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Kim R. Pittenger, MD
Kim R. Pittenger, MD
  • Overview
  • Expertise
  • Education
  • Personal
  • Awards & Activities

Departments
Internal Medicine
Family Medicine
Primary Care

Clinic, Maps and Directions
Virginia Mason Kirkland Medical Center

Phone

Kirkland Medical Center  (425) 814-5100

Specialties
Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine

Board Certifications
American Board of Family Practice

Joined VM - January 1985

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

Education
University of Cincinnati, 1979

Residency
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.

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