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Kim Leatham, MD, ABFP
Kim Leatham, MD, ABFP
Would recommend provider
 
4.9 out of 5 stars

224 Patient Ratings
81 Comments

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Departments
Family Medicine
Primary Care

Clinic, Maps and Directions
Virginia Mason Bainbridge Island Medical Center

Phone

Bainbridge Island Medical Center  (206) 842-5632

Specialties
Family Medicine, Primary Care

Board Certifications
American Board of Family Practice

Joined Virginia Mason - January 1995

Patient Ratings
All ratings are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Ratings are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. Learn about the ratings.

Would recommend provider
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
5.0 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.8 out of 5 stars

Patient Comments
All comments are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Patient comments are displayed in their entirety and patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and privacy. Learn about the comments.

August 2017
I can´t recommend this care provider because she is retiring. Lucky her! I would recommend her if she were continuing to practice.

August 2017
Kim is, and has always been, a fine physician in whom I have complete confidence.

July 2017
Dr. Leatham is the best doctor I have ever had. She is amazing, thoughtful, very thorough, and explains EVERYTHING so well. I will so miss her when she retires Jan. 2018.

July 2017
I have been blessed with Dr. Leatham´s exceptional care for over 20 years. She will be missed.

July 2017
I will miss Dr Leatham so much! She has been my primary doctor since I moved here 14 years ago and she is undoubtedly the very best. We will all miss her and only wish her a delicious retirement!

July 2017
Dr. Leatham has been an exceptional primary care provider to me for years. I always felt she really listened, and understood me.

July 2017
I´m so sorry Dr. Leatham is retiring! I wish her well for the future.

June 2017
Kim has been our family doctor for many years. We travel long distances to continue to seek her care and will miss her very much when she retires

May 2017
Helpful, reassuring, detailed, caring.

May 2017
Dr. Leatham is an excellent doctor. She is empathetic and very much understands my concerns.She is able to address them in a meaningful and realistic manner.

May 2017
Dr. Leatham has been my doctor since I moved here in 1994. She is far and away the very best doctor I have ever had. She is caring, she looks at you when she speaks to you and is friendly. I have come in contact with many many doctors over the years, especially caring for my elderly mother before she passed, never did I come in contact with any doctor of Dr. Leathams´ caring level.

May 2017
I will miss Kim~she has been a constant support and great doctor for me for 20 years!

May 2017
Adore Dr. Leatham.

April 2017
I worked for Brigham & Women´s Hospital before moving to Seattle and have high standards for my medical clinicians and Dr. Kim Leatham is the best primary care physician I have ever had. can´t say enough good things about her. I´m going to miss her terribly. She´s seen me through a great deal of both medical and family problems.

April 2017
Kim was especially thoughtful, caring, and generous with her time to make sure she could give me the best possible diagnosis and treatment recommendations.

April 2017
Dr. Leatham (Kim) has been primary for over 20 yrs. they don´t get any better - you always get your time. 9. 100%

April 2017
I love Kim Leatham; she has been my doctor for 24 years and I will miss her when she retires. I am super happy for her!

March 2017
Dr. Latham is nothing short of sensational. She is always very concerned and very thorough.

March 2017
- I absolutely LOVE Dr. Leatham and have been seeing her for ~15 years, despite moving off the island ~12 years ago. She makes me feel extremely comfortable and I know I can talk to her about anything without being embarrassed. That being said, I know she

February 2017
Dr. Leatham is the best doctor my wife and I have ever had.

January 2017
I have many choices of car providers. I have made a decision to stay with Kim Leatham because of the high quality of care and longevity we share.

January 2017
Dr. Laetham is always very caring and personable...very down.to.earth and friendly...love seeing her.

January 2017
I have absolute confidence in Dr Leatham and was so pleased to return as her patient after being away for a number of years.

January 2017
I don´t see anybody else!

January 2017
Already have referred several people to dr.

January 2017
Dr. Leathan is great..!!

December 2016
Dr Leatham is an integral part of my good health and happiness. Her care team approach has worked well for me for many years. Her focus on my goals in maintaining good physical and mental health and happiness is consistent, year after year after year. I am a very lucky patient to have her as my very trusted Doctor.

December 2016
dr. Leatham exceeds expectations, I feel she takes time with me as needed, not feeling rushed. she is a great doctor.

November 2016
Dr. Leatham is the BEST!

November 2016
Dr Kim Leatham is the most qualified and caring physician I have ever been treated by. I live in Gig Harbor and I drive all the way to Bainbridge Island just to see her.

November 2016
Love Dr. Leatham - she´s a star! She never makes me feel rushed and always answers my questions in detail. She´s warm and kind, professional and competent, all wrapped into one. Having her as my primary care physician makes me feel I´m in the best hands I can possibly be.

November 2016
Kim is the BEST!

November 2016
BEST doctor I have EVER had....and I´m 73 years old...and lived all over the West Coast! Excellent ´care provider"

November 2016
Dr. Leatham is the best Doctor I have ever encountered!

November 2016
Dr. Leatham went well beyond any normal expectation in taking time to explain everything she was doing to Bela. Her empathy and kindness can not be over stated.

October 2016
Dr. Leatham is as good as I could hope for.

October 2016
Dr. Laetham is not only a great, knowledgeable doctor, but also genuinely cares about her patients and what´s going on with them. Afgter working at Brigham & Womens Hospital for years before moving to WA and have high expectations of my Dr´ s and VM has met all of them. I couldn´t ask for more.

October 2016
I have repeatedly recommended Kim Leatham to others. She´s an excellent, caring, thorough physician.

September 2016
Dr. Leatham is the best doctor I have ever used.

September 2016
Dr. Leatham is amazing!

September 2016
Dr.Leatham is the best doctor I have ever had. Outstanding!! Smart, caring, funny, stable, present.

September 2016
She is the best doctor I´ve ever had! I trust her implicitly.

September 2016
Everything was good!

August 2016
Excellent care.

August 2016
Dr Leatham has been an excellent, caring, and professional practitioner over the years. She is always very caring and her follow up demonstrates her compassion and concern for those in her care.

August 2016
EXCELLENT GIFTED PHYSICIAN

August 2016
Kim has been my doctor for over 15 years. I find her to be an excellent doctor who truly cares about her patients and gives her patients the time they need. She is knowledgeable, smart, compassionate and "real". I feel fortunate to have her as my doctor!

August 2016
Dr. Leatham exhibits the perfect mix of intelligence, skill, empathy and humor. She has always provided me with great care and advice, all while collaborating with me.

August 2016
Dr. Leatham was terrrific.

August 2016
Kim is empathetic and smart - a gem!

July 2016
Dr Leatham is unfailingly kind and professional in her treatment.

July 2016
Dr. Leatham is incredible!

June 2016
Dr. Leatham builds the PERFECT balance of professional and personal connection.

June 2016
Kim Leatham is always amazing!

June 2016
Dr. Leatham is the best doctor I have ever had.....she is excellent in every way. She connects with her patients, and gives her best.

May 2016
Kim Leatham is the BEST!

May 2016
Dr. Leatham is a jewel! She is approachable, genuinely friendly and we have an established rapport. Her knowledge of medicine and current practices is excellent. She reviews my past history and current health status with me. She involves me in making health care decisions on current medical problems. She´s aware of my forgetfulness and makes sure I understand what tests I need done and when (also, why). I have great confidence in her abilities as a physician, and in her good sense in applying her knowledge.

May 2016
Dr. Latham is outstanding in all regards

May 2016
Dr Leatham is always exceptional in every way.

May 2016
Outstanding doctor.

May 2016
We live on San Juan Island and still have Dr. Leatham as our primary care physician because she is the best PCP we have ever experienced. Period.

May 2016
Always the best treatment never rushed and always given the best of care. Dr. Leatham is the best doctor I have ever had!

May 2016
My care provider has always been supportive and respectful in dealing with my health issues. During this visit there was a willingness to refer me to a specialist to more thoroughly diagnose my appointment concern.

May 2016
I think Dr Leatham is the best! she always takes time to explain and listens to my concerns and questions.

April 2016
Dr. Leatham is phenomenal. I am privileged to have her as my PCP.

April 2016
The doctor was thorough, efficient, friendly. During the appt time, I went from deep concern about my condition to feeling it was not normal but not so serious. The response with the lab results were exactly what she predicted so I felt really taken care of in a positive and timely manner.

April 2016
Dr. Leatham was great; so have all of the providers been at the Winslow Clinic. Its like a throw back to the 60´s...everyone is attentive, thoughtful, caring and competent.

April 2016
Nice that she asked about my family members, but she knows more about them than me.

April 2016
Dr. Leatham is the best health care/provider/partner ever!

March 2016
Recent death of my husband, also a patient at VM. Both MA and my doctor were supportive of and shared appropriately re: my grief. Re: my medical concerns that appointment, Dr. Leatham was calm and straight forward re: my need for a biopsy, without causing me more distress. I fully trust her care.

March 2016
Dr Leatham has been my doctor for over 20 years and I absolutely adore her. She is smart, kind, and fully present with me. absolutely She makes me feel like she has all the time in the world for me even though she obviously has a lot of other people to see each day.

March 2016
see previous comment. aDr. Leatham is exceptional!

March 2016
Dr Leatham may be late it is because she makes sure your needs are met I don´t mind waiting

March 2016
Dr Leatham was excellent, knowledgeable, caring and thorough. One of the most positive experiences in healthcare I have had in a long time.

February 2016
Dr. Leatham has been my doctor for over 20 years. She has always listened and checked into my health concerns. Appreciate her professionalism, knowledge and care.

February 2016
I am 72 and never had a doctor who was so knowledgeable, caring and selfless! #8. As much as I needed.

January 2016
All good experiences.

January 2016
Dr. Leatham has been my primary for 16 years - She understands my needs! I would have left.

January 2016
This doctor is wonderful---She is sometimes hard to get an appt. with but this time I had quick success.

January 2016
I always tell other people how great a doctor Kim is. "She walks on water!"

January 2016
Every time I see Dr. Leatham, I am reminded how very lucky I am to be her patient. I wish I could find the words to truly explain how wonderful she is. I always feel that my concerns are very important.

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Special Interest(s)
Women's health, urgent care, depression, adolescent health care issues and collaborative care for patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes, depression, arthritis, CHF and asthma

Education
University of Washington, Seattle, 1988

Residency
Family Practice, Providence Medical Center and SeaMar Community Health Center, Seattle, 1991

On Patients
"I believe we are all responsible for our own lives and health. My goal in patient care is to empower individuals to make healthy choices in issues of lifestyle and health care. Prevention is a strong part of my practice and that requires a close, communicative relationship with each patient. I enjoy working with people from the very young to the very old, and from all different cultural backgrounds. A large part of my practice is devoted to women’s health care, embracing the physical, psychological and emotional needs of women of all ages.


I also believe in a mind-body whole person approach to health and work with other practitioners who treat depression, anxiety, musculoskeletal injuries and disorders, pain and stress."

On Virginia Mason
"We are working on transforming the primary care relationship to be truly patient-centered and to achieve the best possible outcomes in chronic disease, prevention and acute care. We are developing teams of RNs, pharmacists, mid level practitioners, and medical assistants who work closely with the primary care physician to help each patient achieve their health goals.


Being part of an integrated medical center gives us an opportunity to co-ordinate patient care with specialists and hospitalists for safety and continuity of care. Sharing the electronic medical record and committing to putting the patient first creates excellent teams."

Professional Activities and Awards
Co-Leader, Team 5000, Transforming Primary Care at Virginia Mason Voted one of Seattle's Top Doctors by Seattle magazine in 2010.

Curriculum Vitae
Kim Leatham, MD, ABFP - Curriculum Vitae