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Greg I. Nakamoto, MD
Greg I. Nakamoto, MD
Would recommend provider
4.7 out of 5 stars

108 Patient Ratings

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Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Virginia Mason Bellevue Medical Center
Virginia Mason Kirkland Medical Center
Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center


Bellevue Medical Center  (206) 341-3000
Kirkland Medical Center  (206) 341-3000
Hospital & Seattle Medical Center  (206) 341-3000

Orthopedics, Sports Medicine

Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1999; Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine, 2001

Joined Virginia Mason - January 2003

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

Patient Comments
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May 2017
Excellent orthopedic doctor.

April 2017
Dr. Nakamoto was friendly, informative, sympathetic and included me in the choice of treatment.

March 2017
Dr. Nakamoto is extremely kind and thorough. You don´t find doctors like him anymore!

March 2017
Really like him.

March 2017
Like Dr. Nakamoto very much. Very thorough and relatable.

March 2017
Excellent all around!

March 2017
Very thoughtful care and attention to my needs and questions.

January 2017
Dr. Nakamoto & the staff in the exam room were very caring, explained things in laymans terms so they were understandable. Took time, never felt rushed. Great office, definitely would recommend.

January 2017
All good.

December 2016
Dr. Nakamoto is outstanding.

December 2016
Greg was outstanding. He listened, asked questions and talked to me about options. Very professional at all times!

October 2016
Having never met him before I found him to be excellent in every way.

October 2016
Very friendly and compassionate.

September 2016
This is the first time that I gave highest score to all questions asked Dr. Nakamoto is a jewel. I wish that all doctors would be like him. He loves to help patients and it shows. His manners are great. He earned my respect. 8. 45 minutes.

August 2016
Dr. Nakamoto shows very much concern for patients and wants to get to the bottom of things.

June 2016
Great doctor. I have complete confidence in him. I especially enjoy his interaction as a "teacher" to his resident.

June 2016
Left spot feeling concerns professional & completely satisfied. Outstanding care!

May 2016
Dr. Nakamoto kept trying and typing on the computer instead of looking at my face and listen plus he ordered MRI but failed to told me I am going to be in the tube all the way. I could´ve ask for a anxiety pill or something. He said only my legs will be in there. I wish I´d be informed well. Dr. Nakamoto - (Kirkland).

May 2016
I would answer all questions the same for all visits I´ve had with Dr. Nakamoto and the orthopedic department. I am very grateful for their care and attention.

May 2016
First time I ever had an MD suggest a call him by first name, immediately setting the amicable tone of a relaxed exam that encouraged discourse.

April 2016
Dr. Nakamoto is very thoughtful, gives clear explanations & I would recommend him highly. Very smart also!

March 2016
Dr. Greg is attentive, competent, personable and ALWAYS geared toward my goal of getting back to my active life.

March 2016
First time seeing this provider. I appreciated his communication skills & thoroughness.

February 2016
First time to see this doctor, was very good but hard to judge correctly from one visit.

February 2016

January 2016
Very friendly & professional.

January 2016
Very good doctor. Easy to talk to and good listener.

November 2015
Dr. Nakamoto always seems caring, I feel informed about the decision making process, and he did the least painful knee injection I have ever had.

November 2015

November 2015
I enjoyed my visit with Dr. Nakamoto. He was precepting a UW resident and made sure to include both of us in the educational piece of the visit. He is an excellent teacher and clinician.

October 2015
Dr. Nakamoto was very friendly, thorough and explained my medical condition in a way easy to understand. He had my x-ray & other medical history in front of him.

August 2015
Wish he used my Virginia Mason email response rather than have someone call me.

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Special Interest(s)
Evaluation and non-operative treatment of knee and shoulder problems

University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, Calif., 1996

Internal Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, 1997

Internal Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, 1999

Primary Care Sports Medicine, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, 2000

On Patients
“An important part of what I do, which is treating non-operative musculoskeletal problems, is educating patients - teaching them what caused their injury, how to heal their injury and how to prevent their injury from coming back. To do this, however, requires matching the doctor with the right expertise to the patient with the right condition. I am excited to have the opportunity to practice sports medicine at Virginia Mason, because at Virginia Mason I am given the opportunity to be that 'right doctor' for so many patients who should best be treated without surgery.”