Douglas S. Paauw M.D.
- HIV care
- Internal medicine
Patient Ratings and Reviews
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Train the interns and residents to emulate Dr. Doug Paauw as much as they are able!
We love Dr. Paauw!
Dr. Paauw and his medical student provided excellent care to me during my recent visit. They both were courteous, highly professional, and were well aware of my situation. I especially appreciated the didactic session between Dr. Paauw and his student, [...]. There was an alteration in my prescriptions and they both explained the rationale for the change in treatment and the outcome desired with this change. I'm completely motivated to make the changes necessary to ensure a great outcome. Dr. Paauw is clearly the best primary care physician I've ever had. I'd recommend him to family and friends.
Unable to improve on the extraordinary care I have always received at UWMC. Dr. Paauw is the very best. If I may mention someone at NW Hospital, [...], a nurse who took care of me during four days in ICU [...] was extraordinary--I can't thank him enough for his attention to my every need.
This was my first visit with Dr Paauw following the retirement of my previous primary care physician. Dr Paauw came very highly recommended and was am very pleased with our initial meeting. Dr Paauw had reviewed and seemed intimately familiar with my medical history and had excellent feedback. The followup with online record of our discussin was also spot on. I was very impressed and can not recommend any improvements.
dr Paauw is exemplary in his profession and I'm privileged to be a long term patient. with my chart' now it should simplify and facilitate communications
[...] was great to work with, very focused, empathetic, intelligent and articulate. Dr. Paauw as always, is just amazing in his ability to look at everything and come ip with solutions.
Dr. Paauw is an extraordinary physician and person.
*Dr. Paauw is WONDERFUL. He has been my primary care physician for over 30 years and I am so grateful for his care & attention. He is also primary care physician for my husband. *Paauw saved my life in 2006 when he diagnosed [...] over the PHONE and got me into the hospital ASAP! I am forever grateful to him.
Dr.Pauw is the best. He always makes things better.
Dr Paauw is everything I can want in my PCP.
dr pauuw made it all worthwhile!!!!
*Doctor Paauw is wonderful but the only reason I was able to see him within a month was because I messaged him on eCare. I know he made time to see me.
dr paauw is the best. truly
Dr. Paauw was outstanding in his care. He is the model for a great caring physician.
The [...] med student, [...], was a great listener, patient and attentive to my questions and answers. Dr. Paauw was as insightful, patient and lay-term appropriate in his responses to me as well. I really look forward to our annual visits. I did ask [...] if the med students had to sign a code of ethics on their social behavior during this time of COVID-19 and she said no, but explained about the daily self-assessments they did. I think that was good.
Dr Paauw is the most caring knowledgable and understanding human being and provider one can EVER wish for. We as a family feel so LUCKY to have him as our doctor.
About Douglas S. Paauw
Douglas Paauw, M.D., is a board certified physician at the General Internal Medicine and Virology clinics at UWMC-Roosevelt, the UW’s Rathmann Family Foundation Endowed Chair in Patient-Centered Clinical Education and a UW professor of General Internal Medicine. He is also director of the UW Medical Student Program.
Dr. Paauw enjoys getting to know his patients and providing personalized comprehensive care. He feels his role is to help educate patients, listen to their needs and together work on appropriate goals and treatments.
Dr. Paauw earned his M.D. at the University of Michigan. His clinical and research interests include primary care of patients with HIV disease and sarcoidosis.
In his free time Dr. Paauw enjoys softball, basketball, professional sports and travel.
Education and Training
Medical education, 1985Internship, MedicineResidency, Medicine
- Internal Medicine, 1988, American Board of Internal Medicine