I never actually got treated by this doctor, which was precisely the problem.
I recently moved to the US/Seattle, got an insurance (Cigna) and chose Gustafson as my doctor. I'm not big on doctors visits, but when I needed to see him recently I couldn't.
I'd been having occasional pains for several days and needed to see a doctor to keep it from getting worse. I could not make an appointment until 7 days later! I spoke to his assistant, who offered no help on finding alternatives, and showed little interest in trying to find out what was wrong. No nurses were available either. I don't know what the standards are in this country, but it seems to me that making someone wait that long if they have an undiagnosed medical problem is just plain wrong.
So now I have to consider going to the emergency room. Other doctors are not covered, and they'd only accept me with a referral from Gustafson, which he was willing to do after seeing me... 7 days later!
I've switched doctors.