Dr. Harold Kitaoka, MD

Dr. Harold Kitaoka, MD

OrthopedicsMaleAge 66

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Dr. Harold Kitaoka, MD is a Orthopedic Specialist in Rochester, MN. He is affiliated with Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kitaoka to book an appointment.

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Mayo Clinic - Minnesota

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Rochester - Cancer200 1st St Sw Rochester, MN 55905
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Dr. Kitaoka is affiliated with Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus Rochester, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for orthopedic surgery.

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  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (7)
  • Office environment (7)
  • Staff friendliness (6)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (6)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (6)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (6)
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Dr. Harold is Kitaoka is an embarrassment to the Mayo Clinic organization and is also a compulsive liar. He refused to treat my plantar plate injury and didn't even bother to offer a different solution to the problem. He claimed I was fine even though an outside MRI has confirmed the injury and it is operable. No empathy was offered at all. Additionally, he has zero personality and is a very angry and hateful man. He talked down to the resident doctor that was working under him like he was his servant. He also seemed very homophobic after I mentioned that I was gay during the office visit. AVOID him at all costs!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • 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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B.G. – Jan 19, 2021
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Long wait. No Time for my complex problem. No empathy.
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St Paul, MN – Mar 14, 2017
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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.
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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!
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Rochester, MN – Jun 06, 2016
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Did not listen and questioned everything I said, left in pain with no dirextion
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Grand rapids – Feb 21, 2016
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No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Kitaoka's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hammer Toe Repair
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kitaoka performs Hammer Toe Repair more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Kitaoka performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Limb Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kitaoka treats Limb Pain more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Kitaoka treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Bunion Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kitaoka performs Bunion Surgery more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Kitaoka performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Kitaoka's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • 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 Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Heel Spur
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Periacetabular Osteotomy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Harold Kitaoka, MD is a Orthopedic Specialist in Rochester, MN. He is affiliated with Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus. He is accepting new...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedics

Board Certifications

Education

1987
Ucla Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1986
Akron City Hospital
Residency Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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Does Dr. Harold Kitaoka, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Kitaoka has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. Harold Kitaoka, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kitaoka frequently treats Hammer Toe Repair, Limb Pain, and Bunion Surgery. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kitaoka treats.

Where is Dr. Harold Kitaoka, MD's office located?

Dr. Kitaoka's office is located at 200 1st St Sw, Rochester, MN 55905. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus

Rochester, MN

89% Patient Experience Rating, 20% higher than the national average

41 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)