Dr. Hower Kwon, MD

Child & Adolescent PsychiatryMaleAge 54

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Dr. Hower Kwon, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Seattle, WA and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Kwon has extensive experience in Neurodevelopmental Disorders. He graduated from New York University School of Medicine medical school in 1993. His office is not accepting new patients.

Dr. Hower Kwon, MD

Seattle Children's Hospital

4909 25th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98105

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(206) 987-8080

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Neurodevelopmental Disorders

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Dr. Kwon's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness

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Dr. Kwon's Reviews

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2.8

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Great Psychiatrist
We have had several appointments with Dr. Kwon. First was for the evaluation. It was odd to have 6 hours to complete a full evaluation but he did it, and it was spot-on. Since then, it has been med-management. He is very thoughtful, intelligent, skilled, and personable. He truly understands what he is doing and knows how to handle delicate subjects and complex matters. He is fantastic and I would/have recommended him to others.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mary A Marrs – May 20, 2022
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Exactly what I want in a Doctor
Many people complain that Doctor Kwan isn’t compassionate enough and just prescribes med. For me this is actually a massive positive, not a negative. I couldn’t care less if my doctor is nice and compassionate, as long as they do their job. I would rather have a doctor who isn’t nice but cures me as opposed to a doctor who holds my hand while I die. If you want a therapist go find one. If you want someone who actually fixes issues with medication, without wasting time, Kwan will not disappoint
What went well
  • 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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Feb 04, 2022
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Other reviews of this doctor are accurate: unhelpful, condescending. I cannot in good conscience recommend this doctor.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Bellevue, WA – Mar 01, 2019
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Dr. Kwon doesn't have any compassion towards patients. He's here to make money and that's that. Basically it's buy-and-sale transaction. You give me money for my service (prescribing meds for your child). No desire to make patient better. The most condescending doctor I've ever met "I never seen a child like yours who's not in mental hospital.". If we ask questions, he's not interested in answering. Well being of your child is none of his business. Doesn't take insurance, bills upfront.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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spdjak – Jun 30, 2018
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We have always been very pleased with Dr. Kwon's explanations and understanding of my daughter's condition. He diagnosed her when others couldn't. He always responds promptly to our calls and concerns. I've referred him to others and will continue to do so.
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
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No results
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Nancy Kasmar in Snoqualmie – Jun 23, 2018
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If you've been through meds and know what you are doing and just need someone to prescribe meds. Otherwise Dr. Kwon tends to miss things, and prescribe harder line meds than necessary. Very aloof from patients.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Seattle, WA – Apr 27, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Hower Kwon, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Seattle, WA and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Kwon has...Read more

Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Education

2001
Stanford University Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1997
UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital Clinic
Residency Hospital
1997
University Of California Los Angeles
Residency Hospital
1993
New York University School of Medicine
Medical School
,

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What are Dr. Hower Kwon, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kwon frequently treats Neurodevelopmental Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Kwon specializes.

Where is Dr. Hower Kwon, MD's office located?

Dr. Kwon's office is located at 4909 25th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Seattle Children's Hospital4909 25th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98105
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