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Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Primary Care
American Board of Family Practice
Joined Virginia Mason - January 1985
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very good experience from start to finish
Dr. Pittenger is an amazing doctor. He helped me immensely with several problems.
As always, Dr Pittenger is totally thorough, very caring, very invested in my care and once again nailed my diagnois. He is the best!
I have been going to Dr. Pittenger since I was born, he always takes his time to explain everything! the appointment never feels rushed and I really trust and rely on his opinion, he makes the appointment very comfortable and is the reason I go to Virginia Mason!!
Dr. Pittenger is one of the best doctors in the state of WA
Doctor was running late due to a walk-in patient - excused himself before all my items were covered.
Please note this doctor (provider) is not my personal physician. I saw him as he was available.
All very good!!!
I trust Dr. Pittenger´s knowledge and experience.
On this visit doctor spent additional time with me to answer all my concerns. Other visits it appears that the doctor is in a rush.
I have great confidence and trust in Dr P.
Dr. Pittenger has been my primary care physician since 2002. I like him and trust him.
Happy to have time needed to discuss medications and radiology results at next appointment two weeks later which was requested by the physician.
Doctor Pittinger has been my PCP for a long time. He is a excellent Doctor and caring person.
Dr. Pittenger is an excellent family doctor. He works very well with my children, helps me understand the material or situation. I would highly recommend Dr. Pittenger as a family doctor to all my friends and family. He takes his time, makes sure you are leaving the visit with a great understanding and reassurance of the problem.
He told me one dose of medication, but sent in another dose. I had to call to verify which dose was correct. It was what he had told me, so I had to make another trip to the pharmacy. It was probably the computer program that reverted back to the selected dose after modifying
Kim Pittenger is one of the most best, most effective, caring professionals with whom I have ever worked. This has been true over the many years he has helped me. The only "negative" about Dr. Pittenger is that there is only one of him! Y´all should figure out how to clone him. This would need to include his personality, communication style and techniques, knowledge, listening, etc. To sum up: for many years I have trusted Dr. Pittenger, and truly appreciated his work with me. When I am wrong, he clarifies truth without making me feel stupid. He is always respectful, and occasionally funny. Best Doctor ever!
Dr. Pittenger is very knowledgeable and I trust his experience. As an RN, I appreciate that he includes me in decisions about my health care.
We have seen Dr. Pittenger for over 25 years. He´s the best doctor we have known!
Dr Pittenger is very professional and knowledgeable with a high level of care and compassion.
Dr. Pittenger is the best!
Dr. Pittenger is very professional and caring. I have confidence in his medical care because he is very knowledgeable and has always provided the best of care and answers my questions regarding my health so that I can understand.
The care provider knows he can use any words he wishes---I will understand.
Dr. P. was awesome. This was out first visit. He gave us time, and we didn´t feel rushed. Felt like he listened.
I have my family (wife and my Dad) seeing Dr. Pittinger. I can say he is the best GP Dr. I have ever worked with. He always make sure if I have any questions....
Dr. Pittenger is outstanding.
Behavioral medicine, depression, screening, preventive care
University of Cincinnati, 1979
Family Practice, University of Cincinnati, 1982
"Patients require knowledge and organization to make their own decisions about their health care. The word ‘doctor’ actually means teacher. Only by doing a good job as a teacher can I contribute to healing."
"Family practice places priority on the fact that a person’s illness or health occurs in the context of his or her family, whatever its structure, strengths and weaknesses may be. The outcomes of many conditions is affected by these strengths and weaknesses. Effort spent strengthening families improves health."
Professional Activities and Awards
Section Head and Medical Director, Family Practice, Virginia Mason, Kirkland Voted one of Seattle's Top Doctors by both Seattle Met and Seattle magazines in 2009 and 2010.