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Mariko Kita, MD
Neurology
 
4.9 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Profile
Special Interests
Clinical Experience
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Specialties
Neurology, Multiple Sclerosis
Board Certifications
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Education and Professional Achievements
Education
Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago, 1994
Internship
Internal Medicine, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, 1995
Residency
Neurology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1998
Fellowships
Neuroimmunology, Mt. Zion Multiple Sclerosis Center, University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco, 2000
Professional Activities and Awards
Director, Virginia Mason Multiple Sclerosis Center
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
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
5.0 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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July 2018
Dr. Kita as always took everything into consideration and took the most baffling symptom I had and came up with quite a good explanation for it. She takes the fear of unknowns out of my many autoimmune conditions and replaces them with easy to understand facts and plans for dealing with them. It is at once comforting and empowering. She´s always VERY empathetic and takes concerns seriously. Listening to you rather than just talking at you.
July 2018
Dr Kita is so caring, such a knowledgable and excellent doctor. She always has a great smile and true warmth in her eyes when she comes into room, listens well, communicates well. This time I was seeing her about my getting a mobility/balance dog and she was enthusiastic about a dog´s addition to my well being in mobility and support. She took the time to talk to the trainer I am getting the dog from about this during my appointment expressing her support. She then gave me a medical letter for this Collie´s addition to my life and well being. Every time I see Dr Kita or communicate with her on the portal she is caring and supportive of my needs and concerns. She also is always encouraging of me as I live with MS. I am so grateful!
June 2018
Dr Kita is an amazingly skilled, caring, and professional provider, who has always made an effort to get to know me and worked hard to help me function at my highest capabilities instead of settling for less. I always feel like we are working together on my health, instead of having to defend myself and my needs to her like I´ve had to do with some other providers. This is invaluable, and I highly recommend her to everyone I meet who needs neurological referral.
June 2018
*Dr. Kita listens well, compassionate provider. Have recommended her to at least 2 friends.
June 2018
Dr. Kita is the best .
June 2018
I´ve always been pleased with Dr.Kita and the efficiency of her staff
June 2018
Dr. Kita is amazing. I honestly couldn´t ask for a more professional, caring, concerned doctor.
May 2018
Dr. Kita is amazing. I am continually impressed with the care she shows for me as a patient and her knowledge as a neurologist. I feel like I am in good hands.
May 2018
It doesn´t get any better than *Dr. Kita. She is amazing!
May 2018
*Dr. Kita is THE BEST. Her care with my RRMS has allowed me to have a great life!
May 2018
Thank you Dr Kita for being so kind to my parents and taking the time to answer all of our questions. My folks think you´re awesome :) and so do I
May 2018
Great.
May 2018
I can talk to Dr Kita about anything concerning my health
March 2018
Dr. Kita has been my neurologist since 2001. she knows my history well. she is always pleasant, kind, and very open to listening to my concerns and desired approaches of mediating pain.
March 2018
Dr. Kita is outstanding and so warm & personable.
March 2018
I would recommend Dr. Kita MD the best, I been going to her for many years, she has help me with any problems & answer any questions.
March 2018
best Dr in the city
March 2018
Dr. Kita is very exceptional, patient and reassuring provider. I consider her to be a compassionate & honest provider. Consequently, I have recommended her to others because she is excellent.
March 2018
Dr. Kita is always very personable & seems genuinely interested in my comments (about my life).
February 2018
Dr KITA is the best! she has been my MS doc for almost 20 years. I feel fortunate to have had Dr KITA as my doc for these past years. her new resident is thorough and courteous and seems to be a good addition to her team.
February 2018
Dr. Mariko Kita is a blessing. Words cannot describe how lucky I feel to have her as my MS Doctor. Total confidence. She explains everything in a way I can understand. She tells me what is happening in my body, what we can do and what to expect. What more could a guy ask for???
February 2018
Dr. Kita has always been very kind and thorough and inclusive at every visit.
February 2018
Dr Kita is the BEST!
January 2018
Dr. Kita is compassionate & well informed. She keeps her patients well-being at the forefront. I feel her care is exemplary.
January 2018
I wouldn´t want anyone else! Love Dr. Kita!
January 2018
I had been receiving care from a general neurologist outside of VM; I occasionally visited Dr. Kita for 2nd opinion or verification. In 2016 I shifted all of my MS care to Dr. Kita. She is outstanding in knowledge, explanation and overall patient care.
December 2017
Dr. Kita is a excellent MS specialist. She is remarkable and I´m happy to have her for my doctor.
December 2017
I absolutely love Dr. Kita and am very thankful she is my doctor! She truly "gets" me and always listens. She is one of the very best MS doctors I have ever had.
December 2017
I have complete confidence in Dr. Kita re her knowledge of my disease and appropriate treatment for me.
December 2017
Dr Kita always takes plenty of time and talks over what my concerns are.
December 2017
Very confident because I know I´m in the best hands.
December 2017
Dr. Kita is helpful, friendly and explains all aspects of my therapy/medication/US is amazing. She always gives me plenty of time for all all and & any questions I may have. she is an incredible MD.
December 2017
Dr. Kita is a wonderful physician. I feel totally confident under her care. She saw that I was having difficulty with moving my arm trying to put my coat on. She immediately scheduled an appt. with an orthopedic physician.
December 2017
I am in very good hands with Dr. Kita in treating my MS. She is always respectful and a good listener, but also very informed and provides guidance on decision making for my treatment, etc. She is a wonderful doctor.
November 2017
I have been very happy with Dr Kita´s care.
October 2017
Dr. Kita is amazing. I don´t know how she does it all.
October 2017
I have always appreciated Dr. Kita´s level of concern and care I have received. I have never felt like I was being rushed out of her office. she has made me feel like I am being listened to and has always explained my concerns with MS in terms I had no problem understanding
October 2017
Dr. Kita spent a lot of time with me and she was very helpful in addressing my issues. She is a wonderful physician, very caring and knowledgeable, empathetic, non-judgemental, extremely patient and supportive. Multiple Sclerosis is a lousy disease and Dr. Kita treats me with such kindness.
October 2017
Dr. Kita is marvelous...imminently knowledgeable AND intuitive. She was an active listener, then a calm communicator as she described possible treatment approaches. Dr. Kita made me feel like a colleague, not simply a patient.
September 2017
She is "the best".
September 2017
I recommend Dr. Kita to all MS patients that come into our clinic. Infusion Care at Virginia Mason Memorial in Yakima.
September 2017
Dr. Kita is one of my favorite doctors. She has helped me so much.
August 2017
Dr. Kita has to be the best doctor you have on your staff!
August 2017
In a scary situation, Dr Kita is absolute perfection. Good care, kindness and direct communication.
August 2017
Dr. Kita is fabulous. Even though I now spend most of my time in CA, I come to Virginia Mason at least once each year for continuity of care with Dr. Kita.
August 2017
I had several concerns and topics that I discussed with Dr. Kita. She was very thorough in all her answers and empathized with my current frustrations.
July 2017
I will continue to recommend Dr. Kita to anyone. She is the best!!
July 2017
Outstanding doctor.
June 2017
Have recommended Dr Kita to many others over the years.
June 2017
Dr. Kita is caring and well informed. She is patient with my questions and answered them thoroughly
June 2017
Dr. Kita is fabulous!
June 2017
Dr. Kita is the best doctor. Her compassion and knowledge is outstanding
May 2017
Dr. Kita is best Doc and I´ve had many.
May 2017
I love Dr. Kita!
May 2017
The only word that describes how lucky I feel to be treated by Dr. Kita and her team is blessed.
May 2017
she listens to me and my concerns
May 2017
Dr. Kita is amazing! She listens, is understanding & empathetic. It´s like we´re a partnership in my health, care & treatment.
May 2017
Dr. Kita is exceptional in her concern for my well being, and answering all of my questions. I would give her an excellent rating as a doctor. Her high quality of care is why I drive an hour to see her.
May 2017
Always Superab
April 2017
Dr Kita is GREAT!!!
April 2017
I have recommended Dr. Kita to several people with MS. I don´t know anyone who doesn´t like her. She´s the kind of doctor that others should aspire to be like.
April 2017
I am from Port Townsend, and this visit Dr. Kita came to the VM Bainbridge Clinic which was a Godsend for me to not have to go to Seattlle to see her. Seattle is a 3 hour trip - one way. My husband has to drive me, we have to stay overnight because it is so fatiguing, which costs a lot of money to get a decent hotel in Seattle, Ferry, food etc. I would sure appreciate it if Dr. Kita could come to Bainbridge a few times a year. There are others who live on this side who see her as well and it makes it so much easier. It takes me 2 days to recover from a Seattle trip. Bainbridge trip was a breeze compared.
April 2017
I really like Dr. Kita and feel like she cares about me. I am so very glad she came to Bainbridge Island to see patients. I have MS and it´s a big expense to go to Seattle, I can´t walk far and must drive on the ferry, pay to park, etc. what a treat to be able to see her at the Winslow clinic!
April 2017
Been with Dr Kita for 20+ years. Her knowledge and experience is incredible.
March 2017
Dr Kita explained my current course of MS thoroughly and with care. My medications were a main concern for me today and we reviewed all of the options and why I should remain on my current regimen. She was able to use language that I, as a nurse, and my husband, who is not, could understand. She was incredible.
March 2017
Dr. Kita is very personable & seems genuinely interested & concerned about my care. She took time to answer any questions or concerns.
February 2017
She listens to me and answers my concerns with patience and concern. She makes sure I have everything I need to continue to be at my best health.
February 2017
Dr. Kita went over & above to make sure I got the medication I needed for my UTI.
February 2017
dr Kita is one of my all-time favorites. She listens, cares, helps, explains well, and gives me confidence and hope. I couldn´t ask for more!
February 2017
Dr. Kita & staff are very good.
February 2017
Dr. Kita is amazing; she takes the time to listen to me and makes me feel soo much better!
January 2017
Dr. Kita is absolutely top class in all aspects.
January 2017
Dr. Kita is amazing. We did forget to get the extra medication but I reduced my dose anyway because of lab results. So it all worked out.