Practice Type: Specialty Care

Physicians who practice specialty care focus on specific health matters of patients. Specialists practicing at Pacific Medical Centers locations include urologists, cardiologists, oncologists, and many others.


Patients suffering from conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, rheumatism, autoimmune disease (e.g. lupus), or musculoskeletal tenderness have all benefited from treatment within our rheumatology department.

Our goal is to aid in the relief of the ongoing pain and inflammation that accompanies each chronic condition. Your rheumatologist will monitor your specific symptoms and provide a treatment program that reduces limitations on your daily activities.

To locate a specialist near you, visit our provider pages:


Pulmonology banner

Pulmonologists are physicians who treat diseases and disorders of the lungs and respiratory system. They can diagnose a diverse array of conditions that affect the lungs. Many, like asthma, are quite common. In fact, lung disease affects more than 35 million Americans. The compassionate Pulmonology specialists at PacMed are ready to care for you.

Pulmonologists do not perform chest surgery, but they are skilled at taking samples from tissues inside the chest and lungs. They also perform many diagnostic tests and lung-function tests.

Diseases commonly treated by our Pulmonology doctors include:

  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Sleep apnea
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Pneumonia
  • Chest infections
  • Cystic fibrosis


Our lung specialists have specialized knowledge and skills. Pulmonary medicine, also known as chest or respiratory medicine, is a subspecialty of Internal Medicine. These highly trained specialists are certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease.

Meet our Pulmonologists: 

Physical Therapy

Physical therapists are specialists in the conservative (non-surgical, non-pharmacological) treatment of musculoskeletal problems. Physical therapists utilize scientific physical procedures in the evaluation and treatment of patients with a disability, disease, or injury to achieve and maintain functional rehabilitation and to prevent malfunction or deformity.

Pacific Medical Centers Physical Therapy delivers exceptional, evidence based care in partnership with patients and their referring providers. We provide skilled evaluation of our patients’ conditions and develop cost-effective treatment programs designed to help our patients reach their achievable goals. Skilled therapy interventions are integrated with patient education, preventive measures and self-treatment techniques.


Physical therapy services at Pacific Medical Centers include:

  • Evaluation and treatment of patients with back, neck, and peripheral joint pain and injuries
  • Pre and post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Sports injury rehabilitation
  • Evaluation and treatment of patients with vestibular and balance disorders
  • Evaluation and treatment of patients with urinary incontinence or pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Evaluation and treatment of patients with neurological disorders
  • Serving as a consultant for other providers and assisting them in providing the best care for their patients, including referral decisions to other specialists

Referral Fax Number: 206.621.4417


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Sports, Pain and Physiatry

The PacMed Sports, Pain and Physiatry team includes physicians focused on restoring function and quality of life to people with physical or cognitive deficits due to neurological injuries, pain, physical impairments, or disabilities.

Otolaryngology / Head-Neck Surgery

Our Otolaryngologists:

Thomas Lamperti, MD

Constantine (Gus) Palaskas, MD

Dr. Lamperti has been named Seattle’s Top Docs!

Otolaryngology (pronounced oh/toe/lair/in/gol/oh/jee) is the surgical specialty that focuses on disorders of the head and neck, especially those of the ear, nose, and throat (E.N.T.). Otolaryngologists diagnose and treat a wide array of conditions including ear problems, sinus and nasal conditions, tumors, sleep disorders, voice and vocal cord abnormalities, swallowing problems, and much more.

Otolaryngologists perform surgery in the head and neck area above the collarbones, excluding the eyes, brain, and spinal column. Some examples include endoscopic sinus surgery, procedures to diagnose and treat cancer, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, ear surgery in children and adults, reconstructive procedures, and some types of plastic surgery.

Our otolaryngologists at Pacific Medical Centers are certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery. This certification comes after completing up to 15 years of education, including college, four years of medical school, a five-year residency, and sometimes up to two years of fellowship in subspecialty training.

Special ENT interests at Pacific Medical Centers include:

  • Cosmetic facial surgery
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Functional nasal surgery
  • Eyelid surgery
  • Skin cancer surgery
  • Thyroid and parathyroid surgery
  • Head and neck tumors
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Salivary gland surgery
  • Otology and Neurotology (provides care related to the ear and surrounding skull)

PacMed Otolaryngologists can see you at these locations

Canyon Park
1909 214th St SE, Suite 300
Bothell, WA 98021

First Hill
1101 Madison St, Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98104

10416 5th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98125

1801 Lind Ave SW, Bldg D
Renton, WA 98057

Call 1.888.4PACMED (1.888.472.2633) to schedule a convenient appointment


Our orthopedic providers focus on quality, personalized care to help each patient achieve the best possible outcome. Whether a patient is experiencing pain from degenerative joint disease or from a ligament torn on the tennis court, our surgeons work to return patients as soon as possible to the activities they enjoy.

Our providers know what a difference orthopedic surgery can make to a patient experiencing pain or lost function due to musculoskeletal injuries. They routinely perform joint replacements for hips, shoulders, and knees as well as treatment for activity-related injuries.

Many procedures are done with an arthroscope, a thin fiberoptic scope that the surgeon introduces into the joint area through a small incision. These minimally invasive procedures with small incisions decrease the amount of pain patients experience following surgery, minimize the risk of infection, and frequently allow patients to go home the same day.

Patients with concerns ranging from age-related wear and tear to sports-related injuries can rest assured they’re in the best hands at PacMed.

Surgical services include:

  • arthroscopic subacromial decompression
  • arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
  • arthroscopic superior labrum from anterior to posterior (SLAP) repair
  • arthroscopic distal clavicle resection
  • total shoulder arthroplasty
  • arthroscopic tennis elbow debridement
  • ulnar nerve transposition
  • ACL reconstruction
  • arthroscopic meniscus debridement/repair


The Doctors of Optometry at Pacific Medical Centers are the primary health care professionals for our patients’ eyes. They treat adults and children, and are responsible for eye examinations; diagnosis and management of eye disease; refractions for glasses and contact lenses; and the evaluation, treatment, and triage of eye-related emergencies. Our Doctors of Optometry work closely with our Ophthalmologists in the management of eye disease and in the preoperative and postoperative care of patients.

Here’s what our PacMed optometrists provide:

    • Diagnostic services and management of a variety of vision conditions, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia; diagnostic services and treatment for conditions that include minor infections, such as conjunctivitis and minor eye injuries; as well as triage of urgent problems
    • Treatment and management of ocular disease, including diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, retinal disorders, and lid disorders
    • Pre- and postsurgical care for glaucoma, cataract, laser, refractive, and other eye procedures
    • Exams and prescriptions for eyeglasses and corrective contact lenses
    • Prescription of medication for diagnostic purposes and for treatment of some eye diseases
    • Diagnosis of the ocular manifestations of other diseases such as diabetes and hypertension





The doctors of ophthalmology at Pacific Medical Centers help patients maintain good eye health. They care for and manage patients’ eye conditions with both medical and surgical treatments.

At PacMed, our ophthalmologists provide a wide range of services including:

  • Comprehensive ophthalmology
  • Cataract treatment
  • Glaucoma management
  • Cornea management
  • Dry eyes management

All of our ophthalmologists are board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.


Healing Partnership

Every year, more than a million people in the United States are diagnosed with cancer. Thanks to medical advancements and new knowledge about cancer treatment, the potential for a cure has never been better.

When people first learn they have cancer, many questions go through their minds: how will the illness affect their life and family, what will the treatment involve and will they experience a loss of control. At Pacific Medical Centers, our compassionate team of physicians and nurses in the Oncology and Hematology Center understand how people feel about a cancer diagnosis and are ready to partner with our patients in a very personal way, within a comfortable environment that allows people to live their lives during treatment and beyond.

Pacific Medical Centers Oncology and Hematology Center

Our priority is your success. Cancer care has been transformed by new medicine. Today, outcomes range from complete remission to manageable chronic conditions. At Pacific Medical Centers, we offer the latest technology and treatments to help ensure our patients’ success, comfort and well-being including T-PET scanning, targeted therapy and access to clinical trials.

Pacific Medical Centers follows the guidelines of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) for approved treatment plans. The NCCN provides the standard of care for North America.

A Personalized Approach to Treatment

Unlike larger, institutional-type facilities, we are a personalized, specialty cancer treatment center. As such, we are well suited to provide patients with the personalized treatment they deserve—both physical and emotional, from diagnosis to survivorship.

Our experienced team of board-certified physicians work collaboratively with Swedish Medical Center and the Swedish Tumor Institute, as well as with the University of Washington Medical Center.

Please download our brochure:

Comprehensive Cancer Care Guide


The brain weighs only about three pounds, but it is the most important organ in the body when it comes to behavior, personality, thinking, learning and remembering. Neuropsychology is an interdisciplinary branch of psychology and neuroscience that aims to understand how the brain relates to behavior.

At Pacific Medical Centers, our neuropsychology staff provides evaluation and consultation for a range of problems and conditions that involve the brain and affect behavior. Our neuropsychologist has not only general clinical skills and knowledge of the broad range of mental health problems, but also expert knowledge and skills in neuropsychological testing and assessment.

Neuropsychological assessment can be a lengthy process that involves one-on-one testing with a provider or technician and allows for the evaluation of multiple domains of functioning, including memory, language function, visual-spatial skills, problem-solving/executive-functioning skills and general intellectual skills.

At Pacific Medical Centers, our neuropsychologist provides general neuropsychological services with special focus on:

  • Assessment of dementia and age-related cognitive decline through neuropsychological testing and evaluation.
  • Traumatic brain injury. A neuropsychological evaluation applies objective psychological tests and other procedures to assess the array of functional strengths and weaknesses for diagnostic purposes and treatment planning.
  • Multiple sclerosis. Many people with multiple sclerosis develop neuropsychological problems that can be assessed at Pacific Medical Centers.
  • Developmental disabilities. Our neuropsychologist applies neuropsychological assessment and consultation for a range of learning and developmental disabilities, including autism, Asperger syndrome and developmental delays.
  • In some cases, consultations and evaluation for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in teenagers and adults.