Mark A. Harrast M.D.
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Dr. Harrast is an excellent listener and has impeccable bedside manner. I feel genuinely cared for and heard by him during my visits with him. I am grateful to have had his attention during this difficult time. I could not ask for more in a care provider.
Indeed I have already recommended Dr. Harrast and his team to others.
I was very impressed with the level and concern provided by the physician. While he had to give me bad news, he showed lots of support as well as alternatives
He did a good job
Dr Harrast is such an outstanding clinician!
Dr Harrast is so patient with me, he never rushes and I feel like my concerns matter to him. He is passionate, kind and informative. I trust him with my care and drive an hour and a half to see him, because he is the best.
Dr. Harrast is the best Dr. I know. I can't say enough good things about him. He listens and does not dismiss anything you say. He involves you in your care, not telling you what is going to happen. He wants to try all alternatives first, and as a last resort surgery. He is open to all modalities and goes the extra mile during the exam, making sure he has not missed anything. He is truly the best in our area, and I recommend him on a regular basis.
*Dr. Harrast is clear, patient, and willing to explain known issues - and also willing to state when he does not know the answer - which I appreciate. His MA is also great.
I don't know where you found this doctor, Dr. Mark Harrast, but he fell off the top of the heap of candidates and into your lap at UW Med. You and I are very fortunate that you acquired this person, he is one of a kind. I have recommended him and will continue to recommend him to any an all of my circle of people who will listen to me!
Dr. Harrast was absolutely wonderful. He listened to all of my concerns and explained everything.
Dr. Harrast and his assistant that day were extremely friendly, professional, and kind.
Dr. Harrast was excellent. He explained everything in terms I could understand and took great interest in making sure I was involved in the next steps.
Both Dr [...]and Dr Harrast saw [...]. They booth did an excellent job of diagnosing the issue and recommending PT. Both are excellent and caring physicians.
The nurse and Dr. Harrast were both outstanding; friendly, respectful, attentive, knowledgeable, professional.
MD was a good listener. [...]
Dr. Harrast and his MA were caring and attentive. I felt heard and concerned for as a patient by both.
Dr. Harrast is a superb clinician. Very lucky to have him as a physician.
Dr Harrast is excellent and responsive . The next steps in referring me to a spinal surgeon was done within an hour of my leaving his office. I truly felt I was understood and listened to in our conversation
[...] Dr. Harrast is an excellent doctor. I travel 600 miles RT to see him!
Dr Harrast and his assistant were great. Same for the woman who took my X-rays. I could wish it didn't take so long to get appointments
About Mark A. Harrast
Mark A. Harrast, M.D. is a sports medicine physician and medical director of the Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium. Dr. Harrast graduated with honors from the University of Chicago and obtained his medical degree from Northwestern University. His clinical expertise is diagnosing and treating sports-related injuries and illnesses in endurance athletes, runners and triathletes. He also has a focus on injury prevention and wellness. He enjoys treating athletes and active people throughout the age spectrum. Dr. Harrast works closely with many rehabilitation professionals, including physical therapists, athletic trainers, coaches, massage therapists and nutritionists to individualize the treatment plan of care for each of his patients, depending on the significance and severity of the injury or illness. He likes his patients to be active participants in their healthcare in order to work together as a team to restore and maximize function lost through injury or illness.
Dr. Harrast is an accomplished competitive endurance athlete training for and racing in triathlons and marathons.
Education and Training
University of Michigan SOMFellowship, 2001, Spine & Musculoskeletal MedicineNorthwestern Univ. Medical SchoolMedical education, 1996University of ChicagoOther Education, 1992UW - Dept. of Rehabilitation MedicineResidency, Physical Medicine & RehabilitationSt. Joseph Hospital (Denver)