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Dr. Paula Zook, MD

Dermatologist

Professional statement

***If you would like to see Dr. Zook for a vulvar (gynecologic) skin concern Dr Zook is a board certified dermatologist, specializing in medical, surgical, and aesthetic dermatology. She enjoys all aspects of dermatology, including treating rashes and acne, cosmetic treatments, and early detection and treatment of skin cancer. She treats adults and children of all ages.  She has special interest and expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of vulvar skin conditions. In addition to lecturing nationally on vulvar skin conditions, she is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of Washington, where she taught dermatology and gynecology students and residents in the Vulvar Dermatology Clinic for 12 years. She is also an expert in skin-related breastfeeding issues, and enjoys her role as a local resource to lactation consultants and other referring providers. She has been recognized as one of Seattle’s Top Doctors by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine multiple years. Dr. Zook grew up in Seattle. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and enjoying the outdoors

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Advocate Health Care
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Swedish Medical Center / First Hill Campus

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Washington, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Washington (Residency)
  • University of Washington, Fellowship in Dermatology

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1558321869

Office locations

Spectrum Dermatology of Seattle

805 Madison Street, Suite 701

Seattle, WA 98104

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She is great about helping find solutions to manage my skin care.
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As always, Dr Zook is a pro, and very easy to consult with. She is smart, informative , and puts you at ease. Gentle , caring and confident ,Dr Zook's approach is ideal for me. I recommend this professional.
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Very professional and knowledgeable. She selects and recommends treatments only when necessary and does not over treat.
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I now see both doctors in this office and they are both fantastic. Very caring and thorough!
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Very present and responsive.
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Dr. Zook was very thorough and explained everything, answered my questions and gave me reasonable advise based on my history. She is very professional, the office is beautiful and clean, and her nurses and reception staff were very kind and welcoming! I was comfortable and felt taken care of.
Less than 1 month ago
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I appreciate a friendly receptionist as much as a professional doctor
Less than 1 month ago
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Dr. Zook is amazing! Very friendly and calm. She takes the time to listen to all my concerns.
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Dr. Zook has an excellent bedside manner and listens to the patient for a solid treatment plan.
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Dr. Zook was relaxed and patient, and took a considerable amount of time to discuss my issues, treat them, and then explain how to continue care at home. She is awesome! She is rated as a top-notch doc, and now I see why.
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Excellent and thorough as always!!
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Professional, friendly, and fast! Definitely recommend!
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Dr. Zook is not only professional, but she’s personable too. My whole family sees her and we could not be more pleased.
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Very very expensive. Don't go.
Less than 3 months ago
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This was my third appointment with Dr. Zook. She always makes you feel at ease and gives you her undivided/focused attention. A far cry from the typical Dr /patient impersonal interactions where you feel you are being rushed through the systemas if you were being squeezed in between other patients - and the Dr rarely glances up from your charts! A friend recommended her to me, and I have since had my partner transfer over to her as well!
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She was amazing! Answered all my questions and made me feel totally comfortable. Thank you for such great care!
Less than 3 months ago
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My first time at a dermotologist in a long time. She was very helpful, and knolwdgeable. She knew what a skin condition I had was when no other doctor knew just by sight.
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr Zook always treats me like her most important patient. She never rushes the exam or me and answers all my questions. She is kind and thorough. Her nurse is also cheery, helpful and kind. (I had to have a biopsyand she gave me the numbing injection which was administered almost painlesslyl)
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Dr. Zook is the best dermatologist I have ever had.
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Always listens well, includes me in treatment decisions, and so nice!
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr Zook was thoughtful, thorough, considerate, and capable. She addressed my medical and esthetic issues, I felt heard, understood. I will definitely be a return patient.
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I waited nearly an hour to be seen which can be unpleasant when you’re sitting in a bright white room wearing a hospital gown. Especially for what I paid. Beautiful office, nice doctor, but be sure to get a quote before hand.
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I recommend Dr. Zook to all my friends--she is wonderful, and all of the staff are fabulous and welcoming as well.
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All good. Reception staff were friendly, and very efficient. Nice facility, and good systems in place for client service and patient comfort. Looks fantastic and clean. Dr Zook is a pro, and has great sense of humor. Medical technical staffmade me feel at ease, and cared for. Highly recommend this dermatologist.
Less than 6 months ago
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Excellent knowledge, pro-active approach, and thorough explanation of options. Took care of an issue I had that another doctor said "couldn't be done." I was in for evaluation and surprisingly Dr. Zook just dealt with it immediately and problem solved in under 30 minutes total.
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Quality care, professional, and knowledgeable about skin issues associated with other diseases to make accurate diagnosis.
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I followed Paula Zook from her previous position to Spectrum Dermatology. As always, she was supportive, friendly, and thorough.
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Poor. Let’s start on time.
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Always excellent experience
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Dr. Zook is very smart and runs a clean, professional practice. Her front office staff is to-the-point and easy to work with and the office is very modern. I saw Dr. Zook for hormonal acne and her recommendation helped more thananything I've ever used! During our appointment, we didn't talk too much about my skin - she looked at it and had her answer on what to prescribe right away. I would have liked a little more insight into her thought process, but acne can be emotional, so I took her recommendations right away. Luckily, it worked! I know if I'd have asked for more info, she would have told me. Highly recommend and love to support a woman running her own practice.
Less than 6 months ago
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Super helpful and awesome. Highly recommend.
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I have been pushing to have my check ups for 8 years because I’m super afraid of having my moles checked. But Dr. Zook is great and I will continue to go to my check ups ever year now!
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Very nice, easy to talk to, great listener, and put me at total ease. I'll be back.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr Zook has been my dermatologist for several years and this was my first visit to her new practice location. I would follow her anywhere she is that good. Dr Zook is both professional and personable. I have recommended her tofamily & friends because of the excellent & expert care she provides and feel confident they, too, will receive the best of care.
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Great Office Staff - Well Organized - Intelligent - Personable - Thorough Doctor !
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Amazing! Quick and fast;)
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Great Staff and amazingly pain free Very much appreciated the care received
Less than 6 months ago
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I can't recommend Paula and her staff enough. Professional, patient-focused office.
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Dr Zook is my favorite Doctor. professional caring experienced knowledgeable
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Dr. Zook and her assistant Judy were pleasant and professional. I would definitely recommend them. The office staff were friendly and easy to chat with. I had a good experience!
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Everyone in the Spectrum Dermatology office is friendly, helpful, efficient. Appreciate the great service provided by the staff and providers.
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Dr. Zook is amazing! Always takes the time to address all of my concerns and offers the best treatment and results! Highly recommend!!
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Dr Zook is excellent! She explains all available options for procedures. Her and her staff always has made me feel very welcomed and well cared for.
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Amazing, she listened to everything I told her and helped me to finally get a diagnosis on something when other doctors were unwilling to help. I saw her for something specific but it was a symptom of the bigger issue whichshe was the first to identify. I can't be more grateful for finding Dr. Zook.
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First time to a Dermatologist, felt completely comfortable the whole time.
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Dr.Zook was very informative and helpful. She listed several different options to help my acne. She was very friendly and took the time to get to know me.
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Dr. Zook is the best. She is a great listener, gets a ton done in every appointment, super helpful. I have seen her for a range of different problems, and I would recommend her to anyone, for any skin issue.
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No complaints. She is smart, determined to solve my problem and seemed to care about helping me. Hope what she prescribes works.
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I really appreciated the friendly approach and casual discussion to the baseline exam. Excellent office and staff!
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Love her
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