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Specialty
Family Medicine, Primary Care
Practice Name
EvergreenHealth Primary Care, Lakeshore Totem Lake
Primary Address
12710 Totem Lake Blvd
Kirkland, WA 98034
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Primary Phone
425.821.4040
Primary Fax
425.820.5060
Practice Website
https://www.evergreenhealth.com/primary-care-lakeshore-totem-lake
Accepted Insurances
Clinical Expertise
Family medicine (including newborns and pediatric patients)
Comprehensive assessment of all types of problems; referral to specialists when needed
Expertise in prevention science
Behavior change counseling

Skin and other cancer screenings included in physical exams
Credentials
Board Certified in Family Medicine
Practicing Since
1981
Experience
Dr. Paul Buehrens has more than 30 years of experience as a family physician caring for all ages. He also has a certificate of added qualifications in geriatric care. Dr. Buehrens is a longtime student of the health care industry, economics and insurance, having served as past medical director of his private practice and current medical director of the EvergreenHealth Partners network.
Philosophy
I partner with patients to enhance and maintain all the health each patient has, and try to restore health that has been lost, for any person of any age, over time and generations. Continuity of care enhances relationships, health, and reduces confusion, waste and unnecessary invasions by the health care system at the highest value and lowest cost. Primary care is first contact with the health care system for ANY problem short of a life threatening emergency. I provide up-to-date scientific information about diagnosis and treatment and do not hesitate to say "I don't know" or to refer when needed.
Personal Information
I have four kids from 29 to 17, two of mine, two of my wife's, that I love and care for. I'm devoted to my church community, and enjoy travel, fishing, skiing, jazz, family, vacations, work and a life of deepening my spirituality. I strive to be present in this moment, and to accept what I have, do what I can, and to be who I am. The journey is more important than the destination, for the future is not in my hands. And I'm a soccer fan!
In the Community

I'm a donor, a member of Eastshore Unitarian Church, and very involved in various health care organizations. My son Alex and I are in Boy Scouts together, and I belong to the Harvard Club locally, and the Faith Action Network.
Medical School
Case Western Reserve University | Cleveland, OH
Internship
Medical University of South Carolina | Charleston, SC
Residency
Medical University of South Carolina | Charleston, SC
 
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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

Criteria

179 patients rated this physician.

The Provider Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Provider Explanations Easy to Understand
4.9
Provider Listened Carefully
4.8
Provider Gave Easy to Understand Instructions
4.8
Provider Knew Medical History
4.7
Provider Showed Respect
4.7

Patient Comments (24 comments)

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of EvergreenHealth.

Reviewed on August 1, 2019

We are like old friends.
Reviewed on July 24, 2019

I love Dr. Buehrens! He is the BEST!!!!
Reviewed on July 22, 2019

Needed referral.
Reviewed on July 10, 2019

Dr.Buerhrens is the best doctor I ever had the privilege of seeing. I would hate to see him go.
Reviewed on July 9, 2019

I think Dr. Buehrens is great and my husband and I have a lot of confidence in him. I'm not sure I would recommend him to others, though, for purely selfish reasons: it is sometimes hard to get in to see him as soon as I would like and have had to schedule an appointment with another doctor. I guess too many people like Dr. Buehrens!
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