Dr. Debra McAllister, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology •  Female • Age 59

  49 Reviews

Dr. Debra McAllister, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Puyallup, WA. She specializes in obstetrics & gynecology, gynecology, and more.

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. McAllister

2.3

Based on 49 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
61.224489795918366%
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To continue on with my last review. I had to have an emergency csection because he was breeched. And they asked me what horn of my uterus he was growing in and I couldn’t give them an answer because she told me my baby fixed my uterus which isn’t even possible. SHE SHOULD NOT BE PRACTICING MEDICINE. It’s very clear she’s only filling patients till she retires. My son came 12 weeks early and had to stay in the NICU because of her. I wouldn’t recommend her to anyone. I only gave a star because I had too. But other then that she’s awful and a horrible doctor. I almost had to stay in the hospital for 6 weeks to try and keep him in The minute they told me that they see her patients in my wing of the hospital all the time. I knew I made a mistake going to her.
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I have never had a more terrible experience with a provider. She was condescending, rude and showed no care or compassion during my visit. This woman should not be practicing medicine. I have great doctors with MultiCare, but they need to wake up and realize that this doctor is going to lose business for them as I will be warning friends and family (who often seek my recommendations for providers as I am a long time MultiCare patient) to stay far, far away from Dr. McAllister.
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We had to use this HORRIBLE Dr. for delivery because she was on call at Good Sam. Besides the awful don’t care personality, I really believe she is a danger to any patients. Our friend (who also attended the birth and is a doc herself) and I both thought she was impaired - very slow moving and talked in halting slurry sentences with a vacant look. RETIRE - it’s clear you can’t handle it anymore or just don’t care!! Put my partner thru lot of unnecessary pain and long recovery. So angry!
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I had her with both of my girls pregnancies and didn’t have any problems or anything with her. She was super informative and attentive. I had to get an emergency c section with my first girl and another c section with my second baby and both went pretty well from her side
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I first met Dr. McAllister in 2009 when I became pregnant with my son. She was very informative and easy to talk to. She delivered my son May 2010 and was awesome. Shortly after I had a tubal ligation and an ablation performed by her with no complications. Now, almost 8 yrs later, I still return to her for a hysterectomy. She is a wonderful trustworthy Dr. and I would definitely recommend her to others.
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Dr McAllister performed my complete hysterectomy 4 years ago and I had to have emergency surgery afterwards for a ruptured bladder. I am now left with a weak bladder and my quality of life is forever changed. Please save yourself the trouble and go to another gynecologist! No stars please.
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I am new with Dr. McAllister only seeing her one time. All these reviews I am reading about her was not at all my experience. I was a nervous wreck when I went in. Not for any specific reason, thats just how I get when I go into a doctors office. She is a great doctor and took care of what I needed, chatted a bit about my concerns.... She's amazing as far as doctors go. I would suggest her name to anyone that needs a good lady doctor.
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Run, don't walk away from this provider.
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Dr. McAllister was my doctor both of my two children while I lived in Washington. I am shocked by many of these reviews. I found this doctor factual and accommodating. She understood I was a working mom, and consistently strived to help me for any discomfort I felt with my pregnancies. She is not bubbly but not cold. She also did my mirena - no issues 5 years later, and now I have had it removed - and having a 3rd healthy pregnancy. Even when she didn't deliver me, she always came by.
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The day after a terrible miscarriage, 15 weeks into my pregnancy, I ended up seeing this doctor because my normal dr. was unavailable. She was condescending, conceded, un-sympathetic, and no patience for questions, etc. The appointment ended with many unanswered questions and I feel like I need to schedule another appt for closures sake. I did not feel taken care of, and I would never trust this doctor. If I could, I wouldn't even give her 1 star.
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Dr. McAllister's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Endometrial Ablation
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. McAllister performs Endometrial Ablation more than 93% of her peers

Dr. McAllister performs this procedure more than 93% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Hydrothermal Endometrial Ablation
  • In-Office Endometrial Ablation
  • NovaSure® Ablation
  • Thermachoice® Ablation
Syphilis Screening
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McAllister performs Syphilis Screening more than 92% of her peers

Dr. McAllister performs this procedure more than 92% of her peers

Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. McAllister performs Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing more than 90% of her peers

Dr. McAllister performs this procedure more than 90% of her peers

Dr. McAllister's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Breech Position
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coagulation Defects in Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Colpopexy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • C-Section
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Endometriosis
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fetal Cardiac Monitoring
  • Genitourinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Gonorrhea Infections
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • HIV Screening
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Vaginal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Low Back Pain During Pregnancy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Maternal Hypotension Syndrome
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Miscarriages
  • Multiple Gestation
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Perimenopause
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Total Salpingectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vaginosis Screening
  • Venous Thrombosis and Phlebitis in Pregnancy
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Wound Repair
  • Yeast Infections

About Me

As a physician, it's my role to serve as a teacher and advisor. It's necessary to listen to each patient and educate her regarding options so, together, we can develop an individualized medical plan. I enjoy gardening and being with my husband and children.

Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Gynecology
  • Obstetrics

Education

Parkland Hospital U.T. Southwestern, 1991
Residency Hospital
Parkland Hospital U.T. Southwestern, 1988
Internship Hospital
St. Louis University
Medical School

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66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average