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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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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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.

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Have been been using Dr. Gilbert for years. He has a very professional staff and the office seems to run smoothly . . . once you have been called back to the examining rooms! A 50 minute wait time when you have a specific appointment is highly irritating. But it seems to happen with every visit. They should definitely spread out their appts OR at least tell you when the Dr. is running late.

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Great Doctor for cataract surgery. You want someone who has done thousands of this type of surgery, knowledgeable, personalable, caring, Top Doc and approachable. Dr. Gilbert fits the bill.

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Dr. Gilbert is awesome direct and to the point that's why I came from another state for my appointment with him. Dr. Gilbert's bed side manor and patiences, where comforting to me and my husband as we delt with ms and Parkinsons at the same time, before they took his life.

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Good.

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Outstanding! Friendly, knowledgeable and communicative staff assisting a terrific doctor.

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Highly professional, friendly and efficient.

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good

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I am totally confident that I am receiving the best available care . I have been a patient for about 15 years and have never been dissatisfied with my care.

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I needed it to solve my vision challenges

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The wait time was longer than anticipated. Upwards of 45 minutes. My appointment was scheduled for 11:15 for a post op. I was finished at 1:40.

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It was frustrating to wait so long for less than a total of 15 minutes. I was there 2 hours! I saw Dr. Gilbert fpr 2 to 3 minutes max and a technician for maybe 10 minutes. I am pleased with my cataract surgery. I was very impressed that Dr. Gilbert called me personally later that evening to see how I was doing.

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Trust the Doc. But wait time is terrible. Waited 1.5 hours before I saw him. Needs process improvement.

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He doesn't talk to patients and doesn't speak clearly and it makes us hesitate to ask him a question. I never felt he is kind. We had to wait for 1hr to see doctor after all the test. It took us to finish all the visit almost 3hrs.

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Excellent visit with both MD and his staff. All areas covered very well and in a good manner. Very pleased with visit. REX

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He is courteous, professional, and highly competent.

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He is great!

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Dr. Gilbert is a smart, caring and compassionate physician. I would recommend him unconditionally to anyone.

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For a 9:30 AM appointment I arrived at 9:20 AM to check in. During the next 1-1/2 hours I spent 5 minutes with a tech to check my vision with an eye chart and check the pressure in my eyes. Finally after 1-1/2 hours I spent about 5 minutes with Dr. Gilbert and he checked the eye pressure and said to come back in 30 days and if the pressure was still up he would do a procedure to correct it. I typically expect to spend 1-1/2 to 2 hours for every appointment I have with Gilbert. Seems they should reconsider there appointment scheduling to make sure patient do not have to spend the amount of time we do for an appointment.

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Always a great experience!

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Dr. Gilbert was very thorough with my eye exam and explained the condition needing surgery clearly.

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I arrived 10 minutes early for a routine eye exam appointment to get a new prescription for glasses. I was seen within 5 minutes of my appointed time. I had a routine eye exam from Cheryl(?) that may have taken 30 minutes. I opted to have photos taken of both eyes and that took no more than 5 minutes. I saw Dr. Gilbert and his assistant for about 20 minutes which included an extra look at my eyes because there was more going on than what I thought was just a "routine eye exam". Total time: 60 minutes at most. Why then did I have to spend another hour and 45 minutes waiting to get the photos of my eyes and waiting to see Dr. Gilbert? Dr. Gilbert is smart, generous, and an excellent doctor, but this is not the first time this has happened to someone in our family. Please review your procedures and if it is normal to wait this long for these exams, could you alert patients to this on the website so they can plan their day accordingly? Two hours and 45 minutes for what was essentially a one hour exam is too long. Thank you for considering this.

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Dr. Gilbert is experienced, wise snd knowledgeable. I trust him wholeheartedly with my eye health and am grateful for care.

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Got there early and was seen earlier than my appointment time! :-)

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The staff was excellent during the pre-exam, which really raised my expectations for the exam itself, and I was not disappointed. I really appreciated Dr. Gilbert's manner, the way he addressed my concerns and thoroughly explained my condition and treatment options.

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He gave me a good exam and went the extra mile to check out treatment options.

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Fast and efficient with clear explanation of all conditions. Very professional with excellent staff.

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Dr. Gilbert is great, as are all his staff. But the wait time stunk!

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Visit was actually with staff regarding measure,nets and ordering of lenses for cataract surgery next week

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Very professional. Listens well and put my needs first. His staff is well trained, up to date with modern practices, equipment, etc. Comfortable atmosphere and is well connected in the medical profession

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Staff was very professional and friendly. No waiting. Nice environment. Dr. Gilbert was very educational and I appreciate that very much.