Paul M. Knouff, MD Providence Medical Group

Languages: English
Professional Statement
The reason I chose to focus on primary care when I went to medical school is because I was thinking about what type of medicine would be the most challenging. For me, that's definitely primary care. A primary care doctor has to help his patients deal with every kind of medical problem, and also mental problems, should they arise. So keeping informed about every aspect of medicine is a challenge, but that's exactly what I want to offer my patients.My favorite part of being a doctor is that I can actually make a difference in my patients' lives — and not just by diagnosing and helping them get through a major illness, but also by giving good advice on everyday things, like exercise and diet.
Education
Institution
Type
Saba University, Netherlands Antilles
Medical School
Providence St Peter Hospital Family Medicine Residency, Olympia, Washington
Residency
Personal Interests
While my first choice is always to spend time with my wife and kids, I've been known to go fishing or hiking in nice weather, and tinker in my woodshop and garage on those rainy weekends. I also spend time with an exercise video I have, since I don't mind looking silly in the privacy of my own home.
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine
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 (143 Ratings, 36 Comments)


100

12/27/2017
Dr Knouff reviews my records while we talk to remind himself and me what treatments I have undergone for related health issues. He reviewed my oncologist's notes from a recent visit and helped me think through steps in my future treatment. I feel he listens to me and wants what is best for my care.
100

12/20/2017
I always recommend Dr. Knouff even when his patient load is full.
50

11/27/2017
had to insist on referral, for a condition that I have complained about for 1.5years
100

11/15/2017
I could not have better care. I recieved the best care with the best doctors and suport staff. Iam very happy for the care I recieved.
90

10/25/2017
Dr said he heard a wooshing sound in my neck, and said i should have an ultrasound but have not heard anything as of yet
100

10/02/2017
all good
100

09/27/2017
I always ask for Dr Knopff even though I was assigned [...]. I first went to Dr Knopff when [...] was on call and have consistently found him superior in every aspect to Dr [...]. I have tried twice to switch [...].
100

09/08/2017
Kind, professional, and courteous assistance from everyone on the team in this clinic.
100

08/31/2017
He took all the time I needed to answer my questions. He explained things in a way I could understand. He is thoughtful and treats me with respect.
100

08/17/2017
all good
90

08/10/2017
Was checked out by a nurse, she was able to get Dr. Knouf to see me in 5 minutes.
10

07/19/2017
Unable to get simple referrals from office and when they were provided they did not contain the correct information i.e. hearing waited 6 months, footwear and inserts waited 6 months. The recent referral sent by doctor to the footwear provider did not have correct information or prescription. [...]
80

07/05/2017
Dr. Knouff listens to my questions & gives answers I can understand.
90

06/25/2017
I really appreciate Dr Knoff's thoroughness.
80

06/14/2017
The nurse is unusual and says odd comments but the doctor solved my problems.
100

05/30/2017
all very good [...]
40

05/29/2017
diagnosed with bronchitis and COPD without any testing. I have never had a doctor tell me I have COPD
90

04/19/2017
Paul Knouff helps me be a partner in my own health care. He listens with attention and respect. He encourages the right things, considers options in a logical way, and is always professional and personal in the right blend.
100

04/11/2017
Provider was very accommodating with making an appt. on short notice.
90

03/29/2017
Dr. Knouff is thorough and knowledgeable.
100

03/29/2017
I am very pleased with the medical care provided by Dr Knouff and would recommend him to anyone looking for a medical practitioner.
80

03/23/2017
I was glad to have him since I couldn't see Dr. [...] my primary care provider.
80

03/06/2017
Got appointment made same day. End of day appointment,Dr was running behind 20-30 min. Antibiotics didn't get rid of infection. Had to get referral to ENT specialist.
100

03/05/2017
This is the. best Dr. I have ever had.
90

02/22/2017
I had an appointment on Monday (the day it snowed) @9:20. At approximately 8:50, while I was driving to my appointment, my wife called to see if you were open. She got a voice mail stating the office was closed, so she called me and I came home and rescheduled. During my rescheduled visit I mentioned the closing and the nurse said that the office was open until 9:20. I would have made the initial visit. I never got a message about the office being closed. Rescheduling was an easy process, although unnecessary.
80

02/22/2017
Dr. Knoff is a very competant physician
100

02/17/2017
good experience!
100

01/22/2017
I have only been a patient with this clinic since August, but have found my doctor, support staff and receptionists very responsive and knowledgeable. I am very pleased with my care.
70

01/12/2017
Twice I have had test ordered without Doctor reviewed comments. Last summer has a bone density test. When I finally sent a message about wanting a copy of the report, the doctor finally responded it was normal (only comment). On [...] I had an X-ray of right shoulder because of discomfort. Isn't a follow-up message about a steroid shot if needed. Never received a doctor response at all.
100

01/11/2017
smart, informed and sensitive to immediate concerns. always with dignity and truthful about human-ness
100

01/10/2017
Good listener, stays "present" during visit, asks good questions, provides suggestions for personal responsibility for my health.
100

12/28/2016
Dr Knouff is a great listener.
100

12/19/2016
I had several very serious health issues and Dr Knouff made sure I had the best care and specialty providers looking after me. I was hospitalized several times last year and had open heart surgery, and cancer. I could never thank him enough for taking care of me and improving my overall health and well being.
100

12/08/2016
Dr. Knouff is one of the best doctors I have been treated by in my life. He is great.
90

12/08/2016
Dr. Knouff is an excellent caregiver and my wife and I are most happy with him and his able assistant [...].
100

11/28/2016
Nothing bad.
 
Providence Medical Group East Olympia Family Medicine
525 Lilly Road Northeast Suite 250
Olympia, WA 98506
360-486-6778
Affiliated Facilities
Providence St. Peter Hospital