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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.

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Evergreen Hospital Medical Center
  • Overlake Hospital Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Baylor College of Medicine (Residency)
  • Medical School - Baylor College of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine
  • 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

12301 NE 10th Place, 2nd Floor

Bellevue, WA 98005

Northwest Vision Institute

11800 N.E. 128th St, Suite 110

Kirkland, WA 98034

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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 1 month 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 6 months ago
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Visit was very good! All my questions were answered and I was fully informed on the health of my eyes!
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Dr Gilbert cares for patients with a professional and warm manner. Thank you for explaining in an easy to understand way.
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Dr Gilbert understood and addressed my concerns to my satisfation
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Doctor and staff were very professional and friendly
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Very professional. Projects technical superior knowledge. Makes patient feel they are in good hands.
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Short, but professional and addressed all my concerns. The overall in-office time was exceptionally long - two hours, and I skipped the final scheduling talk for a follow-up phone call for scheduling.
Less than 6 months ago
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The time was not only due to waiting but part of the procedure.
Less than 6 months ago
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He took the time to explain my options and I didn't feel rushed.
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Im always impressed with his knowledge and skill.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Gilbert is the best! The entire experience of my two cataract surgeries, and the excellent pre and post op care I received from Dr. Gilbert, the Northwest Vision staff, and the surgical staff exceeded my expectations in every way. Thesurgery was very quick, totally painless, and anxiety free for me. My post surgery vision is awesome! I would highly recommend Dr. Gilbert and Northwest Vision to anyone without reservation!
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It seemed like the person behind the reception desk was new and when they finally took me The assistant was also showing someone the ropes that was new. Overall a good experience, but would have preferred to be taken on timeinstead of arriving 15 minutes early and waiting 45 minutes before I walked up to reception again to ask if I had been forgotten.
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Listened well to my response to questions and gave a thorough explanation of what he had seen and suggested. Staff who did initial screenings were very professional and timely
Less than 1 year ago
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I am making great progress already after my cataract surgery the day before this appointment. It is so reassuring to know your surgery is being done by the best, and Dr. Gilbert is the best. The post op visit was thorough,and it was great to learn that my post op vision is already considerably better that what was estimated. All of Dr. Gilbert's nurses and staff are outstanding, as are all of the caregivers who assist with the surgery and post op. I am looking to having my other eye done in a couple of weeks!
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Wonderful corporate culture. All aides are professional and caring. My wife and I have both had excellent experiences.
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Dr, Gilbert is outstanding and I have total confidence in his care. His explanation of my vision options as well as those provided by Stella,regarding the range of vision options and their implications (near, middle, far, and in between withthe single vision Medicare covered lens I opted for) were very helpful In making my decision and in preparation for my cataract surgery I also received outstanding help and care from Stella, Trevor, Paula, and Diana.
Less than 1 year ago
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I only want to see Dr. Gilbert. He makes me feel that the care of my eyes is very important to him. I have no desire to see anyone else. He has,great bedside manner!!
Less than 1 year ago
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He's the best opthomologist in Washington. I wouldnt let anyone else treat my eyes - they are too precious.
Less than 1 year ago
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I would. Highly recommend Dr. Gilbert to anyone. He is a true professional and in excellent surgeon. His bedside manner is outstanding and his phone follow up to my home after the operation is refreshing and The way all doctors shouldtreat their patients. Dr. Gilbert is truly one of the very best.
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The professional staff was outstanding. They were very caring and explained everything in great detail. They kept making sure I was fine and checked to see if i needed everything. Dr. Gilbert could not have been better. He called my housethat night to see how I was which is a refreshing change in this day and age. Outstanding team. I would high recommend Dr. Gilbert to all.
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Highly professional and a great eye surgeon. Cataracts taken care of in a pain free and easy manner.
Less than 1 year ago
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Annual exam went very quickly Then waited 35 minutes to see Dr Gilbert
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Very pleased! He answered all my questions and I didn’t feel rushed. Thank you
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Dr Gilbert was polite, attentive and knowledgeable.
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Dr Gilbert is very pleasant and easy to talk to. He was informative and answered my questions with good advice. I would highly recommend him. My cataract surgery was very successful and I am pleased with the results. The staff are all are very friendly and helpful.
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