Kirkland, Wash. – EvergreenHealth is pleased to welcome urologist Dr. Marco Salazar to its Urology and Urogynecology Care practice, where he joins a team of expert providers who specialize in treating a full range of urinary tract and pelvic health issues for men and women.
Dr. Salazar is fellowship-trained in treating urinary tract cancers, and his practice focuses on a wide range of urologic conditions including prostate diseases, particularly benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and advanced prostate cancer.
“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Salazar to our team of urology experts. His patient-centered approach focused on fostering an environment of trust and reassurance, along with deep expertise within his specialty, help patients regain the health and quality of life they need to live well – which is a true reflection of our organizational purpose,” said EvergreenHealth CEO Bob Malte.
Dr. Salazar’s approach encourages patients to play an active role in their care, and he works collaboratively with them to successfully reach their health care goals. He strives to help patients fully understand their urological conditions and supports them in making informed decisions about their treatment, taking into account each patient’s individual circumstances, wishes and goals.
Prior to joining EvergreenHealth, Dr. Salazar most recently treated patients at Sound Urological Associates in Edmonds, Washington as well as Swedish Edmonds Hospital. He attended Yale University School of Medicine where he earned his medical doctorate, as well as a Ph.D. in cell biology.
During his time in medical school, Dr. Salazar developed a passion for urology, finding it to be the most interesting of the medical disciplines he studied. He was intrigued by the wide variety of urological conditions – many of which play a critical role in the quality of a person’s life – as well as the opportunity presented by the comprehensive range of treatment possibilities.
EvergreenHealth Urology & Urogynecology Care treats patients from three locations in Kirkland and Issaquah. The team is comprised of a team of urological experts who provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment options for bladder and prostate issues, erectile dysfunction, kidney disease and urologic cancers for males, as well as innovative female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, urology and physical therapy services for females.
To learn more about Dr. Marco Salazar or EvergreenHealth Urology & Urogynecology Care, visit www.evergreenhealth.com/urologist.
EvergreenHealth is an integrated health care system that serves nearly one million residents in King and Snohomish counties and offers a breadth of services and programs that is among the most comprehensive in the region. More than 1,000 physicians provide clinical excellence in over 80 specialties, including heart and vascular care, oncology, surgical care, orthopedics, neurosciences, women’s and children’s services, pulmonary care and home care and hospice services. Formed as a public hospital district in 1972, EvergreenHealth includes a 318-bed acute care medical center in Kirkland, a network of 12 primary care practices, two urgent care centers, over two dozen specialty care practices and 24/7 emergency care at its Kirkland, Monroe, and Redmond campuses. In 2015, the system expanded to include EvergreenHealth Monroe – an accredited, full-service 74-bed public hospital district, established in 1960 in Monroe, Washington. EvergreenHealth has clinical and strategic partnerships with several health care entities, including Overlake Medical Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and dozens of independent practices that are part of the clinically integrated Eastside Health Network and the Puget Sound High Value Network. In addition to clinical care, EvergreenHealth offers extensive community health outreach and education programs, anchored by the 24/7 EvergreenHealth Nurse Navigator & Healthline.
In 2017, EvergreenHealth achieved its ninth designation in the last 10 years (2009-2012, and 2014-2018) as a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades®, and it was again named one of Healthgrades 2018 America’s 100 Best Hospitals placing it among the top 2 percent of hospitals nationwide, based on its outstanding clinical performance. EvergreenHealth was also named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics™ in the “Large Community Hospitals” category for outstanding achievements in patient care, operational efficiency and financial strength, two years in a row. For more information, visit www.evergreenhealth.com.
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