Haruko T. Yawata, DO

Languages: English
Specialties:
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Haruko Taro Yawata, D.O., grew up in Southern California. Her medical education took her to Missouri and then back to California, and she has been practicing in the area since 1999. Dr. Yawata's patients view her as an approachable and friendly physician, and a good listener. She believes her role as a physician is not only to treat the illness, but also to provide her patients with tools to prevent disease and to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. When not at work, Dr. Yawata enjoys a variety of activities, including reading, traveling, going to the movies and spending time with her two children.
Education
Institution
Type
Kirksville College Of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO
Medical School
PIH Health Hospital - Downey Regional Medical Center, Downy CA
Internship
PIH Health Hospital - Downey Regional Medical Center, Downy CA
Residency
Health Plans Accepted
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna POS/EPO
  • Aetna Preferred Provider Organization
  • Anthem Blue Cross California Care HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Covered CA HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Covered CA PPO/EPO
  • Beechstreet
  • Blue Shield of CA 65 Plus Senior Plan HMO
  • Blue Shield of CA Covered CA HMO
  • Blue Shield of CA Covered CA PPO/EPO
  • Blue Shield of CA HMO Plan
  • Care 1st HMO Blue Cross
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS/EPO
  • Cigna Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)
  • Health Net Covered CA PPO
  • Health Net HMO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Health Net Seniority Plus HMO
  • Humana HMO
  • LA Care Covered CA HMO
  • Medicare
  • Molina Medicare Advantage HMO
  • MultiPlan LTD PPO
  • TriWest PPO
  • United Healthcare EPO
  • United Healthcare HMO
  • United Healthcare POS
  • United Healthcare PPO
Board Certifications
  • American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians, Family Medicine
PATIENT RATINGS AND COMMENTS

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.7 out of 5 (235 Ratings, 74 Comments)


80

02/26/2018
good
100

02/20/2018
[...] always good she make sure that I am healthy I'm taking my medication correctly let me know if my cholesterol is high again, blood pressure also she's fantastic. I couldn't ask for a better doctor.
100

02/20/2018
greeted immediately and courteously. waited a very short time. haven't seen Dr. Yawata in 4 years, but she recalled my medical history quickly and was very caring and understanding.
90

02/20/2018
Overall Dr Yawata has the right bed side manner for my mother who has Alzheimers symptoms (extreme short recall, delusions). Because my mother is personable at medical visits, I feel ALL health care staff do not clue into or review patient medical updates- which I always fill out. I always accompany my mother and have to remind them of her condition. I'm not sure we're getting advice with her Alz. in mind.
90

02/12/2018
Satisfied
100

02/07/2018
This was my first visit to Dr Yawata. She exceeded my expections. Personable, good/caring listener, competent doctor. She quickly assessed my condition and made referral. Dr Yawata also quickly arranged to catch me up on all pending care--gyn, mammo, physical, labs. I will send my entire family to her for care. Very happy!!!!!
100

01/24/2018
Haruko is EXCEPTIONAL!
100

01/17/2018
Excellent in all categories
100

01/16/2018
all good.
60

01/15/2018
she seemed a bit rushed when explaining things to me about the condition i may have
100

01/01/2018
my doctor was so good that I made an appointment for my wife for her annual check up
100

12/29/2017
Dr. Yawata does an excellent job of listening to my concerns and answering my questions. I would guess that I don't fall into the "easy" patient category, yet Dr. Yawata never makes me feel rushed or foolish for any questions I ask.
100

12/26/2017
Good Experience
100

12/21/2017
Dr. Yawata is caring and knowledgeable. she cares about healing and getting better and has always given the best care. she doesn't just throw pills at the problem like some dr.s. she spends time and really listens which is very refreshing. she came highly recommended by a friend and I haven't been disappointed. I love her!
100

12/19/2017
all very good
100

12/10/2017
I have a good patient-doctor relationship with Dr. Yawata. She's an emphatic listener and is thorough with her evaluations, recommendations, and remedies. I have no complaints.
100

11/15/2017
Dr Yawata is the best dr that I have ever had.She listens to you, is compassionate, caring and takes her time with you.Please send her a letter commending her, She truly cares about her patients.The entire staff is friendly efficient, make every effort to get you the appointment when you need it.This is the best office ever.
100

11/13/2017
Dr. Yawata is the best. My only regret is that she was not my primary Dr. for the last three or four years.
100

10/29/2017
Dr Yawata is always helpful and attentive to my medical needs, her assistant is gracious, as are the receptionists.
100

10/26/2017
Doctor is thorough and caring.
100

10/25/2017
Excellent provider. She has got to know me very well over the years
100

10/24/2017
Dr. H. Yawata is a very good doctor who cares and listens to her patient. She will refer you to specialists and tests as needed a double checks medicines and inoculation records, etc. She is a very fine, thorough and empathic doctor which I appreciate.
100

10/23/2017
very good
100

10/20/2017
Excellent team of health caregivers. Dr Yawata is an exceptional and talented physician.
100

10/18/2017
She really listens
100

10/18/2017
Dr. Yawata has been one of the best doctors I've ever had!
100

10/16/2017
Dr. Yawata has been my doctor for over 15 years. She is familiar with my lifestyle and my health situation and she is very good about any suggestions or needs I have. I trust her a lot.
100

10/10/2017
I am very pleased with my care I receive for Dr. Yawata. She is always professional and caring and willing to listen.
90

10/04/2017
everything was fine, just had to wait a really long time both in the waiting room and the patient room. I walked into the hall to ask if they forgot about me, and they told me I'd be next, with no acknowledgement of how long I'd been in there waiting. It was freezing and just frustrating. the Dr apologized when she came in, but her assistant shouldn't have called me back if the Dr wasn't ready for me.
100

10/04/2017
Dr. Yawata created a treatment plan and referral to the dermatologist regarding the issue.
100

10/03/2017
The staff is very polite and helpful with checking in and check it out and Dr. Yawata is the best
100

10/02/2017
Dr Yawata is the best doctor I've ever had. [...]
100

09/26/2017
We are very happy with Dr. Yawata, she explains the medications and always answers all our questions, appts with her never feel rushed.
100

09/26/2017
Dr. Yawata has been my primary doctor for some time now and has been a very good doctor for me. she is very professional and knowledgeable in her field. she takes the time to explain the Health Care that I'm receiving and address any of my health concerns
100

09/22/2017
I really like Dr. Yawata. She listens to my concerns and does what she can to provide me with answers or the help I need.
100

09/19/2017
trying to get an oppintment online was not ease
100

09/19/2017
Dr Yawata is amazing. Love her, my mom dad and myself see her. my older daughter use to see her, but she moved too far to continue seeing her, or she would have. excellent doctor
90

09/15/2017
the main frustration is making appointments where the doctors office has to be contacted before you can make a specific appointment and being told someone will call you back. sometimes they don't and you have to follow up yourself and go through the whole conversation again. Also, when you get a voicemail and someone specific leaves a message saying to call them back to answer a question and you do that and the person you speak to doesn't know the person who left you the voicemail and you have to go through the whole thing again with someone different. So communication is not consistent and I find I have to repeat messages to different people before I get though to the right person.
 

09/14/2017
Everyone that I came in contact with was very professional, friendly, kind and in good spirit. very helpful and informative. The staff made my appointments very easy and comfortable.
100

09/11/2017
[...] It was my first visit and I did not go in with my records. I needed to have someone look at last years mammogram compared to this years. I brought them in 3 weeks ago and still have not heard from the doctor. My last tests show two most likely noncancerous masses, but as of yet, no one has compared the results to my past mammograms to see if I should get a biopsy. I am scheduled to have another mammogram next month. No one is communicating with me and since I have had breast cancer in the past, I think it is important.
100

09/06/2017
service are excellent
100

09/04/2017
I like going to this facility because it's never crowded, and it's calm, clean, and always pleasant, including the waiting room. I don't feel like just a number.
100

08/31/2017
The service provider very caring
100

08/25/2017
Thank you very much to all of you.
80

08/10/2017
Very caring, listens wells and explains things as she goes along while testing if asked. However, I would prefer a doctor that would explain it without being asked [...]. I just love how I can get test results with MyChart so quickly!
100

08/09/2017
very friendly people in office! I was called in right away for my appointment!
100

08/02/2017
Excellent MD. No complaints whatsoever
100

08/02/2017
everyone very caring professional and very helpful
100

07/26/2017
very good.
100

07/26/2017
There was no privacy when speaking to reception in front of the entire waiting room, that's the only thing that bothered me
40

07/24/2017
the doctor seemed a little rushed during my visit. I had a complaint about sore hands and the recommendation (without follow up questioning) was "try not to use your hands much." helpful!
100

07/20/2017
I had excellent experience with my Dr. she is very nice.
100

06/28/2017
Dr. Haruko Yawata is a provider who really cares about her patients. She listens and explains in detail what is going on. I tell everyone looking for a new doctor about her.
80

06/21/2017
She is very kind, respectful and listens well. She seems to have good general medical knowledge.
100

06/20/2017
This was my first visit with this excellent provider.
70

06/19/2017
The first available appointment was over four weeks from the date I called. I feel that it should not take that long.
100

06/19/2017
Dr. Yawata is by far the best PCP I've ever had. She is usually prompt and always gives me the attention I need. She is very concerned and sensitive to my health needs and takes as much time with me as I need. She listens, has suggestions and together, we find what treatment(s) works best for me. I feel very fortunate to have found her.
100

06/15/2017
Dr. Yawata is very careing and answers all my questions. She is the best Dr.
100

06/07/2017
She's very personable and makes me feel comfortable on my visits.
100

05/31/2017
Dr. Yawata is everything I would hope from a Primary Care doctor. She listens, never makes me feel I'm taking up too much time, gets referrals in motion immediately and responds to questions I ask through My Chart.
100

05/26/2017
Excellent personnel, doctor always open and listening.
100

05/23/2017
Very satisfied.
100

05/18/2017
I love Dr. Yawata and the entire staff at this office. Everyone treats me with respect and dignity and are always cheerful. Even when I think I'm being a pain, they still smile and remain patient with me. This is a top notch office - my favorite of all time!
100

05/17/2017
I'm a returning patient with dr yawata, I changed insurance carriers but I liked her so much that I chose her as my dr again
 

05/15/2017
I have always had a good experience with Dr. Yawata.She is very understanding.
100

05/05/2017
Dr. Yawata explained the results of the bone scan and a course of treatment. She is professional, attentive, caring but most of all I trust her judgement.
90

05/02/2017
even though I didn't get a call about my test results, I did get emails with links to the results online.
100

05/01/2017
very good
100

05/01/2017
Best Dr. I've had in a long while.
90

04/24/2017
the only thing is that lately when me or my kids get sick and need to see a dr or preferably our own dr it is hard or too far out to wait.
90

04/24/2017
I have only had two appointments, but I have been completely impressed with the staff, Dr. Hiwata, the follow up, the efficiency of getting in and out without compromising patient care, but most of all I felt that I was treated with respect and dignity. My heartfelt appreciation goes out to all the staff!
100

04/13/2017
Dr Yawata listens to your needs and respects your wishes as to what tests or shots I do not like or need. I believe in natural health and do not wish to do certain tests.
90

04/05/2017
First time visit with Dr. Yawata, as my long-term physician retired at the end of 2016. I liked her and provided her with my records on a flashdrive. My wife will be seeing her, as well.
100

03/29/2017
Dr. Yawata is very attentive and caring physician. She is my PCP for almost 10 years now and always give me the best care.
 
Madrona Primary Care
21311 Madrona Avenue Suite 100A
Torrance, CA 90503
(310) 542-5805
Affiliated Facilities
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance