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Kim R. Pittenger, MD
Kim R. Pittenger, MD
Would recommend provider
4.9 out of 5 stars

111 Patient Ratings

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Primary Care
Family Medicine
Internal Medicine

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Virginia Mason Kirkland Medical Center


Kirkland Medical Center  (425) 814-5100

Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Primary Care

Board Certifications
American Board of Family Practice

Joined Virginia Mason - January 1985

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
4.9 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
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
4.8 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
4.7 out of 5 stars

Patient Comments
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February 2016
Dr. Pittenger has been my primary care physician since 2002. I like him and trust him.

January 2016
Happy to have time needed to discuss medications and radiology results at next appointment two weeks later which was requested by the physician.

January 2016
Doctor Pittinger has been my PCP for a long time. He is a excellent Doctor and caring person.

January 2016
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.

January 2016
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

December 2015
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!

December 2015
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.

December 2015
Dr Pittenger is very professional and knowledgeable with a high level of care and compassion.

December 2015
We have seen Dr. Pittenger for over 25 years. He´s the best doctor we have known!

December 2015
Dr. Pittenger is the best!

November 2015
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.

November 2015
The care provider knows he can use any words he wishes---I will understand.

November 2015
Dr. P. was awesome. This was out first visit. He gave us time, and we didn´t feel rushed. Felt like he listened.

November 2015
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....

November 2015
Great Dr.

September 2015
Dr. Pittenger is outstanding.

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Special Interest(s)
Behavioral medicine, depression, screening, preventive care

University of Cincinnati, 1979

Family Practice, University of Cincinnati, 1982

On Patients
"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."

On Specialty
"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.