Dr. Richard Kozarek, MD

Dr. Richard Kozarek, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
Age 70
(11)
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Dr. Richard Kozarek, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Seattle, WA. He is 70 years old and has been practicing for 44 years. Dr. Kozarek is affiliated with Virginia Mason Medical Center.

1100 9th Ave

Seattle, WA 98101

Contact Information

(206) 223-2319

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Top Care Areas

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Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
more than 98% of peers
Pancreatitis
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kozarek "'Most illness can be adequately diagnosed, but not all illness is curable. My job as a physician is to diagnose the cause of patient signs and symptoms and cure with behavior modification, medication or the least invasive form of surgery. Or, if a cure is not possible, I try to improve the patient s symptoms to the best of my ability.'"

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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
2

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
75

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Procedures

  • Anoscopy
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Manometry

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.

Education

  • University Of Wisconsin Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1973
  • Dalhousie University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1974
  • Good Samaritan Regional Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Phoenix Veterans Administration Medical Center, University Of Arizona
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1978

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • ASGE Rudolf V. Schindler Award, 2005
Media & Publications

Dr. Kozarek has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kozarek's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kozarek to family and friends
4.6
based on 11 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Kozarek's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
Ellensburg, WA |
Very talented and trustworthy physician. Takes the necessary time to explain and presents in a very clear and understandable manner.
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Dr. Kozarek accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Preferred Provider Network PPN

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Hospitals where Dr. Kozarek has admitting privileges

Virginia Mason Medical Center
925 Seneca Street
Seattle, WA 98101
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