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Dr. James Rockwell, MD

Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

Professional statement

Attention Patients: We are no longer seeing patients for tonsil removal or nose bleeds. 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.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Education and training

  • Medical School - George Washington University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Madigan Army Medical Center, Residency in Head and Neck Surgery

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1821047747

Office locations

James Rockwell, MD

901 Boren Avenue, Suite 1530

Seattle, WA 98104

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He took his time with me and gave me detailed information. He's what you would hope all doctors would be like. Very funny and kind.
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I searched for 10 years here in the USA to find a doctor capable of dealing with a mastoid bowl and cleaning it and finally I found my guy. I had to travel once a year to Germany to see aspecialist there and even in Germany those experts are very very rare. Most of the time ENTs aren’t even capable looking into the mastoid bowl in my scull even under microscope. I am glad ZocDoc helped me find Dr. Rockwell.
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Dr. Rockwell was awesome! He has a direct way of explaining things that made me feel like he was genuinely giving me good counsel. Sometimes it feels like doctors are going through the motions- not Dr.Rockwell. He goes above and beyond—-makes the patient feel like he really cares. Highly recommend!
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My fave doctor of any discipline by far!
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. James Rockwell was amazing! A warm, charismatic, outgoing personality, with credible knowledge on my health concerns. He was the first doctor to be very straightforward and straight to the point with me. He listened to my needs and was verythorough and made me feel like he trusted my judgment, as some doctors I have visited doubted my knowledge on medical issues. Highly recommend, especially if you have a reoccurring medical issue (ear, nose, or throat related) that no other doctors have figured out yet!
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Dr. Rockwell was respectful, funny, and informative. He made me feel very comfortable and did a good job walking me through his thought processes as he investigated my ear-related complaint. At the end of it, he didn't find any major issues,and he clearly explained my option of taking a steroid nasal spray to see if that would reduce possible inflammation that could be causing eustachian tube dysfunction.
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Excelent!!! Doctor
Less than 1 year ago
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Very thorough, funny, and detailed! Highly recommend.
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very good!!
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Dr. Rockwell has a great bedisde manner and a gift for helping patients understand their diagnosis, as well as the plan for treating it.
Less than 1 year ago
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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!!!
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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Fully transparent, intentionally makes sure you understand the what, why, how and what to do. Exceptional experience.
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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!
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He is the very best!
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Very professional doctor! I felt he listened to me and gave me the most efficient treatmemt possible.
More than 1 year ago
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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 yourconcerns and educate you along the way is invaluable, all the while keeping you laughing with his great sense of humor.
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A humourous doctor who can solve problem quickly.
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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.
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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.
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I learned a lot and he's funny and very kind.
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Very knowledgable and explain clearly.
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Very nice and professional doctor. Highly recommended.
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Very personable, nice and solved my problem!
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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. Rockwelllooking 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.
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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.
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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 changedthat. 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.
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Very professional and explained what was going on in full detail! Definitely recommend
More than 1 year ago
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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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.
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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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.
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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 suggestionsof over the counter stuff to try first. A really great visit!
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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!
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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A guys guy for sure .. I wish he was a regular doctor , I'd sign up straight away !
More than 1 year ago
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Great doc! My ears had an embarrassing amount of wax and he got them cleaned up painlessly and effectively.
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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 certainlyan 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
More than 1 year ago
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He is outstanding! Highly knowledgeable and kind.
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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.
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Very passionate about what he does and knows it well to a T. I was well again in no time!
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Very informative, honest and left with an agreed upon plan for treatment.
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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 recommendedthe most non-invasive course of action, escalating only if necessary. The entire experience was fantastic!
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One of the best doctors I have met!
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Very helpful, personable, and informative!
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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.
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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Excellent, at ease demeanour. Quick to diagnose. good talk through of problems. Would recommend to others.
More than 1 year ago
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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!!!!
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One of the best ENTs I have seen so far!
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