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Kim R. Pittenger, MD
Family Medicine
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
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Special Interests
Behavioral medicine, depression, screening, preventive care
Clinical Experience
Departments
Specialties
Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Primary Care
Board Certifications
American Board of Family Practice
Education and Professional Achievements
Education
University of Cincinnati, 1979
Residency
Family Practice, University of Cincinnati, 1982
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.
Patient Ratings and Comments
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
 
4.8 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
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.
August 2017
I´ve been seeing Dr. Pittenger for many years. He is the reason I keep coming back. He is friendly, professional and very knowledgable. He never makes you feel rushed when in an exam. I have alway recommended him to anyone looking for a general care physician.
August 2017
Kim was an excellent HCP. He instilled a high level of confidence and provided an easily relate-able manner. He spent time with me discussing the issues of concern to me and provided excellent advise and care.
August 2017
Great having Dr Pittenger
August 2017
Dr. Pittenger has been my doctor for some time. He always listens and informs me of the "whys" of tests and results. He is an excellent doctor.
July 2017
I moved from Redmond to West Seattle years ago but I still travel across the lake to see Dr. Pittenger because I really like his care.
July 2017
I appreciate Dr. Pittenger´s humor, his manner of explaining procedure/tests/medications, his engagement, his ability to listen to my questions and show me visual examples on the web that really helps.
July 2017
Dr. Pittenger is great. I am thankful for all his help lately.
July 2017
Dr. Pittenger has always been very low key but thorough and very pleasant. I recommend him to friends often.
July 2017
I have been a patient of Dr. Kim Pittemger for 30 years,have been confident about his care, and have recommended him to my husband and sister who are also very satisfied.
June 2017
I´ve been with Dr. Pittenger for many years now and I totally respect his opinion and diagnosis of him and the staff he works with.
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.
June 2017
I love VM for a multitude of reasons, and Dr Pittenger is by far the best doctor I have ever had. I am not looking forward to the day when he trades his stethoscope for golf clubs.
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
The best explanation and review and time spent with me.
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
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 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
I would recommend this doctor to anyone, but he is a busy man.
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 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´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 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
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 Pittenger has always provided excellent health care services and our family has been fortunate to have him as our physician.
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
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
Dr. Pittenger is great. Concerned, thorough and highly skilled.
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. 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. 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 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
Dr. Pittenger is just the best, period.
September 2016
Virginia Mason staff & docs are great. I am very happy with my care -
September 2016
Very happy with provider.
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
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
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 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