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About Dr. Laura R Kimball

Dr. Laura R Kimball, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Seattle, WA. She has 24 years of experience. Her specialties include Family Medicine. Dr. Kimball has received 1 award. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

19 Ratings with 7 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Laura R Kimball is Great. Dr. Laura R Kimball has been rated by 19 patients. From those 19 patients 7 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Laura R Kimball is 3.9 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Swedish Physicians

1001 4th Ave Ste 420
Seattle, WA 98154
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Specialties

Dr. Laura R Kimball has the following 1 specialty

  • Family Medicine

    A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
    The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Laura R Kimball has the following 8 expertise

  • Family Planning
  • Influenza
  • Immunization
  • Contraception
  • Weight Loss
  • Weight Loss (non-surgical)
  • Women's Health
  • Check-up

Dr. Laura R Kimball has 1 board certified specialty

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Board Certifications

Dr. Laura R Kimball is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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Five Stars

Dr. Kimball has been my doctor for 20 years and she always gives me the time I need and answers all my questions. She is one of a kind.

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Avoid if You have Thyroid Issues

I was a patient of Dr. Kimball's for 2 years. She does very minimal testing and seems to diagnose almost solely by guessing. Having had symptoms of hypothyroidism for over a year, I repeated had to ask that my TSH be monitored. She refused to make a diagnosis or treat me for hypothyroidism. I went back when symptoms worsened and additional symptoms began showing up (cold, thinning hair, dry skin, sudden weight gain, menstrual irregularities, and more) and had to insist she run a TSH test. She told me she didn't think I had a thyroid problem and tested me for STDs instead. Lo and behold, my TSH levels are elevated. Going to a new PCP for treatment. I think Dr. Kimball is a very nice person, but not a good doctor.

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Horrible Bedside Manner

I went in for an annual exam. This was my first appointment with Dr Kimball, so she did not know anything about me. I mentioned to her that I haven't been taking good care of myself for the past 5 years since the birth of my daughter as I have had personal struggles. I explained that I was starting to exercise again, have been seeing a therapist and planned to see a naturopath. Dr. Kimball seemed irritated that I was planning to see a naturopath and explained that she would probably take a different route for diagnosing my health problems. She then gave me an extremely rough exam, told me that I had to lose weight and said that she couldn't feel my ovaries through my tummy because of my excess weight. She was very brisk and insensitive in how she expressed this information to me. For someone who knows very little about my background, I felt that she was passing judgements about me. I have never had such a horrible annual exam, and I have never had an OBGYN ever tell me that they couldn't feel my ovaries. I would not recommend Dr. Kimball to any woman and I don't plan to see her again. After this visit, I am truly baffled as to why she has good ratings on this site.

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Dr Kimball is great

Dr Kimball has been our family practitioner for 8 years. In that time she has always been professional, couteous and accurate in her diagnosis. She is particularly good with our daughter. We would strongly recommend her to anyone.

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Dismissive

I had experienced flu-like symptoms for 10 days and was worried that I wasn't recovering. She was pretty dismissive, offering that it "sounds like H1N1," but not suggesting that I be tested for it. When I asked if I was still contagious, she said "maybe." So let me get this straight, I might have swine flue and I might still be contagious, and all you have to offer is bed-rest and fluids? Don't you think I should get tested so that I know for sure? On top of that, she seemed annoyed that it had taken me so long to come in. But from my perspective, I was concerned that I was not getting better, and she didn't do too much to allay my concerns. She kind of just seemed like she wanted me to get out of her office.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

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  • Education

    24 Years Experience

  • University Of Washington School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1994

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Laura R Kimball accepts the following insurance providers.

  • ODS
    • Moda Health First Choice Network

Locations & Directions

Swedish Physicians, 1001 4th Ave Ste 420, Seattle, WA

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