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I want to help my patients stay on track by focusing on their daily lives.

Dr. Paul Knouff
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Paul M Knouff, MD Providence-employed provider

Specialties

Diabetes, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Primary Care

Board Certification

Family Medicine

Patient Rating

4.4 / 5

525 Lilly Rd. NE
Suite 250
Olympia, WA 98506
P: (360) 486-6777
F: (360) 486-6778

Philosophy of Care

The reason I chose to focus on primary care when I went to medical school is because I was thinking about what type of medicine would be the most challenging. For me, that’s definitely primary care. A primary care doctor has to help his patients deal with every kind of medical problem, and also mental problems, should they arise. So keeping informed about every aspect of medicine is a challenge, but that’s exactly what I want to offer my patients.

My favorite part of being a doctor is that I can actually make a difference in my patients’ lives — and not just by diagnosing and helping them get through a major illness, but also by giving good advice on everyday things, like exercise and diet.

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Overview

Gender

Male

Education

Medical School

Saba University, Netherlands Antilles

Residency

Providence St Peter Hospital Family Medicine Residency, Olympia, Washington

Interests

Medical Interests

I’m especially interested in evidence-based medicine, which is the practice of using the best current evidence to make decisions about the care of patients. It sounds obvious that a doctor would rely on proven approaches, but in the past, many physicians made decisions based mostly on their own experience. Things are changing so rapidly and there is so much to know, taking advantage of the tremendous amount of scientific data that’s available is clearly the way to go.

Personal Interests

While my first choice is always to spend time with my wife and kids, I’ve been known to go fishing or hiking in nice weather, and tinker in my woodshop and garage on those rainy weekends. I also spend time with an exercise video I have, since I don’t mind looking silly in the privacy of my own home.

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments. These comments are the views and opinions of patients and are not endorsed by or necessarily reflect the views of Providence.

4.4 out of 5 (182 Ratings, 47 Comments)

90

02/21/2017
I had an appointment on Monday (the day it snowed) @9:20. At approximately 8:50, while I was driving to my appointment, my wife called to see if you were open. She got a voice mail stating the office was closed, so she called me and I came home and rescheduled. During my rescheduled visit I mentioned the closing and the nurse said that the office was open until 9:20. I would have made the initial visit. I never got a message about the office being closed. Rescheduling was an easy process, although unnecessary.
80

02/21/2017
Dr. Knoff is a very competant physician
100

02/16/2017
good experience!
100

01/21/2017
I have only been a patient with this clinic since August, but have found my doctor, support staff and receptionists very responsive and knowledgeable. I am very pleased with my care.
70

01/11/2017
Twice I have had test ordered without Doctor reviewed comments. Last summer has a bone density test. When I finally sent a message about wanting a copy of the report, the doctor finally responded it was normal (only comment). On [...] I had an X-ray of right shoulder because of discomfort. Isn't a follow-up message about a steroid shot if needed. Never received a doctor response at all.
100

01/10/2017
smart, informed and sensitive to immediate concerns. always with dignity and truthful about human-ness
100

01/09/2017
Good listener, stays "present" during visit, asks good questions, provides suggestions for personal responsibility for my health.
100

12/27/2016
Dr Knouff is a great listener.
100

12/18/2016
I had several very serious health issues and Dr Knouff made sure I had the best care and specialty providers looking after me. I was hospitalized several times last year and had open heart surgery, and cancer. I could never thank him enough for taking care of me and improving my overall health and well being.
100

12/07/2016
Dr. Knouff is one of the best doctors I have been treated by in my life. He is great.
90

12/07/2016
Dr. Knouff is an excellent caregiver and my wife and I are most happy with him and his able assistant [...].
100

11/27/2016
Nothing bad.
50

10/30/2016
I felt that whike Dr. Knife listened to me, he was dismissive in nature, passing off my concerns as those of an aging patient. he did order lab work and when they came back snd were within tolerancerange, he only sent me a message indicating that. he did not ask me to cone back in to address my concerns. so my concerns are still here but Dr. Knoff is not addressing them.
80

10/18/2016
All was good.
0

10/18/2016
I was referred to this Dr because my Dr left. When I saw my new Dr Knauff, He said he was my new Dr under protest. He said he had no choice to be my new Dr. When he said that, I felt like Oh. OK, do I cry now in front of him or do I wait till I get to my car. I'm 7o years old, a cancer survivor, a Veteran. So I said well don't worry, I have a Dr At [...], so you won't see me that much.
100

10/06/2016
Best provider I've ever had.
20

10/05/2016
I was disturbed by the appointment for several days afterward. The provider entered the room 50 minutes after the nurse left, and didn't say a word about how late it was. There was no apology, not even a "Sure is busy today! Thanks for waiting..." (not even an admission of "guilt" but sure helps). That made me feel so disrespected, like my time wasn't worth anything. A simple apology would've sure turned it around. Anyway, then the provider went on to spend most of the appointment 1) typing on/looking at his laptop, and not responding to many of the things I said, making me wonder if he was listening/caring/charting on the previous patient...? It felt like the appointment was rushed and would just be a blur, quickly forgotten as soon as he went on to the next appointment.
100

10/04/2016
great doctor and staff. thank you
100

09/28/2016
I haven't seen my doctor in 5 years, but it didn't seem to matter. he was great.
100

09/27/2016
Listened to me provided excellent, easy-to-follow advice.
90

09/13/2016
The good Doctor listened to my complaints and it was obvious that he truly was interested in my ailments. His recommended course of treatment was different than I had expected, but I'm willing to try something new. So far, it has worked to a degree.
30

08/01/2016
Provider or nurse did not take my blood pressure or my temperature.
100

07/28/2016
Dr Knouff took time to answer all of my questions.
100

07/17/2016
all good
90

07/14/2016
I was not too impressed with the person who took my blood pressure, etc. before seeing the doctor. She seemed to misinterpret why I was there.
100

06/27/2016
Dr Knauff listens well explains information very well. He is knowledgeable and thorough and compassionate. An excellent combination. I feel very grateful that his is my primary physician.
80

06/22/2016
I am satisfied and HAPPY with. Dr.Noff
100

06/21/2016
My problem has been with the follow-up. The nurse handling the follow-up (recommending a Physical Therapist) has been really hard to contact. We have been playing 'phone-tag' for several days with no results as yet!
100

05/24/2016
he was careful to explain why he was referring me for specialty care and to whom.
40

05/24/2016
I'm still waiting for a referral to see endocrinologist
90

05/18/2016
I very much like my Doctor, Dr. Knauff. I very much enjoyed the his nurse, [...]. She was professional and personable. She asked the necessary questions (ie. prescription I take), questions about my mental capabilities (ie. what is the object on my foot called? My shoe.) She listened with attention to my medical war stories ([...]) and we accomplished everything. She was fantastic. My doctor is fantastic. No complaints.
100

05/10/2016
my wife and i respect our Doc.
80

04/26/2016
Paul Knouff has been very professional and helpful. Gave us a referral to an eye care professional quickly when we asked for one.
100

04/05/2016
Very happy. Listened to everything I said, answered questions and said if need be would refer me to a specialist.
0

03/22/2016
Dr. knouff was insensitive and uneducated in issues related to women's health. I came in to confirm my first pregnancy. During the visit i asked questions about pregnancy and got the worst answers possible - […] I left feeling upset, frustrated and mad. They gave me no paperwork, no advice on what to eat, or do or anything, and I had to call to get him to send the referral I asked for at the appointment. Terrible doctor, poor bedside manner, and completely uneducated in women's health.
100

03/17/2016
The provider is very respectful and treated me very well. He is well knowledge.
70

03/16/2016
Nearly 1 hr wait with sick child, after appt. time.
80

03/13/2016
I am still waiting for a referral to physical therapy.
30

03/08/2016
I have been a patient at this office for years and have always been 100% satisfied. I thought Dr. Knouff was very condescending and arrogant. He succeeded in leaving me feeling I never wanted to return and will not ever see him again. I have since asked for followup on a prescription I asked him to refill and have received nothing. […] The pharmacy has made contact and I have sent an email through My Chart and have received zero replies in return... This is the first time no one has returned contact for an issue I have. Very, very disappointed....
100

03/02/2016
Doctor asked all the right questions, was genuinely concerned and overall a very good communicator.
100

02/29/2016
NO bad - ALWAYS good.
100

02/23/2016
Excellent care and communication. Very friendly MA and MD, clearly compassionate.
100

02/23/2016
He is the best. I have already recommended him to 2 family members. He is knowledgable and thorough. Very easy to talk to and very professional too.
100

02/14/2016
I'VE BEEN WITH THIS OFFICE FOR OVER FIVE YEARS AND I WOULD NOT WANT TO CHANGE
100

02/12/2016
Dr. Knouff is simply wonderful. He is an excellent physician. I have always had excellent care from him.
90

01/26/2016
Compassionate provider. Easy to discuss concerns ... even female issues. NEVER feel rushed; that is important when we are hesitant to bring up our sensitive issues.
100

01/24/2016
Finally someone who listened to me! I would like Dr. Knoff to be my preferred provider.
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