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Dr. Virginia Klaas

Nuclear Medicine
Federal Way, WA
32 years experience female

Locations

Office

Renton, WA

Address

Valley Medical Center, 400 S 43rd Street, Renton, WA
Directions

Vantage Radiology

Federal Way, WA

About

Bio

I am grateful for the opportunities I have been given, the amazing Mentors who have trained me well, and the medical community who support my efforts to bring you the best medical care one can find anywhere. I enjoy an active life, participating in a number of sports, I love the outdoors, music and ballroom dance.

Specialties
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Nuclear Medicine

Radiology

Doctor Q&A

54 Answers
70 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Virginia Klaas
Nuclear Medicine 32 years experience
Food sensitivity: Gas x..Over the counter simethicone may help, but need to get to bottom of what is causing the issue. You may have lactose intolerance, or sensitivity to wheat. Try eliminating dairy for a few weeks. Also try eliminating wheat..See if it helps. You may need to see your doctor if it continues to be a problem.
A female asked:
Dr. Virginia Klaas
Nuclear Medicine 32 years experience
X-ray often good: Each imaging modality has its own strengths and weaknesses. Usually will start with a regular x-ray..Since it may answer the question, is fast, easy and less expensive. If it does not answer the question, a ct or MRI may be needed. The MRI would be the best to see if there is nerve root impingement, and is best for looking at the discs.
A female asked:
Dr. Virginia Klaas
Nuclear Medicine 32 years experience
Yes could look diff: I am not clear what type of scan you are asking about. Since you said "scan"', i will assume you mean bone scan. The radiopharmaceutical used in a bone scan is picked up based on bone turn over and regional blood supply. When someone has an acute flare, this is usually associated with inflammation and increased blood supply..Therefore more would be picked up compared to a more quiescent phase.

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Testimonials
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Dec 16, 2012
WOW! This doctor is smart and will really listen to you! I don't know how many times I've been treated by a doctor, who may be a great practitioner, but could use improvement in people skills. Dr. K...Read More
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Dec 16, 2012
Dr. Klaas is one of the most amazing medical providers I have ever had the privilege of having care for me. Imagine my surprise when I found myself in a hospital bed, and the radiologist at my bedside...Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Klaas is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Not having the symptoms right now; I always have IBS, but this was new
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This saved my life. Thank You! I am doing a chemistry project on this. Getting answers is really help
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Your answer saved my life! Thanks :) I was wondering what that meant, had a bone scan recently.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
Graduated 1989MD

Residency

Stanford Hospital and Clinics

Awards

Top Doctor, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
Top Doctor, Seattle Magazine,
Top 1% Nuclear Medicine Specialist, US News World Reports

Affiliations

American Roentgen Ray Society
American College of Radiology
Society of Nuclear Medicine
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