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Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe

Family Medicine
Issaquah, WA
23 years experience female

Locations

Office

Issaquah, WA

Address

3707 Providence Point Dr SE Ste G, Issaquah, WA, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 12pm - 5:00pm
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Fax

(425) 395-0245

Insurances accepted

Premera Blue Cross

Aetna

Assurant Inc

First Choice Healthcare

LifeWise Health Plan of Washington

Regence Blue Shield of Washington

About

Bio

Bachelor's Degrees in Psychology and Cellular and Molecular Biology at the University of Washington Tulane University School of Medicine Combined Degree MD and Masters in Public Health in Maternal and Child Health Published author for BabyCenter.com DoctorMom of 3

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Addiction Medicine

Integrative Medicine

Pediatrics

Public Health

Licenses

United States: Arizona, Washington

Doctor Q&A

76 Answers
52 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
Family Medicine 23 years experience
See your doctor: Best to see your doctor. Insect bites can be a sign of staph infection and if near the joint can be serious
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Plan B: Sounds like there is a significant risk of pregnancy. Plan B is most effective if taken as soon as possible after unprotected sex.
A female asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
Family Medicine 23 years experience
5th Metatarsal: How much does it limit your activity? If it bothers you a lot, consider treatment, if not live with it.
A female asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Extraction?: If you mean a tooth extraction, it sounds like you may have dry socket. You need to call the dentist who is caring for you to get recommendations.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Pregnancy changes: Every woman and every pregnancy is different.
A member asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Sinus Arrhythmia: Sinus Arrhythmia is a normal variant that gives a name to the change in heart rate during the inspiratory and expiratory phase of respiration. It is ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Early pregnancy: Sounds like you need to be evaluated by a physician to make sure you are not have pregnancy-related bleeding.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Stomach: Could be simple constipation, but to be sure, see your doctor for an abdominal exam.
A member asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Pregnant?: Hard to know for sure, better take a home pregnancy test or see your Family Physician.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Mindbody: Yes, there are many studies that show mindbody medicinal practices improve outcomes.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Nutritious Diet: I will assume you have Type 2 Diabetes. I work with patients one on one to help them change their daily habits to reduce the insulin resistance that ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
Family Medicine 23 years experience
See your doctor: This can be common with Mirena (levonorgestrel). Best to have an exam by your doctor to be sure.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Cervical mucous: Sounds like cervical mucous on day 7 of your cycle. It means you are ovulating and fertile. Avoid intercourse if you do not desire pregnancy.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: Yes, sounds like infection may not be under control. Sounds like you need to watch your blood sugars closely as well.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Ignore: Try to include a variety of protein sources, including plant - based protein.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Ignore: Keep a log of your food in an App such as myfitnesspal, run the reports, and review with your doctor.
A female asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
Family Medicine 23 years experience
OPK: Remember the OPK is usually positive after the fertility window, not before. It is most helpful to gain information about your cycles, but you should... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Tight neck muscles: Yes, try some stretching exercises to relax the muscles in your neck.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Need ultrasound: You likely need an ultrasound to ensure there are no remaining products of conception.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
Family Medicine 23 years experience
VSL#3: VSL #3 is a fairly well studied and respected probiotic. The Entocort is a corticosteroid. The two should be fine together, but check with your Gasto... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
Family Medicine 23 years experience
RA: Classically painful stiff joints usually in the morning that improve over the day.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
Family Medicine 23 years experience
5 weeks bleeding: Miscarriages at this stage in pregnancy are very common. There is not likely anything you did or can do to cause or prevent a miscarriage. Time will... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Chronic pelvic pain: Talk with your doctor about possible causes of chronic pelvic pain. This can be a difficult problem to sort out so stay consistently with one primary... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Ignore: Use an App like Zombies Run 5K to help with interval training, gradually increasing your endurance.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Ignore: Ask your doctor to write you an exercise prescription, then plan follow up to review exercise logs.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Cast: Follow up with your physician to ensure healing is on track.
A female asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Bleeding: Very common to have irregular bleeding when you first start a new method of contraception. See a doctor if it doesn't resolve on its own.
A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Medical marajuana: Medical marajuana has been proven helpful and used for many years to treat cancer-related pain.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Unrelated symptoms: It sounds like you may have sciatica causing you pain on the right side. There are lots of stretching exercises that can be found to alleviate this. ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Back Pain: Squats are a great exercise if done right. Try to have a trainer evaluate your technique to make sure you are doing them correctly to avoid back pain... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Need ultrasound.: You need a pelvic ultrasound and blood tests. Could be miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Opk usage: Use the length of your cycles to determine when to use ovulation predictor kits. Average cycle 28 days. Average ovulation 14 days before the last da... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
Family Medicine 23 years experience
HB in pregnancy: Yes, some experts quote a 95% chance of pregnancy continuing without miscarriage once the fetal heartbeat is identified on ultrasound.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
Family Medicine 23 years experience
See your doctor: See your doctor. You may need antibiotics. Keep it clean and dry. Wash your hands and try not to touch it.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Retainer: Better go in for a follow up visit so they can check to see if it is fitting correctly.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Spinal Fusion: I suspect your Back Surgeon will have some ideas for you. Doesn't seem to me like Converse would provide enough cushion for support after surgery.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Vasovagal: When a person has been in bed for a prolonged period whether after a surgery, or for other reasons they are at increased risk for vasovagal syncope wh... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Left side: It is hard to know what you may have been feeling. If it persists, you may want to see your doctor for an exam.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Knee pain: I agree with Dr. Patel. You should have him evaluated. Since he likely won't need surgery before other conservative treatments are used, it would al... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Diatomaceous Earth: Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is used to eliminate certain insects as it is made from Diatoms which are mostly amorphous silica. Food grade DE is "Generall... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Left arm pain: Left arm pain can be a sign of atypical cardiac issues. If you have any risk factors for heart disease, I would seek the opinion of your primary car... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Baby's stomach: Your baby's age will determine much of what is safe and recommended for certain symptoms. Unless you check with the Family Physician that knows your ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Liver enzymes: Clincially we do not worry about mildly elevated liver enzymes. Not until they are 3 times normal do we need to investigate, as this can be very tran... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Fever-4 wks pregnant: Fever in pregnancy can be concerning for infections that may impact you during pregnancy or your baby. You should make an appointment to see the doct... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Back Pain: Go see your family physician to have your symptoms evaluated. The brown discharge and severe back pain could be a sign of something that needs attent... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Medications: Medications like propofol can have side effects including drowsiness when they are first wearing off. As they clear your system you should feel like ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
Family Medicine 23 years experience
See a physician: Yellow discharge shouldn't be ignored. It would be smart to go see your primary care physician to have an exam and sort out what is going on. They c... Read More

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Jul 30, 2014
A caring physician! Thank you!
May 22, 2015
Great responses. Very precise.
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Jul 14, 2015
Doctor Maplethorpe was very kind and helpful and knowledgeable and i'm very grateful to her for her suggestions on how to improve my condition, i highly recommend her!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks always protect my self with my husband just new at getting preagnant thank you. ..
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) That makes sense because none of my family is above 6 foot.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you so much! I feel relieved. Thank you for this website, truly.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tulane University School of Medicine, LA
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

SWEDISH MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Most Influential, Second Place, Seattle Region - Spring
2015
HealthTap Editorial Board
HealthTap Doctor Mom

Affiliations

Swedish Medical Center (Issaquah, WA)
Overlake Hospital Medical Center - Bellevue, WA
American Academy Family Physicians
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