Dr. Richard B. Clarfeld, MD

Dr. Richard B. Clarfeld, MD

Breast Surgery | Male | 68 years old

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.Read more

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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.Read more

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I have had the great fortune of training and practicing surgery in King County for over 40 years. I...Read more

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  • 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
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Network
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Federal Employee Program (FEP)
  • First Choice Health
  • Fortis Benefits Insurance Company
  • Gallagher Basset
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
  • Health Payors Organization
  • HealthSmart
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • LifeWise
  • Magellan Health Services
  • Medicaid of Washington State
  • Moda Health
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • National Preferred Provider Network
  • ODS Health Plan
  • PacificSource
  • Preferred Healthcare
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Providence Health Plans
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Regence Blue Shield of Washington
  • Sedgwick Claims Management Services
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare
  • TriWest Champus
  • Uniform Medical Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • USA Managed Care Organization
  • Veteran Administration Plan
  • Washington State Department of Labor & Industries
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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    Specialties

    • Breast Surgery
    • Breast Surgical Oncology

    Board Certifications

    Why It Matters: Dr. Clarfeld's Board Certifications

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    • General Surgery

    Conditions Treated

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    I have been a student of this problem for almost 30 years.

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    • 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
    • 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
    • Malignant Breast Tumor
    • Melanoma
    • Metastatic Breast Cancer
    • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
    • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
    • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Skin Cancer
    • Stomach Diseases
    • Urinary Disorders
    • Vascular Disease

    Procedures Performed

    Dr. Clarfeld says..

    My goal is to provide meticulous cancer surgery and provide the best cosmetic results possible.

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    • Biopsy of Breast
    • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
    • Excision of Breast Tumor
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Mastectomy
    • Partial Mastectomy
    • Port Placements or Replacements
    • Port Removal
    • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy

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      Sanctions

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      Board Actions

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    Education

    • Medical School
      University Of Illinois At Chicago / College Of Medicine

      Graduated in 1974

    • Internship Hospital
      University Wash Hosps

      Completed in 1975

    • Residency Hospital
      Baylor University Med Center
      University Wash Hosps

      Completed in 1979

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Baylor Medical Center

    Awards & Recognition

    • Awards & Honors
      • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    • Specializes in Breast Surgery
    • Board certified in General Surgery
    • Malpractice claims in Washington not available
    • No sanctions found
    • No board actions found
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    Dr. Clarfeld's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    Under 10 minutes

    Experience with Dr. Clarfeld

    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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    Dr. Clarfeld says...

    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.

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    Dr. Clarfeld's Care Philosophy

    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.

    ×

    Dr. Clarfeld says...

    I have been a student of this problem for almost 30 years.

    ×

    Dr. Clarfeld says...

    My goal is to provide meticulous cancer surgery and provide the best cosmetic results possible.

    ×

    Dr. Clarfeld says...

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