. He doesn't have a "one size fits all" attitude. There's no judgement and no criticism, as has been the case with some doctors I've dealt with before. Dealing with chronic pain hasn't been easy. I'm grateful for finding a doctor that I trust & have confidence in to guide me on this journey. Thank you Dr. Liem!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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KJPauley – Sep 29, 2019
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His professional staff listened to every detail calmly about my broken neck and bones. Dr. Liem is one to trust for the fastest handling of pain relief for the best recovery possible. Inspiring plans for progress towards health care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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RP Patches – Jul 26, 2019
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Dr. Liem was very attentive with my high school aged daughter. Explained so she would understand. Took time for questions multiple times and asked me if I had questions during and after the exam. Dr. Liem's staff was very attentive also.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 09, 2019
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Doctor only concerned about CYA. Not qualified to give injections and gave mine in the wrong place in my wrist, nearly 1 inch away from the place where a reputable surgeon injected me, who I had to see AFTER seeing Dr Liem. Dr Liem caused even more pain in my wrist and had no concern or follow up after. Could care less. I have never visited such an incompetent "doctor."
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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May 29, 2019
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Dr. Liem is intelligent, compassionate, and listens to the patient. He involved me in the decision making process and valued my thoughts and opinions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Tauni Ness in Auburn, WA – Jan 02, 2019
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Dr. Liem is very attentive to the patient's input. He listens and affirms the patient's experience. He always spends plenty of time, never rushed. He is very thorough in his diagnoses, and considers all of his patient's conditions as he determines a course of action. He explains his actions in an easy to understand way and makes sure that the patient understands, before going on. I am very confident in Dr. Liem and very much appreciate his work. He is knowledgeable, thorough and friendly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Nov 05, 2018
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Dr. Liem is very honest and patient. In his care for my buttock pain he kept a working relationship with me and through our partnership we were able to systematically work towards a diagnosis of a difficult somewhat phantom-like injury. He (or his staff) was quick to respond to questions via email. If you are looking for a doctor who is realistic in his expectations and your care and who truly has your best interests in mind he is the one to see.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Kyle Born in Seattle WA – Mar 16, 2018
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I feel like I received exceptional attention from Dr. Liem. He was thorough, listened closely, and explained my diagnosis in detail. My complete experience at the UW Sports Medicine Center was positive.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Mar 02, 2018
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Dr. Liem was great working with my 12 year old daughter. He made her feel very comfortable and gave us excellent advice on treating her injury. We will definitely be coming back.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Seattle – Feb 06, 2018
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Dr. Liem is a great doctor who is very down to Earth and able to explain information regarding injuries and appropriate diagnosis that significantly increase your understanding of both the injury and the recovery process. He is very thorough and cares deeply about his patients and is certainly a man you can trust to take care of you.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sean Johnson in Everett – Feb 03, 2018
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Dr. liem was knowledgeable and courteous and answered all my questions, some of which I asked twice. he was very patient with clarifications.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Seattle – Jan 30, 2018
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Dr. Liem is an outstanding, skilled physician who explains everything and encourages patients to ask questions. He demonstrated great skill when completing a the scheduled procedure and really cares about his patients, I highly recommend Dr. Liem.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Joseph Vogel in Seattle, WA – Jan 07, 2018
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Dr. Liem is professional and was quick to diagnose my knee pain that I have had for two years. I’m so grateful that a good friend recommended him. I only wish that I would have found him two years ago. Anyone that has knee pain should definitely schedule an appointment today. Dr. Liem takes time with you and he makes you feel like you are his only patient for the day. My quality of life is already returning.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Tracy in Sammamish, Wa – Jan 06, 2018
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Dr. Liem is very friendly and professional not only in understanding my issue but also in doing great analysis including up to date technology and best practices.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Seattle, Washington – Jan 04, 2018
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I met with him and he in generally seems to lack empathy, didn't really listen to issues surrounding my condition and was too quick to earn any type of patient trust. I wouldn't see him again nor let him do any type of procedure on me. I actually didn't schedule with this doctor and dont know why he was substituted for the doctor I scheduled with. I had my wife with me who agreed that he seemed to kurt and uncaring.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Graham, WA – Dec 17, 2017
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Dr. Liem's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Liem treats Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Liem treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Chronic Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Liem treats Chronic Pain more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Liem treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Back Pain
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Liem treats Back Pain more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Liem treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Liem's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Discogenic Pain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fluoroscopic-Guided Hip Injection
  • Fluroscopically-Guided Spinal Injection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hip Pain
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Injection
  • Knee Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injection
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Strain of Hamstring Muscle
  • Stress Fracture
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tenex Health TX Procedure
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain

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Providence Health Plans
Personal Option EPO
Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Preferred Provider Network PPN
UnitedHealthCare
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Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Brian Liem, MD is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist in Seattle, WA. He is affiliated with UW Medical Center - Montlake. He is accepting...Read more

Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine

Awards

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Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (206) 829-4216, and for other questions, call (206) 520-5000.

Does Dr. Brian Liem, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Liem has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. Brian Liem, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Liem frequently treats Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Chronic Pain, and Back Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Liem treats.

Where is Dr. Brian Liem, MD's office located?

Dr. Liem's office is located at 3800 Montlake Blvd, Seattle, WA 98195. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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UW Medical Center - Montlake

Seattle, WA

82% Patient Experience Rating, 13% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)