Dr. Elizabeth A. Lien, MD

Dr. Elizabeth A. Lien, MD

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Infectious Disease Medicine | Female | 58 years old

Northwest Medical Specialties
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Dr. Lien specializes in Infectious Disease Medicine and practices in Tacoma, WA. She practices at 1 location.

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lien to family and friends
3.3
based on 13 total surveys (4 with reviews)
Key Survey Insights
  • Trustworthiness
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  • Helpfulness
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  • Staff
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  • Scheduling
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Experience with Dr. Lien
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Lien's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (13)
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Edgewood, WA |
I have seen Dr. Lien in the hospital (Good Sam in Puyallup), where I had an infected hematoma in my lung that formed due to a poorly placed chest tube from a previous pneumothorax--I was in the hospital for 10 days and she animatedly helped with my case. I have also seen Dr. Lien outside of the hospital for the management of my prophylactic HIV medication. She is a warm, friendly person that I would recommend to anyone and will continue to do so.
in Puyallup WA |
Very good Doctor! Dr. Lien was the second specialist recommended to help with my medical condition which was first thought to be coming from one of my artificial hips. She was able to narrow the cause and better identify the infection and I'm now on my second series of follow-ups for which she as offered better solutions that have improved results and comfort ordered by the other specialist. She is straight forward and has a no nonsense approach with an 'out-going' positive attitude.
in Puyallup, WA |
Dr. Lien accomplished in 30 seconds what would have taken us 30 days! She is direct yet personable, answered all our questions and really cared about our concerns. She made sure we understood the plan going forward and left us feeling educated and optimistic about the diagnosis.
in Tacoma, WA |
Total lack of respect for her patients concerns. Very late and insensitive
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Specialties

  • Infectious Disease Medicine

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  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine

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Education

  • Medical School
    Creighton University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1993

  • Residency Hospital
    Creighton University School Of Med
    Vet Affairs Med Center

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Infectious Disease Medicine
  • Board certified in Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine
  • Malpractice claims in Washington not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Lien's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Lien

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients