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Dr. Peter Hartwell, MD

Dr. Peter Hartwell, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Male · Age 63

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(206) 400-0033

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Dr. Peter Hartwell, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Burien, WA. He specializes in gastroenterology.


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Dr. Hartwell's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Diarrhea
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Dr. Hartwell treats Diarrhea more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Hartwell treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Gastrointestinal Diseases
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Dr. Hartwell treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Hartwell treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hartwell treats Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Hartwell treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Hartwell's conditions and procedures:

  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Distal Gastrointestinal Tract Cancers
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hepatitis
  • Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colon Cancer
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Liver Transplant
  • Movement Disorders
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Disease

About Me

Biography

Peter Hartwell, MD, is a board-certified gastroenterologist providing expert digestive disease care for patients ages 18 and older. Dr. Hartwell's approach to patient care is thorough, warm, subtly humorous and always respectful. He wants patients to...

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

University of Washington, Seattle
Fellowship Hospital
University Of Washington School Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
University of Chicago School of Medicine
Medical School

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Dr. Hartwell's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hartwell

3.8

Based on 13 reviews

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Dr. Hartwell is very kind & caring. He explains procedures well & answers my questions. The procedures have gone well & he meets with me afterward to tell me how things went. Have had a really good experience with him each time.
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Doctor Hartwell is one of the best doctors I know! He is not just there to do "work", but from the many times I have seen him, he actually puts his heart into seeing his patients. When he diagnosed me with my sickness, he did more than just diagnose and tried helping me to find community resources and giving me advice and help that a doctor who didn't care would never do. And when I came back for appointments, he remembered me and what we talked about. I definitely recommend him to people!
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Explained outcome clear as normal however was billed as diagnostic instead. When calling office Andrea was quite rude impatient and only complicated the issue of billing. The appt was for routine colonoscopy. After talking with Andrea in Hartwell's office I wish not to be put through this type of treatment again and will look else where. Thank you
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Dr. Peter Hartwell tore my anus muscle during colonoscopy that was not required but he recommended it after he removed a hemorrhoid. Now I have a prolapse and when I called to complain he said "its no big deal." Seeing as I have to physically push my intestine's back in my anus every time I go to the bathroom, for the rest of my life!,....yes its a BIG deal!
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I have had two colonoscopies performed by Dr. Hartwell. He is friendly, informative, skilled and efficient. I wasn't happy that I had to wait several hours beyond my scheduled time for the procedure, but I'm not sure that was within Dr. Hartwell's control. I was very impressed that he called me at 8 p.m. in the evening after the colonoscopy to discuss the results.
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I found him to be caring, intelligent, and a pretty good listener. I went from hating hospitals and clinics for their repetitive, unnecessary, and self serving test and procedures to trusting anything this man tells me about my conditions. Other clinics would rather "monitor" me for the rest of my life doing the same things over and over. He actually prescribed a medication that cured me of the cause of the initial liver transplant over 10 years ago. Other clinics didn't.
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