Dr. Richard Kozarek, MD

Dr. Richard Kozarek, MD

Gastroenterology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 70
Dr. Richard Kozarek, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Seattle, WA and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from University Of Wisconsin Medical School in 1973 and specializes in gastroenterology.

1100 9th Ave

Seattle, WA 98101

Contact Information

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
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Kozarek's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

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.'"

1  Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

2  Board Certifications

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

75  Conditions Treated


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7  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • 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
12 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Kozarek's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

World renowned, Dr. Kozarek has helped me through so much with his incredible expertise and an unmatched bedside manner. He invented various procedures and wrote books explaining them for other gastroenterologists, and he has traveled worldwide even to China to train other doctors. Including an...more
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Very talented and trustworthy physician. Takes the necessary time to explain and presents in a very clear and understandable manner.
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