Dr. Kristin Tarbet, MD

OphthalmologyFemaleAge 54

Dr. Kristin Tarbet, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Rapid City, SD and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University Of Utah School Of Medicine medical school in 1992. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Dixie Regional Medical Center - River Road and EvergreenHealth Medical Center - Kirkland. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Tarbet to book an appointment.

Dr. Tarbet

Black Hills Regional Eye Institute

2800 3rd St Rapid City, SD 57701
Accepting new patients

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Dr. Tarbet's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tarbet performs Repair of Entropion or Ectropion more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Tarbet performs this procedure more than 100% of her peers

Eyelid Surgery
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tarbet performs Eyelid Surgery more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Tarbet performs this procedure more than 99% of her peers

Blepharoplasty
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tarbet performs Blepharoplasty more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Tarbet performs this procedure more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Tarbet's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Birthmark
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Cataract
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Conjunctivocystorhinostomy
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Esotropia
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Exophoria
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Eyelid Tumor
  • Facelift
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Facial Skin Cancer
  • Floaters
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Graves' Disease
  • Harada's Disease
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Hole
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pterygium
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Lid Retraction
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wound Repair

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(605) 341-2000

Dr. Tarbet accepts the following insurance:

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UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Tarbet's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Tarbet

3.7

Based on 36 ratings

5 Stars
66.66666666666667%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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(1)
1 Star
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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (24)
  • Listened & answered questions (24)
  • Explained conditions well (23)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (10)
  • Appointment was rushed (9)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (9)
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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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 a Ophthalmology Specialist in Rapid City, SD and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University...Read 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

  • English
  • Spanish

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What are Dr. Kristin Tarbet, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Tarbet frequently treats Repair of Entropion or Ectropion, Eyelid Surgery, and Blepharoplasty. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Tarbet treats.

Where is Dr. Kristin Tarbet, MD's office located?

Dr. Tarbet's office is located at 2800 3rd St, Rapid City, SD 57701. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Tarbet speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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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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Practice

2800 3rd St Rapid City, SD 57701
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Tarbet is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Dixie Regional Medical Center - River Road

St George, UT

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received

EvergreenHealth Medical Center - Kirkland

Kirkland, WA

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

25 Awards Received

Overlake Medical Center

Bellevue, WA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

13 Awards Received