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Carolyn R. Kline, MD

Patient Ratings

4.7 / 5 (Based on 30 Ratings)

Specialties:

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Conditions Treated

gestational diabetes, cervical insufficiency, diabetes management during pregnancy, fetal complications, high blood pressure during pregnancy, hypertension during pregnancy, management of multiple gestation, maternal complications, preeclampsia, pregnancy complications, preterm labor, prior preterm birth, thromboembolism, thrombophilia, and high risk pregnancy

Procedures Performed

amniocentesis, cervical cerclage, cesarean delivery, chorionic villus sampling, pregnancy ultrasound, fetal non-stress test, and prenatal testing

Contact Information

  • Office: 425-899-2200
  • Fax: 425-899-2210

Locations

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Gender:

Female

Languages:

English

Honors, Awards, etc.

2021 Seattle Magazine "Top Doctors"

Board Certification

Board Certified in Maternal Fetal Medicine
Board Certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology

Experience

Dr. Carolyn Kline is a fellowship trained maternal-fetal medicine expert who provides full OB care for particularly high risk patients.
One of Dr. Kline's areas of expertise is in prenatal diagnosis, where she sees women who have an increased risks of fetal complications or birth defects because of a family history. She often serves as a consultant for patients who have - or develop - medical issues which can complicate pregnancies.
Her areas of special interest include prenatal ultrasound and fetal diagnosis, diabetes during pregnancy, multiples, public health and epidemiology, clinical research and quality improvement.
She jokes with her patients that she quit counting how many deliveries she'd done when she surpassed 1000. Dr. Kline is passionate about helping women develop healthy lifestyles for themselves and their families.

Clinical Expertise

Twins and triplets
Diabetes and pregnancy
Prenatal diagnosis
High blood pressure
Medical complications in pregnancy such a preeclampsia

Philosophy of Care

I am passionate about helping you and your family achieve your goals. I won't tell you what to do - on the contrary I see my job as educating you about your choices while helping you decide what's best for you. I take pride in providing both "High Touch and High Tech" exceptional medical care. To me, this means getting to know you, listening to and addressing your concerns while providing state of the art medical care.

Experience

Year began practicing: 1999

Medical School

Stanford University School of Medicine | Stanford, CA

Residency

Brigham Women's Hospital | Boston, MA

Fellowship

University of Washington School of Medicine | Seattle, WA

Personal Information

I feel incredibly lucky to be a doctor and in particular a maternal fetal medicine specialist. I chose medicine for the old fashioned reasons: my fascination with science and the desire to help others. I fell in love with high risk obstetrics my first clinical year in medical school and I still love it.
I came to Seattle for fellowship training at University of Washington and fell in love with both the Northwest and my now husband! We have two teenagers (a boy and a girl) with whom we enjoy camping, rafting and hanging out. Gardening is one of my favorite off duty pastimes.

Community Involvement

I have done a variety of volunteer positions, many of them to help advance the obstetrical care and encourage collaboration among all different types of obstetrical providers. For example, I have been on the board of the Washington State Obstetrical Association for many years and have recently served as president.
Like many working parents, I also have done intermittent volunteering at my children's schools.

Reviews

5
May 06, 2021
Dr. Kline is my favorite MFM at this clinic; she has been a pivotal support to this high risk pregnancy!!
3
February 11, 2021
I was asked to provide all my past medical history one week prior to my appointment with Dr. Kline so she could look over my case. I even provided a 1-page typed out summary of my fertility issues so that it was easier to read. However, it was extremely evident that she nor her nurse who both spent 30 mins each asking me ALL of the same questions had even glanced at my history. They appeared very unprepared, uneducated on even the purpose of my consult, and each wasted my time asking the exact same questions to which was all right in front of them. I wouldn't seek care from any specialist Dr like this. Not to mention the Dr was 40 mins late to the appointment. Obviously they don't either know how to schedule or virtual appointments are treated as a joke.
4
February 01, 2021
The follow up phone call we received from Dr. Kline was incredibly helpful for both my husband and I. Dr. Kline presented everything in a way that was easy to understand and eased our anxiety.
5
October 27, 2020
I am so grateful for Dr. Kline. She is so wonderful and supportive. She is very sensitive to my needs and is gentle but direct when sharing information.
5
October 08, 2020
Dr. Kline is exceptionally amazing! I always look forward to my visit/w her. She is the doctor I can openly say I can trust my life on.
5
September 22, 2020
Felt like my thoughts/opinions were heard and taken into consideration. Never felt shamed or guilty about diagnosis and decisions.
5
July 07, 2020
I'm so happy to have Carolyn Kline, MD as my provider! I was referred to her by another patient who spoke highly of her.
3
September 10, 2019
We had two tests done. After the Biophysical Profile the Dr said everything looked perfect but she, "wanted the baby out by the weekend because no birth plan is worth a stillbirth". She didn't provide any data to support this worst case scenario. Just suggested we were taking an unnecessary risk of the life of our baby. no additional options were suggested - the comment was made so casually. Induce in a few days or your baby could die. After our next results of the non-stress test were borderline, she immediately wanted to send us to the hospital for an induction. All she told us was that the baby had failed the test. Again she didn't provide context or loop us into coming up with a plan at all. she called our midwife who thankfully pumped the brakes and they agreed to start a natural induction at home the next day. We left the appointment feeling confused about what the failed test even meant. We had to call our midwife and she explained the situation to us and gave us our options and then we were able to make a judgement call.