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About Dr. Richard A Kahlstrom

Dr. Richard A Kahlstrom, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Gig Harbor, WA. He has 28 years of experience. His specialties include Sleep Medicine, Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonary Disease. Dr. Kahlstrom is affiliated with St Joseph Medical Center and Tacoma General Hospital. Dr. Kahlstrom has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

9 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Richard A Kahlstrom is Great. Dr. Richard A Kahlstrom has been rated by 9 patients. From those 9 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Richard A Kahlstrom is 3.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

St Anthonys Family Medicine

4700 Point Fosdick Dr NW Ste 320
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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Specialties

Dr. Richard A Kahlstrom has the following 4 specialties

  • Sleep Medicine

    A sleep medicine specialist is specially trained in diagnosing and treating disorders involving sleep.
    Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and insomnia are very common and can often cause other serious health issues, such as depression, asthma, and migraines. Sleep medicine specialists often work in sleep centers where they observe a patient while sleeping and monitor brain waves, behavior, and vital signs in order to identify the causes of sleep disturbance, or an inability to sleep (insomnia).
    Sleep medicine specialists treat patients through advising on sleep hygiene, providing cognitive behavioral therapy, using light therapy, or medical sleep aides.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Critical Care Medicine

    Also sometimes referred to as intensivists, critical care specialists are physicians with specialized training in the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions. Some of these conditions affect vital organs like the heart and lungs, those that make breathing difficult or impossible, and those that affect entire organ systems, like the renal system.
    Critical care specialists are typically found in a hospital's intensive care unit where they monitor patients with life-threatening conditions and make determinations as to the best course of treatment.

  • Pulmonary Disease

    A pulmonologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the lungs and respiratory tract.
    These specialists are similar to critical care specialists in that their patients often require mechanical ventilation to assist their breathing.
    Pulmonologists diagnose and treat patients with conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, COPD, and emphysema. Exposure and inhalation of certain toxic substances may also warrant the services of a pulmonologist.
    Some of the tools and tests pulmonologists use to diagnose a patient are a stethoscope in order to listen for abnormal breathing sounds, chest X-rays, CT scans, blood tests, bronchoscopy, and polysomnography.

  • Expertise

    2 Expertise

  • Insomnia
  • Asthma

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Reviews

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need my records or appt. for surgery approval, none of my drs. rec. any data
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Horrible Manner - arrogant and uncaring

Never go to this guy. When I made an appt. to try to find out what had caused pneumonia and pleural effusion that sent me to the hospital, I asked that all my medical records be sent to him for review. When I waited over an hour for my appt and got to see him, I told him I was worried because nothing had been explained fully to me and I wondered how I got this with no pneumonia symptoms. His answer...How would I know? Bad Karma?

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Just the best!

Dr. K as we affectionately call him has been a wonderful doctor to my Mom. He is so caring and takes time to talk to her and tells her the truth about her condition. She calls him her hippy doctor!

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Super nice guy

Highly rec, smart, kind man

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Caring & Smart

Dr Kahlstrom was extremely compassionate during our visit. He also took the time to explain some very complicated and difficult findings. Much appreciated during such a hard time in our lives.

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Kahlstrom is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    28 Years Experience

  • University Of Washington School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1990

  • University Of Washington School Of Medicine

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Richard A Kahlstrom accepts the following insurance providers.

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Locations & Directions

St Anthonys Family Medicine, 4700 Point Fosdick Dr NW Ste 320, Gig Harbor, WA
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