Denise V. Shushan, MD

Denise V. Shushan, MD

Urgent Care

On staff since June 2015

    • Ashley Redmond 04.21.20

      Dr. Shushan was so helpful when my husband brought our daughter in for pneumonia. He had taken her to our primary care giver twice and we weren't getting anywhere, other than knowing it was a virus (in a time when Covid-19 seems to be everywhere knowing it was a virus wasn't at all comforting). Dr. Shushan took another xray and determined the antibiotic regiment our daughter was on wasn't nearly enough and prescribed her a more robust antibiotic. After 11 days of 101-103 degree fevers our daughter didn't have another fever thanks to Dr. Shushan and Children's Hospital. I'm so grateful for her care and for making sure we had all the answers, our daughter is better because of you!

    • Amy Kirkland 08.12.19

      Dr. Shushan was AMAZING! She was able to identify a bone infection for my son after 5 mins of careful examination, when others suspected a bug bite. She was thoughtful and caring through the entire exam. She prepared me for all the steps that were going to happen for the following days and it helped so much to have the foresight into each if the exact events as they happened. She even followed up with a caring call to ensure we were being take care of. Can't tell you how much I appreciate all she did and how comforting it was to have her as our doctor. Keep rocking it Dr. Shushan!! Thanks so much!

    • Jennifer Renton, WA 10.04.18

      My 4yo son came down with a fever last week. After a little over 24 hours, a rash developed so I took him in to the Bellevue Urgent Care where we saw Dr. Shushan. My son was ultimately diagnosed with Kawasaki Disease - a rare and frequently misdiagnosed disease that can cause many cardiac issues/complications if not treated. Since being diagnosed, I have read multiple heartbreaking stories of families who had nightmare experiences trying to navigate the healthcare system and get an appropriate Kawasaki Diagnosis. I cannot express how grateful my husband and I are that Dr. Shushan's intuition and expertise set us on a path to get the correct diagnosis quickly so that my son could be treated at the earliest time possible. Dr. Shushan directed me to take my son on up to the ER and she called ahead to the ER doctor to provide a clear handoff of care and communicate her suspicions of Kawasaki Disease. Despite having to wait for the disease process to progress and meet the appropriate criteria for diagnosis, I absolutely feel that our experience was "textbook" as to how families SHOULD be treated when facing a Kawasaki Diagnosis. We received the absolute best care from the entire care team/staff at Seattle Childrens and after five days in the hospital, we are now home. I will forever be grateful to Dr. Shushan - the initial provider we came in contact with on this crazy ordeal.

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Pediatrics

Medical/Professional School

University of California - San Francisco, San Francisco

Residency

Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle