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Dr. Robert Killian

General Practice
Seattle, WA
29 years experience male

Locations

Office

Seattle, WA

Address

901 Boren Ave. Suite 712, Seattle, WA
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Alliance Health

Assurant Inc

CIGNA Health Care

Cigna

Coventry Health Care

Great-West Healthcare

First Choice Healthcare

KPS Health Plans

Noridian Mutual Insurance Company

Premera Blue Cross

Regence Blue Shield

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

I am a General Practice physician. I truly believe in the primary care and family model. In my practice I ask as many or more questions then I am asked. I like to teach as much as possible. I believe in patients hearing their own answers to their questions. I try to work as a partner with my patients. I try to empower them to know as much as possible about their bodies. I also am specializing in  Men's Health issues which include Male Aging, Addiction, Sexuality and STDS.  Other areas of my expertise include LGBT medicine and HIV medicine.  I have some significant experiences with Hospice care and I advocate for a sane approach to the drug war and teach and write about harm reduction. I feel my work is a calling and I get significant spiritual benefit with mny work.  I grew up Mormon in Issaquah, Washington. I am the father of two sons and the grandfather of a newly born baby girl.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

General Practice

Addiction Medicine

Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: Washington

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

13K Answers
2.1K Agrees
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Not HIV: Yes the tests are conclusive. These symptoms are not caused by an HIV infection.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Nothing ASAP: Calcification in this setting is caused by trauma and inflammation that is not allowed to properly heal. Rest and the appropriate stretching and exerc... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Cervicitis: You have a friable cervix. This probably represents an infection. It could be an std.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
No HIV Risk: Nope. Please do not worry. If you do then please when it is time go get an HIV test. But, skin is a very good barrier to HIV infection. Your scenari... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
No such thing: There is nothing in nature or in fruits or vegetables to enhance fertility.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Please clarify: The word "bumps" may well be the least descriptive word. Can you be more specific?
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Context: That question is impossible to answer without some context. Is the person with this blood pressure symptomatic? What else is part of the history? Who ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Urethral irritation: Pressure and friction to the clitoris, urethra and the rest of the pelvis tissue that surrounds the vagina.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
It all depends: It all depends on where you are infected. There is a specific spot where you are contagious and only there can he get this type of herpes if he does ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Myths: Oregano tea will not, in any way, induce an abortion.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Tinea: This is most likely a fungal infection of the skin.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Cramping: Cramping and spotting sound like an infection.
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Diabetic: That you have full blown, uncontrolled diabetes. If you are on metformin it is not working well enough to help.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Contact Family Doc: I agree you need urgent medical attention but why not start at the family doctor's office first. This is a place that knows you; knows your history; k... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Not DVT: That is not a DVT and does not sound like anything that would increase the risk of DVT with air travel.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Infection: You have a bladder or urinary tract infection these are very common when one begins being sexually active.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Cramps and Bleeding: Viable pregnancy stops vaginal bleeding. No where in the literature in medicine are the words "cramping" and 'bleeding' associated with early pregnanc... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Cramping: Brown is one of the colors of old de-oxygenated blood from the vagina. Cramping is a sign of infection, usually.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Pregnancy testing: I have heard that home pregnancy tests are available where you live in the uae. If so please go do a pregnancy test. Otherwise your physician can do ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Fertility: I am sure you do not need a physician to tell you that the week you are ovulating is the week you become pregnant from sperm left in the vagina. Of c... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Missing information: There has to be more to this story. Or the cause of your diminished heart function has to be determined. All answers to your question depend on the c... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
False negatives: False negatives are very common. Regardless of his test results he must be treated!
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Normal: Females have white discharge for many numerous normal reasons. White vaginal discharge, in and of itself, is not a disease.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Flu versus Stress: This is not an std. It is fatigue from either the flu or a flu-like illness or the effect of a lot of anxiety and stress interrupting your sleep and n... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Normal: This is a normal and healthy blood pressure reading.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Nocturia: Some medications cause this effect. Sometimes bad bladder infections can cause this. Diabetes would be a rare possibility.
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Paronychia: It is a paronychia. You may need antibiotics.
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Life: No. Stomach pains are in no way a symptom of early pregnancy.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Dictionary: I believe you must mean something else. Ovulation, the release of an egg from the ovary, only happens once per cycle. One does not 'ovulate' a lot.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Both Possible: Both, probably. They both could be situations leading to this symptom.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Go to the doctor: I agree with Dr. Friedlander. Your mother should be at her doctor first thing Monday morning!
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Herpes Treatment: Yes. Of course. That is why we prescribe it.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Myths: There is no science, no truth and no reality of any man of any age only producing sperm that will be female babies. That is not possible.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Reading Labels: The emergency contraception can interfere, interrupt, and/or change the menstrual cycles for up to two months.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Physician Recommend?: Did a physician prescribe this 'cleanse"? Did you clear it with the physician providing care for you in person? We like to defer to the physician in ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Azithromycin: I will assume you each took one gram of azithromycin. As long as you waited for 48 hours after taking the medication you are just fine. There is a 48 ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Spreading Rash: Yes. Of course. A speeding rash surely needs to be seen and evaluated urgently. I would see if your family clinic can see him tomorrow.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Fertility : You will not find this answer on the internet. You and your partner need a thorough evaluation with a fertility specialist!
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Impossible: That is impossible to answer. You are missing the last menstrual period, the length of your cycles and your due date. Get these important pieces of in... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Both: You need to do a paternity test. These dates are too close to rule out one of the men as your baby's father.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Fertility: Infertility can be caused by a number of specific and different problems in the anatomy and chemical processes that lead to pregnancy. Ovulation may ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Life: This happens. I am sure it will not be the only time this happens. Relax. Men, at times, cannot get erect and at times do not ejaculate. Usually our... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Normal Sex: This is not only common it is one of the biggest secrets that shouldn't be a secret. Many couples have to learn to incorporate clitoral stimulatio... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Abrasion: This is common and is usually an injury caused by aggressive activity or teeth. This should heal easily without any medical attention. If the abrasion... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Sex and Doctors: Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on your perspective, doctors are not to have any opinion on who you have sex with, how you have sex, or when y... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Birds and bees: To get pregnant sperm must be present inside the vagina at the same time the female has produced an egg during ovulation. If there is no sperm there i... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
30 minute rule: Usually if you vomit before thirty minutes the pill has to be taken again. If you vomit more than thirty minutes after taking the pill you do not usua... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Overdosing: Taking three times the maximum of an addictive and dangerous sleeping medication is not sane, safe, or wise. The answer is no. Overdoing it will not ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Ultram: Ultram is considered a non-opiate pain medication. It is highly addicting. Many people in drug treatment centers for prescription drug abuse or misuse... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Herpes Is Herpes: There are two viruses. We do not label or name them now with 'oral' or 'genital'. The more common type is called herpes type one and the less common t... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Dr. Donald Jacobson
Nov 29, 2013
I highly recommend Dr. Killian for his dedication and excellent and straightforward responses on HealthTap. He is clearly very knowledgeable in the area of human sexuality and sexually transmitted dis...Read More
Nov 7, 2014
I see Dr K on line often giving expert and knowledgeable advice from a variety of topics including : Human immunodeficiency virus, Sexually transmitted infections, AIDS, Gay, lesbian and transgender h...Read More
May 18, 2014
Dr. Killian has a vast amount of knowledge and a great ability to separate the wheat from the chaff in answering questions with clarity and wit. I appreciate learning from him as much as I'm sure the ...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I suspected muscle spasms as opposed to something more concerning. Your answer helped relieve my worries. Now I'm certain it was a muscle spasm and nothing more. Th...Read More
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And ask yourself...why on earth would I keep asking the same question over and over if I had saw the answer in my face? Duhhhhh...and you're a doctor omg really? Even Dr. Suess isn't dumb as you
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thank you. The dr said that he will wheter cut it out or bring it to the scortium depending on how the testicle looks like at the surgery.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Utah School of Medicine, UT
Graduated 1993MD

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Washington - Winter
2013
Top General Practitioner, First Place, National - Winter
2013
Top Doctor, Second Place, National - Summer
2013
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