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Qualifications and Experience
As a Seattle native and a second-generation physician, I opened my practice 14 years ago. As a child I saw my father, also an otolaryngologist, strive to provide expert and personal medical care to the Seattle area. Impressed by my father’s dedication and commitment to helping people I followed him into the world of medicine determined to provide the best care possible. My philosophy is that listening is the key to good communication. Truly understanding a patient’s needs develops a strong and caring bond between patient and doctor. In my practice you are not just a number and your concerns are treated with the respect they deserve.
Verified Patient Reviews
He was awesome, diagnose me on the spot after 3 other doctors could not, and solved my ear problem right there and then. Highly recommend 5 stars!!!
Fully transparent, intentionally makes sure you understand the what, why, how and what to do. Exceptional experience.
He is the very best!
Very professional doctor! I felt he listened to me and gave me the most efficient treatmemt possible.
My visit with Dr. Rockwell was one of the most pleasant I have had with a medical professional in the last few years. He saw me-in right away and was immediately very upbeat and friendly. Dr. Rockwell's willingness to ease your concerns and educate you along the way is invaluable, all the while keeping you laughing with his great sense of humor.
Dr. Rockwell has excellent bedside manner and will explain your issues thoroughly so you know what's going on. I was seen quickly and welcomed as a part of the Rockwell patient family. The receptionist is very kind as well.
A humourous doctor who can solve problem quickly.
I highly recommend Dr. Rockwell. He is a kind and caring person. I have to have a procedure about every 6 months, which I don't really look forward to. Dr. Rockwell has made me feel comfortable and I no longer dread going to the ear Dr. Thanks Dr. Rockwell.
Fantastic. I've been to a couple of ENTs and dr Rockwell was great. Superb manner. Very knowledgeable. And made me feel right at ease. Took care of me very well and efficiently and we have a good plan moving forward. Would absolutely recommend.
I learned a lot and he's funny and very kind.
Very knowledgable and explain clearly.
Very nice and professional doctor. Highly recommended.
Very personable, nice and solved my problem!
Dr. Rockwell made me feel comfortable instantly and resolved an excess earwax issue that was bothering me for years. After trying different methods that were either ineffective or painful, I finally got relief within 10 minutes of Dr. Rockwell looking at my ear and suctioning the wax out. Worth going to a professional! Plus, he was incredibly kind and educated me on how to prevent future issues. His receptionist was a sweetheart and my entire visit took less than 30 minutes. Impressive. Highly recommend using Dr. Rockwell if you need an ENT.
It was on time and productive. Dr. Rockwell went out of his way to explain things to me and layed out a specific plan for treatment. Very professional.
I am new to the Seattle area and found Dr. Rockwell and chose him based on other patient reviews. I'm glad I did. My idea of going to the ear Dr. is not always a positive one but Dr. Rockwell changed that. He immediately put me at ease, made me laugh and took good care of me! My visit made me feel like I had been transported back in time when Drs. took their time and made you feel like a real person, not just another appointment! I highly recommend Dr. Rockwell for any issues relating to ear, nose or throat.
Very professional and explained what was going on in full detail! Definitely recommend
Very Optimistic and helpful. Dr. Rockwell saw me quickly and got straight to the point on the steps we needed to take to help relieve my chronic sinusitis.
He is on top of his game. He explains things well and makes you feel you are not the only one.( that always helps). I will keep him as my specialist.
The visit was great & Dr. Rockwell was amazing. The only issue was that the receptionist forgot to check ZocDoc, so my appointment was never added to their paper schedule. They were still able to squeeze me in and all my needs were addressed.
Dr. Rockwell is very knowledgeable and yet can relay the medical diagnosis to layman's terms. He listens and takes the time to engage with the patient. There was no beating around the bush on things. He is on point and honest, which I like, and so rarely see anymore in the Medical field.
I was pretty late to my appointment and the receptionist was gracious and got me in quickly. Dr. Rockwell was quick, no nonsense but has a great sense of humor. Instead of a million extra tests he gave me some suggestions of over the counter stuff to try first. A really great visit!
He was really nice and hilarious! Not only that, but he knew exactly what the problem was and got me in and out in under 15 mins! Great, easy service!
Both my kid and I had ear issues resolved by Dr. Rockwell. Unlike many doctors, he wants you to leave understanding how your body works, your condition, and how to make it better. He's also great with kids.
A guys guy for sure .. I wish he was a regular doctor , I'd sign up straight away !
Great doc! My ears had an embarrassing amount of wax and he got them cleaned up painlessly and effectively.
My appointment with Dr. Rockwell was exemplary. Vicky, the receptionist was very helpful, understanding, and kind. She made the extraordinary effort to secure my necessary referral for which I appreciate very much. Dr. Rockwell is certainly an outstanding medical professional. He is likewise sincere and compassionate. I am 77 years old with severe sinus problems. After viewing my sinus MRI, Dr. Rockwell recommended medical therapy for elimination of nasal polyps. Dr. Rockwell explained the prescribed plan to my wife, son, and me. I am both glad and thankful for Dr. Rockwell`s plan. Hopefully medical therapy will spare me the risk, pain, and possibility of complications associated with sinus surgery. Sincerely, Dozier
He is outstanding! Highly knowledgeable and kind.
i thought he was comforting, knowledgeable and informed me of the important stuff. He isnt pushing pills or other revenue generating activities. Carries an air of morality, trustworthiness and good advice as well as being accessible. good experience.
Very informative, honest and left with an agreed upon plan for treatment.
Dr. Rockwell is personable and diligent. He took his time to investigate my medical issue and to explain the possibilities and related treatment options. It was clearly important to him that I understood all of these. Dr. Rockwell recommended the most non-invasive course of action, escalating only if necessary. The entire experience was fantastic!
One of the best doctors I have met!
Very helpful, personable, and informative!
Dr Rockwell is Amazing! I had a weird lymph node issue that he was able to quickly diagnose and throughly explain with care and confidence. Vickie his Office manager Is wonderful and makes you feel like family.
Great Experience and I also gained personal knowledge during my visit. Not only does Dr. Rockwell treat the patient, he also makes sure the patient leaves smarter than when they arrived about their bodies.
Very passionate about what he does and knows it well to a T. I was well again in no time!
Excellent, at ease demeanour. Quick to diagnose. good talk through of problems. Would recommend to others.
Dr. Rockwell was phenomenal! I would highly recommend him. He explained to me what was going on in terms that I understood. I have never left a doctor office feeling warm and fuzzy!!!!
One of the best ENTs I have seen so far!
I came in for a routine problem and had just moved to the Seattle area. I went to Dr. Rockwell solely based on previous reviews. He lived up to my expectations. Friendly, down to earth and did his job very well. The receptionist was very welcoming as well. I also was in and out in 30 minutes.
Great doctor - real, up front, friendly.
He was kind and explained everything before doing anything, I left feeling better and smarter.
Dr Rockwell was great! Funny, helpful and to the point! Spent the time explaining what was going on, which I appreciated very much!
Very easy to talk to, and knows how to explain what's going on to make it understandable
Great as always.
I really enjoyed seeing Dr. Rockwell for my ear issue. He was very friendly and warm, and knowledgeable and talked me through what was going on and described how each of the prescriptions would work. I definitely recommend him to anyone seeking an ENT specialist!
Very thorough evaluation; highly recommend this MD
Dr. Rockwell has 20+ years of experience and it is apparent! He was positive about how to solve my health issues and made sure he answered any and all of my questions/concerns. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a good ENT doctor...not to mention I waited less than 5-minutes for my appointment.
Dr. Rockwell was courteous, knowledgeable, and friendly! He took time to explain what he was doing and why I was having ear problems in the first place. His staff was also helpful and friendly. The only problem had I had was that his equipment seemed old and wasn't working 100%. But he got the job done and I'll be coming back.
Very professional. He actually took the time with my concerns, history, and questions.
Overall, one of the best visits to a doctor I've ever experienced. Dr. Rockwell is terrific, both as a clinician and in his communication. Joe Kerner
Very professional, very informative, helpful with honest evaluation and recommendations. I would refer him to anyone in need. Very pleased with my visit.
Dr Rockwel took the time to understand all my concerns and come up with a treatment plan on a fairly complex infection. He also worked with me for preventative measures in the future and has helped in finding an antibiotic I am not allergic to. Highly recommended!
Great easy manor listened to my issues and had great recomdations
He made everything very comfortable and informative. Great sense of humor to.
Dr Rockwell definitely impressed me. New to the area and already having an ENT from my area back home whom in my eyes could not be matched, I was very nervous about a new doctor. After sitting with Dr. Rockwell for 30 seconds, I felt like I was in the office of my doctor back home. All the concern and worry I had about this new doctor speaking medical jibberish at me and feeling dazed and confused when leaving wondering why I went there... All those had been dismissed as well as questions I had before I went in AND also questions I wasn't going to bother him with because I felt they were irrelevant. Questions answered and felt comfortable right away. I feel very happy that I found my way to his office.
It was actually enjoyable! And I was in and out in less than a half hour.
Best in ENT Dr. In town.
Dr. Rockwell really took the time to discuss my symptoms and go through a treatment plan with me.
I liked his approach, I hope he's right. I'll let you know in a couple of weeks
He's such a caring doctor. Just love him!!!
Dr. Rockwell was extremely knowledgable as well as professional. I am a flight attendant who has been having issues with my ears and he went above and beyond to make sure I was diagnosed and treated correctly.
Friendly doctor. Makes patient comfortable. Good sense of humor that helps the patient relax. Takes effort to explain the situation clearly and spends time answering questions in detail. Wait was a bit longer than expected since the doctor was running behind schedule on that day.
Dr. James is very nice and experienced. He gave me enough confidence while curing my ear problem. I would say he is one of the best doctors that I have ever met.
I love seeing Dr. Rockwell. He always listens to my concerns.
Dr. Rockwell gave an in-depth explanation and prescribed a non-surgical approach in accordance with latest practice. Delightful demeanor! I would recommend him anytime.
WOW!! Best doctor visit ever.. Dr. Rockwell was very professional, respectful and listened to what I had to say. Dr. Rockwell rocks!!
I love how Dr. Rockwell actually listens to how I feel.
Dr. Rockwell took great care of me! He is truly a wonderful person and doctor. I felt confident in his care as he was very educational and explained every single step of my surgery and recovery. Not only that but he came in to check on me on a weekend in the summer (!) just to make sure I was doing okay, post-surgery. He is great at what he does and treated me like a family member from start to finish. I'd recommend him to the whole world!!!
Professional. Very straightforward. Explains things well. Doesn't recommend unneeded meds/surgery
Very friendly and outgoing. Explained things so you could understand easily. Would highly recommend him.
He was very good!
Dr was great, took the time to complete full treatment during the appointment. Careful use of medical tools & checked frequently with patient.
Exactly what I needed - Dr Rockwell diagnosed my condition, explained everything, answered my questions and sent me on my way with a prescription and plan to take care of my issues. Dr Rockwell was very easy going and approachable, and office manager Vicky had me all taken care of with paperwork and payment in no time! Thanks for a great visit!