Dr. Mark Snell, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 58
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Dr. Mark Snell, MD
Dr. Mark Snell, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Puyallup, WA. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 32 years. Dr. Snell is affiliated with Multicare Good Samaritan Hospital.

1450 5th St SE Ste 3400

Puyallup, WA 98372

Contact Information
Dr. Mark Snell, MD

Dr. Mark Snell, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • ODS Health Plan
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Providence Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Appendicitis
very high
more than 89% of peers
Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
high
more than 88% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
normal
more than 76% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Snell "In my position as a surgical hospitalist, I only take of urgent and emergent general surgery conditions.  I do not have an elective practice.

I am blessed in that I am able to care for patients regardless of their ability to pay.  I am paid a salary, so my income is not based on the number of cases I do or what insurance a patient has.  I offer an operation solely because I feel the patient needs it.

I approach each patient based on their disease process and feel each patient deserves the same care, unrelated to socioeconomic status."

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Acute Appendicitis
  • Anal Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anorectal Abscess and Fistula
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Appendicitis
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intussusception
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Parasitic Appendicitis
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pediatric Hernia
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Perianal Abscess
  • Pericolic Abscess
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Perirectal Abscess
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Retroperitoneal Abscess
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thrombosis
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bowel Obstruction Repair
  • Colectomy
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Debridement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Small Bowel Surgery
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Wound Repair

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.

Education

  • Central Washington University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • University Of Missouri--Columbia School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • David Grant Usaf Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • David Grant Usaf Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Snell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Snell's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Snell to family and friends
3.7
based on 3 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Snell's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
Patient Comments (1)
Tacoma, WA |
HORRIBLE office phone support. Whomever is taking phone calls needs to learn simple phone etiquette.
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Dr. Snell accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
    Health Net PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • ODS Health Plan
  • Premera Blue Cross
    Heritage Plus
  • Providence Health Plans
    Personal Option EPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Snell has admitting privileges

Multicare Good Samaritan Hospital
401 15th Ave SE
Puyallup, WA 98372
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