Dr. Frank Bishop, MD

Dr. Frank Bishop, MD

Neurosurgery  |  

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Dr. Frank Bishop is a native of Washington state. He graduated from the University of Washington with College Honors distinction, with degrees in mathematics and biology. He obtained his medical degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin, where he received high distinction as president of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his residency training specializing in neurosurgery at the University of Utah, following which he pursued further subspecialty training at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation with a fellowship in complex and minimally invasive spinal surgery. After graduating fellowship, he practiced in Kalispell, Montana for several years. He has returned full-circle to Washington state and has joined Overlake Medical Center, where he has been instrumental in establishing the Overlake Neuroscience Institute and expanding the spine health program. He is married with two children and enjoys traveling, hiking, and Japanese culture and cuisine.

Overlake Medical Clinics/Overlake Hospital Cancer Center

1135 116th Ave NE Ste 500

Bellevue, WA 98004
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Accepted insurance

  • AARP
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • America's Health Insurance Plans
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Behavioral Health Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna

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Care Philosophy

Patient-centric care, doing what is best for the patient – every time – is what motivates me to provide the highest quality of care. This is accomplished by knowing when surgery should be recommended, and by performing state-of-the-art surgical procedures, including minimally invasive surgeries. I enjoy working with patients to decide on a plan of care together, with mutual respect, kindness, and trust. This to me is the "art of medicine," which I hope to have the privilege of experiencing with every patient.
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Dr. Bishop's Experience

Dr. Bishop's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry
  • Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Hemorrhage
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage With Amyloidosis, Hereditary, Dutch Type
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Complex Fractures
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • Craniospinal Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Fracture
  • Glioma
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hydrocephalus Due to Congenital Stenosis of Aqueduct of Sylvius
  • Hydrocephalus, Adult
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Venous Thrombosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Cancer
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Obstructive Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
  • Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Ruptured Aneurysm
  • Saccular Aneurysm
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Fracture
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Shock
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stress Fracture
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Thrombosis
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vertebral Fracture


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  • Arthroscopic Spine Surgery
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neurostimulation
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Vertebroplasty


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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Washington
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Medical College Of Wisconsin
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University Of Utah Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Utah Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bishop has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bishop's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bishop to family and friends
based on 90 total reviews (63 with comments)
Dr. Bishop's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (63)
in Bellevue, WA |
Dr. Bishop is very thorough in explaining the medical issues, options, surgery in a way that's clearly understood. He is very patient and shows compassion and understanding of his patient's situation. I am glad he was my surgeon in this health issue.
Bellevue, WA |
yes. we received exceptional expertise and care.
in Redmond, WA |
Dr. Bishop saw me immediately after I suffered from a herniated disc and was experiencing the worst pain I've ever had. He was able to schedule me for surgery as soon as it was approved by my insurance. The surgery was very successful. Dr. Bishop showed incredible bedside manner, calling me several times after my surgery to follow-up and check in. I highly recommend him to anyone with a neuro need!
Redmond, WA |
Dr. Bishop has been 0utstanding. He's a great listener. He gave me his honest opinion about my options and tried to explore all possible treatments before offering his recommendation on how to proceed. He was excellent at helping keep my expectations lined up with the reality of my situation. With his expertise he was able to find the procedure that would offer the best chance of success and was the least invasive of all. Surgery was a success and my pain is gone.
Kirkland, WA |
very patient and attentive
Bellevue, WA |
Dr. Bishop is amazing! He has made me feel so important and like I'm his only patient. He always takes the time to answer all of my questions and never seems to be in a rush, even though I am sure he is very busy. He is caring and kind and very professional, and extremely good at his job! I had a spinal tumor removed by him 1.5 years ago and he took it out without any nerve damage at all (even though the tumor was connected to the main nerve that controls my quad muscle in my leg).He's the best!
in Bellevue, WA |
I am feeling completely back to normal health and my incision is now barely noticeable.
in North Bend , Wash. |
Dr. Bishop in his whole staff for great my recovery was phenomenal it was quite a tricky cervical spinal operation and I have full movement of my neck neck
in Bellevue, WA |
I would highly recommend Dr. Bishop to family and friends, in fact I already have. I have shared my pain free success story with several co workers, family friends, and even neighbors within my community. Having lived with back pain for 15 years of my life, I am eager to share with everyone my positive results Big thanks to Dr. Bishop.
in Bellevue, WA |
Dr. Bishop is the best. He actually listens to the patient about the problems that the patient is having. He is very kind and efficient.
Seattle, WA |
Dr. Bishop spoke to me like a human being, listened to my questions and concerns, and really took the time to thoroughly explain everything in detail. One of the best physicians I've ever met. I would absolutely send my own family and friends to him.
Seattle, WA |
Dr. Bishop is very approachable and has an excellent bedside manner. He really took the time to talk through all of my concerns and went above and beyond to make sure my entire experience was a good one.
Kirkland, WA |
Appreciated the clarity in which Dr. Bishop explained my surgical options. Also, appreciated that he and his staff have been very open and responsive to questions post-op.
in Kirkland, WA |
Every experience with Dr. Bishop is warm and friendly. I never feel rushed to leave, my questions and concerns are always answered. I would highly recommend him and his staff to anyone.
in Kirkland, WA |
Great job Totally fixed the problem and helped me understand what was causing the pain.
Kirkland, WA |
Dr. Bishop saved my life. He's a wonderful surgeon and went above and beyond the call of duty. During my follow-up visits, he listened to all of my questions and concerns and I never feel rushed. I'd recommend Dr. Bishop to anyone with 100% confidence.
in Woodinville, WA |
very fortunate to have Dr. Bishop as my surgeon.
Bellevue, WA |
Dr. Bishop was fantastic! He was very helpful in explaining what was happening, the surgery that was needed and was friendly and approachable during post op care. You can tell that he cares about his patients and takes his time to address all their concerns.
Bellevue, WA |
Excellent communication from Dr. Bishop and the Neurosurgery staff. I received extremely helpful information that helped me determine whether or not surgery was the right choice.
in Marysville, WA |
Very nice and knowledgeable. Open to questions and answered all.
in Mercer Island, WA |
I found Dr. Bishop and staff very personal and professional in all aspects of my care.
in Edmonds |
I would recommend anyone who has issues with their back pain to Dr. Bishop. He listens and understands my problems and offers recommendation and leaves the choice up to me to decide how I want to proceed and ultimately, I went ahead with the surgery which I am so happy that I did. The surgery got rid of the pain I never thought it could happen. Thank you Dr. Bishop for your compassion and your expertise to help me.
in Bellevue, WA |
Very professional, listens well, good bedside manner
in Bellevue, WA |
I want to thank Dr. bishop for giving me my life back....he gave excellent care and follow-up. he was very attentive and answer all my questions before and after surgery...thanks dr.
in Issaqauh, WA |
The Surgery went great Dr. Bishop and his team Did a awesome job. the Overlake care team after surgery also did a great job. Dr. Fosmire as helped me as will and their PA Amy. The scheduler Katrice as was very helpful and very nice. Looking forward to my next surgery with this Team.
in Auburn, WA |
Dr. Bishop did a great job explaining all of the options to me in language that makes sense. I really appreciate the amount of time he spent with me explaining everything and going over scans and X-Rays.
in Bellevue, WA |
Thank you for seeing me so quickly on such short notice!
in Bellevue, WA |
The procedure Dr. Bishop gave me has solved my pain, numbness and strength problem completely.
in Granite Falls, WA |
Very happy with Dr Bishop and the entire staff at the Neuroscience department. I would certainly recommend him to anyone needing this type of care. Dr Bishop and Amy are both very caring and make me feel like they are totally engaged in my care. Very happy. thank you!
in Kirkland |
Everything was great. I'm so thankful and feel lucky to have met Dr. Bishop to have the procedure done!
in Bellevue, WA |
Dr. Bishop is absolutely outstanding. He considers the entire patient, and recognizes that each patient is unique. He is a good listener. He is patient and thorough. Unfortunately, I came to Dr. Bishop as a second option after my first spinal fusion. I wish I had seen him first. If I could have rated him with 6 stars, I would have.
in Bellevue, WA |
Dr. Bishop was courtisious and complete. He gave me very good advice.
Bellevue, WA |
Great explanation of results of physical exam and review of MRI. Very detailed and thoughtful in his recommendations. Would strongly recommend.
in Bellevue, WA |
Without a doubt, I would highly recommend Dr. Bishop to my family and friends. Today's medical visit's outcome is surgery for carpal tunnel. This will be my second surgery with Dr Bishop. The first surgical procedure was a minimally invasive back surgery less than two years ago. My recovery was spectacular! I dance almost daily, several hours at a time. Now, Dr Bishop will help me again, and I feel privileged and honored that he will be my surgeon. I trust him with my life!
in Redmond |
My experience was extremely positive: surgery resulted in immediate pain relief and the ability to quickly resume a nearly pain-free lifestyle. Dr. Bishop was very thorough in explaining the planned procedures as well as what to anticipate after surgery.
Bellevue, WA |
Already referred a family member to Dr. Bishop!
in Bellevue, WA |
Kind and prompt, Dr. Bishop was able to fit me in quickly after an injury and help with everything I needed for recovery. I would highly recommend Dr. Bishop to family and friends.
in Bellevue, WA |
Dr. Bishop is awesome. He take his time and explains everything in a way I am able to understand. I do not feel rushed or not heard. Will always recommend him!! Thank you
in Bellevue, WA |
Dr. Bishop and his staff are excellent and very caring. All stages of my treatment plan was clearly explained to me so that I have understood every step along the way. I would be happy to recommend Dr. Bishop to my family and friends and have already mentioned what great care I received to several people.
in Bellevue, WA |
He explains everything and is extremely thorough. Makes both my husband and I comfortable and at ease.
in Kirkland, WA |
Surgery was quick & went smoothly. Minimal pain.
in Bellevue, WA |
Very efficient. Listened well to my situation and took care to schedule my surgery so he could take plenty of time and care to fix my 3 vertebrae that were causing problems. I am quite pleased to be an Overlake patient.
in Kirkland, Wa |
I'm thankful for Dr Bishop for his expertise, skill, and warm bedside manner.
in Bellevue, WA |
Dr. Bishop is a fabulous neurosurgeon. He gives the correct diagnosis and then completes the right procedure.
in WA |
Dr Bishop and his team have been wonderful during the entire process. I was immediately impressed with the time he took to listen to what has been going on with my back. I had interviewed a few other doctors in the area as my symptoms were quite concerning. His approach was much less invasive than other doctors which would leave me with a less painful and easier recovery.
in Medina, Wa |
Truly a wonderful, life-changing experience. H Kiefer
Redmond, WA |
Dr Bishop treated me for lower back pain, which I've had for many years. He explained the MRI of my lumbar region in detail, including a small herniation and a fractured vertebrae. He said patients often ask for surgery in these cases, but the success rate vs the risks doesn't justify it. His assessment was that my back pain is best treated by physical therapy and anti-inflammatory drugs. I'm glad that he took my mortality (risk from surgery) into account rather than just cutting me open.
Bellevue, WA |
Approachable, flexible and patient. Wants to help me to succeed with my goals.
Bellevue, WA |
Excellent result
in Issaquah, WA |
Kind, knowledgeable, compassionate, willing to spend time with you
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Dr. Bishop accepts 50 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
    Medicare Advantage HMO
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
    Medicare Advantage PPO
    Medicare Open PFFS
    Medicare Prescription Drug Plan - Medicare Rx Essentials PDP
    Medicare Prescription Drug Plan - Medicare Rx Premier PDP
  • Altius Health Plans
  • America's Health Insurance Plans
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Behavioral Health Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • ChoiceCare Network
    Choice Care (Humana)
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
  • Community Health Network
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Federal Employee Program (FEP)
  • First Choice Health
    First Choice Health HMO
    First Choice Health POS
  • Fortis Benefits Insurance Company
  • Gallagher Basset
  • Group Health Cooperative
    Access PPO
    Clear Care HMO
    Clear Care PPO
    Most of Washington State Central and Eastern and Western Washington Counties HMO-High
    Most of Washington State Central and Eastern and Western Washington Counties HMO-Standard
    Options PPO
  • Health Net
  • Health Payors Organization
  • HealthSmart
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
    Interplan Health Group
  • Humana
    Humana EPO
    Humana HMO
    Humana POS
    Medicare Advantage
    Medicare Advantage HMO
    Medicare PPO
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • LifeWise
  • Magellan Health Services
  • Medicaid of Washington State
  • Moda Health
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • National Preferred Provider Network
  • PacificSource
  • Preferred Healthcare
  • Premera Blue Cross
    Medicare Advantage HMO
    Medicare Advantage HMO-POS
    Medicare Advantage Plus HMO
    Medicare Advantage Plus HMO-POS
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Uniform Medical Plan Classic
  • Regence Blue Shield of Washington
    Preferred Provider Network
  • Sedgwick Claims Management Services
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • TriWest Champus
  • Uniform Medical Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Medicare Advantage
    Medicare Advantage HMO
    Medicare Supplement PPO
    United Healthcare
    United Healthcare HMO
    United Healthcare POS
    United Healthcare PPO
  • USA Managed Care Organization
  • Veteran Administration Plan
  • Washington State Department of Labor & Industries
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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Hospitals where Dr. Bishop has admitting privileges

Overlake Medical Center
1035 116th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
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EvergreenHealth Medical Center - Kirkland
12040 NE 128th St
Kirkland, WA 98034
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