Dr. Philip L. Knowles, PHD

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Dr. Philip L. Knowles, PHD

Psychology | Male

Washington Center for Pain Management 7200 S 180th St Ste 102, Tukwila, WA 98188 Get Directions
(425) 774-1538

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    • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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    • How well provider listens and answers questions
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    • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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    Dr. Knowles says

    I appreciate that patients take the time to provide feedback about their experiences with our clinic and the care that I provided. This feedback is an important way for me to gauge my engagement and helpfulness with patients. I am grateful that patients trust me to work with them. I do not want to do anything that would make them regret that trust. I am also open to speaking with someone who has a concern. All too often we only speak up when something goes wrong. My personal bias is that ours' would be a better world if when we catch people doing some right, or doing something well, we give feedback about that as well.

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    Specialties

    • Psychology
    • Addiction Psychology
    • Behavioral Medicine
    • Pain Medicine

    Conditions Treated

    • Addiction
    • Anxiety
    • Chronic Back Pain
    • Chronic Diseases
    • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Mood Disorders
    • Opiate Dependence
    • Pain Disorder
    • Sleep Disorders
    • Stress
    • Work-Related Injuries

    Procedures Performed

    • Behavior Management
    • Behavior Modification
    • Chronic Pain Management
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
    • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
    • Pain Management

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    Education

    • Medical School
      University Of Nevada At Reno

      Graduated in 1976

    • Residency Hospital
      Schick Shadel Hospital

      Completed in 1982

    • Undergraduate School
      Oregon State University
      Western Washington University

      Graduated in 1973

    • Other Education
      St. Joseph's College Of Maine

      Completed in 2005

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    Languages Spoken

    • English
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    • Specializes in Psychology
    • Malpractice claims in Washington not available
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    Dr. Knowles' Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes

    Experience with Dr. Knowles

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    How well provider listens and answers questions
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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    Dr. Knowles says...

    I can not think of anything I could be doing that is more worthwhile and rewarding than helping people who experience pain and suffering. It requires collaboration, patience, and humility. I am grateful for what each patient teaches me as we work together to find solutions to the problems that compromise their function and quality of life.

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    Dr. Knowles' Care Philosophy

    One word summarizes my philosophy of care: COLLABORATION. Treatment involves two experts collaborating to produce a good outcome. I bring expertise in techniques, tools, and skills that can be used. The patient is the expert who knows more about their unique qualities than does anyone else. Together we shape interventions so that they fit in that patient's context. There is no cookie cutter approach. Each patient is a unique person and their problem calls for a solution unique to them.

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    Dr. Knowles says...

    My training in the treatment of alcohol and other drugs of abuse has been very important in my practice. Drug abuse and addiction problems often are intermingled with people's other health problems. I have been working with people who suffer from chronic health conditions, including pain, for 25 years. My current practice setting is in a pain clinic with multiple locations, working side-by-side with physicians who bring the latest interventional procedures, medical knowledge, and compassion to the care of our patients.

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    Dr. Knowles says...

    I use techniques and procedures for which the studies show that there is good evidence that patients will benefit. Each person is unique, and I choose the interventional tools that seem to best fit that patient's context. In general, I use cognitive behavior therapy, contextual cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness models in my practice.

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    Dr. Knowles says...

    I appreciate that patients take the time to provide feedback about their experiences with our clinic and the care that I provided. This feedback is an important way for me to gauge my engagement and helpfulness with patients. I am grateful that patients trust me to work with them. I do not want to do anything that would make them regret that trust. I am also open to speaking with someone who has a concern. All too often we only speak up when something goes wrong. My personal bias is that ours' would be a better world if when we catch people doing some right, or doing something well, we give feedback about that as well.