Dr. Derek Kunimoto, MD

Ophthalmic Surgery •  Male • Age 51
  
Dr. Kunimoto
Accepting new patients

Retinal Consultants Of Arizona

13943 N 91st Ave Ste D101 Peoria, AZ 85381

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(623) 972-1173

Dr. Derek Kunimoto, MD is a Ophthalmic Surgery Specialist in Peoria, AZ. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix and Banner Desert Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kunimoto to book an appointment.


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Dr. Kunimoto accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
Choice Plus POS II
Whole Health Banner Health Network HMO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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Dr. Kunimoto's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Vitreoretinal Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kunimoto performs Vitreoretinal Surgery more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Kunimoto performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Retina Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kunimoto treats Retina Diseases more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Kunimoto treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Eye Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kunimoto performs Eye Surgery more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Kunimoto performs this procedure more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Kunimoto's conditions and procedures:

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Retina Diseases
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Dr. Kunimoto's Reviews

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4.0

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1 Star
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I took my dad to see dr Kunimoto because his eye was bothering him. We sat in the office over 2 hours then he was taken to finally see the dr. Dr Kunimoto spent less than 5 minutes with him and told him there was nothing wrong. He gave no alternatives or resources or even a suggestion. I was very disappointed with the service. I took my dad to see a Ophthalmologist for new glasses and he was diagnosed with glaucoma. How did Dr Kunimoto miss this? I’m appalled and will never use or recommend Retinal specialists or this so called dr again.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Oct 08, 2020
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The wait time was what I expected. After taken back to the procedures, it was very efficient and went quickly. Dr. Kunimoto was very efficient and after the exam, he communicated his results in a easy to understand manner. Quite happy with my exam.
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Gilbert, AZ – Nov 02, 2018
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Dr, Derek, I have read his Story and he also Study at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, The Best in the Country. I had retina surgery By Dr. Joseph I. Maguire at Wills Eyes and Dr. Derek study under him. I have all the Faith in the World for Dr. Derek Kunimoto, Its All GOOD
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Tom Hofstaedter in San Tan Valley, AZ – Aug 25, 2018
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Dr. Kunimoto is a true expert in his field, He was referred by a close friend, he is approachable, listened to me, asked a lot of questions and made sure he understood the full scope of the problems before proceeding. He is a very caring doctor who knowing I was anxious and devastated at the thought of losing sight in one eye made sure I was involved in every step of the process and always asked how I was feeling
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sue O in San Tan Valley, AZ – Jul 06, 2018
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Dr. Kunimoto has a very calm manner. He has many patients but takes the time to answer your questions.
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
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John Linda in Tempe – Jul 01, 2018
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Dr. Kunimoto is a great doctor. I would never switch doctors. I have tried other doctors with terrifying results. Dr. Kunimoto is so patient and understanding. I hate the 2-3 hour wait time but I don’t want to lose Dr. Kunimoto.
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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Kim Cremonese in Phoenix , AZ – May 15, 2018
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I take my 85-y-o mother to appts & go in with her to help her understand & remember--this review is from these visits. Kunimoto is very knowledgeable, but the practice & office leaves much to be desired. If you like to spend a lot of time sitting in waiting rooms, see this doctor. Read other comments --common experience. Total visit 3 hours & over 2.5 spent in waiting rooms. She wasn't even called back until an hour past her appt time, and there were no more seats. Disrespectful of patients.
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Mesa, AZ – Dec 09, 2017
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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.
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Phoenix, AZ – Aug 12, 2016
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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.
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C.S.M. in Phoenix, AZ – Apr 11, 2016
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Inconsiderate Doctor.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

We are proud to have become Arizona's largest and most experienced ophthalmology practice focused specifically on the diagnosis and management of the retina...Read more

Biography

EDUCATION & HONORS

Derek Y. Kunimoto graduated from Harvard College summa cum laude, and Harvard Medical School with honors. He received...
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Vitreous Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2006
Wills Eye Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2004
Wills Eye Hospital
Residency Hospital
2000
Massachusetts General Hospital
Internship Hospital
1992
Harvard University
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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Locations

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix

Phoenix, AZ

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)

Banner Desert Medical Center

Mesa, AZ

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

Banner Thunderbird Medical Center

Glendale, AZ

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)

Phoenix Children's Hospital

Phoenix, AZ

St. Joseph's Hospital And Medical Center

Phoenix, AZ

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
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