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Dr. Suzanne Fiala

Family Medicine
Seattle, WA
31 years experience female

Locations

Suzanne J. Fiala, MD

Seattle, WA

Address

5410 California Ave SW, Suite #102, Seattle, WA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:30am - 5:30am
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Practice website

Fax

2069351128

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Cigna

First Choice Healthcare

Group Health Cooperative

LifeWise Health Plan of Washington

Premera Blue Cross

Regence Blue Shield of Washington

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

I am a proud graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine and  residency training program where I was elected and served as Chief Resident.  I have been practicing 18 years and love my job.  My special interests are in women's health, pediatrics, mental health and holistic medicine.  I enjoy teaching, and focus on treating the body, mind and spirit in a partnership with my patients. After years of practicing in hospital-owned clinics, I left the model of corporate medicine five years ago and opened my private practice.  600 of my patients came with me, and my practice has more than doubled since that time.  I am now able to take the time to build meaningful relationships with my patients and provide comprehensive, personal care that meets my standards.  I have found my niche, and my style of practice works for my patients, and for myself as well.  I am passionate about my profession and love going to work every day.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

gynecology

pediatrics

preventive Medicine

Languages spoken

Czech

Doctor Q&A

371 Answers
42 Agrees
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Take: Take a few moments through the day for deep abdominal breathing and relaxing shoulder muscles.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Consider: Consider ordering fish or chicken rather than red meats.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Friends: Friends are valuable. Friendships like flowers need care. So they will blossom.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Keep: Keep a journal of when you smoke and why. Understand and recognize your triggers.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
No: No exercise, food, or 'screen time' for several hours before bed.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Married: Married people live longer than singles. Being connected to others helps keep us healthy.
A female asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Check it out.: Emily, this could be within the range of normal, or not. It depends on many factors- the age your own mother started having periods, whether you have... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
No.: Matthew, good for you for losing the weight! you can tighten and tone the musculature in your thighs. Unfortunately the loose skin and stretch m... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Possible UTI: Pressure with urination is classic sign of urinary tract infection, pain in what you think is an ovary might be a kidney. You need to have your urine ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Antifungals.: Ringworm is a type of fungus, and is quite contagious via direct contact with humans or animals. Try to treat it with an otc antifungal cream. Howeve... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Slow to heal.: There is virtually no blood supply in the cartilage areas of the ear. Piercings there are very slow to close (months), and tend to close if an earrin... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
It depends.: Are you over 50 with any risks for heart disease? Have you recently injured your neck, or your shoulder? Do you have any other symptoms, like shortne... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Couple of ideas: This could be ngu, or "non-gonoccocal urethritis" - an infection not related to an std. You should see your doctor and have a culture of the dischar... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Arthritis: Do you mean you broke it in 4 pieces, in one event, or that you broke it four separate times? If the latter is true, you need to have your bone densi... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Biral illness: If your baby saw the doctor a week ago and was okay that is reassuring. Cough in the winter months is usually a viral syndrome. As long as the baby i... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Months: The time varies depending on what kind of suture, or thread, was used and the extent of the stitches. But in general it takes 6-8 weeks or even more ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Brush: Brush with soft toothbrush floss daily morning and night dentist each six months.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
You could....: There is no drug reaction between these two, but i generally recommend avoiding ex-lax. It is a laxative that is not particularly good for you. You ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
No.: Type i and ii herpes are distinguished separately because they are two different strains of the herpes virus. Type one cannot "change" into type two ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Any: Any other options? What are the risks? How long a recovery may i anticipate?
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Depends: Alopecia, or hair loss, may be caused by a variety of factors - low thyroid, severe anemia among them. The hardest to treat is the type where no caus... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Unlikely: If you have received your depoprovera shots on time plus use condos, it is very unlikely that you have become pregnant. And no, the Depo-Provera sh... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Women: Myth: Women are not at risk for heart disease or heart attacks.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
No: A normal, healthy pregnancy should not raise liver enzymes. However there are some serious conditions in later pregnancy that can involve elevated li... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Nothing: It will not harm you, just may taste rancid and give you a stomach ache or brief nausea/vomiting.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Doubtful: It is rare for a child of this age to have hayfever symptoms. I would check her out with your doctor and possibly an allergist to find the cause of h... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
You found discharge?: If you are saying you use condoms, first off bravo! if after sex you found fluid in the vagina that looked like cum (sticky, white/yellow), and the c... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Maybe: Yes, that can in fact be a normal discharge caused by your hormone levels. On the other hand, it may be an early yeast infection brought on by the (n... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
No!: See an orthopedist first to get the low-down, and ask whether your back is stable enough for chiropractic or physical therapy. If he/she says yes, th... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Seasonal changes: Increased heat and humidity causes most skin-types to produce more oil. If your skin is oily to begin with, it is much more apparent in the summertim... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Pretty good.: If you indeed ovulated when you think you did, your odds of being pregnant are pretty darned good. You hit it at the right time.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
As: As fresh as can be; nothing fried and hold the sauce; eat home more often.
A member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Possibly: Evening primrose is an antiinflammatory and a hormone modulator, so it may help somewhat with ovarian cysts. Chasteberry and red clover are other he... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Possibly: You might be pregnant. However periods also may be late due to extreme stress, and unusual cycles where one does not ovulate. I suggest weekly preg... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Yes.: Severe stress can cause memory loss, confused and jumbled thoughts, panic attacks, and interrupted sleep. Often people with severe stress feel as tho... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Regular: Regular child checks; breast feeding and vaccinate; don't hold back the love.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Smoothies: Smoothies for breakfast/snacks. Smuggle in spinach/kale with frozen berries, yogurt & protein powder.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
DO: Do get cognitive behavioral therapy +/- meds. Don't keep it to yourself. Get help.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Yes.: Yes. Whether confidential or not, please let your oral surgeon know that you are on Methadone and what dose. This is important information for post-... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Eat: Eat well, sleep enough, drink plenty of water, don't overdo the makeup. And be happy!
A male asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Awareness, Genetics: Things like bad posture and flat feet most often have to do with the skeletal structure one was born with. Posture can be improved upon with exercise... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Possibly: If you are masturbating, say, a dozen times in a day (in other words very frequently), then yes, after you have cum a few times and start again, each... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Talk about it: If it is a good friend, bring it up, express concern for her and her health, and offer s upport. . Recomend she get some mental health counseling to ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Check it out: The penis is an unusual place to develop traditional acne symptoms. Any lumps or bumps on the penis are considered std's (ie papilloma virus) unless ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
UTI or other: You are having classic symptoms of a urinary tract bacterial infection; other possibilities include an undiagnosed sexually transmitted disease. Both... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Red: Red meats, not so good; eat them rarely, if at all; consider vegan!
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Infection: Most likely a urinary infection that is advancing up into the kidney. A kidney infection, called pyelonephritis, is a serious condition and can damage... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Have: Have and regularly see a good psychologist. Consider emdr, tapping, behavior modification and meds.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Don't: Don't just go to appointments but do your "homework" exercises regularly.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Yes.: Smoking and drinking may be harmful for other reasons, but will have no effect on your internal hemorrhoid. Add fiber to your diet, plenty of water... Read More

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Mar 23, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
Great, compassionate doc!
Mar 25, 2013
Great responses.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! But docter at the time of erection when i pull it down pain occurs.skin is very tight and it does not goes down the circle of my penis
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! My midwife say if am not cramping & if its not a lot & not to worry but can't help if its our first baby but thank you again
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Perhaps that's why the docs threw me on Clonidine since I have such weird, labile and unpredictable BPs.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Washington School of Medicine, WA
Graduated 1991MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
Graduated 1991MD

Residency

Tacoma General ALLENMORE HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Doctor, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
Georgiana Kirby Award - Graduating class of 1991, University of Washington
Elected Chief Resident - Tacoma Famly Medicine Residency 1990-1991

Affiliations

Washington Academy of Family Physicians
American Academy of Family Physicians

Publications

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