Dr. Peter Hartwell, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 65

Dr. Hartwell
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Peter Hartwell, MD

16233 Sylvester Rd Sw Ste G20 Burien, WA 98166

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Dr. Peter Hartwell, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Burien, WA. He is affiliated with St Joseph Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Hartwell to book an appointment.

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hartwell

3.9

Based on 14 ratings

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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (11)
  • Listened & answered questions (11)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (10)
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly (4)
  • Appointment was rushed (3)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (3)
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Have and would again! Dr Hartwell, thank you for your time and patience throughout the years I saw you!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Corine Hunter in Tukwila , WA – Jun 20, 2019
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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.
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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N. Johnson in Kent – Mar 06, 2019
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Auburn, WA – Sep 13, 2017
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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
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Pegi morse in Renton – Jun 16, 2017
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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!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Des Moines, WA – Apr 27, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Carol S. in Burien, WA – Aug 17, 2016
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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KeithM in Des Moines – Aug 09, 2016
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Biography

Peter Hartwell, MD, is a board-certified gastroenterologist providing expert digestive disease care for patients ages 18 and older.

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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

University of Washington, Seattle
Fellowship Hospital
1987
University WA
Residency Hospital
1982
Virginia Mason Hospital
Internship Hospital

Awards

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What are Dr. Peter Hartwell, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Hartwell frequently treats Reflux Esophagitis, Diarrhea, and Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Hartwell treats.

Where is Dr. Peter Hartwell, MD's office located?

Dr. Hartwell's office is located at 16233 Sylvester Rd Sw Ste G20, Burien, WA 98166. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Hartwell's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Reflux Esophagitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hartwell treats Reflux Esophagitis more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Hartwell treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Diarrhea
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hartwell treats Diarrhea more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Hartwell treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hartwell treats Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Hartwell treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Hartwell's conditions and procedures:

  • Achalasia
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Distal Gastrointestinal Tract Cancers
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Food Allergy
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colon Cancer
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Liver Function Test
  • Liver Transplant
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Movement Disorders
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • pH Probe
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Infection
  • Wireless pH Testing

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