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Dr. Rachel Torrez, MD

Family Physician

Professional statement

Rachel M. Torrez, MD graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 1998. She completed her post graduate residency at Providence Family Medicine where she was Chief Resident from 2000-2001. Dr. Torrez enjoys the spectrum of family practice, which includes comprehensive care for patients of all ages. Her practice includes care of infants and children, adolescents, adults and the elderly. Dr. Torrez lives in the same community where she practices medicine and finds the experience very rewarding.

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Specialties

  • Family Physician

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Washington, Doctor of Medicine
  • Providence Seattle Medical Center, Residency in Family Practice

Professional memberships

  • Washington Academy of Family Physicians

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1700848504

Office locations

Salmon Bay Family Medicine

1801 NW Market St., Suite 212

Seattle, WA 98107

Patient reviews
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She is wonderful
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Another great visit, as always!
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I had a very pleasant experience with Dr. Torrez. She made me feel comfortable sharing personal medical information and seemed very competent and professional in her expertise. I would definitely recommend her and will be returning to establish myself as a patient here!
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Dr. Torrez is the best, she asks all the right questions to get to my diagnosis quickly & always gives the best advice.
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Dr. Torrez has great bedside manner and patiently listens to any complaints you have. She seems to know immediately know what's wrong and puts you at ease that you'll feel better soon.
Less than 3 months ago
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She's fast and efficient. At first it threw me off...like...I saw her for 5...10 minutes only?? Other doctors I'm used to spent a lot of time with me, which makes me feel more...serviced? if that's the word for it. On anothernote, she's never been wrong with her diagnosis and I save time at the doctors. I'll keep coming back, I like her!
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Torrez is amazing -- I'm actually looking forward to going to the doctor again in the future, now that I've found her!
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I just moved to Seattle, and was glad to have found a great doctor so fast! I will absolute be coming to Dr. Torrez for any future doc visits!
Less than 3 months ago
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My visit was wonderful! Dr. Torrez provided me with a wealth of information about my concern. She gave me time to ask questions, and she was extremely professional while still being personable!
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I've recommended Dr. Torrez to many people over the years because she is kind and truly cares about her patients. I'm so glad that I found her and appreciate everything she does for me.
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Dr. Torrez has been my doctor for a decade and I can't say enough good things about her and her staff. It's easy to make an appointment, get a call back after leaving a message, and talk to her on the phone about quick questions.
Less than 6 months ago
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Knowledgeable doctor with a great bedside manner. She listens and thoroughly addresses concerns. Highly recommend Dr. Torres.
Less than 6 months ago
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Good explanation of test results and recommended courses of action. No nonsense and to the point.
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Dr Torres is my Primary Care physician and has been for at least 5 years. She is smart, a good listener, and very compassionate. I love her! She is the greatest!
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Dr. Torrez is personable and knowledgeable and has been my doc for several years now
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Dr. Torrez is a good listener, and she clearly values that the patient knows her body and her instincts matter.
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Dr Torrez has an amazing manner with patients. It is like going to see a really smart friend. My wife and I feel lucky to have her as our primary physician.
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Dr Rachel is the bomb!!!!
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My annual exam and Pap Smear combined were done in less than 25 minutes. I guess if I was trying to rush these things and didn't really care about thoroughness that would be great, but the reason I get these annualexams is to be thorough and catch things early before they become a real problem. The secretary had her purse in hand and had her coat when she took my paperwork at the end, again giving me the impression these folks just wanted to be done with their workday and didn't really have a basic concern for my health at all. Completely spaced renewing my birth control prescription, which was the one of the original intents of my visit, have called several times and left messages with no one getting back to me and now it looks like I get to schedule yet another Pap smear that I might have to pay out of pocket for nother exam after these folks got payed for the one covered per year under my health insurance. Very disappointed and concerned that they get payed by my insurance for these visits when they did nothing and are not concerned with my health in the least.
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After years of demeaning treatment and procedure based health care, I was thrilled to have personal, patient based respectful conversation and treatment. I especially appreciate the partnership she creates in responding to my particularhealth care needs so that I am empowered to make the health choices and health care decisions that are right for me. As a lesbian and a big woman I have experienced cruel discrimination and judgement from many health care professionals. This visit was a corrective experience and an invitation to real health care and a doctor that actually wished the best for me. Amazing.
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It was a good doc visit. This was our second with this family practice doc . She was an active and effective listener. Quick but thorough.
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Dr. Torrez was very friendly and direct. would 100% recommend.
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It was just okay. I really wanted a better solution to my problem besides medication. But overall, she seemed to be a real person.
Less than 6 months ago
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Great provider, she was recommended to me by a friend. Her lobby is clean and comfortable and has a play area for kids. This was great since my young son was there. Efficient and knowledgeable physician.
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Dr. Torrez is attentive and involved. I feel like she really cares about my symptoms and in helping to find a solution, but is also easy to talk to with a fun personality and sense of humor.
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Showed up early and she immediately saw me. Dr. T is the best!
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Great, as always!
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Dr.Torrez is the best doctor and her crew is always nice and helpful. Thanks salmon bay for being the greatest.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Torrez is great!
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would not recommend. after a quick survey of questions to determine whether or not I was depressed, she concluded that I was and began to recommend medication. I told her I did not want anti-depressants to be my first line ofdefense and asked what recommendations she had for naturally tackling minor depression (e.g. advice on diet, exercise, sleep), and she went back to her original point of medication, saying that that was what she recommended, which frustrated me. continuing on, she started to share with me her own medicated management of depression, as if to try to convince me there’s nothing wrong with being on anti-depressants (which, I agree - there isn’t at all; but I wanted to understand alternative options before going that route), which 1) surprised me, because of how insistent she was, and 2) frustrated me further, because it seemed like she wasn’t even open to having a conversation about alternative, natural treatments and recommendations. I left the appointment feeling confused and upset because of how the quick diagnosis was handled and decided not to ever return. upside to the appointment was a short wait time and she was at least friendly and jovial. just left feeling like I couldn’t trust her medical advice.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr Torrez and her staff are professional and friendly in equal measure. I no longer live in the area but I make the trip to stay with her practice.
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As always, she figures out “what’s wrong” quickly! Great doctor!
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She is the absolute best. Genuine, down to earth, caring, and real.
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Overall Dr. Torrez is a good doctor and addressed the problem I had. However, she talked a lot and I felt as if I couldn't communicate everything I wanted to her.
Less than 1 year ago
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I was in and out within 10 minutes to get my flu shot. Super quick!
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Dr. Torrez talks fast, but she really cares and is wicked smart. If it's too fast, just ask her to slow down! :)
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Super attentive, great listener. I'm looking forward to having her as my primary doctor.
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Excellent, professional care with superb customer service from start to finish. Highly recommended!
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She is hands down the best doctor I have every been to. It's not just that she always has time for her patients, she is also an excellent diagnostician and gets me in and out with a solution quickly. On apersonal note, I feel she saved my niece's life several years ago, finding a heart murmur and getting the baby into Children's Hospital that day.
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Always prompt, professional and personable.
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I did a little research, and now Dr. Torrez is my new doctor. She has a sharp ability to diagnose, is warm and communicative, and at the same time efficient and to the point. Her staff is approachable and warm. Mostcool thing, , I rarely have to wait 2 minutes for my appointment. Recommend!
Less than 1 year ago
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This doctor is among the best that there is available. Caring, thoughtful and thorough.
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Dr. Torrez is the best in Seattle. I don't know what I would do without her. She is kind, understanding, and incredibly knowledgeable. I can't sing her praises enough.
Less than 1 year ago
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Easy to talk to. Great at explaining the questions I had.
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Dr. Torrez is very friendly and knowledgeable. Even though her schedule seemed busy, I was seen right away.
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My visit was outstanding
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Staff was so nice, and Dr. Torrez saw me right away! She was very thorough and great.
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Thoughtful and considerate
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She is amazing. Down to earth, helpful, and caring.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Torrez is so personable and easy to get along with. Very professional and would highly recommend her!
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