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Sammamish Diabetes and Lipid Clinic, PLLC
A medical home for patients with cardiovascular risk. 
3854 E Lake Sammamish Parkway NE, Sammamish WA 98074 .


Sammamish Diabetes and Lipid Clinic Gets  Additional Recognition

At its annual meeting August 23, 2012, the  Practice Partner Research Network (PPRNet) announced that Sammamish Diabetes and Lipid Clinic received for the fourth year in a row a "Best Practice" award, signifying excellence in patient care across a broad spectrum of clinical conditions.  PPRNet is a national primary care practice-based research and quality improvement organization, headquartered at the Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, located in Charleston, SC.  Participating practices pool anonymous clinical data for research and quality improvement activities.  PPRNet is conducts studies designed to accelerate translation of evidence-based medical guidelines into practices across the country.  These guidelines are for prevention of heart disease and stroke, diabetes mellitus, cancer screening, immunizations, respiratory disease, mental health and substance abuse, nutrition and obesity, and safe drug prescribing.

Currently, PPRNet has 224 medical practices, representing over 1,219 health care providers and about 2 million patients located in 44 states. In its 16 year history, PPRNet has published over 48 peer-reviewed articles.   To receive a Best Practice award, Sammamish Diabetes and Lipid Clinic scored in the top 10% of PPRNet  practices. 

Additionally, Dr. Stewart was named a "Top Doctor" in the August 2011 issue of the Seattle Met Magazine, and again in 2012.   The doctors recognized in this issue were rated by Avvo, a national physician rating service, to be in the top 5% of their field.  As of December, 2011, Dr. Stewart had the highest Avvo rating of any Family Medicine physician in the Sammamish, Issaquah, Redmond, and Bellevue areas.

Who Can Be a Patient?

Sammamish Diabetes and Lipid Clinic is not currently accepting new patients.  In order to continue providing high-quality care and good access to our patients, we are trying to limit our patient load to about 600 patients.  From time to time, we may accept additional patients as space permits.  Persons who would like to be considered for our waiting list can contact

About Dr. Stewart

Doctor Don Stewart is a Northwest native who grew up in Seattle and Bellevue, and attended Newport High School, the University of Washington as an undergraduate, and the University of Washington School of Medicine. He did his residency in Family Practice at the Swedish Hospital Medical Center, and founded Pine Lake Family Medicine on the Pine Lake Plateau in 1983. Pine Lake Family Medicine was purchased by Swedish Physicians in 2003, and renamed Swedish Physicians Pine Lake. Dr. Stewart served as the Medical Director of Swedish Physicians Pine Lake until 2007, when he left to open the Sammamish Diabetes and Lipid Clinic, to focus on the care of patients with these problems.   More About Dr. Stewart