Biography & Education

Biography
My focus is on partnering with my patients to promote healthy lifestyles, and managing health problems with a rational and patient-centered approach.
Position Summary Michael A. Kovar, MD
Additional Information

Assistant Clinical Professor Family Medicine, University of Washington. Recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance and the American Diabetes Association for providing quality care to patients with diabetes.

Specialties
  • Family medicine
  • Pediatric Family Medicine
  • Primary Care
Education Background
Medical School George Washington University
Residency University of Rochester School of Medicine
Languages
  • English
Personal Interests
I enjoy spending time with my family and outdoor activities such as skiing and fly fishing.

Comments:
We accept new patients with Medicare and DSHS living in specific zip codes only. Please call the office for more information.

Care Locations

3400 California Ave. S.W.
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98116
Fax 206-320-5506
Accepted Insurances
  • Community Health Plan of Washington
  • DSHS/Medicaid
  • First Health
  • Great West Life (One Health Plan of WA)
  • Health Net Federal Services (CHAMPUS)
  • Indian Health Services
  • Labor & Industries
  • Medicare
  • Managed Health Network
  • Pacificare of Washington
  • Private Healthcare Systems
  • Uniform Medical Plan (WA St Health)
  • Value Behavioral Health
  • Aetna (All Product Lines)
  • BCE Emergis
  • Champus/Tricare (Health Net Federal Services)
  • ChoiceCare Network (Humana)
  • Formost
  • Holland America Line Westours
  • Molina Healthcare of WA
  • NorthwestOne
  • One Health Plan of WA
  • Premera Blue Cross (All Product Lines)
  • Regence Blue Shield (All Product Lines)
  • StayWell Insurance (Guam)
  • United Networks (United Healthcare)
  • USC Health Services
  • CIGNA Behavioral Health (MCC Behavioral Health)
  • Magellan (Includes Greenspring)
  • United Behavioral Health (US Behavioral Health)
  • First Choice Health Network
Accepted Payment Methods
Medicare, Bill Insurance, VISA, Master Card, Cash, Check
Available Weekends
Available Evenings
Accepting Medicaid

Specialties

Specialties
  • Family medicine
  • Pediatric Family Medicine
  • Primary Care
Clinical Interests
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Asthma
  • EBT Screening
  • Geriatrics
  • Obstetrics
  • Pediatric Care

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

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.

4.6 out of 5 (109 Ratings, 23 Comments)

100

03/22/2015
I feel very fortunate to have been able to become one of Dr. Kovar's patients
Swedish Patient
100

03/17/2015
They care about my care! you can't improve on that.
Swedish Patient
100

03/10/2015
Always come through with great service.
Swedish Patient
100

01/25/2015
I very much like and trust Dr. Kovar
Swedish Patient
100

01/14/2015
Dr. Kovar is absolutely the best doctor I've been to. He helped me with a serious health issue many years ago and has been my doctor ever since. His office staff is always friendly and helpful. He spends the amount of time he needs to with me to make sure I have all of my questions answered and to help me with any issues that may be present. I have a great deal of trust and respect for Dr. Kovar and the rest of his team.
Swedish Patient
 

01/07/2015
Doc responded quickly to a phone call request [...], and initiated two check-up phone calls later to assess progress. It was much appreciated.
Swedish Patient
100

01/06/2015
*Dr. Kovar took my case because my regular doctor was not in the office [...]
Swedish Patient
 

12/21/2014
Dr Michael Kovar is fabulous! He is so attentive and understanding and spot-on with his diagnostics!
Swedish Patient
 

12/08/2014
I have met Dr. Kovar before when my primary doctor is not available. I don't mind using him as a back up doctor.
Swedish Patient
100

11/25/2014
Doctor Kovar always calls me back the same day and is a very concerned doctor!!
Swedish Patient
90

10/21/2014
I enjoy Dr kovar. I trust him otherwise! I would not see him!!!!!!!!
Swedish Patient
100

10/21/2014
I have nothing but high praise for Dr. Kovar. I have been been very happy with his cut to the chase, no nonsense approach to my treatment.
Swedish Patient
100

10/19/2014
I tell my friends about this clinic and my drs. Very professional, caring staff...
Swedish Patient
50

10/05/2014
Won't recommend because of office & call wait times.
Swedish Patient
30

09/25/2014
I don't feel like Dr Kovar has experience to accurately diagnosis a sports injury and the MRI proved that. [...]
Swedish Patient
100

09/07/2014
I have the utmost respect for *Dr. Kovar, he is very knowledgeable, caring informative.
Swedish Patient
100

09/02/2014
Excellent doctor.
Swedish Patient
100

07/31/2014
I have been a patient of *Dr. Kovar over 23 years I wouldn't change a thing. I trust him implicitly with my health & making decisions that are in my best interest.
Swedish Patient
100

07/28/2014
*Dr. Kovar is the best doctor I've ever met. Smart, caring, thoughtful!
Swedish Patient
100

06/26/2014
I do not call *Dr. Kovar on phone with questions but e-mail him instead. He ALWAYS e-mails me back immediately with answers. He even does it on weekends or when he's on vacation!!
Swedish Patient
100

06/12/2014
Very comforting.
Swedish Patient
80

06/05/2014
I feel that dr will overuse Google to show/explain issues - this feels cheap & something I could do @ home.
Swedish Patient
100

06/02/2014
I has been see *Dr. Kovar since [...] till to present -
Swedish Patient