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Dr. Paul Creelman, MD

Family Medicine ·  Male · Age 69

Dr. Creelman

ByWater Medical Consultants

712 S Burlington Blvd Burlington, WA 98233

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Dr. Paul Creelman, MD is a family medicine specialist in Burlington, WA and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from UNIV OF WA SCH OF MED in 1976 and specializes in family medicine, cardiology, and more.


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Dr. Creelman's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Accelerated Hypertension
  • Acute Gout
  • Allergies
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Anxiety
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Asthma
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biopsy
  • Biopsy of Affected Tissue
  • Breast Exam
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Crystal Arthropathy
  • Deficiency-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Diseases Contagious from Anal Sex
  • Diseases Contagious from Oral Sex
  • Diseases Contagious from Safe Sex
  • Diseases Contagious from Vaginal Sex
  • Disuse Osteoporosis
  • Drug-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Epidural Endoscopy
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Exertional Hypertension
  • Familial Combined Hyperlipidemia
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Familial Hypertension
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Gonorrhea Infections
  • Gout
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • High Cholesterol
  • High-Risk Hypertension
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hypercholesterolemia, Autosomal Dominant
  • Hypercholesterolemia, Autosomal Recessive
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension, Alcohol-Induced
  • Hypertension, Corticosteroid-Induced
  • Hypertension, Environment-Induced
  • Hypertension, Nasal Decongestant-Induced
  • Hypertension, Stress-Induced
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Hypokalemia Familial
  • Hyperthyroid Osteoporosis
  • Hypotension
  • Idiopathic Osteoporosis
  • Immunization
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Injuries
  • Isolated Systolic Hypertension
  • Joint Injection
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Labile Hypertension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Menopause
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mole Removal
  • Neurogenic Hypertension
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
  • Pap Smear
  • Pediatric Hypertension
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Physical Examination
  • Pneumonia
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Pregnancy-Associated Osteoporosis
  • Primary Hypertension
  • Primary Osteoporosis
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Renal Hypertension
  • Resistant Hypertension
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Rigid Sigmoidoscopy
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Osteoporosis
  • Senile Osteoporosis
  • Septal Defect
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Spondylosis
  • Stitches
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syncope
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Urinalysis
  • Vaccination
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wart Removal
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis
  • Well Baby Care
  • Wellness Examination
  • White Coat Hypertension

About Me

Care Philosophy

My goal is to provide the best, and always honest, answer to your questions and problems given in a relationship that will allow you to smile, laugh, cry, and be comforted when you are hurting. We understand that pain is not just physical, but emotio...

Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular & Metabolic Diseases
  • Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases

Board Certifications

Education

1979
Doctor's-Swedish Hospital Family Practice Residency
Residency Hospital
1976
UNIV OF WA SCH OF MED
Medical School
1972
University of Washington
Undergraduate School
1979
1976
1972

Awards

Dr. Creelman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Creelman

3.1

Based on 52 reviews

5 Stars
48.07692307692308%
(25)
4 Stars
3.8461538461538463%
(2)
3 Stars
3.8461538461538463%
(2)
2 Stars
1.9230769230769231%
(1)
1 Star
42.30769230769231%
(22)

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I have no confidante in "Dr" Creelman. He rushed in, scribbled some notes, told me he couldn't help me and rushed out. He made a comment that if there was some other thing wrong with me to come back. That will never happen. Then I got a call from the billing woman and she accused me of lying to her. When I said "you are accusing me of lying!", she said " no I'm not" and then accused me of lying. It was bizarre. Doc Creelman should retire. I will never set foot in his office again
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Bad experience! He kept giving me made up riddles to solve. They were impossible to solve and why should I? He acted in a big hurry to move along, scribbled some instruction for me. When I looked at them I couldn't make heads or tails of them. There was also a very rude employee working the back desk. She accused me of lying to her. I would NEVER go back. Ugh!
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He deserves a ZERO or MINUS rating! Similar to a previous review, he diagnosed me with sleep apnea and signed me up for a study and treatment despite me telling him I was NOT having the symptoms he described. In addition, he told me, "I have other patients to see and don't have time for you to describe everything that's wrong. Just tell me the worst thing you want me to treat." SERIOUSLY? How did this guy ever get licensed to treat anyone? The absolute WORST DOCTOR possible, IN EVERY WAY!
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I would not recommend this office. Your choices are very limited in Burlington, but steer clear. There are better options. I stayed with this office for 20 years and have recently had excellent service at a walk in clinic at Skagit Valley Hospital. It made me realize this doctors office was not a provider worth staying at. They are also slightly rude/condescending, which is not what I am looking for when I am going to the doctor.
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I just moved here & was trying to establish a Dr. The sign offered urgent care also. No such luck-they don’t have enough staff so urgent care needed an appointment-not necessarily even the same day. Then when I decided to make an appointment they tell me that they require $110 cash or card for new patients on top of their insurance coverage. I’m not even sure that is legal when patients have state insurance which they take.
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Wish I could rate less than a 1. He’s the worst physician I’ve ever seen. If you go in with severe seasonal allergies, he will tell you that you have sleep apnea, even if you explain that you can’t breath while you are AWAKE! He’s trying to make money off of those machines, I swear it. Luckily I saw a specialist and he immediately booked me for surgery to remove my enormous tonsils and adenoids, as well as reduce the size of my sinus tissue so my allergies weren’t so severe. Do not see this jerk
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I recently moved to Skagit County, WA by was of Oklahoma City, OK. From the time I arrived at his office to the completion of my visit, the staff were all polite and professional. Dr. Creelman is honestly the BEST doctor that I've had (I've had many). He is brutally honest and tells it like it is. He disagreed w/ my opinion regarding my diagnosis and medication. He told me to take ownership of my health and didn't prescribe a thing! We need more clinicians like him!
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Never have I met a more arrogant, know it all, god complex, person than Creelman. He will ask a question, then supply his own response, Ignoring the real answer. He does not listen, Makes no effort to get to know the patient and is downright abusive of his power.
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I don't believe he is a real doctor. Someone should check his credentials. He is very rude, not very knowledgeable. Doesn't care about your medical problems. He is getting money for nothing but degrading you..This man should not be in practice.
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I learned to appreciate life with him!!! What a wonderful doctor!
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He and his staff are amazing. He has saved my life. I couldn't be happier.
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Dr.Paul CREELMAN was great very knowledgeable.........outstanding personality!!!!!!!!!!!
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Dr. CREELMAN is straightforward and direct, he always takes time to answer all questions, bring a list. I definitely recommend him to friends and family.
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Dr Creelman has been my physician since moving to Skagit County in 1992. He has guided my family's health through both everyday living & crisis. I would recommend his care to anyone.
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Dr. CREELMAN is not shy about telling the patient how their situation can improve. He does not just prescribe a pill to help with your symptoms.
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Former patient who returned to area. He listens, is direct,and doesn't sugar coat issues. Offers good counsel. Staff are top notch.
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Very thorough with patients
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I enjoy my visits with Dr. Creelman. He gives you direct info from pre-testing his professional nursing staff provides. He keeps complete notes and if excuses are heard from past visit promises, you'll be reminded of your treatment progress successes or shortcomings. You always leave with a course of treatment and a commitment to get better and get back to him either by phone or appointment. His lifestyle suggestions saved my life!
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I have been with Dr. CREELMAN FAMILY medicine for over a decade and as always satisfied with the care they have provided me and my family. Thank you.
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Yes I would definitely recommend!
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