WASHINGTON: Two Virginia Mason physicians featured as Top Doctors in Angie’s List magazine

KIRKLAND, WA – (June 6, 2013) – Two primary care physicians at Virginia Mason Kirkland are featured in the Top Doctors section of the June 2013 Seattle North Edition of Angie’s List magazine.

Laurel Morrison, MD, and David Paplow, MD, were chosen by Angie’s List members who praised both physicians for their expertise, patience and willingness to listen to patients, and consider their wishes, even when prescribing treatment.

“We have to hear their story to see how to motivate them … to make healthy choices,” Dr. Morrison told the magazine writer.

Dr. Paplow added that Virginia Mason is committed to always putting the patient first.

The magazine story featuring Drs. Morrison and Paplow is titled, “Virginia Mason’s patients value doctors’ patience.”  The 27-member practice at Virginia Mason Kirkland provides family, internal and pediatric medicine. To schedule an appointment, call (425) 814-5100.

About Virginia Mason Medical Center
Virginia Mason Medical Center, founded in 1920, is a nonprofit regional health care system in Seattle that serves the Pacific Northwest. Virginia Mason employs more than 5,300 people and includes a 336-bed acute-care hospital; a primary and specialty care group practice of more than 460 physicians; satellite locations throughout the Puget Sound area; and Bailey-Boushay House, the first skilled-nursing and outpatient chronic care management program in the U.S. designed and built specifically to meet the needs of people with HIV/AIDS. Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason is internationally recognized for its breakthrough autoimmune disease research. Virginia Mason was the first health system to apply lean manufacturing principles to health care delivery to eliminate waste and improve quality and patient safety.

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Media Contact:
Gale Robinette
Virginia Mason Media Relations
(206) 341-1509

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