Dr. Paul Creelman, MD

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Creelman Family Practice PLLC 712 S Burlington Blvd Burlington, WA 98233 Get Directions
Dr. Paul Creelman, MD
Dr. Paul Creelman, MD is a family medicine doctor who practices in Burlington, WA. He is 67 years old and has been practicing for 41 years. Dr. Creelman is affiliated with Peacehealth United General Medical Center and Skagit Valley Hospital.

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Dr. Creelman's 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 emotional and spiritual, as well. My compassion, caring, explaining, and counseling will continue, especially when critical illnesses arise. I hold to the absolute sanctity of life. Dying is a natural part of life that happens on its own schedule — one that we don't determine. Consider allowing us to be your conduit of information and care. I would like to help you explore low-cost alternatives to the same care without compromising the quality of care. As your healthcare advocate, I work hard to take the confusion, fear, and mystery out of your healthcare. I'm excited about the chance to treat, comfort, challenge, and encourage you and your family through both sickness and health. Our focus is to specialize in you.

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Creelman Family Practice PLLC712 S Burlington Blvd
Burlington, WA 98233
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(360) 757-0027Get Directions

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Dr. Creelman's Reviews

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3.4
based on 45 total reviews (19 with comments)
Dr. Creelman's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (19)
in Lynden Washington |
I learned to appreciate life with him!!! What a wonderful doctor!
in Mount Vernon, WA |
He and his staff are amazing. He has saved my life. I couldn't be happier.
in Mount Vernon, WA |
Dr.Paul CREELMAN was great very knowledgeable.........outstanding personality!!!!!!!!!!!
Mount Vernon, WA |
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.
in Mount Vernon, WA |
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.
Mount Vernon, WA |
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.
Mount Vernon, WA |
Former patient who returned to area. He listens, is direct,and doesn't sugar coat issues. Offers good counsel. Staff are top notch.
Mount Vernon, WA |
Very thorough with patients
in Mount Vernon, WA |
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!
in Burlington. Wa |
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.
in Bellingham, WA |
Yes I would definitely recommend!
Mount Vernon, WA |
This last visit was excellent. I felt heard, like he was actually interested in my life. That has not always been true. His views on Suboxone and tapering are concerning. He has told me the taper is "a piece of cake with no withdrawl" & " Suboxone is not an opiate" After today I won't feel as much anxiety about seeing him.
in Oak Harbor, WA |
Dr. Creelman is thoughtful, compassionate & HONEST. A doctor doesn't always tell us what we WANT to hear, but a good one will tell us what we NEED to hear. Dr. Creelman is that doctor. He is direct. He is genuine and he listens. Rare traits in medicine these days. If a patient were to be upset by what he states during a visit, I'd venture to say that said patient needs to look within. I had to, and I'm glad I did. Office staff is is unbelievably AWESOME & SWEET too.Professional on every level:)
Burlington, WA |
Although I am a new patient toDr. Creelman he seems very thorough and does not seem to rush through your visit to get to the next patient.
What Dr. Creelman lacks in bedside manner, he makes up for in condescension and ludicrous conclusions about your ailments. I went to him with chronic sinus issues and severe allergies, he suggested my problems stem from my family history, and my SIZE, and that I probably have sleep apnea and that I should have a $2000 sleep study done. Mind you I'm an average sized person, I powerlift so I'm a tad on the muscular side, but definitely not obese or even fat. He is awful. Completely awful.
Burlington, WA |
I have gone to Creelman for my whole life (32+ years) and take my children to him as well. I would never go anywhere else. He is honest, thorough, and has been beyond helpful coordinating with Seattle Children's as needed. He is real, listens, doesn't push medications, and is simply brilliant. We completely trust his judgement and I feel lucky to have such an amazing physician.
in Burlington,WA |
He is harsh at first. In my opinion he is realistic. Dr. Creelman is caring. I think most doctors hold your hand through your illness. If you don't want to help yourself then he can't help you
Lynden, WA |
Horrible place to go to. Would not recommend going there. Staff and doctor are terrible, and make you jump through a whole bunch of loop holes to get what you need. Doctor is very condescending and rude.
in Mount vernon wa |
I will defenetly recomend DR CREELMAN he is HONEST SINCERE CAREING AND ABOVE ALL VERY PROFESIONAL
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Dr. Creelman's 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 emotional and spiritual, as well. My compassion, caring, explaining, and counseling will continue, especially when critical illnesses arise. I hold to the absolute sanctity of life. Dying is a natural part of life that happens on its own schedule — one that we don't determine.

Consider allowing us to be your conduit of information and care. I would like to help you explore low-cost alternatives to the same care without compromising the quality of care. As your healthcare advocate, I work hard to take the confusion, fear, and mystery out of your healthcare. I'm excited about the chance to treat, comfort, challenge, and encourage you and your family through both sickness and health. Our focus is to specialize in you.

Dr. Creelman's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Family Medicine
  •  Board certified in Family Practice
  •  Malpractice claims in Washington not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Family Practice

Conditions Treated

  • Accelerated Hypertension
  • Acute Gout
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • 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
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Deficiency-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Depression
  • 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
  • Emphysema
  • Exertional Hypertension
  • Familial Combined Hyperlipidemia
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Familial Hypertension
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Gonorrhea Infections
  • Gout
  • Heart Disease
  • 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 Hypokalemia Familial
  • Hyperthyroid Osteoporosis
  • Idiopathic Osteoporosis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Injuries
  • Isolated Systolic Hypertension
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Labile Hypertension
  • Menopause
  • 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 Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
  • Pediatric Hypertension
  • Pneumonia
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy-Associated Osteoporosis
  • Primary Hypertension
  • Primary Osteoporosis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Renal Hypertension
  • Resistant Hypertension
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Osteoporosis
  • Senile Osteoporosis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis
  • White Coat Hypertension

Education

  • Medical School
    UNIV OF WA SCH OF MED

    Graduated in 1976

  • Residency Hospital
    Doctor's-Swedish Hospital Family Practice Residency

    Completed in 1979

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Washington

    Graduated in 1972

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Adult Cardiology
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease Cardiology
  • Adult Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiology Echocardiography
  • Cardiovascular & Metabolic Diseases
  • Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases
  • Child & Adolescent Medicine
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Clinical Cardiology
  • Family Sports Medicine
  • Female Adolescent Medicine
  • General Medical Practice
  • Hypertension
  • Independent Medical Examiner
  • Infectious Disease Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
  • Medical Tuberculosis
  • Men's Health Medicine
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Opioid Detoxification Treatment
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease Medicine
  • Pediatric Integrative Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Preventive Public Health Medicine
  • Public Health & General Preventive Medicine
  • Social Medicine
  • Social Pediatrics
  • Sports Internal Medicine
  • Syphilis
  • Travel Medicine
  • Tropical Medicine
  • Venereal Diseases
  • Viral Diseases
  • Women's Health Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Biopsy
  • Biopsy of Affected Tissue
  • Breast Exam
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Epidural Endoscopy
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Immunization
  • Joint Injection
  • Mole Removal
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Physical Examination
  • Rigid Sigmoidoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Stitches
  • Urinalysis
  • Vaccination
  • Wart Removal
  • Well Baby Care
  • Wellness Examination