Dr. Steven Medwell, MD

Colorectal SurgeryMaleAge 72

Dr. Medwell
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The Polyclinic

1145 Broadway Seattle, WA 98122

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Dr. Steven Medwell, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Seattle, WA and has over 48 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Indiana U, School of Medicine medical school in 1973. He is affiliated with Swedish First Hill Campus. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Medwell to book an appointment.

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Dr. Medwell's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Medwell

3.6

Based on 23 ratings

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What went well
  • Staff friendliness (18)
  • Office environment (17)
  • Appointment scheduling (16)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (8)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (8)
  • Appointment was rushed (7)
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I'm alive today because of Dr. Medwell. That's a fact. He was a brilliant surgeon and pulled me back from colon cancer stage 4 after a botched surgery but Dr. Amir Basterous. Also, I'm amazed at other reviews dated after September 2018 because Dr. Medwell retired in October 2018.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Hotheaded. Arrogant, talks at patient in condescending way. Rushed appointments. Over months, dismissed growing patient pain post-surgery and didn't attempt to diagnose cause of pain (infection). Didn't listen to any concerns patient had about an infection that occurring near the surgery site (in fact, changed the subject). After the above appointment, terminated patient care (despite infection at surgery site still remaining and no new care provider selected) for odd unpaid bill that patient never received notice for (sloppy staff?). Had to go to a different hospital to clean up the infected wound and tissue damage.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Jun 25, 2020
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This guy is a hot head. Very rude, argumentative, doesn't explain what needs to be done. Has no explanation for what is causing the problem repeatedly, but wants money to do surgery on it. Keeps asking about sexual orientation which has nothing to do with surgery or an abcess. Very rude and very evil vibe from this guy. For as many certifications as he has, I've had to go back so many times to have surgery redone over and over. Avoid Medwell or anyone else in his office.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Though my experience with Dr. Medwell is not recent I feel it is solid. He truly I view him as an outstanding physician. He gave me the best care and got me through stage 4 colon cancer. His diagnosis was on target. He answered questions and didn't waste time referring me to another great physician for treatment in my hometown. Dr Medwell has a network of capable colleagues and he knew exactly where to send me for top care. I have been cancer free for 13 years, thanks to Dr. Steve Medwell.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Biography

Dr. Steven Medwell, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Seattle, WA and has over 48 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Indiana...Read more

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1978
Ferguson Hosp
Residency Hospital
1977
Swedish Hosp Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
1974
Swedish Hosp Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1973
Indiana U, School of Medicine
Medical School
,

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Seattle magazine "Top Doctors", 2004-2009
  • Seattle Metropolitan magazine "Top Doctors", 2006-2010
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, University of Washington Medical Center, Dept. of Surgery, 1998
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, University of Washington Medical Center, Dept. of Surgery, 1996

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What are Dr. Steven Medwell, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Medwell frequently treats Anal and Rectal Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, and Anal Fistula. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Medwell treats.

Where is Dr. Steven Medwell, MD's office located?

Dr. Medwell's office is located at 1145 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Medwell's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Anal and Rectal Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Medwell treats Anal and Rectal Cancer more than 59% of his peers

Dr. Medwell treats this condition more than 59% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anal Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
Colorectal Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Medwell treats Colorectal Cancer more than 50% of his peers

Dr. Medwell treats this condition more than 50% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Distal Colorectal Cancer
  • Familial Colorectal Cancer
  • Hamartomatous Colorectal Cancer
  • MSI-H Colorectal Cancer
  • MSI-L Colorectal Cancer
  • MSS Colorectal Cancer
  • Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer, Familial
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Sporadic Colorectal Cancer
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Dr. Medwell's conditions and procedures:

  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction

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(206) 860-4440

Dr. Medwell accepts the following insurance:

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MultiPlan
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Locations

The Polyclinic

The Polyclinic1145 Broadway Seattle, WA 98122
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