Voted Seattle’s Top Doc

Dr. Patrick Donovan was named one of Seattle’s Top Doctors in Seattle Metro Magazine (August 2010). Nearly 1,200 physicians, nurses, and physician’s assistants in King, Kitsap, and Snohomish counties nominated colleagues they would choose to treat themselves and their loved ones. The 423 doctors who received the most votes were listed.

What People are Saying About The University Health Clinic in Seattle:

Dr. Donovan’s Patients

From Yelp: Dr. Patrick Donovan is my personal physician. While his “bedside manner” is sometimes a bit strong, I have complete trust in his passionate desire for my health! As would any good doctor, he monitors my health, questions my lifestyle, and makes sound observations. I take the supplements that he recommends to stay out of trouble with him 🙂 and I feel better for it. —S.T.

Dr. Fahoum’s Patients

Dr. Mona got me off Snickers Bars, Coke, and Diet Coke. Not by being dogmatic and insistent like every other natural and alternative health care practitioner I’ve ever known. She did it by meeting me where I am, giving me gentle guidance in how to think through my diet, and knowing that this is a lifelong process of improving my health. Thanks to Dr. Mona, at 44, I’m healthier, more energetic and more positive about living a vibrant long life than I ever imagined.   —B.R.


Dr. Mona is intelligent, diligent, caring and sensitive–from my experience with doctors this is a rare combination. She has helped with find solutions for my constant anemia and most importantly we have found other solutions to aid my ulcerative colitis that is not prescription medicine. Currently, I take hardly any prescription drugs and I am living a healthy happy symptom-free life. I go to Dr. Mona for everything and she always finds an answer for me. She is more than a doctor–a confident and a friend and I recommend her to everyone. —Anon


From Yelp: First of all, I highly recommend Dr. Mona Fahoum as your Naturopathic Physician. She is thoughtful and caring and spent some quality time with me even though she was clearly having a stressful, jam-packed day at the office! She is kind and funny and spends MUCH more time with her patients than any M.D. you will ever find! Instead of the 15 minutes you get if you’re LUCKY with most physicians, Dr. Mona spent 45 with me, talking and listening before she ever did a physical exam! I am excited to have her as my new primary care physician.

I highly recommend this clinic for all of your healthcare needs! The space is cozy, the practitioners are great, they really care about you and give the personal attention that patients should ALWAYS be receiving!

From Yelp: Dr. Fahoum is the most thorough doctor I have been to yet. She really takes the time to listen and understand your needs. She really knows her stuff. She isn’t “preachy” about what you “should” be doing. Her approach to care is realistic and balanced for today’s busy lifestyle.

From Yelp: I think that Dr. Mona is one of the best doctors, she cares deeply about a patient’s overall well being. She educates you on why you are having the symptoms you are and does not throw drugs at you instead she helps you to make changes naturally to create better health. She is personable, listens well and extremely good at what she does. If you are looking for a healthy approach to healing please call Dr. Mona I know you will be very happy.

Nancy Paine Sherman’s Patients

I had reached a plateau on healing several chronic issues when I discovered Nancy Sherman and acupuncture.  Her thoughtful approach, understanding my particular issues, and her careful application of treatment were keys to unlocking positive changes in my body.  She allayed any apprehensins by our first meeting, answered all questions thoroughly, and I found myself so comfortable and trusting in her care, and so thrilled with the results, that I am now disappointed in the fact that I no longer require the same frequency of visits. —-Cat G.


I am a firm believer in the benefits of Acupuncture. After years of chronic back pain; trying massage, physical therapy, chiropractic care, using prescription pain medication and muscle relaxants, I was finally able to get permanent relief from acupuncture. I noticed significant improvement after only one visit. Acupuncture has helped with the back pain, jaw pain due to stress and grinding, hand pain related to computer use, and a knee injury. I love Nancy Paine Sherman, she is an excellent listener, she listens with empathy and sincerity. –Lisa


 As a professional musician I have always dealt with stage fright.  After pre-performance acupuncture treatments with Nancy I’m more calm than I’ve ever been while performing.  Instead of a pounding heart and sweaty palms & face, I feel relaxed, confident and focused.

Without the distraction of my anxiety symptoms, I am able to fully concentrate on the music and perform optimally.   — Brad S.


Dr. Justin Steurich’s Patients

“I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Justin Steurich.  University Health Clinic is my primary, physical, health care provider.  I say physical because I would have never thought to reach out to them in a time of high mental anxiety.  A counselor that I was referred to said that I should talk to my primary doctor first to get something to calm my anxiety, and then proceed with the mental work.  In her mind this meant valium or some other benzodiazepine.  Dr. Steurich advised me to be cautious of health care providers who go straight to recommending prescription meds before even discussing the underlying problems, and then went on to spend a very generous amount of time in listening to why I was in such a stressful state.  He’s a very wise man for his age, and I’m thankful for his insights.  I left there with a healthy mindset, the first one that I’ve had in weeks, and he gave me the tools (and herbs, which worked just as well and without the side effects of an addictive benzo) that I needed to start the mending process.  Well done, sir.” – A.O.

Diane Larson, Reiki Master’s clients

“I have been seeing Diane for Reiki Treatments to relieve stress; I also

took the First Degree Reiki training with her. When I had to undergo a full thyroidectomy, I feel the Reiki Treatments I received from Diane and my self-treatments helped in my quick recovery.

I had a few treatments prior to surgery and a distance treatment literally
right before the surgery started, while in my hospital gown. I could literally feel my body relax when she started the distant treatment – amazing! I was up and walking a few hours after surgery, had an amazing amount of energy (despite having a bad head cold as well!) and had zero nausea. Post-surgery, I did self-treatments and a couple with Diane. The self-treatments helped with sleep, which is so essential for recovery. I was off the pain meds two days after surgery and really felt back to myself after a few days. My nurses and surgeon were pretty amazed at my recovery! My treatments with Diane allowed my body to release and let go of the trauma I had experienced emotionally and physically. I would recommend to anyone requiring surgery to get as much Reiki energy as possible into their body! I know it really helped me.”

Lori K., Seattle, Washington


“I want to let you know how much you have changed my life. I first came to you because of the arthritis in my knee. Not only did Reiki help my knee pain, but it also helped other parts of my body feel better as well. When you gave my very first Reiki treatment I noticed pressure from behind my eyes was gone, which made me feel more alert.
Because of your encouragement, I took the classes for First Degree Reiki so that I could give myself Reiki. I believe that because of Reiki I am prolonging the day when I will require a knee replacement.

Robin H., Occupational Therapist, Anchorage, Alaska


“We returned home from our trip to Seattle yesterday, and I am happy to report that I am still feeling the positive effects of my Reiki treatment. All of the tension and anxiety I have felt for so long is gone! Another thing I realized after I left is that I can breathe “deeply” again–one thing I haven’t done in a very long time. I used to find myself breathing pretty shallowly — sometimes even holding my breath–maybe associated with the tension I was feeling…? I also do not have the overwhelmed/scattered feeling that I had before. Reiki is truly amazing!

I definitely am looking forward to scheduling another appointment when we make it over to the west side again. Hopefully soon!”

Stephanie K., Post Falls, Idaho


“Reiki with Diane is a sublime healing experience. Diane is compassionate, kind, loving and highly skilled at Reiki. She has the ability to feel deeply and tune into what is going on in your energy field. The Reiki treatment will take you to deep levels of relaxation thus allowing your vital life energies to diffuse throughout your mind body Spirit bringing forth a wonderful healing.”

Steven H., Lopez Island, WA