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Nobuhiko Kira, MD

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My department:
Family Medicine

My specialty:
Family Medicine

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English

My gender: Male

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About me

I was born and brought up in Japan. When I was younger, I wanted to be an airline pilot. I was diagnosed with hepatitis C, and I could not become one. While I was treated for hepatitis C, I became interested in medicine, and decided to be a physician. After entering medical school, I had an opportunity to go to Ithaca New York and work with several family physicians. I was so impressed that one physician was taking care of all sorts of medical issues. It was this experience that lead me to family medicine.

About my practice

When I was a college student in Japan, I met a man from California who was visiting his son in Tokyo, and he was trying to find his way to The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. When I told him that I was a medical student, he said, "I have Kaiser Permanente for myself, and it's the best in United States." After joining Kaiser Permanente, I realized his true meaning - we emphasize on quality of care rather than production (how many patients we see). I feel very honored to be part of Kaiser Permanente and I feel committed to give my best to my patients.

How I thrive

I am married with three daughters, and I can manage my stress by interacting with them. Also, as a strong believer of natural medicine, I exercise three times a day seven days a week and I eat very healthy.

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Medical Groups, Plans, and Networks

Northwest Permanente Physicians and Surgeons, PC

Family Medicine
7101 Ne 137th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98682
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Contact information

  • Advice/Information
  • 1-800-813-2000 (toll free)
  • TTY
  • 1-800-735-2900 (toll-free TTY for the hearing/speech impaired)

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My training, certifications & licensing

Medical school

Mie University Faculty of Medicine
Tsu City , Japan

Board certification

Family Medicine

American Board of Family Medicine

To verify board certification for an individual practitioner, please visit the American Board of Medical SpecialtiesExternal Link, the American Medical AssociationExternal Link, or the American Osteopathic AssociationExternal Link websites.

Medical training

Family Medicine

Group Health Cooperative
Seattle , WA

Joined Permanente Medical Group

2012

Provider ID

00TCK

License information

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Look up this provider’s credentials at the Oregon Medical Board websiteExternal Link

 

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Help in your language: Interpreter services, including American Sign Language (ASL), are available during business hours at no additional cost to members. Many of our doctors also speak more than one language. Call 1-800-324-8010 (toll free), or 1-800-813-2000 (toll free), or 711 (TTY).

Questions? Please call Membership Services from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., 7 days a week (except major holidays).

  • Portland: (503) 813-2000
  • All other areas: 1-800-813-2000 (toll free) or 711 (TTY). 

For language interpretation services: 1-800-324-8010 (toll free).

For specific license information, including malpractice history and disciplinary actions, you can call the Oregon Medical BoardExternal Link at (971) 673-2700 or the Washington State Department of HealthExternal Link at (360) 236-4700.

Referrals to affiliated community physicians/providers in Oregon and Washington

Affiliated community physicians/providers are not part of the Northwest Permanente Medical Group (NWPMG). They are physicians/providers credentialed by Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest and/or who have a contract with the NWPMG.

If your NWPMG physician decides that you require covered services not available internally from an NWPMG physician, he or she may refer you to an affiliated community physician/provider. You must have a written, authorized referral from Kaiser Permanente in order to receive a covered service from an affiliated community physician/provider.

Referrals to affiliated community dentists in Oregon and Washington

Affiliated community dentists are not part of Permanente Dental Associates (PDA). They are dentists credentialed by PDA for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest, and they have a contract with PDA.

If your PDA dentist decides that you require covered services not available internally from a PDA dentist, he or she may refer you to an affiliated community dentist. You must have a written, authorized referral from Kaiser Permanente in order to receive a covered service from an affiliated community dentist.

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This page was last updated on:

12/14/2018