Ward K. Chow, MD Providence Medical Group

Languages: English
Professional Statement
Dr. Ward K Chow is an Internal Medicine Specialist in Everett, Washington. He graduated with honors from University Of Washington School Of Medicine in 1987. Having more than 31 years of diverse experiences, especially in INTERNAL MEDICINE, Dr. Ward K Chow affiliates with many hospitals including Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, Whidbey General Hospital, and cooperates with other doctors and specialists in many medical groups including Providence Health And Services Washington, Providence Health And Services-WA.
Education
Institution
Type
University of Washington School of Medicine - Seattle, WA
Medical School
Internal Medicine of Spokane - Spokane, WA
Residency
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine
Clinical Interests
  • adolescent medicine
  • breast cancer prevention and risk reduction
  • cancer prevention
  • cancer screening
  • dementia
  • diabetes management
  • epidemiology
  • fatigue
  • geriatrics
  • heart disease
  • hypertension
  • immunizations
  • influenza
  • preventive medicine
  • sinusitis
  • sports physical
  • tobacco use cessation
  • under-served communities
  • well adult exam
  • wellness
PATIENT RATINGS AND COMMENTS

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.6 out of 5 (287 Ratings, 49 Comments)


80

12/20/2017
Dr. Chow has a pleasant demeanor. [...] I got a referral right off to physical therapist in case I decided on using it; I appreciated him not insisting; won't decide until I get results of x-rays.
100

12/20/2017
Dr. Chow is excellent.
100

12/20/2017
Dr Chow is personable, skilled and thorough. He understands the specifics of my health history and makes good eye contact.
90

11/02/2017
Dr. Chow is excellent especially with senior patients.
100

10/27/2017
Dr. Chow was very organized, knowledgeable & thorough.
90

10/25/2017
Although a new physician for me and others, I am very pleased with his concerns, opinions, and care he has given to me when my appointments with him. I have seen him, Dr. Wong, just a couple times but he is very pleasant and shows concerns for my health and any questions I might have to ask. An excellent Dr. and person.
100

10/19/2017
I am very happy with Dr. Chow-----he is the best doctor I have ever had.
100

10/19/2017
Our family loves Dr. Chow & the care he has given, to my Dad. And the attention & respect, he shows my Dad.
100

09/27/2017
DR. Ward is a really great guy and takes the time to listen to you.
90

09/27/2017
I would have liked to have been reminded to get a flue shot for me and my wife!
100

09/20/2017
Dr. ward Chow explains everything well and always asks if I understand and if I have any more questions.
40

09/03/2017
Provider argued with me about my medication, referring to medical studies with inaccurate conclusions to prove his point. Very disappointing. He never really listened or seemed to care about what my medical issue was. Only seemed to want to prove his opinion about the medication or treatment required. Providers need to work with their patients in partnership. I don't appreciate being treated like I'm stupid and the doctor knows best. Very old school.
60

08/31/2017
Dr. Chow is an excellent man of medicine. A wonderful technician. I would see him any time to attend to my annual mysteries reported in blood tests. Since his specialty is geriatrics, I wonder, though, if he might be too committed to fit patients in the demographic we call "old" age to serve a paradigm of unsubstantiated research that somewhat, but inadvertently, supports a hostile view of aging (ageism). I was startled to be advised to think about "downsizing" from a million+ dollar property I own that has a billion dollar view of Puget Sound, a house I occupied with my wife for 45 years. Such freelancing of social opinion clearly beyond the technical issues applied to curing injury and illness surprised me. No offense implied. Dr. Chow is a superb medical man, I will see him again.
70

08/28/2017
Second visit - very dissatisfied after 1st visit. Brought wife along this time plus a shoebox of prescriptions - he seemed a bit overwhelmed. We need to better get to know one another.
90

08/10/2017
My doctor of 20+ years just retired; Dr. Chow is new. I am very impressed with his service.
40

08/09/2017
We have taken blood work x rays ekg and I still am waiting with questions on how to get better
100

08/09/2017
I had Dr. Chow as my primary care when I lived in Spokane. When I retired and moved overdo Mercer Island, I kept him as my primary doctor. I drive over 20 miles to see him. That should say something.
90

07/28/2017
All good.
100

07/24/2017
Dr Chow is excellent.
90

07/20/2017
Dr. Chow is very experienced with older people and willing to share that knowledge.
30

07/19/2017
overlooking the concern we have, nor willing to understand
100

07/05/2017
Care provider and nurse / assistant both excellent. Probably best doctor I've ever had. Extremely happy with Dr. Chow.
100

07/05/2017
Dr. Chow is an excellent internist. caring,very knowledgeable ,always willing to listen to his patient. I do recommend him highly . [...]
100

06/29/2017
I have recommended Dr. Chow to my sister and brother-in-law and luckily they were able to get on his patient list!
90

06/29/2017
Dr Chow is a new doctor for me as my other long term doctor ( Dr [...] ) retired, Dr Chow seems to be a good fit for me, he cares his PA [...] is also a great help for me always calls me back ! Dr Chow seems to have read my chart/s and acts like he understands my needs better since he has settled in to this new position and new patients. Brave man to make the move that and his staff have done. Thanks
100

06/21/2017
I recommend Dr. Chow to my wife and she made an appointment to see him.
100

06/19/2017
Dr Chow is the best, courteous, compassionate, most qualified, etc. I am so thankful to have him for my doctor. I would highly recommend him. I have full trust & faith in him with regards to any issues I may have. he is knowledgeable and truly takes time to listen & explain anything with me. I hope to be able to keep him as my PCP
100

06/19/2017
Dr. Chow is good with patient.
100

06/15/2017
chow is great!
90

06/04/2017
First time to see this provider, seems to be A-1.
90

05/24/2017
First visit with Dr. Chow. Very impressed with him as a physician and his people skills. Excellent staff.
70

05/17/2017
I very much liked Dr. Chow from the first time I met him as he is informative, but not arrogant and until recently, I've felt like he's been very supportive and listened to my concerns etc.....and especially of my desires to avoid medications because often I have bad experiences with them. At the last appt, I requested to wean myself off my blood pressure medication of 8 months, as I was having issues that I believe are caused by it. He very reluctantly agreed. After that last appt, I ended up having more questions afterwards about test results and when I put them through My Chart (under Get Medical Advice) his nurse wrote back and said that Dr. Chow wants me to schedule an appt to discuss my concerns. I wrote in again and reminded them that I only have 6 appts included in my health insurance plan. [...] I cannot afford to use an appt to get information that could be disseminated over email or phone. This has been my most recent issue. Despite my explanation and request, I have not received any answers to the questions I posed. On top of that, one of the test results came back as "no results". I have no idea why I was sent that.
100

05/17/2017
As this was my first visit with Dr. Chow, i was very impressed with him and look forward to him being my primary doctor.
100

05/03/2017
I have recommended Dr. Chow.
100

05/02/2017
The Doctor is the only reason why I go back to his clinic. His staff needs improvement.
80

04/12/2017
This was only my second visit with Dr. Chow so we are still establishing a relationship. So far I am pleased. I use Mychart so my medical history is readily available.
100

03/15/2017
Professional, ethical, knowledgably easy to understand. Very Good to Excellent!
100

03/07/2017
Thoroughly explained the benefits of going on an antidepressant and concerns I had.
100

02/19/2017
excellent doctor
100

02/13/2017
My first visit with Dr. Chow and it was very good. Dr. [...] was my previous dr.
90

01/27/2017
This was my 1st visit with Dr. Chow. Thank you for listening and answering my questions.
100

01/25/2017
Found Dr Chow very easy to be with, will not have a problem using him for the future
100

01/25/2017
I am very happy with this care provider. He is a good listener and communicate with me deliberately and with concern
50

01/24/2017
most recently I saw the doctor for kidney stone pain. I have been very open during my previous visits explaining my concern and worry over how much pain I have with my kidneys. my doctor never makes me feel like he actually cares about the pain I am or getting rid of the pain, which to me is probably the worst part of this whole experience because I barely have family in the state of Washington and he knows I've had emergency surgery on my kidneys and I am still feeling as if this office is not concerned with how I'm feeling. not ever (when I call) does anyone ask me how I am doing AFTER I mention that I'm in pain and scared. it makes me want to find a doctor that actually cares about me.
100

01/11/2017
my new doctor is friendly and seems excellent
100

12/28/2016
I can not say enough good things about Dr Chow. He was courteous, respectful and informed. He took the time to discuss all my previous health concerns as well as current issues. He was very respectful of my opinion and questions as well. He is my new primary care physician and I could not be happier
100

11/30/2016
Doctor was kind, considerate, listened to me, answered all questions I had -
90

11/28/2016
First impression was excellent. (This is the first time I met this provider)
100

11/21/2016
Dr. Chow is a great fit and I would recommend him to any one of my friends.
 
Providence Medical Group Internal Medicine Mill Creek Campus
12800 Bothell-Everett Highway Suite 180
Mill Creek, WA 98208
425-259-8600