Dr. Peter Hartwell, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 64
  
Dr. Hartwell
Accepting new patients
16233 Sylvester Rd SW 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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Dr. Hartwell's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hartwell

3.9

Based on 14 ratings

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Have and would again! Dr Hartwell, thank you for your time and patience throughout the years I saw you!!!!
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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.
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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!
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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
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.

Dr. Hartwell's approach to patient care is thorough, warm, subtly humorous and always respectful. He wants...
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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

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Dr. Hartwell's Top Procedures and Conditions

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

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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

Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hartwell treats Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Hartwell treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Hartwell's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Celiac Disease
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diarrhea
  • Distal Gastrointestinal Tract Cancers
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis E
  • Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colon Cancer
  • Ileus
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Liver Transplant
  • Movement Disorders
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Infection

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Practice

16233 Sylvester Rd SW Burien, WA 98166
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