Dr. Stephanie Kitamura, OD

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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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Stephanie Kitamura OD joined us in 2001 to support our practice in the rapidly growing and increasingly complex field of contact lens design and fitting. She began her career at the prestigious New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA and completed her internship at the New England Eye Institute. Her internship was broad-based and brought valuable experience; at the Veterans Administration Center in Lowell, MA she gained clinical experience managing primary eye care and low vision needs for a large veteran population. This was followed with service to the Perkins School for the Blind and the Cotting School for Handicapped Children where she treated patients with an emphasis on binocular vision, strabismus, amblyopia and learning disabilities for patients with multiple handicaps. Dr. Kitamura's valuable expertise in a large variety of soft contact lenses and RGP fittings made her a perfect addition the Northwest Vision Institute team. Over the years she has developed a strong practice of devoted, successful contact lens patients that have come to appreciate her attention to detail and determination to help her patients achieve the highest possible refraction while negotiating the often complex world of technological choices relating to contact lenses. Dr. Kitamura maintains a fully stocked inventory of the latest and most technologically advanced lenses available in the industry today.

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Very thorough. She took time to talk and answer all of my questions.

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Stephanie is a delightful doctor and one that I look forward to seeing each year. I have had annual eye appointments with her for several years and will continue to ask for her.

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She was SO pleasant and informable about the health of my eyes. What a refreshing change from my previous experiences with doctors..

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Staff was Excellent, Stephanie was very through and very knowledgeable. I would recommend her and her staff to anyone who wants to get excellent eye care ..??????????

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Very professional

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Professional and helpful staff with no question unanswered. Dr. Kitamura answered all my questions and put me at ease after determining Catarac surgery was in order.

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SHE ANSWERED ALL MY QUESTIONS AND MADE GOOD SUGGESTIONS!

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I have been going to Dr. Kitamura for years and always feel that she has accurate and thorough knowledge and can communicate that with me.

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Dr Kitamura is professional, courteous, thorough, and personable. I truly appreciate her style and the fact she takes the time to listen and explain in detail any and all questions i might have!

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Outstanding, understands contacts and nearsightedness/reading glasses better than anyone, was able to get me multifocal contacts so I no longer have to use reading glasses over my contacts.

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I highly recommend this office and Stephanie Kitamura. From the time I walked in to the end of my appointment I felt like they truly cared about me.

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Stephanie and the staff were very professional, polite and helpful. I will definitely see her again. In addition to being impressed with the overall experience, I found Stephanie to be very thorough in her explanation of the processes and findings from the eye exam.

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very friendly and efficient

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The app said the appointment was at 335 pm but tge desk said it was 345. Dr was over 30 minutes late. I ended up being late for my next appointment.

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She's great.

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Dr. Kitamura is a delightful person with a good sense of humor on top of being very professional! Doug W.

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Receptionist had no record of my appointment even though ZocDoc had confirmed. I think this is a ZocDoc problem, not the problem of the clinic.

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She was very pleasant and thorough. I would definitely recommend her.

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Felt got all the necessary care! She is awesome!

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Stephanie Kitamura, OD, is excellent. She is personable and professional, explaining procedures and taking quality time to complete eye exams. I've been coming here for about 8 years and have been well taken care of.

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She is SO warm and inviting and makes you feel comfortable. A smile never leaves her face. Easily the best doctor of any kind I've ever had!

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Dr. Kitamura is personable and professional. I always enjoy my appointments with her. She answers all my questions with useful and valuable responses.

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She took all the time necessary to write extra notes about my situation; was happy to even recommend other places for frames

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She was awesome, her patience is above and beyond the call of duty. Thank you.

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She was great. Answered all my questions and was very helpful

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Friendly, through, good advice, not pushy with options, etc.

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WE REALLY LIKED HER - FELT CONFIDENT WITH HER EXAM - WILL SEE HER AGAIN.

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Very professional yet personable. Good eye contact, I did not feel rushed and she listened carefully. A plus for those of us North of 60 Recommend her very highly and I am very critical I am an old perceptual experimental psychologist

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Wonderful

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The Dr was kind with a gentle touch. The office staff and techs were great too, all welcoming and easy going.

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I was impressed with the office environment and warm welcome of all staff. Dr. Stephanie is also very nice and is quite thorough in her work involving eye exams. She answered questions and gave appropriate explanations of things, when needed. I am a very satisfied customer / new patient and will return, when needed. Thank you!

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Wise ready to leave after waiting for 45 mins to see the Dr

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A very pleasant and efficient visit resulting in a new prescription and updated knowledge about my eye health.

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I got to my appointment a half hour early. Despite that, they got me in within 5 minutes of being there. Dr Kitamura is always cheerful and helps explain things in a way that is easy for non-doctors to understand. I am extremely happy with her!

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Dr. Kitamura was absolutely wonderful. Very knowledgeable and did a great job at educating me. I felt that she spent a lot of time answering my questions, and making recommendations that were relevant to my inquiries. Her bedside manner is excellent-- she is truly a caring and kind doctor. I was particularly impressed with how much she knew about my insurance coverage, and the time she took to go over my options with me. I would not hesitate to recommend her to friends and family and will of course be seeing no one else from now on!

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I have been a patient of Dr. Kitamura's for over 10 years. She has continually provided excellent care to include thorough explanations to my numerous questions.

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She and the staff were a blessing on my day with their caring manner and proficiency with my exams. Thank you! Never underestimate the power of a meek and kind spirit!

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I was very happy with my visit with Dr. Kitamura.

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I was seen by Alex within 15inutes, but had to wait a long time to see the doctor, because of a miscommunication as to which exam room I was in. Once Dr Kituramura go it to see me things moved right along.

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She was very friendly and informative.

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