Stella S. Thalhamer, MD Providence Medical Group

Languages: English
Specialties:
Professional Statement
When I was growing up, I saw how illness affected my family, so it was a big driving force for me to go into internal medicine. I know many patients are a bit anxious the first time they see a new doctor, so I like to put them at ease. And I always maintain a sense of empathy with my patients. I encounter different people from all walks of life, and I take the time to understand their point of view and the emotions they feel that may be related to their health.
Education
Institution
Type
Fatima College of Medicine, Manila, Philippines
Medical School
Maryland General Hospital, Baltimore
Residency
Personal Interests
My family keeps me busy and running around! I also love doing volunteer work and hope to someday have time to do more.
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal 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.

4.7 out of 5 (220 Ratings, 54 Comments)


100

02/21/2017
I have never had a bad experience.
100

02/15/2017
[...] informative and asked to answer all my questions. follow up on lab results is perfect.
70

02/06/2017
One of the problems I had on this visit was a numb area in my back. She didn't look at it or feel it - just said it was probably from a nerve in my neck. She said the same type of thing at my check up - a said it was probably from the heat. Swelling in ankle.
100

01/29/2017
Dr. Thalhamer is the best doctor! She's kind, compassionate & listens to what I have to say.
60

01/23/2017
I HAD AN INJURY TO MY BACK BUT I WAS TREATED AS THOUGH I HAD BACK "PAIN". I HAD TO ASK THE DOCTOR TO LOOK AT MY BACK BRUISING AND SWELLING. WHEN I DESCRIBED THE PAIN SHE SUGGESTED SHINGLES; WHEN I SAID I HAD NEVER HAD CHICKEN POX SHE DOUBTED MY MEMORY. SHE SUGGESTED I VISIT URGENT CARE OVER THE WEEKEND IF I GOT BLISTERS. OF COURSE NO BLISTERS...JUST INCREASED SWELLING, HEAT AND BRUISING.
100

01/19/2017
Listens to what I say. Good "bedside manner".
50

01/10/2017
did did not spend much time on reason I bad hematoma on lower rt leg. spent time expressing concern on fact I was taking [...] and [...] and wanted to know who had told me to take them...
100

01/03/2017
Feel very fortunate to have Dr. Thalhamer as my primary care provider.
100

12/11/2016
Stella is the best.
90

12/08/2016
most stuff is good....but ever since Providence took this practice over, the doctors seem to be more busy, as if they have too many patients...and the doctors do seem a little rushed.
70

11/22/2016
This visit was my annual physical, no big deal. We reviewed my history, took vital signs, took blood tests and reviewed the results. Just as I expected.
100

11/20/2016
Very good care.
100

11/16/2016
Dr. Thalhamer has a very caring attitude, as busy as I know she is.
100

11/07/2016
Dr. Thalhamer is excellent. Support and admin staff were also excellent.
100

10/30/2016
My experience was very good
100

10/25/2016
Everything perfect.
100

10/25/2016
Dr. Thalhamer was very professional, efficient and responsive conducting my exam and making recommendations on long term health care.
100

10/18/2016
one of the best doctor that I have ever dealt with.
100

10/16/2016
When this provider, our PCP, moved her practice to Olympia, we chose to keep her and don't mind the 45 mile drive - she's priceless.
100

10/15/2016
I appreciate Dr Thalhamer's very thorough checkup.
90

09/28/2016
My primary care provider seems personally concerned about my good health. The provider and office staff take good care of me.
100

09/21/2016
an outstanding physician.
100

09/13/2016
Very pleased with the care I received.
100

09/11/2016
My provider is always attentive and comfortable to be with.
100

09/06/2016
the office and Dr. are always pleasant and helpful
100

08/25/2016
Dr Thalhammer is wonderful. She has my total confidence and respect.
100

08/18/2016
I am very satisfied with my care provider.
100

08/06/2016
Dr. Thalhamer always takes time with me and always asks if their is anything else that concerns me before she leaves. I like that she takes the time to listen and cover everything that might be of concern to me.
100

07/20/2016
I love Dr Thalhamer..she is always caring and kind..in fact I continued to come to her when she moved from Centralia to Olympia.
100

07/20/2016
she is the best doctor I have ever dealt with
100

07/20/2016
always impressed with the quality of care and concern i consistently receive from front office, nurses and doctors
100

06/29/2016
Dr. Thalhamer has always answered my questions via email the same day. She is easy to talk to and makes you feel comfortable where you can discuss anything with her. She seems to always be on top of anything new. We love her!
100

06/28/2016
Dr Thalhamer and her staff are excellent. I have never had a bad experience with any of them.
90

06/21/2016
very good at following through on issues and ensuring that I understand why she is recommending additional tests or exams.
100

06/07/2016
I have been very happy to have Dr Thalhamer as my primary physician. She is thorough & is concern about my health. She listens to my questions & tries to address my concerns.
100

06/05/2016
The doctor is great. The wait times are excessive. This was an early morning appointment to keep the wait times to a minimum. First wait for 10-15 mins. in the waiting room and then another 15 minutes to see the doctor in the exam room.
90

05/31/2016
I called for an appointment due to a change in my health condition that caused me some concern. The office staff immediately conferred with my medical provider/s and was able to get me into an appointment within the week. I really appreciate that.
100

05/22/2016
The doctor always listens to my concerns. She is very proactive.
100

05/21/2016
Dr. Thalhamer is wonderful - my husband and I both kept her as our PCP when she moved her practice to Olympia, a 45 mile drive for us.
100

05/18/2016
Provider was able to reschedule my appointment for check up to an earlier time to help with my travel plans. Provider makes my lab results available to me very quickly.
100

05/17/2016
Dr. Thalhamer always seems to be very interested in my getting the best care possible. she is very thorough.
100

04/19/2016
Dr. Thalhamer is sure a warm, caring doctor. She's wonderful because she takes time with you and covers everything and makes sure to ask if I have any other questions or concerns. Her nurse [...] makes your feel comfortable and relaxed as well. This kind of sincere care is hard to come by, and that is speaking from a lot of experience with doctors. That is why I don't mind driving an hour to see my doctor.
100

04/12/2016
Annual checkup was the reason for my visit. Doctor is very careing.
100

03/29/2016
Dr. Thalhamer is very professional and she takes the time to really explain test results, what it all means, and informs me of ways to improve my health. I'm 58 years old and I can honestly say that she is the best doctor I have ever had. Truly thankful to be her patient.
100

03/22/2016
I am very satisfied with Dr. Thalhammer.
90

03/15/2016
I would have liked my primary MD to scrape my lesion in her office and send it off to be biopsied. She referred me to a dermatologist instead which makes the wait for the biopsy extended to another 6 weeks. She did request an urgent referral.
100

03/14/2016
Dr. Thallhamer is superb!
100

03/08/2016
I always that this provider and their will provide timely information and direction on any medical question or issue I contact them about.
60

02/23/2016
The provider is too "natural" oriented for me. If I ask for a prescription she will give it to me about 40% of the time. And, when she does "relent" there are usually no refills. [...]
100

02/11/2016
Dr. T. has been the perfect primary care doctor for both my husband and me. We love her.
80

02/07/2016
Appreciate having the lab down the hall from the office.
100

01/27/2016
Good provider
100

01/27/2016
Dr. Thalhamer is very thorough and views her role as part of my team to promote my health. She also has a great sense of humor, and is always very respectful.
90

01/26/2016
Love my doctor but sometimes I feel like cattle being run through a Vet clinic. Doctor always seems to be in a hurry.
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Providence Medical Group South Sound Internal Medicine
3425 Ensign Road Northeast Suite 220
Olympia, WA 98506
360-493-4777
Affiliated Facilities
Providence St. Peter Hospital