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Dr. Michael Gilbert, MD

Ophthalmologist

Professional statement

*** NOTE**** Dr Gilbert does not work with contact lenses. Please schedule with one of our contact lens specialists if you wear contact lenses. 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. Dr Gilbert does not work with contact lenses, please one one of our optometric providers for contact lens updates or renewal prescriptions.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • ACE
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Evergreen Hospital Medical Center
  • Overlake Hospital Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Baylor College of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine
  • Baylor College of Medicine (Residency)
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Wilmer Eye Institute, Fellowship in Cornea and External Disease
  • Tulane University, Residency in Ophthalmology

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1386646065

Office locations

Northwest Vision Institute

11800 N.E. 128th St, Suite 110

Kirkland, WA 98034

Northwest Vision Institute

12301 NE 10th Pl, 2nd Floor

Bellevue, WA 98005

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The staff is very efficient. The assistant staff examined my vision in detail. The meeting with Dr Gilbert was short, he was really professional.
Less than 1 month ago
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I’ve always had a good experience dealing with Dr Gilbert and his staff. They are consistently knowledgeable, professional and respectful.
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Excellent gave me superior service and superior advice
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Staff/Receptionist and Dr. Gilbert are the best. I would recommend Northwest Vision to anyone.
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While my actual face time with Dr. Gilbert was rather brief, it didn't really feel hurried. He took the time to explain and to give me a chance to ask questions. The overall clinic and team is amazing! I will be back and will be recommending them.
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Enjoyed seeing him again but was short. Most of the work was already done by other professionals.
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Dr. Gilbert was professional, helpful, attentive and has a great sense of humor. Entire staff at the NW Vision Institute is great.
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Dr Gilbert was extremely competent, efficient, and caring. I trust him totally and I highly recommend him!
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All the staff seemed friendly & professional. They kept things moving. They all seemed focused on their tasks; really similar to how Dr. Gilbert worked. The Dr. was informative. If you need to go to a doctor, this is the kind of office you want visit.
Less than 3 months ago
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Efficient
Less than 3 months ago
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I am very satisfied with him and will recommend him to my friends.
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Wonderful doctor! Very caring and patient with my mom.
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Dr. Gilbert is a great ophthalmologist. He is very thorough and takes time to explain procedures, and next steps. I never have felt like a number and appreciate his bedside manner and professional demeanor. He truly cares about his patients.
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I was highly satisfied with Dr. Gilbert and the outcome of my surgery. I would highly recommend him.
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Michael Gilbert is great!
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So happy and pleased with my Lasik surgery and pre and post-op appointments. Dr. Gilbert is beyond experienced and makes you feel comfortable during the entire process. I would absolutely recommend!
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Unnecessary long waits between the technicians interrogation and preliminary examination.
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Always a pleasure, little too long of a wait time however on a busy day for me almost an hour.
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Best possible Dr. for any vision problems.
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Doctor was very helpful in treating my eye condition & in detail pointed out what I need to do to improve the problem. Highly recommend.
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I think Dr Gilbert is one of the best doctors I have ever met. He knows what he is doing and does what he knows. He is very thorough and has highly trained persons assisting him. I think the world ofhim and highly recommend him as I have to my family.
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There was a long wait after they put drops in my eyes but all the staff made sure I was well taken care of and offered coffee and tea. Dr. Gilbert answered all of my questions.
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I chose Dr. Gilbert due to the comments and recommendations made online.. He and his staff are great, absolutely the very best eye exam and testing I have ever had. Dawn T
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what use is a review if it does not include the accuracy of treatment or diagnosis-so I'll say that I am very pleased and reassured-if I needed to do all this again I would definitely come here.Thank you Dr. Gilbert and staff.
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I come all the way from CA - he and his staff are the best.
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Dr. Gilbert interrupted me, was in a rush, and did not explain his findings or allow me to ask questions.
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Dr. Gilbert is passionate about good eyesight. He is professional, and engaging. He explained everything to me in terms I understood. He was on time, and took all the time I needed to address questions and concerns. I highly recommend him!
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He's the greatest. My initial cataract surgery through a widely advertised eye center did not go so well. I heard about Dr. Gilbert by listening to the Green Medicine radio program sponsored by the Tahoma Clinic every Saturday at noon until 2 pm.
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I feel everyone is very friendly & professional. Dr Gilbert is also very friendly & answers any questions you may have. Always feel very satisfied with my appointments!
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Efficient, friendly, the staff treats me respectfully.
Less than 6 months ago
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I wish I had heard about Dr. Gilbert before I went to Evergreen Eye Center. But Dr. Gilbert is taking care of me now, and I am so fortunate.
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It was a very good visit. I found out why the vision in my right eye had gotten so blurry is because of a film that developed between my retina & the cornea that replaced my cataract. So, a quick laser treatment will fix it.
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Dr. Gilbert is the best there is! When I called about the appt. I asked how long it would take and was told "about 15 min.". I arrived around 3 pm for a 3:15 appt. and left around 4:30 after actuallyseeing Dr. Gilbert for about 10 min. Just reporting the facts. I know this is the new " normal with many medical offices", however, I am always grateful when it is not this way.
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I was worried about what to do about my cataracts when I came in the door. When I went out the door I knew that I had chosen the right office and the right doctor. Thank you.
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Excellent staff. Dr. Gilbert is a great MD--I have been his patient for some years and always appreciated his care.
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I've seen the doctor in the very end of my visit, maybe for three minutes. Before that, I've dealt with the technicians. They were very friendly and professional. The only downside was the waiting time.
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Dr. Gilbert did a great job explaining the cataract operation. The operation was a successful and his staff is very helpful. I would highly recommend Dr. Gilbert.
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Very professional, on time and pleasant
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Very professional staff & I always feel as though the practice is up on the latest equipment/techniques. I receive good information about what's going on w/ my eyes & feel I'm given the opportunity to ask questions without being rushed. Terrificselection of glasses frames as well with a terrific staff to assist in the selection process.
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Astoundingly thorough exam with courteous staff at every hand. The best eye experience I have ever had. Howard
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The staff were knowledgeable and low key and efficient and I did not have to wait long to see Dr. Gilbert.
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Very professional and great bedside manner explaining everything. Very much appreciated the follow up call in the evening! Nobody does that!
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My annual eye exam was performed efficiently and with minimal wait time. It was thorough and any issues were discussed with me.
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It was so nice talking to him. He was very explanatory in educating about the problems I have
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I found Dr. Gilbert condescending and disrespectful.
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He is very professional and thorough. Wonderful doctor.
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Dr. Gilbert is the best. He's just incredibly knowledgeable, genuine and a great sense of humor. I wouldn't trust anyone else with my eye care.
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This visit put me at ease with respect to Dr Gilbert's ability to provide a proper treatment to give me the best chance at improved vision.
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One of the best medical experiences I've ever had. To receive the gift of 20/20 eye sight is miraculous. He's a superb doctor and his staff all work together to make one feel welcome, cared about and confident that the care is of the highest standard. Thank you!
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The only thing that annoyed me was that I filled out a complete health interview form online prior to the visit, and the front desk even complemented me on this. But when I went back to have my pre-exam with themedical assistant, I was asked all the same questions again. When I asked, I was told that the information I gave online does not talk to the system they use for their office exam information! I wondered why, if this was the case, why they even have you bother filling out the initial interview form, or why they couldn't print out the data and transfer it manually to the other system. Other than that, everything about the office and the exam itself was great.
Less than 1 year ago
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