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Dr. Sam Warren, MD, MS

Internist, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

Dr. Warren is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine. He received his MD from Stanford University and completed a residency and fellowship in Internal Medicine at the University of Washington. Dr. Warren practices Direct Primary Care (DPC), a low cost subscription model of primary care that is increasingly in the news. For $100/month flat fee, you will receive unlimited visits, text, phone, and video consultations; guaranteed same or next business day appointments; discounted labs and tests; zero copays, co-insurance, or deductible costs. You can cancel your membership at any time without a fee. Visit http://imwisepatient.com/direct-primary-care/ and click on the vimeo feed for more information. DPC is catching on across the country as more thorough and more affordable than the status quo. DPC is the best way to manage chronic disease. It is the best way to manage weight loss. It is the best way to prevent disease. It is how dedicated primary care should be experienced. Other things to know about Dr. Warren: In 2009 he was awarded a two-year National Research Service Award Primary Care Fellowship at the University of Washington. He has additional training in Epidemiology and Public Health Genetics. He speaks Spanish. In 2011, Dr. Warren founded Wise Patient Internal Medicine, which has grown a reputation for leveraging communication technologies and never turning its back on the powers of fitness, nutrition, and work-life balance. Dr. Warren tries to eat dinner with his family every evening and run to work every morning. He keeps a gymnastics mat in his living room to wrestle his two sons and his dog Lulu. He is inspired by his wife Neala, a fisheries scientist, who likes to bring him to places that smell like kelp.

In-network insurances

  • Cigna
  • First Choice Health
  • Humana

Specialties

  • Internist
  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Obesity Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - Stanford University, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Washington Medical Center, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • University of Washington Medical Center, Fellowship in Internal Medicine
  • University of Washington, Master’s in Epidemiology

Professional memberships

  • Washington State Medical Association

Awards and publications

  • University of Washington Graduate Certificate in Public Health Genetics

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1619053436

Office locations

Wise Patient Internal Medicine

613 19th Ave East, Ste 201

Seattle, WA 98112

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I'm reviewing for a second time because I think Dr. Warren and his staff are that awesome. Best primary care doctor I've ever had and would highly, highly recommend.
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Bedside Manners were great. Very friendly and willing to listen to all of your problems before making a diagnosis. Willing to list out all options and helps you make a decision based on all factors.
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Dr. Warren was really great. He took the time to listen to all of my concerns and explain everything to me on a basic level so that it was easy to understand. He was not rushed and seemed to really careabout his patients. He went over different options with me and made sure that I was getting the best treatment for me, not just prescribing something right away.
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Dr. Warren is very easy to communicate with. He is passionate about practicing wellness and has his customers top of mind. He has a refreshing approach to finding natural ways to remedy concerns.
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Dr Warren was incredibly helpful. He listened, made time to answer numerous questions and was very approachable. I highly recommend his practice.
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very good doctor and great communicator . Having an assistant taking notes in the room is a little uncomfortable though
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Dr. Warren is a great guy and I really enjoyed my visit.
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Dr. Warren's and his staff were so friendly and personable. My wait time was very brief and I felt my appointment was quite thorough. I am happy to have found Dr. Warren and his team
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Dr and staff were pleasant and welcoming.
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Dr. Warren is wonderful, as is his friendly assisting Nurse! I felt completely welcome and genuinely cared for as a new patient.
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I'm not one to usually leave reviews, but I just had my 3rd appointment with Dr. Warren and felt the need to. He and his staff are just awesome, plain and simple. Dr. Warren is knowledgable, thorough, personable, and every othergreat quality you'd want in a doctor. I feel comfortable telling him anything that is going on, and am confident he is going to choose the right course of action in terms of treatment. Stop looking around for primary care docs in Seattle, choose Dr. Warren if you can. You won't regret it.
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Great caring doctor summarizes my first impression of Dr. Warren. It was my first visit and he devoted extra time to hear my problems and addressed them very quickly, professionally and now, I am actually looking forward to visiting his office for any future health issues.
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My experience was excellent -- the staff was knowledgeable, sympathetic, and breezily competent. In fact, I'd say I have never had a better experience in a medical setting. I sould recommend the services of Sam Warren to my own mother.
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Great, super informative and helpful.
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Great physician with an outstanding staff. I had a change of employment and he became out of my network, but would definitely go back to him if I could.
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Sam is great. Great person to talk to and very knowledgeable! The ability to check your results online and be able to communicate with your doctor is a fantastic resource.
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My visit was very good with Dr. Warren. He is very personable, easy to talk with and listens to all concerns. His Medical Assistant was also very nice, and personable as well. All around a great experience with Dr. Warren and his staff.
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Terrific experience. I'm so glad I found the Wise Clinic.m I would highly recommend Dr Warren and his staff.
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Dr. Warren made me feel very welcome in his office and provided me with an executable plan based on attainable health goals. I look forward to future visits with Dr. Warren and tracking my progress.
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He was very knowledgeable and helpful with diagnosing and treating everything. Initially i was nervous with having to meet a new doctor. But he made me feel very comfortable and at ease, so i could actually focus on getting help rather than worrying about being judged.
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Very informative, actually listened, good staff. I recommend it.
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I love Dr. Warren's bedside manner which is what keeps me coming back even though he is not in my medical insurance's network anymore. I like that he is quick but thorough and seems like he truley cares abut your health.I never leave the office thinking I was rushed out or that all of my questions were not answered like at other clinics.
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I had an all-around excellent experience with Dr. Warren and his staff.
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It was a pleasure to meet Dr Warren. He and his team are fantastic. I loved the way they treatment me. Very patient, very analytical. I really felt to be in very good hands.
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Nice office in a good location. I have never had to wait more than 5 minutes, and the staff is friendly and professional. Dr. Warren is personable and expresses genuine interest in his patients' wellbeing. I would definitely recommend.
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Dr. Warren is exceptional! His patient care is fantastic and the office is very efficient and well-organized. Everyday they have a staff meeting where they go over each patient for the day so that whoever sees you is knowledgeable and prepared.He asks great questions, has great explanations, takes notes the whole time, and then goes over, in great detail all of his thoughts with you and takes time to answer any and all of your questions. It's hard to really put into words the relief I feel about having a primary care doctor I trust and respect. I'm so glad I found Dr. Warren!
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I appreciated how comfortable Dr. Warren and his staff made me feel. Solid people, great care!
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Getting there was a challenge and the address was not clearly marked, so I am glad allowed enough time to get there. I was impressed with Dr Warren. He spent a lot of time with me and addressed my concerns. Hisassistant took full notes and condensed it into a note card for me to take with me, plus I will be able to access everything on line. His assistant was awesome.
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Very thorough consultation on my first vist. The DR and staff were helpful and personable
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simple but elegant office, friendly and personable staff, charming and professional doctor.....he asked the appropriate questions, took the time to listen to my answers and then to explain his observations and recommendations......tossin his good sense of humor, great smile.......and smart, my my, even I left feeling smart....oh jeez, may I say wise? No. Wiser.
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Sam is thorough and thoughtful. He truly partners with the patient and is an excellent listener. He has an efficient office system as well as an easily accessible patient portal which allows one to ask questions as well as review one'sown health history. I have recommended him to several other people
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Dr. Warren and his nurse were very thorough. Dr. Warren wrote down his thoughts on a white board as he examined and questioned me and then we went through the game plan. I'm happy with the game plan and am evenmore happy that I've found a doctor who is willing to spend the necessary time with me to fully understand my issues and then work with me toward a solution.
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I am in a very tight financial situation at the moment, and Dr. Warren completely ignored my statements to this effect. I'm not talking about actual pricing of services offered — just his overall dismissive attitude toward the idea that Imight try to save a few bucks wherever possible. A couple of examples: • during a follow-up appointment to discuss some test results, I asked for some simple, direct answers to a few important questions. Rather than give me these answers, I was instructed to purchase a book. • at no time during this discussion of my test results (which showed that I am diabetic) was I informed that my insurance might pick up some of the costs related to a blood tester. I told him directly that I purchased one and only found out later, from other diabetics, that doctors can write prescriptions for the extremely costly test strips. He knew that finances were a concern for me. He knew that I had a tester. But he never offered the option. Obviously I want to take care of myself and treat my condition. But I'd rather do it with a physician who understands and might be able to help accommodate my financial situation. The attitude of both Dr. Warren and his staff was essentially to ignore my requests for alternatives and just keep pressing on with these costly options.
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Great experience! Highly recommended.
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He was very friendly and informative, and really seemed to care about me as a person in addition to my reason for visiting. I have chosen him as my primary care physician because of this. Parking was super easy too in the lot provided.
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Great Doctor and friendly staff. Very professional bedside manner, listened to my concerns and made me feel comfortable. The ease of making appointments are a plus.
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So nice to encounter a doctor like Dr. Warren who really spends the time with you to listen and ask as many questions as necessary to get to the bottom of something. Such a great bedside manner, so intelligent, and so reassuring. Can't say enough good things!
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Great bedside manner! Really nice guy. Addresses all concerns and then will email you a copy of your visit and lab results, in case you forget any instructions. Very much recommend him!
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Dr. Warren and the nurses in the office are efficient, personable, and patient. We were establishing a medical history for me and discussing the possibility of prescribing new medication. Dr. Warren took time to answer all my questions andlook up any questions he didn't know the answer to off the top of his head (I was asking about drug study specifics, etc.). Our visit was probably 20-30 minutes. Before this visit, I couldn't remember the last time I hadn't felt rushed at the doctor.
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Dr. Warren was very personable, knowledgable, and organized. He took the time to make me feel at ease and listened carefully to my questions. I think very highly of Dr. Warren.
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Great team. Very professional. Very human. Good easy to access location
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Good sense of humor. Kind. Easy to talk to.
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Sam is a great doctor. He is friendly and helpful. He cares about what you're going through, and he will assess your issue/need to solve them, not push them aside. The nurses are very kind as well. I look forward to my next appointment with them.
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He took the time to discuss contexts of my life that are contributing to my symptoms, and in very short time gave me an honest assessment of what he thinks is going on. He did so with complete respect and care,and in collaboration with a terrific medical assistant, provided the best doctor visit I have had in memory. This place is a gem.
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My experience with Doctor Warren was excellent. I was seen right away and everyone there was very friendly. He seemed genuinely concerned about my condition and asked a lot of questions to determine why I might be feeling bad. I willdefinitely be returning. Oh... and it's a nice part of Capitol Hill with lots of street parking :)
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It's always a pleasure visiting Dr. Warren. The Wise Patient office is always clean and I feel like I am always receiving extra special attention (though I'm sure he sees many patients a day). All support staff is incredibly friendly andseem to enjoy and take pride in their careers. Most importantly, Dr. Warren shows a genuine concern in your wellbeing - beyond a simple 'diagnosis' - and possesses a strong medical knowledge. I'd also like to mention that Wise Patient is "with the times" and offers many paperless and digital resources - an office fit for 2015!
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I always have a pleasant and efficient visit with Dr. Warren. He and his medical assistant are friendly, thorough, and I enjoy my visit every time.
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Dr. Warren is thorough but not invasive, and extremely personable. His entire office is all managed online, and the access to him via email is fabulous.
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Dr. Warren was pleasant and thorough. I also like that I can see the notes for the visits.
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Dr. Warren speaks Spanish and if you are from Latin america he can help you :) its very kind and his medical assistant too.
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