I'm pretty frustrated with their billing. I was forced to have a "meet-and-greet" with my doctor before getting my basic physical- the only reason I even needed to see a doctor. While my insurance will cover a physical, it does not cover stupid stuff like meet-and-greets. So not only was I forced to pay for that service, but apparently I had to pay to every "diagnosis" recorded during this so called meet-and-greet - and by diagnosis, I mean that I told my doctor my health concerns and she recorded them, and then I paid for, essentially, opening my mouth.
What's worse is that they lured me into talking about these things with this clever little questionnaire that they gave me in the waiting room. Assuming it was necessary information, I filled it out. The doctor brought up my answers, and then "diagnosed" me. Nobody warned me that my health concerns would cost so much.
So moral of the story, if you go to Swedish, keep your mouth shut before you end up getting charged for talking to your doctor- at which point, I don't see the point of going to the doctor at all.
*Disclaimer- I have every intention to pay my doctor for tests run, therapies conducted, and procedures done, but I refuse to pay my doctor for talking to me. That's ridiculous, because her words are no cure.
That said, Swedish is a money scam. I enjoyed my visit there, but I feel that they care more about finding clever ways to take your money than about helping you.
There are better medical practices in Seattle. Save your wallet.