I've been going to Westside for about 2 years now and have nothing but good things to say about the place. I'm a West Seattle native but have traveled all over the city looking for someone who could help me with my rosacea. I'm in my late 40's and have had issues with it most of my adult life but could never find a doctor who could help get it under control. It was always ""hurry up,"" ""take this pill,"" or ""slather this cream on,"" but nothing ever changed.
A girlfriend of mine suggested I see Amy Nelson at Westside (she's one of the PAs over there). My friend was battling a pretty bad case of the post prego pimpleys after her last pregnancy and I was super impressed with how great her skin looked, so I gave it a shot. Boy, am I happy I did. Amy took time to actually listen to me (an amazing thing in this day and age) and offered more of a holistic approach to my rosacea than simply prescribing another pill.
My face has honestly never looked better. I still occasional have flare-ups, but it's usually due to user error (too much red wine or sun is the typical culprit :). Amy's advice about the effects of diet, weather, temperature, etc. on my rosacea have done wonders to help me understand my skin. It's also done wonder for my self-esteem. I no longer always feel like ""that girl with the red face.""
I really can't see why some of these other reviewers have a problem seeing a Physicians Assistant. Amy is a PA yet she is just as knowledgeable as all the other ""doctors"" I've seen over the years. If anything, she seems to have a better grasp of skin issues because she actually helped me achieve the results I wanted.
Go figure. I guess some people get caught up in titles. Not me, I just want somebody who is easy to talk to, actually cares about their patients, and knows what they're doing. Amy has been all that and more for me. I haven't seen any of the other doctors or PAs at Westside but, based on Amy's service, I highly recommend giving them a shot.
Pros: Friendly staff, great results,
Cons: Sometimes booked out for weeks