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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Petrin is a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology. He is a member of the clinical faculty at the University of Washington and recipient of the William Baker Meritorious Service Award.
Verified Patient Reviews
Very personable and professional.
He’s not an overly friendly guy, but he took care of what I needed
I really like Dr Petrin. I have great confidence in his ability to diagnose and provide appropriate treatments when needed.
Very professional and informative.
Dr. Petrin - took a 10 second look and knew what was going on. His prescription worked exactly as he predicted it would. Very efficient.
He's very knowledgeable and patient because I had a lot of questions. Been seeing him off and on for years. Wouldn't go anywhere else. He's simply the best there is! Highly recommend.
I thought he was smug and rude and doing a skin cancer screening was beneath him.
Dr. Petrin came right to the point and explained to me a comprehensive treatment plan. I was seen right away and done in no time, very efficient!
Dr Petrin is a very professional and efficient dermatologist. Always feel like I'm getting first rate care when I see him.
Dr. Petrin is quick at diagnosis and so knowledgeable. I really appreciate the help he has provided with my skin care.
Dr Petrin and his staff, are very friendly and efficient. I got in to my appointment within 15 minutes and my issue dealt with very satisfactorily. I will be back.
This was my first appointment as a new patient and the receptionist was very helpful. I had to fill out some forms, which did not take more than 10 minutes. Afterward, I waited about 5 minutes before being seen. Dr. Patron was very knowledgeable and answered all my questions and concerns. Highly recommend! =]
Friendly, professional and incredibly efficient! In and out in half an hour.
It was okay.
I have been very happy with Dr. Petrin over my years being treated by him and his friendly staff. I recomend James Petrin to anyone a dermatologist.
I arrived a few minutes early, and was seen a few minutes late. Dr. Petrin is wonderful - I have recommended him to several friends/acquaintances!! Everyone is always so professional!!
He seemed very professional and likable. His diagnosis wasn't very specific, but he did rule out one possibility to my satisfaction. He was happy to explain why he prescribed what he did.
I thought it was a great visit. Dr. Petrin and his staff are very friendly. They were able to get me in at the time of my appointment and helped answer the questions I had.
Clear efficient knowledgeable visit. My dermatological health is in good hands.
It was fine, quick and easy.
He was excellent. He helped me understand my problem. He listened to what I had to say and made me feel understood. I appreciate his staff who were very helpful.
Professional, competent and quick.
I like it when the staff at doctor's offices are professional and friendly, the doctor is on time, efficient and trustworthy! That is how my experience with Dr. Petrin can be summarized.
Dr. Petrin was very compassionate and polite doctor which is something that I value a lot. Dr. Petrin gave me enough time to explain my symptoms. His physician assistance and his office staff were very nice and helpful.
The wait was 30 minutes. The doctor took time to explain things.
Short wait, very thorough and to the point, easy visit.
He is friendly and asks for your input and if there is anything you wish to discuss or focus on during the visit. He provides good and understandable instructions and feedback. I started with this Dr. when I lived nearby. I have moved over 30 minutes away but still go here due to the Dr and staff.
Dr. Petrin was friendly, efficient and professional, as was the office staff. I didn't have to wait too long in the waiting room which was clean and well kept. The exam rooms were also very clean. I am a nervous patient but felt right at ease very quickly as Dr. Petrin explained things during the exam. The nurse was also very personable . I have found a dermatologist I will definitely been visiting again.
Addressed my issue with a mole concern, took a biopsy and scheduled a followup. It was taken off at the next visit, stitched up and off to my day. It was relatively painless for the most part. I liked Dr. Petrin's bedside manner.
Very nice guy, as was the entire staff. They listened to me. Again, they listened to my concerns and issues, and diagnosed from there. Not sure if I'll get the intended results, but will be following up in four weeks. I really liked this doc and his team, good people.
My annual visits always go well
I waited 30 minutes for my appointment, then the appointment itself was 4 minutes. It was like he was reading from a script, I didn't get any useful information and I felt like my appointment wasn't important since I left there feeling no more confident in treating my condition. The only good part of my appointment was the assistant that helped Dr. Petrin.
Dr Petrin is always professional. He and his staff are caring, friendly, and make you feel like a valued client..
Dr. Petrin is very professional and thorough. I fully trust him with all of my skin care needs!
Visit was quick and effective - see you next year!
Dr James Petrin was a very professional doctor in answering my questions. He was very clear in his diagnosis and I would recommend him to any associates or friends of mine for skin care.
Very professional and kind... answered all questions and took his time. Great bedside manner! Highly recommend!
Excellent. They listened to my request, asked if any other concerns, checked me out, gave a clear and concise explanation and how to treat it, which fully met my expectations. Again, asked it anything else, then I was done.
Excellent problem solving skills - even with complex symptoms! Highly recommend!
Quick and to the point. Dr. Petrin didn't waste a lot of time and had a confidence that made me confident in his abilities.
2nd visit and it was just as great as the first!
Dr. Petrin is a very likeable individual who is professional and is very efficient.
Great place. I am very pleased with the support and options they offered for my particular skin condition.
Friendly, professional staff.
He was through and kind.
I went in for a follow-up on my adult acne. I understand that there's no cure all for acne but as an adult who has dealt with it my whole life, a doctor with a little sympathy would be nice. I know it's not cancer or deathly but when I ask if there's other treatment my doctor should talk me through it (even if he thinks he already did). I'm pretty sure I wouldn't go back to Dr. Petrin.
In and out in just a few minutes. Thank you so much.
Veruy professional and great at communicating with the patient.
He's the best dermatologist I have had. The treatment he recommended was never mentioned by my last dermatologist and now the AK situation is vastly improved.
It was my first time to visit this clinic. Doctor James is nice: professional and gentle. But the nurse was not patient enough. I couldn't understand what she was saying in most of the time because she spoke so fast. She also kept a poker face all the time which made me very nervous.
It just felt like a factory visit. When I doctor doesn't sit it bothers me. A few questions by a young person (whose role was not made clear), a quick look over by the Doctor. Some pamphlets and a suggestion of a treatment and out the door. When I have skin checks in Australia they are thorough with digital images, taken for comparison over time. In Aus doctors check between toes and wherever a melanoma might hide unseen. It was suggested I get a topical cream and I assumed I would get a prescription or at least have it written down or be told where to get it...nope. The doctor was polite, professional. The front staff friendly. The clinic clean but I wouldn't go back or recommend.
Dr. Petrin was very professional and his attitude was pleasant but curt.I would go here again.
I like no-nonsense git-er-done!
Way too rushed. He barely looked at me, mumbled something to his assistant, told me to make an appointment next week, and left. She had to explain everything to me. Frustrating.
I couldn't be happier with his care and the office staff in general!
I've seen several dermatologists over the years, and had various concerns examined, but he was the first to immediately offer to examine my concern literally under the microscope. Good or bad, that level of knowing usually isn't offered right out of the gate. Very satisfied overall, and would definitely recommend.
Dr. Petrin spent less than 3 minutes with me and made me feel stupid when he corrected me on the purpose of my visit. I have been seeing him for a few years and his bedside manner is pretty inconsistent. I will not be back.
Doctor seems to be in a rush does not give enough time to the patient.
Love Dr. Petrin!
Fantastic, efficient and wonderful support staff. The doctor was a tad impersonal, (maybe rushed?) but I didn't mind. I really appreciated the efficiency; I hardly waited and the diagnosis and treatment came quickly!
Competent but did not wash hands prior to examining me. Had to wait almost 30 min
The doctor was only in the exam room maybe 5 minutes. I didn't feel as though he was really paying attention or focused on my concerns.
I am always treated respectfully and graciously. Dr. Petrin is a GREAT doctor! I have referred him to friends/family! I changed my appointment from Tuesday to Monday - with ZERO problem! Super EASY!
the doctor visit itself took only a couple of minutes, but I had to wait more than 30 mins to be seen, this can be very frustrating and a reason to change providers. I will wait to see if the delay if it was a only time thing or if it's the norm.
The doctor is very businesslike and yet warm and humorous, you can really tell he knows what he is doing and his specialty very well. His staff is wonderful, from the front desk to the nurses and assistants. I recommend him!
Dr. Petrin was prompt with excellent, professional bedside manner.
First time seeing Dr. Petrin. He was very professional as well as his entire staff. Great experience..
I did not have a good experience. I am seeing Dr James for a ward treatment. The visit is super short. I talked to him for less than 4 minutes. He seems just want to get this done and not really trying to spend time with the patience to understand the needs. He looked at the ward on the finger and started the treatment. The treatment is short and not thorough. I need to ask him to apply a little bit more because he missed some part at the bottom. The only thing he talked about is using a drug that is normally not covered by insurance... I know when I left the office that the ward won't be removed. This experience is way worse than my other ward treatment experience before. Now, it is 3 weeks late. After all the blister and recovering, the ward is still there... The bill is also unreasonable given the visit is so short and treatment is not nice. I am covered by a great insurance plan. But I still feel that the treatment does not justify the price.
Dr. Petrin seemed very knowledgable and knew right away what he could recommend for my adult acne. Very professional and gave a clear explanation of treatment.
Nice office and helpful staff. I recommend.
referral from my doctors
The reason for my poor review is not due to the long wait time. Dermatologists SUCK at treating acne. Dr. Petrin was no exception. He gave my son a quick, memorized speech about what acne is and why he has it. He didn't even look closely at his skin. Then, prescribed the usual ridiculous meds that don't work. Get smart, people,and look up a great skin care aesthetician. They know their stuff. Dermatologists just want to push the high priced meds that never get to the root of the problem, but instead cause other problems/side effects. And what's the deal with acutane? Still prescribing, even for moderate acne cases.
was ok. I think he's very professional - knows his field, etc - but he doesn't seem to take a minute more than is necessary. kinda buzzbuzz. his practice might be tilted toward that community of women who are concerned about looking younger and are willing to invest. not a criticism, just an observation, and perhaps to be expected, considering Redmond is Microsoft territory. I do feel I could trust him to do anything needed, and do it well.
I was satisfied.
Always very professional and friendly!! It was an unusually long wait but it was just before a holiday weekend! :(
Everyone was very kind, but I felt rushed. Did not get much one on one with the doctor.
He didn't answer my questions clearly. It seemed like he was in a hurry because he has many patients were waiting. His staff is nice and friendly. I made an appointment with him because I read his reviews and many people gave him vey good reviews but I had an unsatisfied experience with my visit
I am a past patient and returned to him for his expertise. He injects the shots himself rather than an assistant which I appreciate. I do think there should be a bit more education of the front desk as he told me one thing but they understood something a little different, ie how long does Elixsir last? They were not all knowledgeable about the "Brilliance" program
Very nice and gentle. Explained the procedure patently.
Just had a yearly skin cancer check; he was quick but thorough and took the time to answer questions/explain things. Happily there were no concerns, so it was a quick appointment with no needed follow-up. Overall good experience.
He was pretty thorough during the visit and his staff was very pleasant and professional.
I was in and out of the office quickly once I was called in. My wait was not long at all. Dr. Petrin is a bit "business" like but I like him. He really is so familiar with what he does he made me very comfortable that I have nothing to worry about.
Always professional, conversational and efficient.
Dr Petrin and his staff were wonderful. Dr. Petrin was thorough and efficient. He also took the time to ask how I have been. Throughout my life, I have seen many Dermatologists, and Dr Petrin is definitely my favorite!
Friendly office staff! Recognized a friend in the lounge. Dr. Petrin was very precise and confident. Prescribed RX's right away and I was out in a flash.
This is by far the best MD I've ever visited! James Petrin, MD works fast and is always professional. Highly recommended!
Quick service, but not rushed.
Dr. Petrin does exactly what I need to have done. In and out without muss or fuss.
A perfect fit for me!
Very warm and patient doctor. Highly recommend!
I was pleased with Dr Petrin's demeanor and attentiveness.
This was my first visit with Dr Petrin and was a consultation. I felt he did a great job, was through, answered all my questions and gave me options to address his concerns and prognosis. He is fast and knows his area of expertise. Office staff is friendly and helpful.
Very knowledgeable, professional and genuine. Extremely satisfied.
Very professional and fast, enjoyed the visit with Dr. Petrin, would recommend him to anyone.
He was informative, pleasant and didn't leave me waiting.
Excellent! Very professional, informative, helpful!
Efficient, to the point .... explained what he found and what he would do and did it.
Dr Petrin and his staff were very pleasant and easy to work with. I was satisfied with his explanations and felt the treatment was thorough. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of this type of service.
Appears to be a smart man, but has no bedside manner.
He was very informative and quick. The staff was all very nice.
Not a very friendly guy, a bit dry. Did not treat one of my areas of concern. For a dermatologist, he doesn't seem to want to get closer to patients and really inspect their skin. I thought maybe he doesn't need to but then I still have the same problem I went in for. I have to say he did give me good medication for acne. So if you're in for acne then he's OK.
Knowledgeable individual who understood my concerns and clearly provided information regarding options and treatment!
Prompt and courteous. He had a nurse come in to stand by during a check on a mole (I would have been comfortable enough without the nurse, too, but I appreciated the effort to make me at ease).
Very quick and efficient office. No waiting. Appt started on time and was over in 10 minutes. Plenty of parking! Would definitely recommend for others. Friendly and courteous staff as well.
Awesome! Great Dr. Really cares.
It has been a while since I had seen a Dermatologist and I had a list of questions/concerns. James Patrin addressed each question/concern that I had and took care of one of the issues right then and there with out having to schedule another appointment. I always research all doctors before picking the one that I go to, this time I am confident I picked the best!
Dr. James Petrin and his staff are very professional and I would recommend his office without a doubt!
The whole staff is very friendly
I love how efficient the office is ran.
Good, to-the-point treatment. It was great not having to wait nor spend a long time at the office. Some of the explanations about my condition were a bit fast and shallow and I could have used a bit more detail or a "any questions?" from the doc before he left.
I don't have a lot of time and I was in and out in under an hour.
Quick and efficient and addressed with appropriate response.
Nice guy, gets right to the point but I did not feel rushed. He examined me, diagnosed the problem right away and answered all of my questions. I was in and out in less than 30 min. Just what I was looking for.
Seemed to listen and be thorough
I was very impressed with Dr. Petrin and his entire staff. It is a very professional organization.
Unfortunately the dr. didn't spend much time with us. I felt like we were very rushed and not important to him. I will not go back.
It was a great visit and my issues were quickly addressed!
I was having issues with getting an appointment with my other dermatologist and when I did they often got cancelled. It was so easy scheduling with Dr. Petrin. His office was very convenient, his staff was very nice and though the appointment was brief (which I appreciate) I never once felt rushed at all. Glad I found a dermatologist that isn't so into cosmetic dermatology that they forget about their customers with actual medical skin issues.
The visit was fine. I think he may have been tired, didn't act too interested in my problem, spent less than 5 minutes with me. Gave me some med options.
Very good fast and efficient doctor.
Excellent doctor. We have seen Dr. Petrin several times for family skin matters (acne, basal cell carcinoma & other skin oddities).
Quick fast and to the point. Answered questions and provided information to take home.
Fine. He caught a possible problem area, which was not noticed before.
He's very fast - I was in and out of the office in about 20 minutes. If you have questions, he will answer them thoroughly but he doesn't really take the time to get to know you. I do like him though, and think that the is great for my dermatological needs.
Quick and efficient.
Jim is a great doctor who I have known for years and was very knowledgeable!
He made me feel like I was wasting his time and very rude. I would never go to him again.
Dr. Petrin covered our concerns and we left the office with solutions. His staff is extremely personable and professional.
On the way home my daughter stated that she liked him much better than our dermatologist in Florida because he gave her options. He talked about several treatments and let her decide which she wanted to do. She liked being treated like an adult. (She is a teenager.) We were very happy with our visit today.
Good but not much time for discussion. Very quick.
He was quick and know what he is doing! Wonderful job!
Felt he only shared facts and didn't offer In depth information or choice of treatments. Won't go back.
Dr. Petrin was very knowledgeable and thorough. He diagnosed the skin condition immediately and gave his recommendation. The appointment went very well and took less that thirty minutes.
Dr. Petrin is always efficient and friendly. He does a great job.
Good first visit.
Very efficient and friendly, including staff but wait was too long.
I arrived on time but was not taken in to see the Dr. until almost an hour after my scheduled appointment time. The Dr. spent, literally, 2 mins looking at the thing I came in for. Asked if there was anything else, I said, well I do have this little wart on my finger. "I can take care of that for you" says he. My mistake was saying ok without asking for a price. He takes his liquid nitrogen freezer and freezes the wart. This takes ~30 seconds. In total he was in and out in under 5 minutes. Charged me substantially more than a new iphone would cost (after the insurance company knocked a quarter of the price off), most of it for the wart removal alone. I did not need and would not have paid for this treatment if I had the remotest idea what it would cost. This is what is wrong with our health care system.
Dr Petrin was great. I felt I was tended to promptly and professionally. I thought his "bedside manner" was excellent, and he even took the time to check me for other "concerns" I had not come to see him for. Highly recommended.
If you'd like a Doctor who is not only an outstanding professional but dedicated to his patients, make sure you have Dr Petrin at the top of your list.
It was good
He was very knowledgable and I just got my prescriptions today and hopefully my skin will get better soon....But everyone was nice the assistant, front desk, NP, and Doc. He took the time to explain to me what was going on and what I can do with my skin condition and how the medicine will help. It's nice when doctors take the time to really explain things to you an not rush you out. I would defiantly recommend him to anyone.
Dr. Petrin was prompt,professional, and knowledgeable. I will be seeing him again.
Kind, precise and smart. Everything I need from a doctor's visit. Good guy.
Dr. Perrin is great! Efficient, friendly, and very professional as well as highly competent.
Matter of fact, straight to the point and effective.