Dr. Michael Gilbert, MD

Refractive Surgeon

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12301 NE 10th Place, 2nd Floor, Bellevue, WA, 98005
11800 N.E. 128th St, Suite 110, Kirkland, WA, 98034

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Dr. Gilbert is a nationally recognized, board certified leader in the ophthalmic community. He is a trustee of the Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, as well as a leader on medical, ophthalmic and quality improvement committees at both state and national level. He is committed to advancing technology and patient education to unique levels.
A noted instructor of refractive surgical techniques, he has represented our specialty on numerous occasions to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the World Health Organization, the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and the International Society of Refractive Surgeons and Eye care Technology. He has performed thousands of laser-eye surgeries over the past decade for LASIK and PRK, as well as cataracts, corneal transplants and other advanced refractive surgical care.

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Rigidly structured appointments. Results of eye tests given to Dr. who dictates information to a scribe. Conversational interaction with patient not encouraged. Appointments feel rushed once the patient actually meets with the doctor.

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As always, Dr. Gilbert was respectful, professional, and informative. He explained why I was experiencing the symptoms I had and the options for treating them, including remediation and long-term care. He showed me photos of my eyes illustrating the problem as well as of eyes as they should appear. In addition, his staff were all quite professional and handled their portions of my exam competently and expeditiously.

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Everything went right from check in to pre exam and exam. Right on time with all. Wish other doctors did as well.

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Had cataract surgery on both eyes and am extremely satisfied with my enhanced vision. Dr Gilbert was very professional and knowledgeable and explained what was happening during the procedure. He also took the time to call the early evening after the surgeries to see if I was comfortable and was nice to take the time to answer my questions.

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It was fine. Got taken back right away but had to wait awhile for dialation BUT there were 4 other patients waiting ahead of me. Short time with doctor. Felt a little like s herd of cattle being rushed through.

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Very professional. Very comforting before, during and post surgery.

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The total appointment was extremely efficient, the laser treatment went as smoothly as predicted, so I scheduled an appointment to have the other eye done soon.

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Answered my concerns about my eye's healing rate/

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The eye exam before seeing Dr. Gilbert went well. The wait time for him was longer than I expected.

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We were very satisfied with our experience and the attention we had. Thanks!

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I had a detached Retina when I was away and was so glad to get reassurance from Dr. Gilbert. He was kind, knowledgeable, and gave expert advice!

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The office is beautiful & all of the staff who I dealt with were beyond friendly & professional. This was my 1st visit & When I saw Dr. Gilbert he was sweet & explained everything. I would definitely recommend this office to anyone looking for an eye doctor.

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Everyone was very professional and thorough. I just recommended Dr. Gilbert to my co-worker!

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I've been seeing Dr. Gilbert for years and like his chairside manner, his knowledge, and his volunteerism...

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It was quick with the doctor but I have confidence in him. Everyone was very professional.

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I saw Dr. Gilbert for a general eye consultation. While he had a very friendly staff and comfortable office, he was absolutely the worst doctor I have ever encountered. The eye exam was performed by the technician. Early on in the appointment there were a good deal of question regarding dry eyes, itchiness, pain, etc. I answered no to all of these questions, but when I was passed off to a second technician/scribe, she said that I had scored high on 'dry eyes' answers at my check-in. I had her read me my answers back; they had all been recorded as 'yes' despite my saying 'no' to the first technician. After waiting 30 minutes for Dr. Gilbert, he came in, shook my hand, explained dry eyes to me (I had already been forced to sit through a video) and said I would need an imaging test to check the health of my meibomian glands. When asked whether the imaging was necessary in someone as young (26) and as healthy (I had reported no symptoms) as me, especially since if might not be fully covered by insurance, he became very upset, yelling about 'establishing a baseline' and told me I was 'too young to be losing body parts' (the glands). He was dramatic, unprofessional and a complete narcissist. In the end, I told the second technician I did not wish to have the imaging test done. Not sure who is writing all of these positive reviews, but I would highly recommend looking for an eye doctor elsewhere if you value care and professionalism.

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Very pleased.

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He is awesome. Gets right to the point and explains everything very well.

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Dr. Gilbert is very professional and takes the time to explain anything you don't understand about your diagnosis.

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Dr. Gilbert is very knowledgeable about eyes and the various things that can affect our vision, and what our options are when things impact vision.

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Dr. Gilbert is VERY knowledgable, articulate, succinct, and approachable. In addition, he has surrounded himself with a very professional staff that makes this clinic the picture of perfection for me.

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The professional staff doing the preliminary work before my seeing Dr Gilbert did their usual high-quality work. Dr Gilbert impresses me as highly skilled and having empathy with patients (like me).

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Good visit

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professional as always, support staff very helpful

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very good check-up visit. staff was professionally courteous and prompt

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Had the YAG procedure. Everyone explained it well. Hoping my vision improves by tomorrow.

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Very efficient, professional and thorough

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Excellent professionals from Dr Gilbert on down. .. He is friendly and took time to explain all our options completely. Best we have ever had!

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In my last 30 plus years of experience visiting numerous Ophthalmolgists, Dr. Michael Gilbert is the best by a long shot!

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Excellent judgement and very professional.He gives honest opinion.

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Dr.Gilbert is a good professional. He speaks less and leave it to the assistant. Staff is okay. This was pre surgery appointment. What is important is the outcome of the surgery. We will find out next.

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Dr. Gilbert is a very knowledgeable, caring eye doctor who makes patients feel important and listened to. Always pleased with his care.

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Professional

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This was a regular appointment for glaucoma. Dr. Gilbert is the best.

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Everyone in the office is happy to assist you in any way they can. Always making you feel comfortable and taken care of.

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Dr Gilbert shows both great technical knowledge and skill, but also a pleasant manner.

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Very professional and courteous!

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The other staff at this office were friendly and took good care of me. Dr. Gilbert on the other hand was rushed and unpleasant. My appointment was at 10:00 and I didn't see him until after 11:00 and then he rushes in and rushes back out. I felt he was rude and I will not be returning.

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Hard to Review off of a first visit because I expect them to be at their best then. However, they were all very nice and asked and addresses issues previous doctors and eye doctors have in the past. I have to go back for a follow up in 6 months. Will give feedback again.

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I appreciated how professional everyone was. Each test was explained, then completed quickly. This visit was conducted the way all doctor visits should be.