Dr. Derek Kunimoto, MD

Dr. Derek Kunimoto, MD

Ophthalmic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 48
(12)
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Dr. Derek Kunimoto, MD is an ophthalmic surgery doctor who practices in Phoenix, AZ. He is 48 years old and has been practicing for 18 years.

15401 N 29th Ave

Phoenix, AZ 85053

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Accountable Health Plans of America
  • Aetna
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
  • Arizona Medical Network
  • Banner Physician Hospital Organization (BPHO)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Bridgeway Health Solutions
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • 33 More

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Top Care Areas

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Macular Edema
very high
more than 99% of peers
Macular Hole
very high
more than 99% of peers
Diabetic Retinopathy
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
49

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

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

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Wills Eye Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Wills Eye Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kunimoto has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kunimoto's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kunimoto to family and friends
3.8
based on 12 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Kunimoto's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
Phoenix, AZ |
Dr. Kunimoto saved my eyesight. Originally he saw me on a Sunday, having been referred to by the Emergency room for a detached retina. I see him annually. His practice takes him to several locations throughout the Phoenix area and the state of Arizona. I can go to any location that fits my time schedule, and have! I would wait, no matter how long, or how far behind his schedule gets, I will always wait, because I know he is helping someone with an emergency.
in Phoenix, AZ |
I believe Dr. Kunimoto excels in his field and communicates well with his patients; but when the patients are expected to wait two to three hours for each appointment, that is disrespectful of the patient. Problems outside of appointments seem to be referred out.
in Tempe,az |
Inconsiderate Doctor.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Kunimoto accepts 42 insurance carriers
  • Accountable Health Plans of America
  • Aetna
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
  • Arizona Medical Network
  • Banner Physician Hospital Organization (BPHO)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
  • Bridgeway Health Solutions
    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
  • Comprehensive Medical and Dental Program (CMDP)
  • CorVel
    CorVel PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
  • CRS
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Fortified Provider Network
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Health Choice of Arizona
    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
  • Health Net
  • HealthCare Consortium of Arizona
  • Humana
    Gold
    Humana PPO
  • Indian Health Service
  • Maricopa Health Plan
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Mercy Care
    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
  • MultiPlan
    Integrated Health Plan (IHP) PPO
  • PHCS
    PHCS PPO
  • Pinal/Gila LTC
  • Prime Health Imaging
    Prime Health Imaging EPO
  • Prime Health Services
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Pyramid Life
  • SCAN Health Plan
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • Triwest
    TriCare/TriWest
  • UniCare
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
  • UnitedHealthCare
    CarePlus
    PacifiCare
    PacifiCare PPO
    Secure Horizons
    Sierra Health
    United Healthcare
  • University Physicians
  • USA Managed Care Organization
  • Yavapai Long Term Care

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Hospitals where Dr. Kunimoto has admitting privileges

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Phoenix Children's Hospital
1919 E Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85016
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