Dr. Kenneth J. Kirkwood, MD

Dr. Kenneth J. Kirkwood, MD

Family Medicine | Male | 64 years old

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Dr. Kirkwood specializes in Family Medicine and practices in Gig Harbor, WA. He practices at 2 locations.

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Dr. Ken Kirwood, treated me for fractured forearm, x rays & evaluated me & found I had no bone displacement, He put me into a long arm splint, & said you do not need surgery, he was sending me home to heal 6-8 weeks. Then disaster happened! he said lets be safe & send you to ortho doc in our group, I wish I had never done so. I was referred to A Dr. Mason Platt, who found same diagnosis & proceeded to bent my arm W/Out Warning me & caused multiple displaced bones, & Surgery 11 screws, now bad
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Mr. Kirkwood was not thorough or professional, and his demeanor was patronizing and dismissive. I went in at the direction of my employer due to persistent cough and chest congestion. I decided to get checked because three of the five people in my family had suffered pneumonia as the result of a particularly virulent, antibiotic-resistant bug. Mr. Kirkwood did not order a chest x-ray, and took on an attitude of indulgent condescension, leaving me with the feeling I had wasted my time.
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  •  Specializes in Family Medicine
  •  Board certified in Family Practice
  •  Malpractice claims in Washington not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Family Practice

Conditions Treated

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Emphysema
  • Hypertension
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Injuries
  • Pneumonia

Education

  • Medical School
    Mount Sinai School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1978

  • Internship Hospital
    Uc Davis Med Ctr
  • Residency Hospital
    Uc Davis Med Ctr
    Uc Irvine-San Bernadino Co
  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Wa

    Graduated in 1974

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Biopsy
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Immunization
  • Mole Removal
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Physical Examination
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Urinalysis
  • Vaccination
  • Wart Removal

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