Dr. Alan Kimura, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 66

Ophthalmology

Dr. Alan Kimura, MD is an Ophthalmology Specialist in Loveland, CO and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science / Chicago Medical School in 1982. He is affiliated with medical facilities Porter Adventist Hospital and Saint Joseph Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Alan Kimura, MD

Monarch Dermatology & Surgery, LLC

1615 Foxtrail Dr Ste 100 Loveland, CO 80538
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Dr Kimura was thorough, professional, he spent time with me explaining my diagnosis & prognosis. Referred me back to my primary Dr for further testing.
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Nov 15, 2022
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I have been a Dr Kimura patient for over a year. He is saving my vision! I can never thank him enough. Yes the treatment is like a bad Mad Maxx movie frequent eye shots and such, but well worth it.
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Apr 06, 2021
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I had a partial retina tear in one eye and total detachment in the other. When I visited the office on a late Friday afternoon they immediately examined me. They told me to come back at 6 am on Saturday morning for surgery. They did surgery on one eye and shortly after the other. This was in 2008 and have great sight since. Such a great group of helpful and friendly professionals.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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John L Barrett – Jul 18, 2020
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I went to see Dr. Kimura for worsening diabetic retinopathy. He gave me an injection in my eye, and I experienced floaters for 3 weeks. When I came in for a follow-up with more targeted questions about the risks, benefits, length of side effects, etc. he was dismissive, rude and never answered my questions - only strongly recommended I get a second injection. He referenced my higher socio-economic status and said there was another option that I could pursue but it was significantly more expensive. He has NO IDEA what I do for work or my status, is making broad generalizations and insinuating if I cared about my health I'd pursue this significantly more expensive option (even though he said the two treatments have very similar results). I left his office in tears. On the other hand, his medical assistant was an absolute saint. She consoled me and went above and beyond.
What went well
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Nov 05, 2019
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Dr.Kimura is awesome! He was on time and told me what I needed to know.He knew right away that I have a rare genetic disease and immediately sent my DNA to the lab to confirm the gene.He knew all about it and gave me hope for the future.I also absolutely love his nurse!She was extremely knowledgeable and was able to explain some things I didn't understand and was happy to help in any way and did not push us out the door.Thanks guys
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Pamela Thom – Oct 12, 2019
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Dr. Kimura is great. He has always been a straightforward, no-nonsense kind of doctor. I have been seeing him since 2013 or so and he does have good days and bad days like all of us. He is very direct and to the point. I appreciate his expertise and non-nonsense delivery - some may not. His medical support staff is always hit or miss - depending on the location you see him at for service. For some reason the Lowry office seems to have a revolving door of staff who are either great or just there for the paycheck. Overall I recommend Dr. Kimura. I trust my vision with him.
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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stevestr – Sep 26, 2019
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I looked for the very best retina specialist and never gave much thought about his staff or the people that I would encounter during my appointment. I have since found that the “whole package” is what makes the “difference”. My entire experience starts at the reception desk and my first calming breath out is when someone smiles and greets me. I am then welcomed by one of his technicians. Their professionalism with a friendly smile and caring manner allows me to take another calming breath. Waiting for the next test, the lady next to me makes small talk. Usually something like, “ I see Dr. Kimura, who do you see? I really like it here or he is great, isn’t he?” After the testing, I get prepped for my shot. They know what they are doing and after, I feel more confident that everything will go smoothly. Dr. Kimura then comes in, shakes my hand, greets me with his friendly smile. I am reassured that all will go well and the shot is effortless. Thank you to Dr. Kimura and your staff.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ann in CO – Sep 25, 2019
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I have been seeing Dr. Kimura in the Golden office for over 10 years. In my early eighties I noticed wavy lines in my right eye and contacted Dr. Kimura who informed me that there were now medicines for age-related macular degeneration. I started receiving shots in that eye every 4 to 5 weeks which have preserved my vision. Dr. Kimura is knowledgeable of treatments and communicates clearly with me. Even now that he has become recognized in our area, he provides me with appointments - except one time when he was in Africa training retinologists. His well-trained nurses always give me numbing/pain medication in the eye and have me close it until he comes in with a good handshake. Then he inserts the needle in my eye. I barely feel it! Most evenings of the same day I am able to read. By the next day I can see quite well again - thanks to Dr. Kimura. I am 91 years old and very thankful for his help and his efficient and respectful office staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Westminster, CO – Aug 24, 2019
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I’ve been a patient of Dr. Kimura for almost 20 years. He is kind, attentive, and extremely talented. I wouldn’t have my life as I know it today without his skills and dedication.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 31, 2018
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I have been seeing Dr Kimura for several years and have always found him to be caring, willing to explain what is going on and o over options. Also has a great sense of humor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Steve in Broomfield – Mar 07, 2018
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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. Kimura! He was very patient with my daughter and kind to her. He was very informative and took his time explaining everything to us. He was very encouraging and positive. I would recommend him to everyone!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Wendy Skalak in Morrison, CO – May 08, 2017
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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 appointments. Missed a bleed in her eye that was found at mayo clinic after multiple appointments. When she stated she was having trouble seeing, he seemed not to care. He is after insurance money .BEWARE
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Denver, CO – Apr 17, 2017
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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 blind you would think you would be more prepared. Also I have been waiting 4 months for genetic testing, and they just told I have to wait until next year. 0 follow through. He doesn't care at all
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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RP patient in Denver – Aug 23, 2016
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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 glaucoma test from my optometrist and is now sending me to another specialist, without any evidence of glaucoma. it is difficult to communicate with him.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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huntley in Denver, CO – Apr 14, 2016
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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 asking so many questions that any other doctor my get tired of answering and he smiles and laughs with me while we work together to help my eyes.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Steven in Denver, CO – Mar 30, 2016
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I had visited Dr. Kimura for his opinion for my left eye which has no vision because of matured cataract and detached retina. My opinion: Dr. Kimura does not seem to have sufficient practical experience of attaching detached retina. Besides, he is disrespectful, rude, bad-listener, and, his way is the only way type of doctor. I would not recommend him to any person for retina treatment.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Denver, CO – Mar 21, 2016
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Care Philosophy

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.

Biography

Dr. Kimura is a native of Chicago, IL. After completing subspecialty fellowship training in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery in 1989 at the University...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

1987
U Ill EE Infirm|U Iowa Hosps Clins
Fellowship Hospital
1986
U Ill Eye-Ear Infirm|University of Illinois at Chicago|University of Illinois Hosp
Residency Hospital
1983
Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center|Good Samar Hosp
Internship Hospital
1982
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science / Chicago Medical School
Medical School
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What conditions does Dr. Alan Kimura, MD treat?

Dr. Kimura frequently treats the following conditions: Vitreous Hemorrhage, Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration, and Retinal Hemorrhage. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Alan Kimura, MD's office address?

Dr. Kimura's office is located at 1615 Foxtrail Dr Ste 100, Loveland, CO 80538. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Alan Kimura, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Alan Kimura, MD is affiliated with Porter Adventist Hospital and Saint Joseph Hospital.

Is Dr. Alan Kimura, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Alan Kimura, MD holds board certifications in Ophthalmology.

How much experience does Dr. Alan Kimura, MD have?

Dr. Kimura has over 40 years of healthcare experience.

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Dr. Kimura's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Vitreous Hemorrhage
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Dr. Kimura treats Vitreous Hemorrhage more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Kimura treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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Dr. Kimura treats Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Kimura treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Retinal Hemorrhage
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kimura treats Retinal Hemorrhage more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Kimura treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Kimura's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eye Test
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pars Planitis
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Dr. Kimura accepts the following insurance:

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Locations

Monarch Dermatology & Surgery, LLC

Centura Business Park1615 Foxtrail Dr Ste 100 Loveland, CO 80538
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Colorado Retina Associates

East Denver (Lowry) - Lowry Medical Center8101 E Lowry Blvd Ste 210 Denver, CO 80230
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Englewood850 Englewood Pkwy Ste 200 Englewood, CO 80110
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Lafayette - West Medical Building1050 W South Boulder Rd Ste 2100 Lafayette, CO 80026
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Clinical Research Department255 S Routt St Ste 200 Lakewood, CO 80228
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Colorado Retina Associates

Parker - Lincoln Medical Center11960 Lioness Way Ste 290 Parker, CO 80134
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Kimura is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Porter Adventist Hospital

Denver, CO

76% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)

Saint Joseph Hospital

Denver, CO

85% Patients that would definitely recommend, 15% higher than the national average

19 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)

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