Norifumi Kamo, MD, MPP
Internal Medicine, Primary Care
American Board of Internal Medicine
MD, Harvard Medical School, Boston, 2010
MPP, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, Mass., 2010
Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, 2013
Joined Virginia Mason
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.
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.
I filled out a paper patient survey also about my yearly checkup. I am very impressed with Dr Kamo and the staff at U Village.
Dr. Kamo was very condescending and did not seem worried about my issues or concerns. After receiving lab data I got no response on what to do next or whether to schedule a follow-up appointment. I had to email him myself and ask. I again expressed my concerns about my health, we he seemed to discount and he did not suggest another appointment to discuss further. I will not be seeing him again in the future as he does not seem to be interested in a long term solution to my health concerns.
I was incredibly rushed through my visit. I came to talk to someone about weaning off of my anxiety medication, and to be honest this visit made me more anxious and more confused. I felt rushed through the entire visit, I did not feel like the provider included me in the conversation, rather he talked at me. I was in a sensitive and vulnerable place and I did not feel safe talking about my anxiety or depression, mainly because this provider was so rushed and impersonal. He did do a good job at giving me recommendations in the form of a handout for ways to cope and therapists to see. But overall, I was very disappointed with this visit.
I had two issues discuss with Dr. Kamo, one was some lines in my visual field, the other was a fast-changing mole on my face. He noted both at the beginning of the visit, but left the room without discussing or examining the mole. So that was never addressed in the visit.
This was my first visit with Dr. Kamo and I was very pleased with the entire time.
I´ve already recommended Dr. Kamo to others.
I was completely happy with the provider.
Very courteous and thorough!
I didn´t mind it but was noticeable; his quick responses to the intake process & repeating nurses questions made me feel rushed.
great job of bringing up studies explaining his recommendations.
I have nothing but good things to say about Dr. Kamo. He is a fantastic care provider and works with me to come up with the best solutions for my health. He really goes the extra mile! He even prints me out coupons when I can´t afford a medication. Sends me video links for research on treatments and always follows up quickly on email. I´m very impressed with his level of caring and service
Staff is embedded with professionalism
My ratings are why I enjoy and stay with this Doctor, even though he is now farther away from me.
Dr. Kamo made good eye contact, was interested in me, was concerned about my health, gave me options.
Dr Kamo was excellent in every way.
I thought the doctor was ok, not overly friendly or approachable. However, he was not rude or off putting either. He was ok, not stellar enough the recommend to friends and family, but competent and efficient enough to see once in a while.
Always timely responses after the visit.
Dr. Kamo spent a considerable time explaining treatment options and their effect. This was very helpful. I think he spent nearly 30 minutes in the room with me and did not come across rushed.
I was very impressed with Dr. Kamo. In addition to the reason for the appointment, I had some other issues to discuss. Dr Kamo was extremely knowledgeable about all the things and offered some very interesting insights and treatments for my cluster headache syndrome (which I´ve had for over 13 years).
Dr. Kamo is extremely personable and professional. I´m impressed with his ability to cite practce standards and study findings on a range of conditions without consulting Up-To-Date or online resources. Even though he charts during the visit, I always have the feeling that the interaction is 1st & the typing is his secondary priority - there´s a subtle difference, but he is clearly engaged.
I came in for a routine medication check but Dr. Kamo also spoke to me about another issue (alcohol abuse) and suggested an additional medication to help me reduce/eliminate my drinking. He took the time to delve into this although it wasn´t part of the original appointment agenda. I sincerely appreciate this. I started taking the medication and it is helping me more than any other treatments have.
Dr. Kamo followed up the next day with emails and information on the My VM website with helpful medication information.
Dr. Kamo is friendly, appropriate, and thorough. I appreciate his care.
Great doctor this is why when he moved from south to NW area I followed too.
fast and efficient, but though row
Dr Komo was great. As I am a young adult, it´s is nice to have a younger medical professional to relate to.
I was very, very nervous - this was not my usual doctor. He was awesome, and started me on a new medication that has really helped me finally get some sleep. He really spent a lot of time with me, and even looked things up, and gave me different ideas about what an acupuncturist school in Freemont - when I told him I really believed in natural - just can´t afford it i.e. massage, cupping, acupuncture.
excellent and thorough on all levels. appreciate communication on Virginia mason message system
Dr. Kamo is a superb young doctor. I have had to switch a few times due to doctors that I liked leaving VM ...I truly hope Norris can be my primary care physician forever!
Dr. Kamo It´s now treating my own father that It´s how much I trust his care and his team. They finally provided answers and relief for many of my health issue´s. He´s the best kind doctor in my opinion.
Dr. Kamo was attentive to my needs and was very willing to help. I appreciated that he was willing to listen and follow my lead with regard to my type 1 diabetes care. I have been managing my diabetes successfully for over 25 years, and I am often frustrated by doctors whose default assumption is that I do not understand this part of how my body works as well as they do. I was very reassured that Dr Kamo started from a place of respect for my knowledge and experience in this area. That earned my trust!
Everything was good. Answers to the confidence and recommendation questions were solely based on the fact that he seemed very young, and it was the first time I saw him.
I felt good about my visit
Both Therese and Norris were great.
I had not seen Dr. Kamo before and I was extremely impressed with his attentiveness, questions, understanding of my health complexities, including my thoughts in his plan, listening well, and managing to be fast and efficient yet thorough and present.
Dr. Kamo went through every issue I had, and I think he did a great job
Dr. Kamo was terrific
Continue to be very impressed w/ the level Dr Kamo´s knowledge base and his carefully thought out treatment plan.
Dr. Kamo and his assistant Theresa are excellent care providers. I never felt like I was being rushed and they answered my questions in a very thoughtful and professional manner. #3. Excellent.
Dr. Kamo provided reprints, detailed explanation of injury. Urged attention to hypertension. Followed through on all levels. I value his expertise and recommend him most highly without reservation. Outstanding doctor!
Dr. Kamo is a superb clinical physician and, most importantly, a compassionate listener. I trust this doctor implicitly. He has a special way of combining (a) all the electronic data entry and technology necessary for delivery of primary care services during an appointment with (b) listening to the patient and advising the patient on treatment options. In other words, he combines latest technology with warm personal approach to patient. I have had exposure to top physicians, east coast and west. Dr. Kamo is in category of his own. Highest marks in all respects. Although I work full time in Washington DC, I return to family home in Seattle specifically to get my health care from Norris. I hope VM will do everything to promote this promising physician-medical leader. The move to UV was a good one for his practice and profile. He is "Head of Internal Medicine" material -- and more -- for VM in the future.
It seemed like he was reading off of the document that described the condition I had when explaining things to me.
Doctor talked about marking on my hand to be able to track progression of infection but then never did it. He spent time with me but most of it working on the computer.
Dr. Kamo is great & is especially good at getting back to me via myvirginiamason.com
Provider seemed very intelligent but did not show much of a warm caring human provider style and definitely seemed preoccupied with getting data into computer. I think he is probably a very good diagnostician and probably brilliant systems analysis professional......but needs to work on interpersonal skills.
Dr. Kamo, EXCELLENT, kind & professional.
questions about my 2nd thyroid med unanswered
Appointment seemed cursory - as it did the last time I saw this provider, especially compared to other providers in the same office. Provider did not seem concerned about the health condition - that is, he seemed dismissive but did not know what was causing the condition and made no guesses. The appointment felt, as it did the first time, like a waste of time.
I have only seen Dr. Kamo a few times which makes it hard for me to rate him. I think he is extremely bright and very thorough. If he is very busy, he gets a little wired. At those times, his rapid-fire questions can be hard to take. If he could learn to take a few deep breaths before he enters the examining room, I would have no hesitation about recommending him to anyone else. As for me, I wish he´d slow down at times but I´m happy to have him for my doctor.
Good, would not hesitate to recommend to a friend. #8. Adequate.
You are fortunate to have Dr. Kamo on staff.