Dr. Thomas Gillette, MD

Dr. Thomas Gillette, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
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Age 70
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Dr. Thomas Gillette, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Seattle, WA and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from U Of Buffalo SUNY Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci in 1973 and specializes in ophthalmology.

1101 Madison St Ste 600

Seattle, WA 98104

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Top Care Areas

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Herpetic Keratitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Corneal Ulcer
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cornea Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

53  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
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21  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Coreoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Keratoprosthesis (KPro)
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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.

Education

  • Weill Cornell Medical College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • U Of Buffalo SUNY Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci
    Medical School | Graduated 1973
  • Washington Hospital Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1974
  • New York University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Wash Eye Ctr-Doctors Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Harvard-Eye Rsch Inst
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1979

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gillette has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gillette's Reviews

3.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gillette to family and friends
13 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
    (8)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Gillette's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

Brilliant doctor. Expert in corneal transplanrs. Saved my vision after another doctor wrecked my cornea during cataract surgery. Wish I still lived in Seattle, as ophthalmologists in Spokane don't even come close to his level of expertise.
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I've seen Dr. Gillette since 1993. I had Corneal transplant of my left eye and DSEK of my right eye. My left transplant failed to no fault of Dr.Gillette. It just failed. I would recommend him to anyone. I just hope he doesnt retire until he's finished with me. I love him.
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My friend went to Dr. Gillette because of a small tear on his left eye and still had 20/20 vision due to his Dr's mistake right from the beginning... which he admitted to...my friends eye was inflamed but Dr Gillette did the surgery anyway... my friend loss his eye sight and now my friend has to...more
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Dr Gillette gave my mother her eyesight back. She had seen 3 other corneal specialist and only dr. Gillette suggested an artificial cornea for her very complicated situation. She went from seeing shapes to 20/30! I cannot thank him enough!
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I just had eye surgery and could not be more pleased with care and ease of whole treatment. I had the same surgery for left eye at another clinic and it made me put off this second surgery for 3 years due to the discomfort and problems. Thank you
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