Dr. Peter Hartwell, MD

Dr. Peter Hartwell, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
62 y/o

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Dr. Peter Hartwell, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Burien, WA. He is 62 years old.Read his story

Franciscan Digestive Care Associates - Burien

16233 Sylvester Rd SW Ste G20

Burien, WA 98166
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Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Top Care Areas


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Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Anal or Rectal Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Hartwell's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Hartwell "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."


  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • 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
  • Hepatitis
  • Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colon Cancer
  • Ileus
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • 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
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Infection


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  • 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

Dr. Hartwell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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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 12 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Hartwell's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Auburn, WA |
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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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Dr. Hartwell accepts 1 insurance carrier
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Hospitals where Dr. Hartwell has admitting privileges

Highline Medical Center
16251 Sylvester Rd SW
Burien, WA 98166
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