On this Veteran’s Day we are proud to recognize the military fellows we have trained over the years. We have had especially close relationships to Madigan and Tripler over the decades and have taught residents at both hospitals. Dr. Larrabee trained at Letterman General Hospital in San Francisco and then was Chief of Civic Action and Disaster Relief for the Southern Command in the Panama Canal Zone. He received the Army Commendation medal for that service.
1992 – 1993 Fellow was Capt. Craig Cupp, MD. He taught in San Diego at the Naval Hospital 2000 – 2001 Fellow was Jennifer Lee Henderson, MD. She taught in Washington DC. 2005 – 2006 Fellow was Scott B. Roofe, MD. He taught at Tripler in Hawaii and is now at Ft. Bragg NC. 2007 – 2008 Fellow was Joseph Shvidler, MD. He taught at Madigan Hospital here in Washington 2014-2015 Fellow was Scott Bevans MAJ, US Army. He is teaching in San Antonio on active duty.
Seattle is a gateway to the Pacific and the Asian Rim countries. As a facial plastic surgeon I have worked extensively in Asia performing surgery and on broader educational programs. In recent years, I have lectured in Hong Kong and mainland China plus performed surgical procedures such as facelifts and cleft lip palate repairs in China. I have been invited by the Chinese University of Hong Kong to be their Distinguished Scholar lecturer for 2016 and also to lecture in Hangzhou, China in the spring of 2016.
The Larrabee Center Is Proud to Support the Local Asian Community
We also support the Asian members of our local community. The Larrabee Center was a major sponsor for the ACRS 40th Anniversary Gala. The Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization offering a broad array of human services and behavioral health programs to Asian Pacific Americans in King County. ACRS is the largest multiservice organization serving all the different Asian Pacific American communities – immigrants, refugees and American born – in the Pacific Northwest. This is a wonderful organization and we are proud to support its mission and our good friend and fellow board member Derek Edmonds.
Serving Seattle’s Asian Community
The Larrabee Center is fortunate to have a large number of Asian patients. We have tailored our skincare program and non-surgical laser treatments to be able to specifically treat Asian skin. We have worked over the years to develop surgical expertise in Asian eyelid surgery and Asian rhinoplasty. Both require different technique than in the average Caucasian patient. Our surgical experience in Asia and working with Asian surgeons in their own countries has helped refine our understanding of these patients. We will address our specific techniques for Asian eyelids and noses in future blogs.
At Larrabee Center for cosmetic surgery, we’re improving on our specialty all the time by supporting new research, authoring articles and texts, and developing new and innovative surgical techniques.
Our latest publications include:
Analysis of the Upper Face and Selection of Rejuvenation Techniques, article in press in the Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics Textbook in press: Surgical Anatomy of the Face, 2nd Edition. Textbook chapter in press: Atlas of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Facelift Chapter.
Below you will find actions we have taken to ensure that you are protected and that we maintain Suite 385 as a Non-Covid Care (NCC) Zone:
We will not be shaking hands or hugging patients
We will continue to disinfect all contact surfaces between all patients in compliance with our infection control policy
We request that if you are sick, have a family member who is sick or have been in contact with anyone with symptoms, please contact our office to cancel your appointment
We have compiled a screening questionnaire for patients to be Covid-19 Clear status. If any symptoms are present during the screening questions, their procedure will be cancelled and they will be asked to leave, follow up with their PCP and self- quarantine, all surfaces will need to be sanitized
We have installed additional hand sanitizing stations throughout our facility
We will not allow guests to accompany you to your appointment. If you have a ride, they must wait in the car.
We ask that you wear a sanitized mask to enter the office and comply with our social distancing policies
We will not have multiple patients in the waiting area. Patients will be roomed immediately to avoid contamination.
Our staff is required to change into freshly laundered scrubs once at the office.
Employees will fill out wellness screening checklists at the beginning and end of shifts.
Employees shall not come to work if they have been exposed to a positive Covid-19 person or have any symptoms, and they should alert the safety officer so that any further steps to sanitize or potentially close an office space, or let exposed staff members know of a potential exposure may need to occur.
All staff is required to wear a mask and gloves. Hand washing prior to and after any patient contact, before engaging in clean or aseptic procedures, after any exposure to body fluids, after touching patient surroundings
Washington State Department of Health (DOH), World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) share information about COVID-19 at:
The health and well-being of our patients and staff are so important to us. Our providers and support staff appreciate all your love and support for them during this time. We thank you and look forward to seeing you soon!