Dr. Kristi Harrington, MD

Dr. Kristi Harrington, MD

Breast Surgery  |  
Female  |  
53 y/o

Accepting new patients

I strive to provide compassionate care with the highest level of technical expertise and to treat my patients like I would want a family member or close friend to be treated.

Overlake Medical Clinics/Overlake Hospital Cancer Center

1135 116th Ave NE Ste 180

Bellevue, WA 98004
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Accepted insurance

  • AARP
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • America's Health Insurance Plans
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Behavioral Health Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • CareSource
  • ChoiceCare Network

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Dr. Harrington's Experience

Dr. Harrington's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Breast Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Harrington ""I believe that patients are partners in their treatment and contribute to the success of their treatment.  In order to be good partners, patients need to be educated about their diagnosis or condition, and about their treatment options.  It is my job to educate patients about their options, explain things in a manner that they can understand, and help them to make the best decisions for themselves.  It is also my job to maintain the highest possible practice standards and technical capabilities, and to provide care in a compassionate manner...like I would want my family to be treated.""


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  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lymphoma of the Breast
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Malignant Breast Tumor
  • Meningiomas
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Neutropenia
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thalassemia
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Biopsy
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Surgical Biopsy

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

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.


  • University Of Colorado Health Sciences Center
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University Of Washington
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Washington Sch Of Med-General Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Doctorate
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Harrington has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Harrington's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Harrington to family and friends
based on 12 total reviews (8 with comments)
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Dr. Harrington's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Seattle, WA |
I was diagnosed with stage 1 Breast Cancer in September of this year. Dr. Harrington was the Doctor that gave me the news, let me know the type of Breast cancer I had, and all the choices I had for treatment. She was so comforting, I didn't have one moment of feeling scared of what was ahead. I loved her wit and upbeat attitude when it came to dealing with cancer. Because we were in the middle of a move to the North Seattle area, I ended up going to a surgeon in Seattle, but loved her!
Kirkland, WA |
Can't go wrong here. She's the best and knows her trade well
in North Bend, WA |
I found Dr. Harrington to be extremely professional, thorough and compassionate. She explained all options and possible outcomes and allowed me time to process the information and come back with even more questions. At all times she was available and responsive as was her staff. She followed up within days of my surgery to give me the pathology report, check on pain level and see if I had any questions or concerns. I felt I received excellent and skilled care by the whole team.
Renton, WA |
I've seen Harrington a few times. Each time I feel intimidated & steamrolled. All surgeons play 'god' in the operating room but this one has an especially large ego. She is not a supportive MD for patients who want to be educated/engaged. She is threatened & angry at questions about care/options because it implies her opinion is not your definitive choice. She strains to connect with people & her thin veil of feigned compassion drops quickly. She's not the only MD in town. Seek care elsewhere.
in Snohomish, WA |
I have nothing but the highest regard for Dr. Harrington. She walked me through the process of mastectomy and collaborated with my reconstruction surgeon with nothing less than clarity, compassion and quality care. Her style is clear, honest and supportive. I felt totally confident in my treatment choices, as she collaborates through oncology case rounds, making informed treatment decisions. I was shocked at how quickly and efficiently her team works. Highly recommend.
in Redmond, WA |
She is a great surgeon, very honest with high level of energy focused on treatment. Highly recommend!
in Issaquah, WA |
I found out I had breast cancer while 21 weeks pregnant. Emotions were high but Dr. Harrington sat with my husband and I for more than an hour and a half to discuss every question that came to our minds. She even discussed my case with other doctors (radiologist, oncologist and my OB) to see what was the best way to beat the disease for my baby and me. There were times she'd call my home to check-up on me, not her staff, and my surgery was even done on her normal day off. Highly recommended!
in Bellevue, WA |
The WORST! Very concerned about issues w/ my breasts (lumps) due to a recent explanation (30 yr old implants). She was rude, condescending.. EVERYTHING she claims on her profile is FALSE! Wasn't compassionate; told me (and I quote) "You have had your breasts altered, nothing I can do" and smirked at me with arms crossed...seriously? Shame me for having 'augmented" my breasts. Had to BEG her to physically examine them; promised a followup call after Mammogram (hasn't) No big surprise here..RUN!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Harrington accepts 64 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
    Medicare Advantage HMO
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
    Medicare Advantage PPO
    Medicare Open PFFS
    Medicare Prescription Drug Plan - Medicare Rx Essentials PDP
    Medicare Prescription Drug Plan - Medicare Rx Premier PDP
  • Altius Health Plans
  • America's Health Insurance Plans
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Behavioral Health Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • CareSource
  • ChoiceCare Network
    Choice Care (Humana)
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Community Health Network
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Federal Employee Program (FEP)
  • First Choice Health
    First Choice Health HMO
    First Choice Health POS
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Fortis Benefits Insurance Company
  • Gallagher Basset
  • Group Health Cooperative
    Access PPO
    Clear Care HMO
    Clear Care PPO
    Most of Washington State Central and Eastern and Western Washington Counties HMO-High
    Most of Washington State Central and Eastern and Western Washington Counties HMO-Standard
    Options PPO
  • Health Net
  • Health Payors Organization
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthSmart
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
    Interplan Health Group
  • Humana
    Humana EPO
    Humana HMO
    Humana POS
    Medicare Advantage
    Medicare Advantage HMO
    Medicare PPO
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • LifeWise
  • Magellan Health Services
  • Medicaid
  • Medicaid of Washington State
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Moda Health
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • National Preferred Provider Network
  • ODS Health Plan
  • PacificSource
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • Preferred Healthcare
  • Premera Blue Cross
    Medicare Advantage HMO
    Medicare Advantage HMO-POS
    Medicare Advantage Plus HMO
    Medicare Advantage Plus HMO-POS
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Providence Health Plans
    Personal Option EPO
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Uniform Medical Plan Classic
  • Regence Blue Shield of Washington
    Preferred Provider Network
  • Sedgwick Claims Management Services
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • TriWest Champus
  • Uniform Medical Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Medicare Advantage
    Medicare Advantage HMO
    Medicare Supplement PPO
    United Healthcare
    United Healthcare HMO
    United Healthcare POS
    United Healthcare PPO
  • USA Managed Care Organization
  • Veteran Administration Plan
  • Washington State Department of Labor & Industries
  • Wellcare of Georgia
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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Overlake Medical Center
1035 116th Ave NE
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