Dr. Harold Kitaoka, MD

Dr. Harold Kitaoka, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 62
(8)
Insurances AcceptedSave
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.

200 1st St SW

Rochester, MN 55905

Contact Information

(507) 284-2511

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Excision of Tibia or Fibula
very high
more than 99% of peers
Limb Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers
Foot Conditions
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Spur
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • 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 Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

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Procedures

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

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

  • Ohio State University College Of Medicine and Public Health
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Akron City Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • UCLA Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kitaoka has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kitaoka's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kitaoka to family and friends
2.5
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Kitaoka accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Kitaoka has admitting privileges

Mayo Clinic Hospital - Saint Mary's Campus
1216 2nd St SW
Rochester, MN 55902
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