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Specialty
Family Medicine, Primary Care, Pediatrics
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 School of Medicine | 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

140 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
4.8

Patient Comments (20 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 February 6, 2020

we love Dr. Paul Buerhens!
Reviewed on January 9, 2020

Dr. Buehrens is very informative and understand about my issues.
Reviewed on November 25, 2019

I have & will continue to recommend Dr. "B." Hate the idea that one day he will retire and I will have to search out someone with the same knowledge, treatment & care.
Reviewed on November 5, 2019

Dr. Buehrens is fantastic.
Reviewed on October 3, 2019

Really a great doc!
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