Dr. Peter Hartwell, MD

Dr. Peter Hartwell, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
61 y/o

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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 feel comfortable and confident: comfortable so they can communicate what is important to them, and confident that they have been heard and received a thoughtful, organized, and appropriate treatment plan.

Franciscan Digestive Care Associates - Burien

16233 Sylvester Rd SW Ste G20

Burien, WA 98166
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  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Dr. Hartwell's Experience

Dr. Hartwell's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Gastroenterology
  • Board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Biliary Atresia
  • Celiac Disease
  • Colon Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diarrhea
  • Distal Gastrointestinal Tract Cancers
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Hepatitis
  • Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colon Cancer
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Movement Disorders
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis


  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Liver Transplant

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.


  • University of Chicago School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University Of Washington School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University of Washington, Seattle
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Highline Medical Center

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2016 Five Star Recipient for Appendectomy

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Dr. Hartwell's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hartwell to family and friends
based on 11 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Hartwell's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Renton |
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
Des Moines, WA |
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!
in Burien, WA |
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.
in Des Moines |
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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Dr. Hartwell accepts 1 insurance carrier
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

Hospitals where Dr. Hartwell has admitting privileges

Highline Medical Center
16251 Sylvester Rd SW
Burien, WA 98166
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