Dr. Richard Clarfeld, MD

Dr. Richard Clarfeld, MD

Breast Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
69 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Richard Clarfeld, MD is a breast surgery specialist in Bellevue, WA and has been practicing for 44 years. He specializes in breast surgery and breast surgical oncology.Read his story

Overlake Medical Clinics/Overlake Hospital Cancer Center

1135 116th Ave NE Ste 180

Bellevue, WA 98004
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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • America's Health Insurance Plans
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Behavioral Health Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna

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Dr. Clarfeld's Experience

Dr. Clarfeld's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Breast Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Clarfeld's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Clarfeld "I have had the great fortune of training and practicing surgery in King County for over 40 years. I have specialized in breast surgery since completing a fellowship in 1987. I am a former principal investigator for the NSABP. I have participated in clinical trials for the treatment and prevention of breast cancer. I am of the generation of doctors that is mission driven. I am a member of The Society of Surgical Oncology, The American Society of Breast Surgery, and the American Society of Breast Disease."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Clarfeld "Breast cancer treatment is multidisciplinary.  The doctors must function together as an integrated team.  Educating patients about the biology of their disease, treatment options, and sequence of treatment is critical."

2  Specialties

  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

34  Conditions Treated

  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Lobular Carcinoma in Situ (LCIS)
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lymphoma of the Breast
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Meningiomas
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Vascular Disease


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8  Procedures

  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Port Removal
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy

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 Illinois At Chicago / College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1974
  • University Wash Hosps
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1975
  • Baylor University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Wash Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Baylor Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Clarfeld has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Clarfeld's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Clarfeld to family and friends
14 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Clarfeld's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes
Dr. Clarfeld Says:

Our patients report that they leave our office less anxious than when they came.


Patient Comments (4)

I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 40, I was given two names by the radiologist who did my biopsy and after doing some research I booked my appt. with Dr. Clarfeld. Both my husband and I had TONS of questions and emotions at that first meeting. He never made us feel rushed, was diligent and gave...more
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Dr. Clarfeld was absolutely wonderful. I knew I was in good hands after meeting with him several times. I would highly recommend him to all my friends and family who might need a breast surgeon,
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At age 52, 8 years ago, I faced the choice between a partial vs full breast removal to begin my treatment of breast cancer. I sought the best medical practitioners and found them! Dr Clarfeld not only put me at ease and answered my 10 million questions. He was quite helpful as I grappled with...more
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He came highly recommended to me from my most trusted, long time, physician. Thank God I found him. He is the best. If you are lucky enough to have him as your breast surgeon, feel blessed.
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