Dr. Rachel Dawson, MD

Dr. Rachel Dawson, MD

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Dr. Rachel Dawson, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Lakewood, WA. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital and St. Clare Hospital. She has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Dawson to book an appointment.

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MultiCare Lakewood Clinic

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(253) 292-6774
Family Medicine5700 100th St Sw Ste 510 Lakewood, WA 98499
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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4.4

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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (22)
  • Explained conditions well (22)
  • Listened & answered questions (22)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (6)
  • Office environment (4)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (4)
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I had a terrible experience with her. An MD I worked with told me I needed to get an inflamed mole checked out. She took a cursory look and refused to examine it. I had to go to a dermatologist who immediately removed and biopsied it. She also told me that my neurological disorder which was already diagnosed by a neurologist was not a problem and my profound fatigue issues were from being "out of shape," a ridiculously wrong assertion. I was very overwhelmed by the disorder and appalled by being treated in such a demeaning way and I burst into tears. She gave me a disgusted look and walked out of the room. She charged my insurance company and me a lot for that less than worthless experience. I'd give her no stars if I could.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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May 26, 2021
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I have seen Dr Dawson well over 20 years, and I've always appreciated her patience, and willingness to explain things to me. If she doesn't know the answer, she has great specialists to which I have been referred.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • 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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Randy – Dec 31, 2020
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Dr. Dawson has been my primary care physician for more than twenty years. You can't any better than she.
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
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Jul 03, 2020
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Dr. Dawson is very thorough, compassionate and knowledgeable. She spends the time needed to go over any health care concerns and treatments without rushing. She considers my preferences yet keeps me up to date on current treatments and what is best for my individual health needs. I thoroughly recommend her!
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
4 people found this helpful
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Lakewood, WA – Jan 22, 2019
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I appreciate Dr. Dawson, I find her down to earth, honest, and caring. I think our family have been patients since her early years as a physician. She listens, and shares research information, and is willing to hear my concerns and opinions. I trust her.
What went well
  • 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
3 people found this helpful
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Dawn – Jun 28, 2018
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I have been a patient of Dr Dawson for over 20 years. She is amazing. Very caring and thorough.
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
5 people found this helpful
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Becky T in Lakewood WA – Jun 10, 2016
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Dr. Dawson nearly killed my mother on two separate occasions. I hope she loses her license to practice and never touches another patient again in her life!
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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Seattle, WA – Jun 05, 2016
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Dr. Dawson's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acne
  • ACTH (Cosyntropin) Stimulation Test
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Administrative Physical
  • Advance Directive End of Life Planning
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Back Pain
  • Bacteriuria Screening
  • Bedsores
  • Bedwetting
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blepharitis
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boil
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer Screening
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chlamydia Infection Screening
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Detoxification Evaluation
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Evaluation
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dipstick Urinalysis
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Drug Allergy Testing
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Dysentery
  • Dyslexia Assessment
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fetal Cardiac Screening
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer
  • Genital Herpes
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Gonorrhea Infections
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Health Screening
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hip Sprain
  • HIV Screening
  • Hives
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Hydrocele
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Impairment Rating Evaluation
  • Independent Educational Evaluation
  • Insomnia
  • Intertrigo
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease Evaluation
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Mammography
  • Mastodynia
  • McMurray's Test
  • Melanoma Screening
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause Evaluation and Treatment
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Ovarian Cancer Screening
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Patch Testing
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Pre-Operative Evaluation
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostate Cancer Screening Exam (DRE)
  • Proteinuria
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Evaluation - Child and Adolescent
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skin Testing and Screening
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • STD Screening
  • Strep Test
  • Stye
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tremor
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tuberculosis Screening
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urine Pregnancy Test
  • Vaccination
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vaginosis Screening
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheelchair Evaluation
  • Wheezing
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain
  • Yeast Infections

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Dr. Dawson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Medicare Advantage
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Bridgespan
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Community First Health Plans
Medicare
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
First Choice Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Group Health Cooperative
Health Net
Health Net PPO
Medicare Advantage PFFS
HealthFirst
HealthSmart
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicare
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.
LifeWise
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
Medicare
Part B Primary
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
PacificSource
Pacific Source
Premera Blue Cross
Medicare Advantage HMO
Private HealthCare Systems
Providence Health Plans
Personal Option EPO
Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Preferred Provider Network PPN
Tricare
TriCare for Life
Uniform Medical Plan
UnitedHealthCare
AARP Medicare Complete Essential HMO
Medicaid
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
US Family Health Plan
Washington State Department of Labor & Industries
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

About Me

Care Philosophy

In today's hurried world, I practice medicine the old fashioned way, by developing a personal and long term relationship with my patients and their families....Read more

Biography

Part of MultiCare Connected Care Clinically Integrated Network.

Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

John Peter Smith Hospital
Residency Hospital
University Of Texas Medical School At Houston
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Rachel Dawson, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (253) 292-6774, and for other questions, call (253) 792-6526.

Does Dr. Rachel Dawson, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Dawson has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. Rachel Dawson, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Dawson frequently treats Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing, Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome, and Chronic Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Dawson treats.

Where is Dr. Rachel Dawson, MD's office located?

Dr. Dawson's office is located at 5700 100th St Sw Ste 510, Lakewood, WA 98499. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Dawson is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital

Tacoma, WA

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

St. Clare Hospital

Lakewood, WA

64% Patient Experience Rating, 5% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

St. Joseph Medical Center

Tacoma, WA

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)