Sarah A. James, MSN, ARNP

Nurse Practitioner
Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Sleep disorders are diverse and can affect all aspects of one's health including physical and mental health, relationship, work-life and quality of life. I believe my role as a sleep medicine provider is to provide compassionate care based on scientific evidence. I enjoy working with patients--together we are a team with the goal of improving sleep, wellness and achieving optimal health. Sarah James is board-certified in American Nurse Credentialing Center and Adult Health Nurse Practitioner. She received a Bachelor of Arts with honors from the University of Vermont, in Burlington and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Ms. James received her Master of Science in nursing from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in Boston. Prior to joining Swedish Sleep Medicine, her medical experience and background include internal medicine and cardiology. She is a member of the American Association of Sleep Medicine.
Massachusetts General Hospital Institute Of Health Professions
Medical School
Professional Associations
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Personal Interests
Spending time outdoor, back country skiing, hiking, camping, international travel, art, music and film
Health Plans Accepted
  • Aetna (all programs accepted)
  • Aetna Aexcel Network (specialty restrictions)
  • Aetna Behaviorial Health Health Management (Behavioral Health)
  • Amerigroup Healthy Options
  • Amerigroup Medicare Advantage
  • Amerigroup Real Solutions (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Amerigroup Washington Apple Health
  • Apple Health (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Asuris
  • Beechstreet
  • Bridgespan (authorization required, otherwise not in network)
  • Cenpatico/Coordinated Care (Behavioral Health)
  • Childrens Health Program (CHIP)
  • Cigna (Behaviorial Health)
  • Cigna (all plans accepted)
  • Community Health Plan of Washington (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Community Health Plan of Washington Medicare Advantage
  • Coordinated Care Ambetter
  • Coordinated Care Health Options
  • Coordinated Care Medicaid (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Coordinated Care Washington Apple Health
  • CorVel Disability Management PPO
  • Coventry/First Health (most products accepted)
  • First Choice Health Network (all programs accepted)
  • Greatwest Healthcare (all programs accepted)
  • Group Health Cooperative Access PPO
  • Group Health Cooperative Alliant Plus/Connect (with authorization from GHC)
  • Group Health Cooperative Clear Care PPO (with authorization from GHC)
  • Group Health Cooperative Options (with authorization from GHC)
  • Group Health Cooperative Options PPO
  • Health Management Network
  • Health Systems International (Behavioral Health)
  • Healthsmart
  • Healthy Options (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Healthy Options Molina
  • Healthy Options United Healthcare
  • Holland American Cruise Lines
  • Humana (Behavioral Health)
  • Humana (all programs accepted)
  • Humana Choice
  • Humana Gold
  • Interlink Transplant Services (transplant services only)
  • Interplan
  • Labor and Industries
  • LifeWise Health Plan of Washington Connect (clinic restrictions)
  • LifeWise Health Plan of Washington LIfeWise Assurance Company
  • LifeWise Health Plan of Washington LifeWise Preferred
  • Managed Health Network (Behavioral Health)
  • Medicaid Out of State (must have approval from plan)
  • Medicare
  • Molina Healthcare (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Molina Healthcare Marketplace
  • Molina Healthcare Medicare Advantage Plans
  • Molina Healthcare Washington Apple Health
  • Multiplan/PHCS (all programs accepted)
  • Optum Health Tricare Only (Behavioral Health)
  • PPONext (Concentra)
  • PacifiCare
  • Premera Blue Cross Foundation
  • Premera Blue Cross Foundation Plus 1
  • Premera Blue Cross Global
  • Premera Blue Cross Heritage
  • Premera Blue Cross Heritage Plus 1
  • Premera Blue Cross Heritage Prime (clinic restrictions)
  • Premera Blue Cross Heritage Signature (clinic restrictions)
  • Premera Blue Cross Medicare Advantage
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)/Multiplan (all programs accepted)
  • Regence Blue Shield (all programs accepted EXCEPT Regence Medicare Advantage)
  • Regence Blue Shield Asuris
  • Regence Blue Shield Blue Cross/Blue Shield out-of-state
  • Soundpath Health
  • TRICARE Extra (PC zip code restrictions)
  • TRICARE Prime (PC zip code restrictions)
  • TRICARE Standard (PC zip code restrictions)
  • Uniform Medical Plan
  • United Healthcare West
  • United Healthcare West FKA Pacificare (Not Medicare)
  • United Healthcare West PCN HMO
  • United Healthcare AARP Medicare Complete
  • United Healthcare Choice
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus
  • United Healthcare Community Plan (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • United Healthcare Community Plan Medicare Advantage HMO (FKA Evercare)
  • United Healthcare EPO
  • United Healthcare Indemnity
  • United Healthcare International (or BUPA)
  • United Healthcare Medicare Complete HMO
  • United Healthcare Medicare Direct fka Secure Horizons PFFS
  • United Healthcare Medicare Replacement
  • United Healthcare Navigate (all HMO/POS type plans)
  • United Healthcare Navigate Balanced (all HMO/POS type plans)
  • United Healthcare Navigate Plus (all HMO/POS type plans)
  • United Healthcare OptumHealth (transplant services only)
  • United Healthcare POS
  • United Healthcare PPO
  • United Healthcare Secure Horizons of WA
  • United Healthcare Select
  • United Healthcare Select Plus
  • United Healthcare Washington Apple Health
  • Veterans Affairs (authorization required)
  • Veterans Affairs Patient-Centered Community Care/TriWest (authorization may be required)
  • Washington Apple Health (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, DCHS and HCA)
  • Wellpoint (Behavioral Health)
Board Certifications
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center, Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center, Nurse Practitioner-Adult Health

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 (103 Ratings, 16 Comments)


Provider always makes me feel at ease.

Everything went well

once again wonderful staff and wonderful Dr

I went to the medical supply company to have my CPAC machine checked out, they informed me I needed a new replacement machine. When I requested a new prescription through mychart and phones, it tool almost a week before new prescription signed by the provider. A little disappointed with the provider and the office.

Sarah was perhaps the best provider I have ever seen at Swedish. Thoughtful, insightful, thorough, and kind. Not rushed at all.

Scheduling can be a little difficult.

great care

I had a malfunctioning chip in my CPAP. It was replaced & an appt. made for 3 months ahead. Great solution.

An excellent provider.

[...] Appointments are usually weeks out... At least 4 months.

Very good.

She is GREAT

Sarah is very caring.

sarah is excellent


Sara is an excellent provider. I am a nurse, so I appreciate working with other ARNP's. She knows sleep apnea, and how to treat it. She treats patients well.
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