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Mariko Kita, MD
Neurology
 
4.8 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Profile
Special Interests
Clinical Experience
Departments
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.
Likelihood of recommending this provider
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider showed concern
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider explained things clearly
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider included you in decisions
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider discussed treatment options
 
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.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
Dr. Kita Care is far above many VM providers in her care, concern, empathy. I trust her in any direction she suggests. She should be role model to VM providers on how to meet patient's needs effectively. Even her body language is open with direct eye contact. She exudes warmth. She never seems in a hurry and makes me feel as I am her only appointment for the day. She is patient. She never seems in a rush and always makes sure that all my questions/concerns are addressed. Leaves the room with "Is there anything else I can do for you?". Dr. Kita is open to my input and thoughts I may have. Kind, respectful
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2020
Dr Kita always provides excellent, individualized care in an unhurried manner
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2020
*Dr. Kita's the best! Professional, caring, knowledgeable.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
I've said it before, Mariko Kita is an absolute rock star. Super knowledgeable, professional and easy to talk to. If I don't understand something she explains, she explains again in a different way. I feel so fortunate to have her monitoring my condition, I feel I am in exceptional hands.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
My condition with MS does not provide a lot of opportunity for me to contribute to care decisions, so I trust my doctors direction.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
I have recommended 2-3 friends to see *Dr. Kita over the years.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
Dr. Kita is always so kind and encouraging. I feel completely confidant in her suggestions and treatments. I have and will continue to recommend her to anyone in need of a Neurologist.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
*Dr. Kita is the most caring & compassionate doctor. I wish more doctors were like her.
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2019
I always feel I'm getting the best possible care with *Dr. Kita. 10. 1000%
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
visit seemed rushed and short for a yearly visit. Long way to drive for such a short visit
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2019
Dr. Kita has the wonderful ability to "normalize" the very abnormal. I always feel so much better after seeing her, much more confident regarding my health concerns and my ability to address them. She is kind, compassionate, incredibly knowledgeable and I feel so fortunate to be one of her patients.
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2019
I fly from Alaska to be seen by *Dr. Kita. I completely trust *Dr. Kita with all my MS needs and future decisions.
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2019
I have been seeing Dr. Kita since my initial MS diagnosis in 2010. I moved out of the area 5 yrs ago, and still feel the 8 hour trip to see her is very well worth it. Virginia Mason is like a well oiled machine. Everything is so easy for us patients to navigate and staff are incredibly helpful and friendly.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2019
*Dr. Kita is exceptional.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2019
Glad Dr. Kita made the recommendation to adjust my care plan but I felt in control of the decision.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2019
Dr. Kita spent alot of time with me. she is terrific.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2019
*Dr. Kita is exceptional. I would not be functioning well if not for her care. I am so fortunate to be in her care.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2019
*Dr. Kita is great!
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2019
My doctor is Mariko Kita and she's the reason I am with Virginia Mason. She is simply the best, amazing doctor and person and so knowledgable of the MS condition.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2019
Dr Kita is an amazing physician. She has a unique and beautiful way of blending together a very friendly manner and medical attention. One of the best if not the best neurologist I have seen for my condition!
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2019
I have recommended Dr. Kita to others. She is the main reason I stay at VM.