Kenneth L. Kay, MD

Kenneth L. Kay, MD
Would recommend provider
 
4.9 out of 5 stars

322 Patient Ratings
103 Comments

Issaquah

Departments
Primary Care
Internal Medicine

Specialties
Internal Medicine, Primary Care

Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1991, 2001

Education
University of Washington, Seattle, 1988

Residency
Internal Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1991

Joined Virginia Mason
January 1991


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

Patient Comments
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June 2017
Dr. Kay is great. He´s pleasant, efficient, and seems genuinely interested in my well-being.

June 2017
I really like Dr. Kay. He´s very practical and takes patient´s concerns into mind.

June 2017
Dr Kay has always spent whatever time I need and has been very thorough.

June 2017
Provided callback to allow me to make or change work travel plans based upon my test results. Very prompt

May 2017
I have moved out of the Issaquah area, but will continue to see Dr. Kay because I have confidence in his diagnoses, medical knowledge, treatment plans, etc. I have been a patient of his for many years and I trust him as my caregiver. Plus, I like him.

May 2017
DR. Kay is excellent.

May 2017
Very good experience

May 2017
I especially appreciate Dr. Kay´s listening skills and his responses

May 2017
Patient, thorough, good explanations to my questions & answered all of them.

May 2017
Love, love, love Dr. Kay.

May 2017
Dr. Kay is outstanding and if he ever leaves I will go wherever he is.

May 2017
Dr. Kay is a great doctor! Always takes time to explain things to me and address my questions.

May 2017
If the care provider we´re talking about is Dr. Kenneth Kay, he has been nothing but outstanding over the 20 plus years I´ve been seeing him.

April 2017
Dr. Kay is extremely helpful, honest, and realistic about cures for troubled joints & spine. Good person & doctor.

April 2017
Dr Kay has always been excellent.

April 2017
Dr. Kay is the best.

April 2017
Dr Kay is very good with me. I´m grateful that he works 1 night per week.

April 2017
I don´t make it easy, but he is god to me

April 2017
Always receive excellent care from Dr. Kay

April 2017
bEEN MY PROVIDER FOR YEAR. vERY HAPPY WITH HIM!

April 2017
dr. K is an excellent doctor. I have been with him for many years and I am very happy.

April 2017
Dr. Kay is great. Caring & honest, doesn´t get much better than him.

March 2017
I had some unsettling symptoms and there was no sign of recognition that this could be distressing, no sign of empathy.

March 2017
Dr. Kay always does a wonderful job. He listens very well and really keeps me involved in decisions about my care. I absolutely trust his advice and appreciate his genuine concern in making sure I receive the best treatment. He is an outstanding physician and I have recommended him to many of my colleagues.

March 2017
Love Dr. Kenneth Kay. Feel very comfortable with him.

March 2017
Not only is Doc. Kay a good doctor, he laughs at my jocks.

March 2017
Dr Kay has been my PCP for many years and is a primary reason that I stay with Virginia Mason. He is the ultimate professional and I trust him completely.

March 2017
I drive in from Puyallup just to see Dr. Kay. He is a great doctor.

February 2017
Doctor Kay is an excellent care doctor, he makes sure I follow the routine check & lab tests

February 2017
Dr. Kay is always pleasant and he listens to my questions and concerns.

February 2017
Dr. Kay has always been a very good physician who is open and honest, making sure I understand everything.

February 2017
Dr. Kay is probably the best doctor I have ever dealt with. He was kind and took as long as I needed to feel comfortable.

February 2017
Excellent experience with Dr Kay.

February 2017
Dr. Kay is excellent. Probably the best doctor I have had.

February 2017
Dr. Kay is excellent in all ways.

February 2017
I like Dr. Kay!

February 2017
Dr. Kay is a wonderful doctor and always listens to my issues and treats accordingly

January 2017
I have always been extremely satisfied with Dr. Kay´s practice. He has been an outstanding clinician, attending to my medical needs for almost 20 years.

January 2017
Good.

January 2017
Dr. Kay is great - he listens well and demonstrates that he truly cares about his patients. My son´s go to Dr. Kay now and I would recommend him highly to anyone.

January 2017
i received excellent care from Dr Kay!!

January 2017
As you can see by my response--I was very impressed.

January 2017
Dr. Kay is a good listener! He asks pertinent questions and is interested helping me with my health problem and solution to getting me back on fy feet, so to speak.

December 2016
appreciate the time Dr Kay took to speak with me

December 2016
Dr. Kay gave me a lot of fresh insight into an old problem that was flaring up. Left with a number of ways to mitigate the problem. very attentive and courteous. has the ability to be complete present and undistracted when he sees you.

December 2016
Dr. Kay is great, very personable and on top of my health. Kudos to him and the nurse who came in ahead of him.

December 2016
I would recommend Dr. Kay to anyone, he consistently does a great job.

December 2016
Dr. Kay is very pleasant caring and efficient. Best doctor myself and my family could possibly have a great doctor

November 2016
Dr. Kay was excellent as always.

November 2016
Dr. Kay is a very good doctor. I appreciate the time he takes to listen to my concerns and to include me in creating solutions for my care. I have quite a bit of confidence in him and appreciate all that he does for me.

November 2016
I have recommended Dr. Kay to others. He does a great job giving options on conditions.

November 2016
Dr Kay is the best!

November 2016
Dr. Kenneth Kay,internist, is the best doctor I have ever gone too. He never makes you feel rushed and no matter how busy he is or how many emergencies he has, he will always take the time to answer my guestions and explain things to me. He also, on his day off, responded to my request for a cataract surgery clearance. Also, out of all the specialists I have gone too on my own that were not referred by Dr Kay, I find my self wondering why I bother to go to them because I always wind up being told exactly what it is by Dr Kay. He listens to me and let´s me be a part of deciding the best plan for me. That is very important to me.

November 2016
Dr. Kay is amazing and very through in his questions. Always professional & friendly. Love having him as our family doctor.

October 2016
Dr. Kay is the best at not making you feel rushed. He is excellent in showing care and compassion, very nice, I always feel he is there to help and support and he ensures that all my concerns are properly attended to...even if he has to explain it in detail. Keep in mind for answer 2) that I´m an engineer so for most people this would be a 5) but he didn´t provide an exteme level of detail

October 2016
Dr. Kay is the best. He truly cares about his patients, and i have 100% faith in him as my doctor.

October 2016
My wife and I are both very pleased with our annual checkup by Dr. Kay. He demonstrates respect for our questions and concerns. He is very kind and understanding of aging patients like the two of us. My responses recorded in this survey are applicable for both of us.

October 2016
I have been seeing Dr. Kay for fifteen years (I think) and he has just been outstanding. Always listens to you carefully, discusses the issues in easy to understand language, considers your preferences in prescribing treatment, and gives you the time you need. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs a good primary care doctor.

October 2016
I have seeing Dr. Kay for several years. I have complete trust in him.

October 2016
Dr. Kay is the reason we stay at Virginia Mason. We have moved from the area but will continue with VM.

September 2016
Dr. Kay is the best!

September 2016
Dr. Kay is wonderful

September 2016
Cannot add anything. Doctor Kaye is very professional.

September 2016
Dr Kay is an excellent physician who is a credit to his profession. He displays knowledge and concern. Virginia Mason is fortunate to have him on staff and I am fortunate to have him as my provider.

August 2016
Dr Kay has been our family doctor for years. always been easy to talk to and I leave there feeling like my questions have been answered. and he will refer me on if I need to be. we trust him

August 2016
He took the time to listen to every concern and made me feel like what I had to say was important.

August 2016
Dr. Kay is a wonderful physician and my experiences are always very high quality. he is personable, responsive, informative, and thorough.

August 2016
Best doctor I have ever had in my life - hope to stay with him always.

August 2016
I have full confidence in DR KAY wonderful DR

August 2016
Dr. Kay has been VERY good and easy to work with....

July 2016
Dr Kay is the best. I can´t imagine ever changing Doctors.

July 2016
Dr. Kay has the perfect approach for my personality type; calm, easy to talk too, friendly and I feel like we have a conversation versus him just telling me what to do/not to do.

July 2016
I did not answer number 10, as medical care is a very personal choice. I would recommend to family as I would know more about the person´s preferences.

June 2016
dr. Kay was personal while providing informative recommendations. Best doctor patient

June 2016
Dr Kay has always been outstanding and takes the time to answer all questions

June 2016
Dr. Kay is great and the reason that I drive over an hour to use him as my PCP.

May 2016
Saw the same day I called in for an appt.

May 2016
Dr. Kay is remarkably good and I am a perfectionist, so I don´t give praise lightly. He is always open, informative, takes his time and always asks for my input.

May 2016
Dr. Kay and his staff always provide excellent, professional, courteous service. I couldn´t be happier with them.

May 2016
I have recommended Dr.Kay to anyone and everyone who asks ,although I am greedy I am willing to share him

April 2016
one of the best

March 2016
I´m a retired MD and I really appreciate that Dr Kay always treats me like a respected colleague. He includes me in all decisions about my care (even though I haven´t actually practiced medicine for several years.)

February 2016
Dr Kay has always included me in his decisions about my health and he always listens to my opinion

February 2016
I have recommended Dr Kay to a number of my friends and family

January 2016
Dr. Kay has been my primary Doctor for many years and I respect his opinion and service that he has provided.

January 2016
My provider s are the best I can´t say enough about them in such a small square I love and trust them all

January 2016
All areas covered and very professional and personal as well.

December 2015
I´ve been coming to Dr. Kay for years, and he is the best. I trust him completely.

December 2015
Dr. Kay is one of the better doctors that I have been treated by over the last 22 years at VMMC. I would highly recommend him to everyone. (I am not saying that I want to change from my current doctor that I generally see now, but she was on vacation.)

December 2015
As always with Dr. Kay and the entire team, I feel that I received excellent care.

December 2015
I switched to Dr. Kay on the recommendation of one of your nurses. I was unhappy with the provider I was seeing at the time. It was a very good move! Now my husband and son also see Dr. Kay.

December 2015
Dr. Kay is a great doctor who always takes the time to explain and listen.....he is the best PCP I have ever had and I am 62 years old.

December 2015
Especially like the My Virginia Mason application to get quick answers.

December 2015
Always a good experience with Dr. Kay.

November 2015
Dr Kay always seems to be behind schedule, but the great news is he spends good quality time with me.

November 2015
Nothing but great things to say about Dr. Kay.

November 2015
I have an excellent care team.

October 2015
There is still some uncertainty about just what is causing my symptoms. So, since it isn´t clear, we are trying some options to figure out the cause.

October 2015
I am impressed with Dr. Kay. His diagnosis of my problems were spot on.

October 2015
Ken Kay is an excellent doctor. I also appreciate that he is "just a good guy." No need for formality, no arrogance, just a teammate in my care. First name basis.

October 2015
Please consider that this was my first encounter with Dr. Kay. Confidence and trust will likely grow.

October 2015
I am a retired MD and I appreciate that Dr. Kay is able to treat me as both a patient and a professional colleague at the same time. (That´s not easy but he does it well!)

September 2015
Very good.