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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It was a great visit and everyone in the office is friendly and personable. The office is beautiful which helps with the ambiance. Very professional and knowledgeable staff.

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Always excellent.

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Always a pleasant office.

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Great doctor! Very personable, good sense of humor, and knew what he was talking about. Had some very positive news for me and I appreciated him taking the time to answer my questions. I've already recommended him to my sister.

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He is the best.

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Medically Dr. Gilbert is an expert in his field of which I greatly respect. I trust him and feel confident he takes care of me. The one complaint I have has nothing to do with his expertise but his office management. I had a 2 pm appointment for my annual eye exam, was taken right away but did not get out of his office until 3:30.

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Excellent eye exam, as usual. Initial part of exam with a technical assistant was through and courteous. Dr Gilbert explained the exam results and possible future treatments thoroughly.

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Overall it was a great experience. I just wish the forms that I filled out electronically prior to the visit would have made it to their office. Still had to do the dreaded paperwork.

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Thorough, clear communication and explanations regarding my eye issues. Recommended follow up in 6 - 9 months and/or immediately if any changes occur.

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Splendid. Mission accomplished.

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Our appointment time was 8am. We first saw a tech for all the exams. That took an hour. Then we sat and waited 45 minutes to see the doctor. Then we had to go pick out glasses and were told that they had very little for kids to choose from and maybe we should go elsewhere. I was expecting a one hour appointment. It was over 2.5 from start to finish. Overall not great.

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He figured out what caused my symptoms almost immediately! He then gave me a list of recommendations and urged me to give his office some feedback on the results in two weeks. If the symptoms continue, he counseled me to come in to see him without an appointment! Let's just say I was stunned! I've never received such concern and obvious caring from any professional in my long life (85 years)! I would highly recommend Dr. Gilbert to any friend with a need to see an Ophthalmologist.

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I've been seeing Dr Gilbert for about a dozen years now since he did my LASIK surgery. Have always felt like I got the best quality care and very professional & thoughtful service from everyone in the office as well as Dr Gilbert.

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Dr. Gilbert and the entire staff are always pleasant and thorough in their time with patients and complete explanation. Many thanks to all, Alice

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I find Dr.Gilbert to be very professional and friendly. He takes the time to be clear I understanding the condition of my eyes and addresses any questions or concerns I have. For years I have trusted his care for me and other family members. His office and staff are also excellent. My only complaint is that I can count on spending a very long time there from start to finish. There is a lot of wait time which gets frustrating when there are other commitments to be met in the same day.

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He has my complete trust! My eyes are so important to me! He is brilliant and cares!

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Made appointment expecting to get help deciding between glasses and contacts. Instead, Dr Gilbert found a condition that is easy to correct with laser. This, in turn, opens additional treatment options. I'm going to achieve better distance and close-up vision---probably best I have ever had in my life. Way beyond possibility, I thought, when I made the appointment as recommended by a friend.

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Get an early am appt. for a short wait. Gets busier as day goes on ergo longer wait. Efficient staff (John) did preliminary exam, reading letter chart etc., dilated my eyes in prep for Dr. Gilbert's exam. Very efficient arrangement.

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Dr. Gilbert presents as very competent, and open to address patients' questions. I would highly recommend him to friends/family.

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He is really great doctor. Saved my eye after I had a LASIK complication which i had done somewhere else. Highly recommend him. He will go to any length to take care of your eyes

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I was seen right away by the technician but the wait time to be seen by the doctor was long.

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I like the doctor, but wait times are horrible. Every time my wife or I visit wait times + time with doc is always over 2 hrs.

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Waiting time was way too long.

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I have confidence in Dr. Gilbert however I was in his office for two hours! Way too long.

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Enjoyed my visit

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Great, He answered my questions regarding to my eyes surgery and insurance coverage.

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Excellent, it was smooth, friendly and very professional. I think both Jessica and Dr. Gilbert are very proficient in their craft and I have no hesitation in recommending this office. Thank you for a very pleasant experience

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It too over 2 hours which I was not prepared for. The appointment was thorough and Dr. Gilbert believes he can help me with my eye issues so that was good to hear. He recommended some fish oil and eye drops that I was told I could purchase at the front desk. I would have done so except everyone had left for the day.

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I have gone to Dr.Gilbert for yours. He is terrific. Gives you a real feeling of competence.

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I recommend Dr. Michael Gilbert for vision.

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Dr. Gilbert.. treats each patiient as an individual rather than a paiir of eyes.

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He is really a good docter. I'm really happy from his checking and I say thanks very much .

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Very professional and complete exam. Good bedside manner. Answered all questions. Highly recommend.

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When I arrived the staff told me that my appointment was yesterday... this after repeated reminders from zocdoc that my appointment was today. They obviously were not expecting me and so they seemed a little disorganized. The young woman who checked me in was literally running around, seemed flustered, and never made eye contact. Each of the PAs and techs that worked with me, and Stella the counselor, were very professional and informative. I'd like to chat with Dr. Gilbert about the near-future innovations in IOL technology that may give me greater range of vision from far to very near.

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Very thorough, professional, took the time to explain and answer questions.

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Dr. Gilbert is a rock star. He is passionate about healing. He is straightforward and to the point. You may not think his bedside manner is warm or personal but his care reaches beyond that. He uses his energy to come at disease from all angles and doesn't waste it on chitchat. Dr. Gilbert has huge energy for you and will use it for healing. Is amazing.

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Dr. Gilbert is knowledgable and caring, providing answers to my many questions and helping me select the right cataract replacement lens for my lifestyle. His staff was also compassionate and kind thru every step of the pre-op process. Truly a top quality office!! I feel confident my cataract surgeries and post-op care will be in Great hands. He and his staff are well worth the drive from Kingston! :D

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Dr. Gilbert AND his entire staff, from technicians to schedulers, were efficient, personable, organized and professional. The thoroughness of the exam with state-of-the-art equipment gave me insight and peace of mind about the health of my eyes. This was truly THE MOST thorough medical experience I have ever encountered in my 58 years. Laurel Krueger

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Wait time is unbelievably long every time.

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I appreciated the explanations Dr. Gilbert gave me about my exam and the honest suggestions and recommendations he made. Very friendly and comfortable office!