Michael J. Sato, OD

Michael J. Sato, OD
Would recommend provider
 
4.7 out of 5 stars

163 Patient Ratings
44 Comments

Issaquah

Departments
Cosmetic Services
Optometry
Eye Care (Ophthalmology and Optometry)

Specialty
Optometry

Board Certifications
American Board of Optometry, 1980

Education
Pacific University College of Optometry, 1979

Joined Virginia Mason
May 1993


Patient Ratings
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Would recommend provider
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.6 out of 5 stars

Patient Comments
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August 2017
Dr. Sato is the best. I´ve been going to him for years.

July 2017
Great experience

July 2017
Dr Sato is outstanding! And his eye exams are excellent and detailed. You get a great prescription every time. Thank you!

July 2017
Continues to be superior.

July 2017
I have been seeing Dr. Satish for over 5 years now, and he is by far the best Ophthalmologist I know.

July 2017
Very happy & pleased with Dr. Sato.

June 2017
Even though my appointment was running late due to front desk slow downs, Dr. Sato took the time to give me a complete eye exam including dilation. I have been seeing him for 15 years and my children and recently my husband, too. We all think he is very good. Over the years, it is my observation that he has really developed a very nice "bedside manner" - very warm and friendly. He used to me more quiet and shy IMHO.

June 2017
have seen Dr Sato for years and wouldn´t go anywhere else. Our family trusts him.

April 2017
Dr Sato, communicate with my mom to make her calm and relaxed and which helped her to follow the steps of procedure easy. She is very satisfied with the service and she will recommend Dr Sato to anyone.

April 2017
Loved Dr. Sato.

April 2017
He was very fast, efficient. Minimal small talk. I am confident in his skills. It was a very routine visit that called for minimal communication: this fits my personality. Others might want more warmth from a provider.

March 2017
Dr. Sato is fabulous. Enjoyed talking about our respective trips abroad. What a memory he has; he remembered me from 2 years ago.

March 2017
best eye dr since Dr. Mar

March 2017
I have recommended Dr. Sato to others

March 2017
Excellent care all around

February 2017
Always the very best.

February 2017
Very business like and clear. Seemed very busy

December 2016
I have been seeing Dr. Sato for many years!!!!

December 2016
A+

November 2016
Dr. Sato Is a pleasure to visit with.

November 2016
I HAVE DECIDED TO CHANGE PERMANENTLY TO DR SATO. HAD A VERY GOOD EXPERIENCE

November 2016
Totally treated like a number. Knowledgeable doctor who nonetheless inspired confidence. It could not be more obvious that my appointment was one of many that needed to be finished.

November 2016
He was very good explaining a few things he had noticed that were worth watching, but no to worry about. I appreciated him going over those things with me.

October 2016
I believe this is a doctor that should be more geared to seeing adult patients only. He did not seem to have patience for my nine-year-old son nor wanted to answer all of his questions and curiosity about machinery, etc. My son was incredibly nervous and scared of the eyedrops. This doctor did not seem to have much patience for him and therefore I recommend he stick with adult patients only. Due to his lack of patience, We will not be coming back to this eye doctor and will only go to a pediatric vision doctor for future appointments.

October 2016
Dr Sato is a top Opthomologist whoze wheelshouse is far beyond his departmental functions. Always learn something new. Extremely thorough. Addresses & alleviates concerns.

September 2016
Dr Sato is always pleasant and courteous. He works quickly and efficiently but doesn´t make you feel hurried. He seems to know his profession well and to work with confidence.

August 2016
All was good, no complaints.

August 2016
Dr. Sato has a nice, easy going manner. I appreciate his knowledge and conservative approach.

July 2016
I can only recall good experiences, the only comment I would have is that sometimes explanations are over simplified, but I am aware that probably cannot be helped to make sure patients get the information they need.

July 2016
My family and I have been seeing Dr. Sato for about 15 years. I remember him as being somewhat shy and much quieter when we first started. I think he´s really developed a great personality and is very warm and friendly to patients, including children.

July 2016
My care provided has cut down his hours. Don´t know if that will be a good or bad experience.

June 2016
excellent eye exam

June 2016
I trust Dr Sato! what to do when he ultimately retires!? he´s an excellent provider for VM and all his pts.

May 2016
Dr. Sato always takes the time to answer my questions. He shows concern and compassion. I know he must be busy, but he seems to take enough time so I don´t feel rushed through. I recommend him to people who need a good eye doctor.

May 2016
Dr. Sato is an excellent clinician!

April 2016
I have so much confidence in Dr. Sato. Of all the caregivers I´ve ever had, he has been the most consistent at addressing my issues and helping me. I´ve recommended him to my wife who has also appreciated his help. I can´t say enough about how much I appreciate his clear, straight forward, detailed explanations. Thanks so much!

March 2016
As I stated earlier, Dr. Sato saw me even though I wasn´t scheduled to see him.

February 2016
Excellent experience with Dr. Sato. Definitely will (and have already) recommend him to others.

February 2016
Very well experienced

February 2016
Excellent visit.

February 2016
Very good experience.

January 2016
very impressed...my first visit.

January 2016
GOOD EXPERIENCE

January 2016
It did feel like the doctor was a bit stressed and running a little late.