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Specialty
OB/GYN, Gynecology
Practice Name
EvergreenHealth Obstetrics & Gynecology Care, Coral
Primary Address
12303 NE 130th Lane, Suite Coral 420
Kirkland, WA 98034
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Primary Phone
(425) 899-6400
Primary Fax
(425) 899-4490
Practice Website
https://www.evergreenhealth.com/ob-care-coral
Accepted Insurances
Clinical Expertise
Obstetrics
Low and high risk TOLAC/VBAC Gynecology
Contraception
Well women's care
Minimally invasive surgery (some as in-office procedures)
Full range of gynecologic care and surgery
Credentials
Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Practicing Since
1993
Experience
Dr. Debra Stemmerman has been on staff at EvergreenHealth since 1994 and has delivered a few thousand babies over that time. She enjoys the family centered care that EvergreenHealth is known for. Her practice includes both low and high risk obstetrics and she and her partners have been supporters of trial of labor after a cesarean and vaginal birth after a cesarean (VBAC/TOLAC) through the years. She also practices the full scope of gynecology including management of contraception, infertility, menstrual and menopausal issues. She performs both major and minimally invasive surgeries, including many office-based procedures with the exception of complex urogynecologic (incontinence) problems.
Philosophy
I feel that my primary roles are to help guide my patients through their options for management of a concern or problem and to understand their choices so than can decide for themselves what is best for them. For obstetrical patients, I provide the information needed to have a safe and healthy pregnancy and delivery utilizing their preferences whenever possible. Many issues can arise in a pregnancy, but I do not treat it as an illness! Helping my patients achieve their healthiest best is what I strive for.
Personal Information
My husband and I have known each other since high school, and have been married since starting medical school. We have three children who have been very involved in school and club sports through the years (keeping us involved in them as well!) including wrestling, football, soccer, gymnastics and skiing. We enjoy hiking, boating, camping and backpacking with our extended and immediate family and enjoy all that Washington has to offer in that regard. I also enjoy photography, gardening, cooking and scrapbooking when time allows. I grew up with horses, but have not had the time to take that interest back up since college.
In the Community
I volunteer in my children's schools and with their sports booster clubs and have taken on the "photographer" role for many of their sports. I also volunteer several times a year with the Nick of Time Foundation, which is a nonprofit organization that screens young athletes in their schools for risk of sudden cardiac death. When possible, my kids and I have participated in fund raising walks for juvenile diabetes and breast cancer.
Medical School
University of North Dakota | Grand Forks, ND
Residency
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, U of Michigan | Ann Arbor, MI
 
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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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114 patients rated this physician.

The Provider Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Provider Explanations Easy to Understand
4.9
Provider Listened Carefully
4.8
Provider Gave Easy to Understand Instructions
4.8
Provider Knew Medical History
4.6
Provider Showed Respect
4.8

Patient Comments (13 comments)

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of EvergreenHealth.

Reviewed on June 17, 2021

Stemmerman also makes me feel like I can ask her any question and quickly eases any anxieties I have about my pregnancy.
Reviewed on May 6, 2021

Have worked with Dr. Stemmerman for 20 years. She is consistently excellent.
Reviewed on March 2, 2021

Dr. Stemmerman is very thoughtful and caring.
Reviewed on March 1, 2021

Dr. Stemmerman is great, but difficult to get appt. for routine care timely.
Reviewed on December 3, 2020

Provider seems a bit too busy to know all the details of all patients. She's definitely trying though.
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