Kim R. Pittenger, MD

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

235 Patient Ratings
90 Comments

Kirkland

Departments
Family Medicine
Primary Care
Internal Medicine

Specialties
Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Primary Care

Board Certifications
American Board of Family Practice

Education
University of Cincinnati, 1979

Residency
Family Practice, University of Cincinnati, 1982

Joined Virginia Mason
January 1985


Patient Ratings
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Would recommend provider
 
4.8 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
 
4.8 out of 5 stars

Patient Comments
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June 2017
I´ve been seeing Dr. Pittenger for many years, and I´ve always been happy with his style of including me in the discussion, his clear descriptions of my options, and the caring he has shown to me about my concerns. I continue to drive to Kirkland for my care although I have moved away because of his great care.

May 2017
Dr. Pittenger is excellent!

May 2017
Awesome Doc!

May 2017
Dr. Kim Pittinger is an awesome doctor! He is extremely knowledgeable and does very well at explaining/ showing me what is going on with my medical situation and I leave feeling very confident is his resolve.

May 2017
I was surprised by the way the Dr. casually mentioned cancer concern since my problem was not resolving itself but was glad he referred me to someone he felt could better diagnose the problem.

April 2017
Dr. Pittenger has been my primary care physician for many years during which he has always exhibited the care for me and my family that you are focused on.

April 2017
The best explanation and review and time spent with me.

April 2017
Dr. Pittenger has always given me the best of care.

April 2017
Dr. Pittenger is awesome.

March 2017
Dr. Pittenger was outstanding!

March 2017
Dr. Pittenger is the best..period.

March 2017
Dr.Pittenger is one of the best physician i have ever had care for me.

March 2017
All was good, I could relate to Dr Pettinger very well and his skill and knowledge of my condition came through in our discussion. He was friendly and courteous and took his time to explain my condition and treatments/risks.

February 2017
I would recommend this doctor to anyone, but he is a busy man.

February 2017
I feel that Dr. Pittenger takes his time with patients and looks at the whole person not just the sum of parts. He seems to understand and empathize with my issues and works towards resolution.

February 2017
Pittenger and Staff = The BOMB!

February 2017
Dr Pittenger spent extra time with me over and above my diabetes check up. He has always been a caring doctor and really listens. I´ve been seeing him over 30 years because he is so good.

January 2017
Dr Pittenger was very thorough

January 2017
Dr Kim Pittenger is an excellent doctor and I feel I am fortunate to have him as my primary care doctor.

January 2017
I´ve returned to Virginia Mason for my primary care after a long absence. I´m absolutely delighted with and confident in Kim Pittenger. Not only is he well informed about health issues, he is also kind, friendly, and warm. He explains everything in a comprehensive manner that anyone could understand. I look forward to many years of satisfied care.

January 2017
I have always been extremely pleased with the care I receive from Dr. Pittenger, going so far as to have him be my new daughter´s pediatrician. During this visit he took the time to understand my current care needs and related a personal anecdote to help put me at ease.

January 2017
I wish all Doctors were as congenital as he isBest Doctor ever

January 2017
I came to see Kim Pittenger - he´s my dr for 30 years and I have high confidence in him and his ability to address my health issues. I chose to see Kim, not a PA - even though my health issue is routine. Confidence and relationship matter a big deal for me.

January 2017
Best in class!

December 2016
Dr Pittenger has always provided excellent health care services and our family has been fortunate to have him as our physician.

December 2016
I always get the best treatment and time with the Doctor. He is very informative about all my issues and provides explanations for them in words I can understand.

December 2016
Dr. seem rushed. No talk about my family. Not like him. Got a feeling like a number not a person(human).

December 2016
Dr. Pittenger is obvious a brilliant man, but he talks to you in understandable, direct language and communicates his care and concern for your health and individual situations.

December 2016
Dr. Pittenger is an excellent provider and the reason i have remained with Virginia Mason for over 25 years.

December 2016
Dr Pittenger is one of the best doctors I have interacted with. Virginia Mason has absolutely recruited a good doctor here and we, as patients, very much appreciate this.

December 2016
Dr. Pittenger is great. Concerned, thorough and highly skilled.

December 2016
In my 58 years of experience with the medical community, Dr. Pittenger is by far the best physician, in any category, with whom I have worked.

December 2016
Long time patient of Dr. Pittenger and I think he is the best.

November 2016
Dr Pittenger always takes the time to make sure I understand

November 2016
very good experience

November 2016
Trustworthy!

October 2016
we love Dr. Pittenger, he really is the best of the best, we hope he never ever retires :).

October 2016
Dr. Pittenger has always treated our family with compassion and kindness and frequently goes the extra mile to ensure that we have been taken care of.

October 2016
Three generations of my family are under the care of Dr. Pittenger. I have been under his care for many years and have a high degree of confidence in his advice and expertiese for my medical care.

October 2016
Dr. Kim Pittenger is an excellent and caring physician I´ve seen for 20? years and would recommend him without hesitation to anyone needing quality care.

October 2016
Dr. Pittenger is a caring, concerned physician and I appreciate his approach to my care.

October 2016
Dr. Pittenger Rocks! He is absolutely awesome. He is a great listener, he is caring, and spend time to explain the diagnosis and the treatment options. I feel fortunate to have him as my primary physician.

October 2016
Dr. Pittenger is very informative & did not rush.

October 2016
Dr Pittenger is one of the best physicians that I have had the pleasure to come into contact with.

September 2016
Virginia Mason staff & docs are great. I am very happy with my care -

September 2016
Very happy with provider.

September 2016
Dr. Pittenger is just the best, period.

September 2016
Kim is fabulous! He is knowledgeable, friendly, answers all my questions, and has a great sense of humor! Too bad you can´t clone him.

September 2016
could not have a better provider

September 2016
Kim Pittenger has always been a great physician to me from diabetes to skin care.

September 2016
Dr. Pittenger was excellent. I am always impressed by his knowledge and caring approach.

September 2016
Dr. P is the best by far!! He is the best doctor- very kind and caring, very professional.

September 2016
Dr Pittenger is the best. He diagnosis are spot on. He explains it all. He has great communication skills. I always recommend him to others.

August 2016
Kim Pittinger is wonderful doctor who clearly understands and enhances the patient / provider partnership.

August 2016
he us amazing, totally trust him!

August 2016
Dr. Pittenger is outstanding.

July 2016
Dr. Pittinger is great! A combo of a long-ago family doctor and current with meds, etc.

July 2016
Dr. Pittenger has always been an excellent care provider.

July 2016
Dr. Pittenger is a very understanding and excellent physician. I was one of his first patients and as happy with her services as the first time I saw him.

July 2016
Sometimes the dr´s time available seems pressed to completely answer my questions.

July 2016
Pittenger has been my GP for decades.

June 2016
very good experience from start to finish

May 2016
Dr. Pittenger is the best GP physician that I have ever met and displays the utmost professionalism and care. He is the model by which other physicians should judge themselves. I could not have any greater trust than I do in him and would recommend him highly to anyone. He has been my GP for approximately 10 years (including using him while I lived overseas for 2 years).

May 2016
Dr. Pittenger is an amazing doctor. He helped me immensely with several problems.

May 2016
As always, Dr Pittenger is totally thorough, very caring, very invested in my care and once again nailed my diagnois. He is the best!

May 2016
I have always had complete confidence in Dr. Pittenger and the exceptional care he has given me to many years. During this appointment, he _____ pictures along with a clear verbal explanation to help me better understand my health issue and why further testing was necessary.

May 2016
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!!

May 2016
Dr. Pittenger is one of the best doctors in the state of WA

April 2016
Doctor was running late due to a walk-in patient - excused himself before all my items were covered.

April 2016
Please note this doctor (provider) is not my personal physician. I saw him as he was available.

April 2016
All very good!!!

March 2016
I trust Dr. Pittenger´s knowledge and experience.

March 2016
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.

March 2016
I have great confidence and trust in Dr P.

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
Great Dr.

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....

September 2015
Dr. Pittenger is outstanding.