Dr. Harold Kitaoka, MD

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Dr. Harold Kitaoka, MD
Dr. Harold Kitaoka, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Rochester, MN. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 36 years. Dr. Kitaoka is affiliated with Mayo Clinic Hospital - Saint Mary's Campus.

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Dr. Kitaoka's Reviews

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based on 8 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Kitaoka's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    FAIR
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
St Paul, MN |
Long wait. No Time for my complex problem. No empathy.
I'm sure he has helped many people, but my experience was very unpleasant. I was suffering from severe inexplicable pain in my feet. He examined them for 5 minutes, told me to get a different pair of orthotics, and said I should see a local doctor if my pain persisted. I said I had already gone to several local physicians and had flown across the country to see him. I began crying, and he fled the room and didn't return. When I left, one receptionist snapped at me, while another was comforting.
Rochester, MN |
Repaired my Lis-Franc fracture, very knowledgeable, confident. Would totally turn my foot over to him again, except that I don't plan on breaking my foot again. Thanks Dr Kitaoka! You rock!
Grand rapids |
Did not listen and questioned everything I said, left in pain with no dirextion
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Dr. Kitaoka's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Minnesota not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

Education

  • Medical School
    Ohio State University College Of Medicine And Public Health

    Graduated in 1981

  • Residency Hospital
    Akron City Hospital

    Completed in 1986

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Ucla Med Center

    Completed in 1987

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone