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Dr. Paula Zook, MD

Dermatologist

Seattle, WA

Overall rating
4.9
Recent reviews
Dr Zook was very warm and friendly and knowledgable. She throughly discussed all treatment options which helped to makean informed decision in what were the right steps to make. I would highly recommend Dr Zook.
Dr Zook was very warm and friendly and knowledgable. She throughly discussed all treatment options which helped to make an informed decision in what were the right steps to make. Iwould highly recommend Dr Zook.
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Dr Zook is very thorough and does not jump to conclusions. Her assessment isn’t limited by what she sees but includesbiopsies and/ or cultures for a diagnosis when needed. I had been misdiagnosed and treated by another dermatology group elsewhere and returned home just to see her. After biopsies and cultures she came up with a treatment plan that was quickly effective in treating my condition. I highly recommend her.
Dr Zook is very thorough and does not jump to conclusions. Her assessment isn’t limited by what she sees but includes biopsies and/ or cultures for a diagnosis when needed. Ihad been misdiagnosed and treated by another dermatology group elsewhere and returned home just to see her. After biopsies and cultures she came up with a treatment plan that was quickly effective in treating my condition. I highly recommend her.
Kathleen F. · April 10, 2019

About Dr. Paula Zook

***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
  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company

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

Dr. Paula Zook's office location

Spectrum Dermatology of Seattle

805 Madison Street, Suite 701

Seattle, WA 98104

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Very intelligent and considerate doctor!
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She's a life saver!!
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I absolutely love Dr. Zook and her staff!
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Dr Zook was very warm and friendly and knowledgable. She throughly discussed all treatment options which helped to make an informed decision in what were the right steps to make. I would highly recommend Dr Zook.
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr Zook is very thorough and does not jump to conclusions. Her assessment isn’t limited by what she sees but includes biopsies and/ or cultures for a diagnosis when needed. I had been misdiagnosed and treated by another dermatology group elsewhereand returned home just to see her. After biopsies and cultures she came up with a treatment plan that was quickly effective in treating my condition. I highly recommend her.
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As always, Dr. Zook explained every step of the procedure to me.
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Always as enjoyable as a doctor appointment can be. Seriously. Great people make it the place for me. Very efficient, yet friendly team that helps me feel like they care, and understand me. They're pretty cool. Thanks as always for the help. I trust you guys!
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Zook is kind, attentive, and professional. I always feel heard and understood when I meet with her. In short, I love her!
Less than 3 months ago
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She’s always to the point, listens intently and comes up with a solution. Happy I found her!
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Dr. Zook is the best doctor I have ever worked with.
Less than 6 months ago
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She took time to listen to me and she really cared to get to the bottom of my issues. Simply a wonderful experience!
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Great - she is a great doctor, and I always feel like the visits are worth it.
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Dr Zook was awesome. Very friendly, direct, and decisive. Great staff to complement.
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Always a joy!
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Excellent!
Less than 6 months ago
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Paula and her assistant are terrific.......only suggestion would be to hand out written instructions for wound care......also, some Vaseline would be nice, too...... Got Vaseline the last time I was in, but wasn’t offered any this time andforgot to ask......... Otherwise, office visit terrific !!! Thought it was nice when the receptionist came over to tell us that Paula was running 20minutes late........good to know,...
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Doctor was late and assistant didn’t pay attention to previous medication taken(didn’t care to note).
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Dr. Zook and her staff are always very, very nice. Special kudos to the front desk guys.
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She's the best!!!!
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Great experience. Fast diagnosis. Clear explanation of options. Good bedside manner. Highly recommend.
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Dr, Zook is honest, professional, upbeat & I will continue to have her as my 1st line of defense against skin cancer.
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I've followed her through three or maybe four practices... she is the best.
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Dr. Zook is the best dermatologist I have ever had!
Less than 1 year ago
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Very friendly staff! I got in quickly and felt very comfortable with the doctor.
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I like Dr. Zook a lot. She takes the time to listen. She's thorough. She made an uncomfortable visit not so uncomfortable. I very highly recommend her and her staff. They are all lovely!
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Dr. Zook is the best! I thought it was awesome that she was in the Halloween spirit and wearing a costume during my appointment.
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Dr Zook is amazing and personable. I highly recommend her as a provider. However, I am less than satisfied with her office staff. I felt like I was on trial at the front desk regarding my address. The medical assistant thatchecked me in seemed extremely unhappy and could not have cared less about me as a patient. At the end of my appointment I wanted to change my pharmacy for my prescriptions and was met with irritation. Overall I really like Dr Zook but after this appointment I am not looking forward to visiting this office next time.
Less than 1 year ago
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She is great about helping find solutions to manage my skin care.
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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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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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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 year ago
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I appreciate a friendly receptionist as much as a professional doctor
Less than 1 year 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 1 year ago
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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 1 year 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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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 1 year 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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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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Always listens well, includes me in treatment decisions, and so nice!
Less than 1 year ago
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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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