Dr. Kristin Tarbet, MD

Ophthalmology •  Female • Age 53
  
Dr. Tarbet
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Black Hills Regional Eye Institute

2800 3rd St Rapid City, SD 57701

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(605) 341-2000

Dr. Kristin Tarbet, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Rapid City, SD and has been practicing for 21 years. She graduated from University Of Utah School Of Medicine in 1992 and specializes in ophthalmology, ophthalmic plastic & reconstructive surgery, and more.


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Dr. Tarbet accepts the following insurance:

AARP
Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Altius Health Plans
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
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First Choice Health
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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
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MultiPlan PPO
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Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Uniform Medical Plan
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

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Practice Areas

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Typically treats 83% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Facial Reconstruction
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tarbet performs Facial Reconstruction more than 83% of their peers

Dr. Tarbet performs this procedure more than 83% of their peers

Facial Surgery

Facial surgery can be performed for medical or cosmetic reasons to reconstruct injured tissue or enhance appearance through procedures such as rhinoplasty ("nose job"), blepharoplasty ("eyelid lift"), or facelift.

Typically treats 44% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Facial Reconstruction
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tarbet performs Facial Reconstruction more than 83% of their peers

Dr. Tarbet performs this procedure more than 83% of their peers

Blepharoplasty
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tarbet performs Blepharoplasty more than 5% of their peers

Dr. Tarbet performs this procedure more than 5% of their peers

Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tarbet performs Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis more than 5% of their peers

Dr. Tarbet performs this procedure more than 5% of their peers

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Dr. Tarbet's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Eyelid Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tarbet treats Eyelid Disorders more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Tarbet treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

Facial Reconstruction
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tarbet performs Facial Reconstruction more than 83% of her peers

Dr. Tarbet performs this procedure more than 83% of her peers

Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tarbet performs Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation more than 39% of her peers

Dr. Tarbet performs this procedure more than 39% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Botox® for Migraine Treatment
  • Botox® for the Bladder

Dr. Tarbet's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cancer
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Eyelid Tumor
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Facial Skin Cancer
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Graves' Disease
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Lid Retraction
  • Retina Diseases
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects

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Dr. Tarbet's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Tarbet

3.7

Based on 36 reviews

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What People Say About Dr. Kristin Tarbet, MD
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I have globe subluxation and need surgery, but this doctor refuses to do it. I wasted 6 weeks waiting to see her and I had to take medical leave because I couldn't see out of my eye for 2 of those weeks. Never had a chance to explain my situation in full. Went through a bunch of tests, pain, and loss of income because I couldn't get in to see this doctor for 3 weeks after my eye popped out of socket. Does anyone understand how painful it is to have your eye pop out of socket?! I have had a very traumatic experience and nothing is getting done about it.
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Jul 25, 2019
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I am a patient of her Bellevue location. My skin has never been so great and I’m so happy with my surgery. Everyone is amazing and I love how friendly they all are.
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Nancy – Jun 08, 2019
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Enlighten pick Genesis this treatment is awesome Clar and Chris are kind and they make you feel at ease .
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Apr 03, 2019
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I love Dr. Tarbet and her team! They are always so patient with me when I ask questions. Her team is always smiling and helpful.
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Sue S in Kirkland, WA – Aug 09, 2018
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Very unprofessional, unethical and incompetent admin. I had cosmetic billing dispute because of their inefficiency and miscommunication. At the end I had to pay the full bill because of their fault. The treatment I received bella fill for my tiny chicken pox mark did not work either. But it is the failing to take responsibility of their incompetent admin and make customer pay for it is just wrong and unacceptable.
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rnazPresent in seattle, WA – Aug 07, 2018
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Dr. Tarbet is among the best. A master injectionist (she teaches it). She is very warm & caring. Always honest, she tells me if i don't need something. I won't go anywhere else for fillers. An anesthesiologist acquaintance who works w hundreds of cosmetic surgeons said Dr. Tarbet has an artistic flair the others just don't. If/when i need a brow or facelift I'm going to her. Chris does the prp injections and I am getting phenomenal results! He loves his work & it shows. Super friendly guy!
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nicole marchant in Seattle, WA – Jun 19, 2017
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I visited Dr. Tarbet's office in spring 2016. It was my first time considering any type of cosmetic injection and I had visited two other offices for an under eye belotero injection. Dr. Tarbet's nurse injector made me feel so comfortable and was very good at working to address my concerns. After 20 years of under eye bags, I was so happy to get the injection particularly before a big college reunion! I am considering the restylane injection and will certainly go back to Dr. Tarbet's office!
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Federal Way, WA – Mar 21, 2017
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I have Graves disease. My eyes have been so irritated and even the skin around them. So happy that I found this practice. I called and got in to see Chris the next day. I am feeling so much better. He had solutions that no other doctor has been able to address. I am very thankful for this group of doctors and their kindness.
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Gwen in Bothell, WA – Dec 13, 2016
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Dr. Tarbet is awesome!! And so are her staff. Very pleasant, supportive, helpful, warm office atmosphere. The surgery results were as Dr. Tarbet explained. She is an artist and a surgeon!
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Claire in Bothell Wa – May 28, 2016
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SHE WAS GREAT AND VERY HELPFULL
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PAT RUTLEDGE in Snoqualmie, WA – Apr 23, 2016
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I have been seeing Dr Tarbet for over 5 years now. I have seen her for facial cosmetic surgery & ongoing treatments. I absolutely love her. My results from her work have been outstanding.I receive compliments all the time. As a medical professional myself, I know her surgical skills are exceptional. I admire all the work she has done for me. She is wonderful in the office setting. I always take note of who the doctors & nurses seek out for their own care--Dr Tarbet!!
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OB/GYN in Tacoma in Tacoma, WA – Apr 08, 2016
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Recommending her to EVERYONE! The Amara technician, Dori, was amazing. The front desk is fabulous. Her nurses and just everyone was FABULOUS! Her fellow, Dr. Jacobs, is exceptional, and of course - Dr. Tarbet is beyond belief. I truly adore and value her.
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Synda McCormick in Bellevue, WA – Mar 10, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Kristin Tarbet, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Rapid City, SD and has been practicing for 21 years. She graduated from University Of Utah School Of Medicine in 1992 and specializes in ophthalmology, ophthalmic plastic & reconstructive surgery, and more.

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Education

1999
University Of Wisconsin Madison
Fellowship Hospital
1997
Washington University
Fellowship Hospital
1996
Washington University
Residency Hospital
1993
University of Utah
Internship Hospital
1992
University Of Utah School Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Locations

Black Hills Regional Eye Institute

Black Hills Regional Eye Institute2800 3rd St Rapid City, SD 57701
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Dixie Regional Medical Center - River Road

Saint George, UT

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018, 2017)

EvergreenHealth Medical Center - Kirkland

Kirkland, WA

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

Overlake Medical Center

Bellevue, WA

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)