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Aaron Vawter, DO Providence-employed provider

380 Chase Avenue
Walla Walla, WA 99362
P: (509) 897-3700
F: (509) 897-5575

Philosophy of Care

I like to focus on preventative medicine and promoting health before medical problems occur.

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Overview

Gender

Male

Education

Medical School

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine - Erie, PA

Internship

Osteopathic Medicine; Central Washington Family Medicine - Yakima, WA

Residency

Family Medicine; Central Washington Family Medicine - Yakima, WA

Interests

Personal Interests

  • Travel
  • Snow skiing
  • Hunting
  • Spending time with family

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.

4.5 out of 5 (176 Ratings, 52 Comments)

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02/20/2017
Dr Vawter is always very thorough, explains things well, and shows interest in my well-being
100

02/20/2017
This past round of appointments and calls has been the best ever at Providence. All the employees were caring and polite - I especially loved the team who checked me in and helped with my chest xray.
90

02/16/2017
I am confident in Dr. Vawter. He's easy to talk to. No complaints.
70

02/12/2017
I was a new patient, and needed to complete paper work. They had me arrive early to do so, although I would rather have done it ahead of time at home. There was not enough time to complete it before I was called back, and it ended up being more of an interview, which I found stressful. I would like to have spent more time thinking about it, and doing it at home, and bringing the completed paper work to my appointment.
100

02/07/2017
I have seen Dr. Vawter twice in the last month. He is my new doctor and I can unequvocably say he is the best doctor I've had in 30 years.
100

01/29/2017
Dr. Vawter and his nurse are amazing. They actually listen to you and don't make you feel rushed through.
100

01/10/2017
This was my initial appointment with Dr. Vawter to establish him as my primary care doctor, since I have just moved to this area. I am very happy with my care and how he has addressed all my healthcare concerns and medical issues so far. I look forward to many years with him has my doctor.
50

01/10/2017
I've seen this Doctor for several years but I've always felt like a medical dummy or cadaver. I've always had every one of my questions answered, but I've never once felt like my Doctor actually cared or was concerned for my health. My doctor is in the exam room and out and i spend more time waiting to see him than actually seeing him. I don't know if this seeming lack of compassion and bed-side-manner is due to his nature or the difficult nature of being a doctor, but I see him as a medicine dispenser or someone i have to go to for paperwork to get done. Not someone who cares about my health or me as a person.
100

01/08/2017
Dr Vawter is always respectful and caring. He never rushes you and takes time to listen to your questions and concerns
90

01/04/2017
Had a good vist
80

12/27/2016
Dr. Vawter is always sure to go over all care needs/medications.
100

12/27/2016
A good experience
100

12/20/2016
I was snowed in so I missed my appointment and the next patient had canceled. They were very nice and let me have that appointment. I am aware that they did not have to see me. Thank you for your kindness!
90

12/12/2016
Like my dr. It is my wife's dr. as well, WISH I COULD HAVE MY SON APPTS!
80

12/01/2016
Both Dr. Vawter and his assistant listen well.
100

11/22/2016
Dr. Vawter listens to what i say and responds in a positive way to deal with my medical issues. this is in regards to lab work/tests and what we need to do next. this is a very positive way to get information that i may need to deal with any possible problems now and in the future.
100

11/08/2016
Very good.
100

10/22/2016
Dr Vawter is so thorough, so kind, honest, and always treats my mother with respect
50

10/19/2016
Did not feel listened too. Never addressed one of our primary concerns or even acknowledged it was mentioned, my child's severe pain. [...] Honestly, I feel like he got every answer wrong and failed at helping my child in any way. Seems a shame to have to pay for an appointment where every test had to be repeated 2 days later [...]
100

10/18/2016
they have all been good.
80

10/18/2016
My last provider @ the same facility was terrible. It is great having a Dr. who actually cares about me & gets things done for a change. I don't feel like I'm having to fight for my healthcare anymore.
100

10/18/2016
I was a new patient, records had not been transferred yet from provider who left the area, but have been received since my visit. Dr. Vawter listened to me, referrals and tests were taken care of right away. I am very happy.
100

10/18/2016
This is the second visit that my son has had with Dr. Vawter and both experiences have been fantastic. Our concerns were heard, understood and reiterated before action was taken. Dr. Vawter and [...] gave us plenty of time to ask questions and voice our concerns. Thank you for helping our son feel better!
100

10/13/2016
very pleased with this visit
100

10/12/2016
Getting a same day appointment was very much appreciated. Dr Vawter gave very good care and put me at ease. He was able to explain my treatment to where I was able to understand. I would definitely recommend Dr. Vawter to others.
100

09/19/2016
[...] we think and are grateful that [...] has this Dr. for his physician ..
100

09/14/2016
Just switched back to Providence, was going to walla walla clinic, that was a bad decision, now with a Great Dr. we are hoping to get our health back on track, it has gone down hill...Dr. Vawter seems to have a lot of knowledge and growing..glad to have him.
40

09/10/2016
[...] I dont go to him to discuss medical concerns because it feels like i'm always pushed in and out really fast. I understand schedules get skewed around based on how long his patients are taking, but not only was the Doctor really late, but it felt like he was glossing over things i had mentioned. It almost seemed like he was kind of hurrying me along so he might fix his timetable.
100

09/05/2016
it's not his fault been two weeks waiting for a new inhaler , very long wait time for appointment a month out, excellent provider
100

08/11/2016
very good
100

07/24/2016
Dr. Vawter has been honest from the very beginning about his professional policies on use of antibiotics and narcotics over long periods of time. I am no longer on either long term. Hurray! He speaks so I know exactly what he's considering doing, whether it's meds, referrals even physical exam, prior to be sure I understand the what and why. He treats me like he cares about MY health. I have never felt that he just wanted me to be rushed out of there, but due to many health issues I have, Im sure its a challenge to have a patient like me. I changed providers a year or so ago and have never been so pleased w a doctor before.
90

07/19/2016
Great provider, great care, would never see anyone else!!
100

07/12/2016
Always feelI get the care I need.
100

07/05/2016
Great listener and asked me questions to make sure he understood what I was complaining about.
100

06/22/2016
It is nice that Dr Vawter cares about his patients. That makes a big difference!
70

06/05/2016
I have been seeing Dr. Vawter for a few years. I am comfortable with huim. Although I have been seeing a couple different nurses he has been having and even though there somewhat nice I just don't feel they are the most pleasant nurses. Like it if he had Friendlier ones.
50

05/31/2016
Is more concerned to stop my medicines than treat my ailments.
100

05/17/2016
Appreciate Dr. Vawter's attitude of using only necessary medication. Also, he recommends the safest medication (ie - arthritis pain.....)
100

05/15/2016
he is a very good provider
100

05/10/2016
Didn't order a blood test but took one in the office to determine my A1C for diabetes. Good experience.
70

05/03/2016
this was my first visit with this provider. I have no idea how it will go in the future.
100

05/03/2016
Dr Vawter is an outstanding Physician who really listens, and seems to care. I have recommended him to others, and one couple I recommended him to, have been very pleased with him. Recently the husband passed away while they were in California, and when Dr. Vawter read about it in the local paper, he called the wife, and offered his condolences. He is such a caring Physician, and we appreciate that.
50

03/20/2016
This was my first visit I dont know much about the clinic they were prompt ordering my pills very good quality to have Felt the questions they asked me at the check in were inappropreate and snotty […]
90

03/14/2016
We have not liked one of the support staff that come in and type up the doctor's notes. The one I had during this visit was great, but the one before was very cold and stern.
100

03/06/2016
I have nothing but good to report about Dr. Vawter. He is the best personal care doctor I have ever had. He truly cares about me and my health concerns and is very knowledgeable in his field. My only concern is that he may leave eventually, as have all my previous doctors, and I will be left with the task of finding another doctor of his caliber. […]
 

02/21/2016
My appointment was scheduled for later in the month. [...] they called to see if I would like an earlier appointment.
100

02/10/2016
No problem.
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02/10/2016
His demeanor in general was very negative. [...] It was if he was there but not there for my medical needs.
80

02/07/2016
1-Reception is horrible in every way. Tacky, unprofessional, rude. Treat patients like cattle, and are not friendly 2-no one calls [...] by correct name, even after REPEATEDLY requesting that it be marked in chart
100

02/02/2016
My recent visit was to establish care, because my previous provider is no longer working in his internist practice. I'm pleased that the transition went well.
90

01/28/2016
Felt that the questions for the appointment were too lengthy and increased my time at this appointment to get my medical history. I feel that the questions do NOT give quality care [...] I do like Dr. Vawter, but the charting is horrific for the patient and doctor!
90

01/26/2016
I wish it was easier to get in to see Dr. Vawter when I'm sick. His schedule is so full, I usually have to go to the walk in clinic, or see another Dr. in the practice. I'd much rather know I can call and get in to see my own Dr.
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