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Laurie Summers, MD is a general practice doctor in Spokane, WA specializing in Family Medicine.

Laurie K. Summers, MD Providence-employed provider

212 E. Central Ave. Suite 440
Spokane, WA 99208
P: (509) 252-9602
F: (509) 487-2268

Overview

Gender

Female

Education

Medical School

University of Kansas School of Medicine - Wichita, KS

Residency

Family Medicine; University of Kansas School of Medicine - Wichita, KS

Interests

Medical Interests

Women's Health

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.

4.7 out of 5 (217 Ratings, 76 Comments)

100

06/28/2015
Have always had great service!
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

06/26/2015
she doesn't hesitate to order more testing for blood pressure or lab results without waiting to see if body levels out before prescribing tests, issuing prescriptions or making referrals [...] she diagnosed me with diabetes when other doctors that she referred me to were not concerned [...].
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/26/2015
I love Dr. Summers [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

06/25/2015
The only problems I have ever had with this provider is getting through to the receptionist and getting followup with referals. Dr. Summers is excellent, but some of the support staff response time is a bit shabby.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

06/25/2015
I love Laurie! She converses with me sharing her thoughts and listening to mine. I appreciate her expertise, her wisdom and her openness! thank you!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/19/2015
DR.Summers is engaging, demonstrates deep concern for my over all well being. Encourages me to be physically active [...]. Is clear in advising me how to maintain excellent health at age 70.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

06/11/2015
Dr. Summers' nurse is exceptionally good in relating to patients, and explaining information clearly. She is an asset to the practice.
Providence Health & Services Patient
20

06/10/2015
Seemed rushed, was behind schedule and cut me off. When I was flustered and forgot an important question I was told by the nurse the doctor said she didn't have time for me and I would have to make another appt.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/10/2015
Dr. Summers and [...] are the most amazing women ever. I have been with them for over 10 years and traveled with them where they go. I also have to say that if for some reason they are not there [...] has seen me as well. all three of them are the most caring, attentive people. I have known all of them for over 10 years and they have become a part of my family
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/07/2015
Dr.Summers and [...], her nurse, are always helpful and listen. Never feel rushed. Great team- includes all the staff!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/05/2015
Love Dr. Summers. She Always listens to me and explains things so I understand what she is saying.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/04/2015
Great back office staff.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

05/28/2015
Dr. Summers holds a 2-way conversation with me. She listens and uses language I can understand. She stays on top of my bloodwork and reminds me of routine care I need to schedule with specialists. Over the many years that she has been my primary doctor, she has earned my trust as someone who is competent, is invested in the quality of my health and will advocate for me when necessary. She has a pleasant demeanor, and I feel I can tell her anything that may bear on my needs. She's the best.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/27/2015
I feel Dr. Summers really took me seriously and listened to everything I had to say about my health. She followed with more prominant questions that would help decide what I would need to help my condition and helped put my mind at ease with what was going on with me physicially. Words can't describe how much I appreciate her caring abilities and her professionalism. She is a great doctor and I trust her decisions in my care.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/27/2015
Excellent Dr. and her nurse is outstanding.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/27/2015
Excellent care always! Dr. Summers is the kindest, most skilled doctor I have seen.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/26/2015
I always get good care from Dr. Summers
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100

05/21/2015
Dr Summers has saved my life at least twice. I listen to her advice and will always see her. She always asks me questions and if she doesn't know whats wrong has referred me to the right specialist.
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

05/07/2015
There were times I feel that the doc is in too much a hurry
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100

04/28/2015
I love My Chart! Its a great tool and it gets me away from the phone tree.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/28/2015
I've always received very good care.
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100

04/23/2015
Dr. summers always takes good care of me.
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100

04/19/2015
she is the best ever
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/09/2015
I love Dr. Summers & her nurse - they are GREAT!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/01/2015
Dr. Summers has always treated me very well and I can't imagine going to anyone else. She is understanding, takes time to listen and easy to talk with.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

03/29/2015
Dr. Summers is always thorough and explains my question with easy to understand terms.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/27/2015
dr. summers is the best doctor ever.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/25/2015
Dr Summers is always professional, thorough in the medical care she provides. She listens, appears interested in my well being and has a wonderful sense of humor. In other words, I trust her implicitly .
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/19/2015
I have had Dr. Summers for my health care provider for a very long time she is very knowledgeable about my health concerns and I trust her completely. In fact that is the 1st information I want when getting my health care insurance renewed yearly if she is on my preferred provider list.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/17/2015
I have always been happy with the referrals to specialists I have receive from Dr. Summers. Such as a plastic surgeon, a dermatologist and an orthopedic doctor specializing in feet.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/14/2015
Dr Summers and staff were thorough and personable. they spent a good amount of time with me and seemed very attentive to my needs without appearing rushed.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/11/2015
Dr. Summers never rushes me through to get to the next patient.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/08/2015
I have been a patient of Dr. Laurie for years. She truly cares about me.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/04/2015
I have gone to Dr. summers for over 20 years. she is my Doctor and my Friend.Also her staff
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

03/01/2015
I felt the doctor was rushed and wasn't really interested in listening to me. It seemed she just wanted to hurry me out of there.
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03/01/2015
Excellent, very attentive and cordial. She asks questions and makes you feel comfortable.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/26/2015
I have complete confidence in Dr. Summers, she has taken excellent care of me for many years. She communicates through email if I have any questions or need further advice and sends me to a specialist if needed.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/25/2015
Dr.Summers has always been easy to talk with and has always been thorough with my medical needs.
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02/24/2015
I had just been to the ER the night before my appt. definitely had some concerns about what was going on and this ws not even addressed. When I asked about a certain supplement got a rather flip answer. Felt like I was a "bother" rather than an valued patient. It took almost 12 days to get my blood work results. Was not a positive experience. Felt like my concerns were not at all important or addressed, I have been going here for a long time, referred several friends and family in the past but my past several visits have felt like I was not "heard" .
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/22/2015
Very satisfied w/Dr. Summers & staff.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/22/2015
I feel that with Dr. Summers there is a partnership between us for my care and well being.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/17/2015
She always listens, answers questions, offers good advice, explains and spends adequate time with me.
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02/03/2015
excellent care!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/03/2015
She is an absolute gem.
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100

01/28/2015
Dr Summers is AWESOME and I will miss her not that I am moving out of the area.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/27/2015
always thourough
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100

01/27/2015
I can't imagine getting care from anyone other than Dr.Summers. She is extraordinary!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/21/2015
dr. Summers always is very helpful to me and my mother who is a patient of hers also
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/18/2015
Dr. Summers is amazing! She has helped me get through the death of my son and brother so that I can still work and be productive. She is kind, efficient, and I trust her to be truthful and supportive.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/22/2014
Dr. Summers is professional yet very personal as well. I have been with her for over 25 years . I would recommend her to my family and friends.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/16/2014
Laurie Summers is always friendly and engaged. Easy to interact with regarding concerns about ones health. Have always felt she is a strong patient advocate but always honest regarding best health care practice for individual patient. I feel lucky to have had her as my PCP for so many years...
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

12/09/2014
Now that you provide the online my chart I feel that some of the "personal" feel of my office visit is lost in the constant logging that your system requires from the doctor and staff.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

12/02/2014
Good listener, have made appt. for annual checkup.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/02/2014
Dr Summers/Staff are always very professional. The reason I answered no to question about staff calling me about result..I get results on My Chart. But if I ever need clarification, they alwas get back to me.
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11/30/2014
Dr. Summers and the staff are very professional and respectful.
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80

11/23/2014
Have been seeing Dr. Summers for around 17 years (I followed her to Providence from her previous practice), she knows me well and has always been concerned about my health/well-being, have recommended her to several people who have also been seeing her for many years.
Providence Health & Services Patient
40

11/18/2014
not enough time spent and didn't address all issues that were brought up
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100

11/18/2014
I haven't any bad experiences from my doctor Nurses etc.EVER
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100

11/16/2014
Dr. summers sees several members of my family.
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90

11/12/2014
Sometimes a lapse in able to get an appt scheduled.
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100

11/02/2014
the wait time is no big deal...I feel Dr. Summers is giving each patient the care that is needed, cannot put a schedule on that.
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100

10/28/2014
Dr. Summers has always listened to what my concerns were. She does a thorough exam and explains what tests are needed to move forward.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/27/2014
When calling the office, I have had to leave messages and sometimes not hear back. I've had to cancel appointments with specialist because the referral have not been received.
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100

10/22/2014
Was unsure of a specific matter - sent me to urology to give me specific answers.
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100

10/19/2014
Dr. Summers spent quality time with me discussing my recent severe depression and reassuring me of her concern.
Providence Health & Services Patient
60

10/14/2014
This care provider has been quick to attribute my concerns to depression/anxiety. I often do feel anxious when I see her because I am concerned she will not give me her full attention. In the past she has not always responded to my concerns right away.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/07/2014
She makes you feel that she is not rushed and that you are important as well as your questions.
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

10/01/2014
Good solid conventional medical provider but does not think outside the box, individualize care, or offer specific help in certain situations. For instance, she says "You need to lose weight" but does not offer interventions or assistance with weight loss. [...]; nevertheless, I think she is a good doctor, compassionate and experienced. The community is fortunate to have her.
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100

09/21/2014
Dr Summers has always been an excellent provider and has referred me out when needed. she is always spot on with her diagnosis.
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100

09/17/2014
Dr. Summers is a caring, compassionate doctor who truly seems to care about her patients. I have been seeing her for over a decade and have always found her to be professional and extremely knowledgeable in most areas.
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80

09/17/2014
Sometimes I feel the appt. is a bit rushed. My appt. in Dec. of 2013, I was on time for my appt. but another patient was ahead of me, and so I had to wait to get checked in because there was only one person out front. So when I got back to the exam room I felt I was reprimanded for being late for my appt. but it was not my fault. Thereby by time with the Dr. was cut short and I didn't feel like I got to get my questions answered in a proper manner and only got to talk with the Dr. not more than a few seconds and then got promptly whisked off to the dietician in short order. I left the office not feeling like I got a decent attention even though I was charged a good deal of money for that appt. The next appt. in Jan. was slightly better and so I felt a little better. Also that first appt. in Dec. when I made the appt. the scheduler didn't save out enough time for the appt. because I had to have a few things checked on.[...]
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50

09/01/2014
DR Summers, who I have seen for over 19 years seemed distracted and not concerned with my overall well being. This is the first time I have to say I was disappointed with my appointment. It seemed she wanted me in and out as soon as possible. Normally there is small conversation about my family and my overall health, that wasn't the case for this appointment.
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90

08/24/2014
I felt like my concerns were dealt with in a professional manner.
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100

08/21/2014
Dr Summers has always taken excellent care of me. I feel like she has saved my life a couple of times by acting on odd symptoms I've had. She has gotten me right into the appropriate specialists where I have been diagnosed and treated.
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100

08/12/2014
I love Dr. Summers, she's amazing and really listens. There is also no question too embarrassing to ask. I am totally comfortable with her.
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100

08/12/2014
Kind, caring, compassionate
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