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Norifumi Kamo, MD, MPP
Internal Medicine
 
4.7 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Profile
Areas of Expertise
Primary care, health policy and health systems improvement
Personal Information
Dr. Kamo enjoys traveling, running, cycling, snowboarding and jazz music.
Clinical Experience
Departments
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Primary Care
Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine
Education and Professional Achievements
Education
MD, Harvard Medical School, Boston, 2010
MPP, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, Mass., 2010
Residency
Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, 2013
Professional Activities and Awards
American College of Physicians
Society for General Internal Medicine
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
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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May 2018
Dr Kamo is an excellent care provider
April 2018
Excellent care. Hope he stays as a Provider for ever!
March 2018
Excelente Doctor, my mom recommended him, and I am going to do the same!Gave me confidence and was very knowledgeable! I just hope he can stay there forever.
March 2018
I am not sure if this particular was with Dr. Kamo, but did want to comment that we are truly touched by his caring, understanding, expertise, and empathy. As well as that of his staff.
February 2018
The provider was great. He is not my assigned GP, but helped me out on this visit as though I were.
February 2018
in all of my years I´ve never experienced such diligent care, understanding, and the utmost concerns about my medical health and well being.I am extremely happy that Dr. Kamo is my care provider and have referred many friends and associates to him!
February 2018
Dr. Kamo´s great. I had a breast lump, he explained this with a great amount of compassion.
February 2018
Dr. Norifumi Kamo is an excellent doctor. He has been instrumental in helping me heal & recovery.
February 2018
Dr. Kamo spent a fair amount of time answering all of my questions. It was an excellent visit!
January 2018
I am very happy with the care and attention I received. thank you.
January 2018
Dr. Kano is exceptional
January 2018
I´ve been recommending Dr. Kamo to my own patients and family/friends since I first met him. I saw him once when he was covering for another PCP of mine that was out of the office. I felt he was knowledgable, nonjudgmental, encouraging, and had a great bedside manner. I then asked him at my second visit if he could just become my PCP. That day had been unusual in that I had to wait almost an hour to see him, but it seems there was someone really sick before me. It must have been a hard day for him with being scheduled with so many people back to back but he still managed to power through my concerns with calm and I was impressed by that. I have a long problem list with different specialists, need for refills, referrals, labs, etc., so I am always a little self-conscious about being too much of a hassle for a busy internist but he doesn´t make me feel like I´m a hassle. In fact, even this last third visit, he powered through all my concerns and was very supportive, validating, and I have no idea how but got through everything (2 different rashes, thyroid, medial meniscal injury and post care, neck/shoulder pain, refills for separate issues/labs/coordination with his MA to get me into Mammo that day since I dread it). I really don´t know how he does it. I know I´m in really good care and would like for him to be my doctor over a long period of time, so my only concern is that he is also taking good care of himself without being too overworked, and that he doesn´t move onto somewhere else. Right now, I have a great team of providers at VM.
January 2018
Dr. Kamo is the very best.
January 2018
Dr. Kamo is very polite, very prompt and very knowledgeable. He explained and answered all questions that I had. He made me feel really comfortable and very respectful.
January 2018
Dr. Kamo is very knowledgeable & pretty well knew what was needed to resolve my problem. He is a very likeable & friendly to meet. #8. 20 minutes.
December 2017
Great doctor!
December 2017
Dr. Kamo is the best!!! Explains so well.
December 2017
Excellent!
November 2017
He shows investment, he made an effort to help motivate me in my goals to eat healthier
November 2017
I came into the appointment really worried about my condition and left feeling even more worried. I was not reassured by my car provider at all and didn´t feel like he took my condition seriously. He looked at my mouth for a very short period of time and then proceeded to GOOGLE canker sores. I could have googled canker sores, I wanted a professional opinion and some reassurance that I was okay. I recognize that it is hard because my regular care physician is out on leave and it´s tough to come in with a brand new patient you have no relationship with. But I was very unhappy with the way I was treated and how I left feeling. If I am going to be spending good money to have a doctor look at me, I expect him not to google the condition.
November 2017
DR. KAMO ROCKS
November 2017
By now I have seen Dr. Kamo a few times. With each visit he gained my trust and confidence in his professional ability as a physician. On this visit he was thorough, as usual, asked great questions related to my health problem, and gave a prognosis that made sense to me.
November 2017
The doctor was friendly, but I was in for a physical and was told it would be thorough, but the doctor only asked basic questions and did very little examination. It was an very cursory I did not leave feeling that there was any value in the time spent.
November 2017
Outstanding.
October 2017
Excellent doctor. Recommended him to my significant other.
September 2017
He was great. He showed concern for my problem, he also looked into other things that seemed problematic to him. when he had to do a breast exam he brought in a woman as a chaperone. he was very knowledgeable and helpful.
September 2017
My impression is that Dr. Kamo is incredibly smart and efficient.
September 2017
excellent care
August 2017
Every year I see Dr. Kamo - every year I feel so lucky to have him as my Primary Care physician. He is not only a very good physician - but also over the last few years he seems to grow kinder and more empathic. I think he´s just wonderful.
August 2017
One of my best friends was my primary care provider until five years ago, when he moved away from Seattle. Since then, I have tried three different doctors and finally have found a worthy substitute in Dr. Kamo. He is very responsive and accessible, seems very knowledgable and current on medical, and is a really good guy.
August 2017
Dr. Kamo is an exceptional provider and I am confident of his professionalism and care.
August 2017
Dr. Kamo and his Care Team are genuinely concerned about my well being and healthcare. The appointments are interactive and very thorough - everything is clearly explained and checked for understanding. I place my trust and faith in Dr. Kamo and Healthcare Team. Yes, I have and will continually and strongly recommend Dr. Kamo and Virginia Mason. Please remember that "The Foundation of All Relationships is based on TRUST & RESPECT" which I have with Dr. Kamo. I request that you share my survey results with Dr. Kamo and his Healthcare Team. Thank You
August 2017
Great Visit.
July 2017
Dr Ka mo exemplifies ´physcian´ He & his staff are credit to VM & the medical profession.
July 2017
Dr. Kamo isn´t very friendly and I probably won´t see him again.
July 2017
Dr. Kamo was great! I´m thinking about switching to him as my PCP.
July 2017
Dr. Kamo was an exceptional doctor. I felt like he really cared about me as a patient and he really took his time, asking me many insightful questions about my health. I will definitely be returning to him in the future for my primary care needs.
June 2017
I appreciate Dr. Kamo´s sharing epidemiological and other studies with me.
June 2017
Slightly vague description of my illness. Was expecting a more definite answer.
June 2017
I really enjoy seeing him. he´s kind, knowledgeable, and explains things in a way that are easy to understand.
June 2017
I filled out a paper patient survey also about my yearly checkup. I am very impressed with Dr Kamo and the staff at U Village.
June 2017
Dr. Kamo was very condescending and did not seem worried about my issues or concerns. After receiving lab data I got no response on what to do next or whether to schedule a follow-up appointment. I had to email him myself and ask. I again expressed my concerns about my health, we he seemed to discount and he did not suggest another appointment to discuss further. I will not be seeing him again in the future as he does not seem to be interested in a long term solution to my health concerns.
June 2017
I was incredibly rushed through my visit. I came to talk to someone about weaning off of my anxiety medication, and to be honest this visit made me more anxious and more confused. I felt rushed through the entire visit, I did not feel like the provider included me in the conversation, rather he talked at me. I was in a sensitive and vulnerable place and I did not feel safe talking about my anxiety or depression, mainly because this provider was so rushed and impersonal. He did do a good job at giving me recommendations in the form of a handout for ways to cope and therapists to see. But overall, I was very disappointed with this visit.
June 2017
I had two issues discuss with Dr. Kamo, one was some lines in my visual field, the other was a fast-changing mole on my face. He noted both at the beginning of the visit, but left the room without discussing or examining the mole. So that was never addressed in the visit.
May 2017
This was my first visit with Dr. Kamo and I was very pleased with the entire time.
May 2017
I´ve already recommended Dr. Kamo to others.
May 2017
I was completely happy with the provider.
May 2017
Very courteous and thorough!
May 2017
I didn´t mind it but was noticeable; his quick responses to the intake process & repeating nurses questions made me feel rushed.
April 2017
great job of bringing up studies explaining his recommendations.
April 2017
Staff is embedded with professionalism
April 2017
I have nothing but good things to say about Dr. Kamo. He is a fantastic care provider and works with me to come up with the best solutions for my health. He really goes the extra mile! He even prints me out coupons when I can´t afford a medication. Sends me video links for research on treatments and always follows up quickly on email. I´m very impressed with his level of caring and service
April 2017
My ratings are why I enjoy and stay with this Doctor, even though he is now farther away from me.
April 2017
Dr. Kamo made good eye contact, was interested in me, was concerned about my health, gave me options.
April 2017
Dr Kamo was excellent in every way.
March 2017
I thought the doctor was ok, not overly friendly or approachable. However, he was not rude or off putting either. He was ok, not stellar enough the recommend to friends and family, but competent and efficient enough to see once in a while.
March 2017
Always timely responses after the visit.
March 2017
Dr. Kamo spent a considerable time explaining treatment options and their effect. This was very helpful. I think he spent nearly 30 minutes in the room with me and did not come across rushed.
March 2017
I was very impressed with Dr. Kamo. In addition to the reason for the appointment, I had some other issues to discuss. Dr Kamo was extremely knowledgeable about all the things and offered some very interesting insights and treatments for my cluster headache syndrome (which I´ve had for over 13 years).
February 2017
Dr. Kamo is extremely personable and professional. I´m impressed with his ability to cite practce standards and study findings on a range of conditions without consulting Up-To-Date or online resources. Even though he charts during the visit, I always have the feeling that the interaction is 1st & the typing is his secondary priority - there´s a subtle difference, but he is clearly engaged.
February 2017
I came in for a routine medication check but Dr. Kamo also spoke to me about another issue (alcohol abuse) and suggested an additional medication to help me reduce/eliminate my drinking. He took the time to delve into this although it wasn´t part of the original appointment agenda. I sincerely appreciate this. I started taking the medication and it is helping me more than any other treatments have.
February 2017
Dr. Kamo followed up the next day with emails and information on the My VM website with helpful medication information.
February 2017
Dr. Kamo is friendly, appropriate, and thorough. I appreciate his care.
January 2017
Great doctor this is why when he moved from south to NW area I followed too.
January 2017
fast and efficient, but though row
January 2017
Dr Komo was great. As I am a young adult, it´s is nice to have a younger medical professional to relate to.