Dr. Alan Kimura, MD

Dr. Alan Kimura, MD

Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 61
(15)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Alan Kimura, MD is a vitreoretinal disease specialist in Denver, CO and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine and Science / Chicago Medical School in 1982 and specializes in vitreoretinal disease & surgery and ophthalmology.Read his story

8101 E Lowry Blvd Ste 210

Denver, CO 80230

Contact Information

(303) 261-1600

Insurance Accepted

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
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Top Care Areas

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Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
very high
more than 98% of peers
Retina Diseases
very high
more than 93% of peers
Macular Edema
very high
more than 90% of peers

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Dr. Kimura's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kimura "Dr. Kimura is a native of Chicago, IL. After completing subspecialty fellowship training in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery in 1989 at the University of Iowa, he accepted an offer to join the faculty. Dr. Kimura obtained additional training in retinal vascular diseases, followed by electrophysiology fellowship training. He directed the Ocular Electrophysiology Laboratory, studying inherited retinal diseases, and was the Vitreoretinal Fellowship Director as a tenured professor at the University of Iowa. After 10 years in academia, Dr. Kimura's career turned to private practice in Denver, and he has been in private practice the last 10 years. Continuing his research pursuits, he is a co-investigator in the dozen active studies conducted through the practice and continues to contribute to scientific literature, having published 65 papers and eight book chapters. As Medical Chair in Denver for the Foundation Fighting Blindness, Dr. Kimura continues to work with industry, private institutions and his community to keep the practice vibrant and at the forefront. One of a handful of American Board of Ophthalmology oral board examiners in the Western states, Dr. Kimura stays current by attending meetings throughout the year and teaching at the University of Colorado with a clinical appointment. Dr. Kimura is single and continues to travel internationally, enjoying both expeditions in remote areas and discovering the culture of Europe's cities. He enjoys the variety of outdoor activities that living in Colorado's mountains affords."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kimura "The mission of Colorado Retina Associates is to provide state-of-the-art, safe and effective retina care, knowing that compassion is equally important in the care of our patients."
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Specialties

  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Cancer
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine and Science / Chicago Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Good Samar Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • University Of Illinois Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • U Ill Ee Infirm
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • U Iowa Hosps Clins
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Johns Hopkins School Of Public Health
    Other Education | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kimura has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kimura's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kimura to family and friends
3.1
based on 15 total reviews (7 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Kimura's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
GOOD
Answers Questions
GOOD
Time well spent
GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

I was referred to Dr. Kimura through my eye physician for my 12 year daughter who is showing the initial signs of RP. After reading some of the reviews on here I was very hesitant on going to Dr. Kimura for her first appointment. I could not have been more wrong! I was very impressed with Dr....more
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PLEASE DO NOT GO TO THIS DOCTOR. I am a nurse and I was taking my mom to get injections in her eye. He yelled at her while she was crying because she didn't want the injection due to a reaction. He was rude to his staff. Didn't read the chart or have knowledge about her case at multiple...more
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I was recently diagnosed with Retinitis pigmentosa. This means that I am going blind. I am young and this is terrifying and his advice was to be positive and have a laté. I understand some people are terrible about handling the emotions of others, but when you tell a twenty something they are going...more
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I have seen him 3 times. I do not have severe eye problems, simply bad floaters. He puts me off, is not respectful, speaks rudely to his scriber and generally plays word games with me. I can not seem to get any direct answers from him. I'm not sure what is going on. He was not satisfied with the...more
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Dr. Kimura has been treating me for many years. I have always felt so warm in his office with his staff and with Dr. Kimura. He takes the time to listen to my concerns and explains in detail (meat and potatoes type of way) about my condition and how he is treating it. There are times I know I am...more
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