David A. Sato, MD

Languages: English
Specialties:
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
David Sato, M.D., is a boardcertified cardiologist. A California native, he was raised in a family of health care providers. His father was a general practitioner, his uncle, a pediatrician, and his aunt, a registered nurse. This exposure growing up prompted him to pursue medicine. Dr. Sato strives to provide his patients with high-quality medical care. In order to do this, he feels that gaining his patients’ trust by keeping them informed every step of the way is crucial. Over the years, Dr. Sato has developed longterm relationships with his patients, which he finds rewarding. In his personal time, Dr. Sato enjoys cycling and fly fishing. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, a pediatric/postpartum nurse, and three adult children.
Education
Institution
Type
USC Keck School Of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Medical School
Veterans Affairs W. Los Angeles Healthcare Systems, CA
Internship
Veterans Affairs W. Los Angeles Healthcare Systems, CA
Residency
University Of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA
Fellowship
Health Plans Accepted
  • 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
  • Blue Shield of CA Covered CA HMO
  • Blue Shield of CA Covered CA PPO/EPO
  • Blue Shield of CA HMO Plan
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS/EPO
  • Cigna Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)
  • GWH-CIGNA (Great West) PPO/POS
  • Health Net Covered CA HMO
  • Health Net Covered CA PPO
  • Health Net HMO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Health Net Seniority Plus HMO
  • LA Care Covered CA HMO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan
  • Medi-Medi (Medicare-Medi-Cal)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Motion Picture Health/Writers Guild
  • MultiPlan LTD PPO
  • Private Healthcare System PPO/POS
  • Secure Horizons Secure/UHC HMO
  • United Healthcare EPO
  • United Healthcare HMO
  • United Healthcare POS
  • United Healthcare PPO
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Dis.
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
Clinical Interests
  • Congestive Heart Failure
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.

4.9 out of 5 (160 Ratings, 50 Comments)


90

02/28/2018
Dr. Sato is best. Front of office staff is rude & unhelpful.
100

02/25/2018
I feel very confident that Dr. Sato is giving me excellent advice and care. [...]
100

02/01/2018
Dr. Sato is a excellent health care provider. His assistant [...] is excellent with follow through in getting questions answered or assisting with prescription refills.
100

01/25/2018
I have always been treated very well by Dr. Sato and his staff. I have been a patient for over 20 yrs. and have never had a bad visit.
100

01/22/2018
Dr. Sato is an excellent physician. My husband and I are completely satisfied with his services and are fortunate to have him as our cardiologist.
100

01/16/2018
I have recommended Dr. Sato and Dr. [...] to my friends and acquaintances over the years. I have been coming here for more than 35 years!! Excellent doctors and staff. [...]
100

01/08/2018
I am relaxed and trust my doctor in all that he tells me.
80

01/01/2018
Doctor did not speak to me personally after EKG. When I asked nurse assistant, he told her "no change" which was o.k. but it seemed impolite of him not to take the minute to speak to me myself.
100

12/30/2017
Dr. Sato is an incredible physician who has worked with me to get off of statins, for which I am eternally grateful!
90

12/27/2017
very responsivto my needs
100

12/21/2017
Dr. Sato is the BEST
80

12/13/2017
Always a pleasant experience with with Dr. Sato and [...]. I feel I am the healthiest patient Dr. Sato has. I have had no bad experiences.
100

12/11/2017
Dr. Sato has always been very caring and is always aware and asking about symptoms. The reason we chose Dr. Sato is, at the time, our neighbors sister was an ER nurse and she just happened to mention how much she liked the way Dr. Sato handled emergencies. We were supposed to go to a different doctor in the group recommended by our Primary Care Physician but when we heard that info we decided to go with Dr. Sato. So happy we did.
100

11/23/2017
Dr. Sato and his staff have always provided excellent care.
100

11/16/2017
I had no problem, every one was very polite and skilled. I know as there are quite a few medical people in my family. Thank you for your help. [...]
50

11/16/2017
Just the wait time for appointments - Took weeks to get first appointment even with a referral from a neurologist & weeks between tests & no calls with any info on test.
100

11/10/2017
Good care as whole.
100

11/04/2017
Love Dr. Sato.
100

11/03/2017
always listens
100

11/01/2017
Dr. Sato has always been up on all my medical history and talks with my primary physician about his concerns if any.
100

10/26/2017
Dr. Sato is a great doctor.
100

10/25/2017
Visit was pleasant --timely - provider did a thorough check and discussion.
100

10/21/2017
knowledgeable, respectful, genuine care, and accommodating!!
100

10/16/2017
Outstanding doctor. Patient, personable, knowledgeable
100

10/12/2017
I believe Dr Sato to be a very professional physician and knowable about my heart condition.
100

10/11/2017
Can't think of better facilities, better doctor or better staff.
100

10/02/2017
Dr. Sato is very knowledgeable and attentive in my care
100

09/29/2017
Excellent for 25 yrs.
100

09/25/2017
[...] I have access to My Chart and can look up any results whenever I wish. This provider is the best, very knowledgable and makes me feel secure in his care.
100

09/13/2017
Dr. Sato has been my cardiologist for more than 30 years and I have always be very pleased with him, his PA's, and his office staff and technicians. He listens to my input, and explains things at a level that I am able to understand. I have recommended him MANY times to would-be patients. I cannot say enough good about Dr. Sato!!!
100

08/30/2017
I have great confidence in Dr. Sato and his assistant [...] is a terrific team member
80

08/29/2017
I WOULD RECOMMEND THE DOCTOR BRING IN SOMEONE TO TAKE NOTES AND GIVE 100% ATTENTION TO ME INSTEAD OF TYPING ON THE COMPUTER.
100

08/24/2017
One of the best doctors I have had.
100

08/16/2017
This was my first visit. I was very impressed with Dr. Sato who I was referred to me by my internist after my previous cardiologist suspended his practice. Dr. Sato was a good choice for me, and I am pleased his ability and his obvious caring.
100

08/03/2017
I liked the fact that I wasn't kept waiting for a long period of time either in the receptionist area and the waiting room. The promptness of my appointment, test results and staff was such a pleasant experience. Thank you very much for a great day and service.
100

07/28/2017
Very good.
100

07/19/2017
Dr. Sato and his staff have always been extremely knowledgeable, caring and trustworthy. I have been a patient for a long time and highly value them.
100

06/13/2017
Dr Sato is an excellent physician , very caring and took time explaining my disease condition
100

06/02/2017
I have never had a bad experience or anything near bad with Dr Sato. I have complete confidence in him and am grateful that he is one of "my team". In fact, I have more confidence in him than any other doctor on "my team" and wish he could/would be my primary physician. He is the only one that really pays any attention to what the other doctors on "my team" including my primary physician have to say about my condition and care. He cares more than the rest of them.
100

05/24/2017
Dr. Sato has always been very professional and concerned with my health care during the 15 years that he has benn my cardiologist. He is the BEST!
100

05/07/2017
I love Dr. Sato - plain and simple. Very easy going and not arrogant!
100

05/07/2017
I love Dr Sato & all his staff
100

05/04/2017
Dr. Sato is a competent, terrific physician. [...]
100

05/03/2017
Visit is always been pleasant, informative, sincerely cares about my best condition and how to keep it that way.
100

05/01/2017
All of my experiance over many years have been good.
100

05/01/2017
Dr Sato took the time to contact a specialist to discuss my condition and obtain next step diagnostic assessment needed
100

04/26/2017
Dr. Sato and his staff are every caring and helpful. Dr. Sato returns calls after I have posted a question to him.
100

04/26/2017
[...], dr. Sato helper, always very efficient and interested in patient. very courteous. [...]
100

04/24/2017
dr sato is a wonderful Doctor. I'm very happy he is my cardiologist
100

04/05/2017
I really like dr Sato. he is great doctor
 
Providence Medical Institute Cardiology
201 South Buena Vista Street Suite 100
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 848-7112
Affiliated Facilities
Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center