Michael J. Sato, OD
American Board of Optometry, 1980
Pacific University College of Optometry, 1979
Joined Virginia Mason
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Dr. Sato is the best. I´ve been going to him for years.
Dr Sato is outstanding! And his eye exams are excellent and detailed. You get a great prescription every time. Thank you!
Continues to be superior.
I have been seeing Dr. Satish for over 5 years now, and he is by far the best Ophthalmologist I know.
Very happy & pleased with Dr. Sato.
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.
have seen Dr Sato for years and wouldn´t go anywhere else. Our family trusts him.
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.
Loved Dr. Sato.
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.
Dr. Sato is fabulous. Enjoyed talking about our respective trips abroad. What a memory he has; he remembered me from 2 years ago.
best eye dr since Dr. Mar
I have recommended Dr. Sato to others
Excellent care all around
Always the very best.
Very business like and clear. Seemed very busy
I have been seeing Dr. Sato for many years!!!!
Dr. Sato Is a pleasure to visit with.
I HAVE DECIDED TO CHANGE PERMANENTLY TO DR SATO. HAD A VERY GOOD EXPERIENCE
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.
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.
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.
Dr Sato is a top Opthomologist whoze wheelshouse is far beyond his departmental functions. Always learn something new. Extremely thorough. Addresses & alleviates concerns.
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.
All was good, no complaints.
Dr. Sato has a nice, easy going manner. I appreciate his knowledge and conservative approach.
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.
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.
My care provided has cut down his hours. Don´t know if that will be a good or bad experience.
excellent eye exam
I trust Dr Sato! what to do when he ultimately retires!? he´s an excellent provider for VM and all his pts.
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.
Dr. Sato is an excellent clinician!
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!
As I stated earlier, Dr. Sato saw me even though I wasn´t scheduled to see him.
Excellent experience with Dr. Sato. Definitely will (and have already) recommend him to others.
Very well experienced
Very good experience.
very impressed...my first visit.
It did feel like the doctor was a bit stressed and running a little late.