Stella S. Thalhamer, MD Providence Medical Group

Languages: English
Specialties:
Accepting New Patients
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
Clinical Interests
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • diabetes mellitus
  • heart disease
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 (199 Ratings, 58 Comments)


100

12/19/2017
I think it's a very good clinic and I've had nothing but positive experiences from it
100

12/18/2017
both my wife and I are regular patients of Dr. Thalhamer and greatly appreciate her expertise and her attention to our needs.,
100

11/17/2017
Over-all, very positive experience.
100

11/15/2017
Caring Doctor
100

11/02/2017
she has always taken good care of me and answered all my questions.
100

10/31/2017
Best care ever.
100

10/30/2017
Excellent provider. Has recommended her to numerous other family members. Also excellent nurses and staff at this office.
100

10/28/2017
I am very pleased with Dr. Thalhamer.
100

10/17/2017
Dr. Thalhamer ALWAYS listens to any concerns I may have and really cares about me as a patient. Explains diagnosis thoroughly. I would never consider going to a different physician. Very happy with her.
100

10/09/2017
Professional Good Quality Care.
100

10/05/2017
My care provider is the clearest and most thorough care provider that I have ever experienced.
100

09/27/2017
Dr Thalhamer is always kind, gentle, knowledgable, and if she does not know something about my complicated health problems she seeks out the info.
100

09/21/2017
Dr. Thalhamer is very thorough, very knowledgeable and able to explain clearly. She listens and responds to patient needs immediately and professionally. I greatly respect her recommendations and explanations.
90

09/18/2017
For the 1st time ever, I sat in the exam room for almost 25 min. waiting for the doctor. THIS HAS NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE. And the medical asst. - nor any else - came in to explain there would be a delay. My doctor - who I very much like - was very apologetic, but I don't mind waiting if someone would have told me there would be a wait. As I mentioned, this has never happened before and I really like my physician.
100

09/12/2017
Dr. was very concerned about my mental well being.
100

09/06/2017
Dr. Thalhamer has really gone out of her way to help me through the past few months od illness. I really appreciate her efforts beyond what might be expected.she also came through on a needed referral. she is a very good Dr. for Providence.
100

08/24/2017
it was my first time there and I was so impressed how new and nice it is. Everyone was so nice and I left with medicine and on my way to feeling better.
100

08/23/2017
All personnel in the office treated me with respect, patience, and an eagerness to hear any unusual physical symptoms that I might have had since the last visit. A person from the office answered queries on mychart thoroughly pre-visit and called me after the visit with the results of my blood test.
100

08/21/2017
This health group has been my main health group for over 30 years. Even when my Dr. is on vacation I always get excellent care.
100

08/21/2017
Dr. Thalhammer was very caring and professional.
100

08/19/2017
My visit with my provider is always a good experience.
100

08/17/2017
Dr Thalhamer is an excellent health care provider
90

08/16/2017
I am happy to have Dr. Thalhamer & Providence to take care of my health problems.
80

08/16/2017
I will like to express that Dr. T is a good provider, However, I waited pass my 10:20 appointment, I then ask if she was running late, I was called into to the visiting around 10:30 was check in I waited until around 11:09 I open the door and ask if my Doctor was coming any time soon, I don't why it took so long but I could hear my Doctor seen other patients. I don't think it was ok for me to wait that long but Iwas there for a physical, during the examination I was told by the Doctor that there was some tension with her from office staff, [...] I will like to point that while I enter the reception none of the reception women really ask any question as they done with other patients, I also notice the differential treatment between me and how my husband was treated when he went to his appointment the following week.
100

08/04/2017
Doctor Thalhamer really cares about my health. She always calls me as soon as she gets test results; usually in the evening when she should be at home. I am quite pleased with her.
100

07/28/2017
I have been a patient of Dr. Thalhamer's for 10+ years, she is always kind, considerate, respectful and LISTENS to the patient's concerns.
100

07/26/2017
I have recommended Dr. Thalhamer to several people who have tried to get an appointment, only to be told that she is not taking new patients. They are anxious to meet with her when an opening becomes available.
80

07/26/2017
Feel like physician was in a hurry on my apt. day. Normally feel that she spends adequate time with me.
100

06/30/2017
All good.
80

06/28/2017
Thorough and professional!!
90

06/05/2017
my initial new patient intake appointment. I love MyChart. tests came back quickly, very informative.
100

05/17/2017
very happy with my takes health provider she takes time and listens to me.
70

05/10/2017
Nurse [...] did not have a badge on, nor did she introduce herself.
100

05/10/2017
Dr. Thalhamer is excellent.
70

05/05/2017
Doctor REQUIRED to spent most of appointment time entering computer data.
100

05/05/2017
Dr Thalhamer is an understanding physician who cares about me and my health. She provides advice on how to improve my heslth and listens to my concerns and questions.
80

05/04/2017
I had not seen her for over a year as I see an oncologist every 6 weeks. Rather than a 40 minute appointment, that she says I should have annually, I was given a very rushed 20 minute LPN-doctor appointment. [...] The visit was weird and unsatisfactory. I was suddenly diagnosed with tachycardia, when heart problems are a side effect of my oral chemo drug. I didn't know of this diagnosis until I read my patient summary. By that time, the doctor was gone. I felt (and feel) like a cog in a machine with the machine having a greater concern for timeliness and revenue generation that patient/person care. And that is not acceptable.
80

05/04/2017
Dr. Thalhamer is fortunate to have Nurse [...] for her assistant. Considerate, professional staff and friendly office environment. That helps reduce tension that may be related to a visit with a physician. Very responsive to questions over the Providence internet service.
90

05/03/2017
if I send my provider an email, she or her nurse get back to me within a hour or so
100

04/20/2017
best doctor that we have ever done business with
100

04/03/2017
She is very patient, repeating the question or comment multiple times until I understand. She them speaks to my wife to be sure the information will be acted upon. She has researched many possible solutions for my problem.
100

04/03/2017
Dr. Thalhamer is excellent. I have never felt rushed & she filly listens to what I'm saying. She is very compassionate.
100

03/27/2017
I have already recommended Dr Thalhamer to friends who are dissatisfied with their provider. Dr. Thalhamer is very attentive to potential serious problems; she demonstrates her care for her patients.
100

03/22/2017
I am completely satisfied with the provider and staff I would recommend to anyways wanting a good Dr that listens and want to help you never rushed here great place what a blessing thank you for having this establishment to go to for my health care
100

03/09/2017
Good: Provider has done an excellent job of keeping me well. I am happy to have this provider.
100

03/05/2017
Dr. Thalhamer and her staff provide excellent care.
100

02/22/2017
I have never had a bad experience.
100

02/16/2017
[...] informative and asked to answer all my questions. follow up on lab results is perfect.
70

02/07/2017
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

01/30/2017
Dr. Thalhamer is the best doctor! She's kind, compassionate & listens to what I have to say.
60

01/24/2017
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

01/20/2017
Listens to what I say. Good "bedside manner".
50

01/11/2017
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

01/04/2017
Feel very fortunate to have Dr. Thalhamer as my primary care provider.
100

12/12/2016
Stella is the best.
90

12/09/2016
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

11/23/2016
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

11/21/2016
Very good care.
 
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