'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.'
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.