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.
Specialties
  • Family medicine
Education Background
Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
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. 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
Accepting New Patients
Accepting Children
Accepting Medicare

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Family medicine
Services Provided
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.

4.5 out of 5 (127 Ratings, 22 Comments)

100

03/27/2016
I've been with my care provider a long time. He knows my history and I'm very comfortable with he and his team.
Swedish Patient
100

03/01/2016
Kovar is the best. My family, friends, boss, former bosses... everyone I respect as being smart people, all see Kovar because he's well known as being the best physician in West Seattle.
Swedish Patient
100

02/25/2016
Doctor Kovar is a consummate professional. I have been having problems with vertigo. A specialist was not able to correct the problem, but Michael did by prescribing [...]. cleared it right up
Swedish Patient
30

02/24/2016
This provider seemed too concerned with the medications I was prescribed elsewhere to really pay attention to the matter at hand. He also did not seem to take my concerns seriously and did not adequately explain the blood work he had ordered as if assuming I would understand.
Swedish Patient
100

01/26/2016
Very responsive email communication and genuine concern by Dr. Kovar following by 3 visits and in response to any questions I had.
Swedish Patient
100

01/19/2016
I have been going to Dr. Kovar for over 20 years. He is always VERY helpful and follows up with any issues that I see him for. I totally trust him with my healthcare and know he cares about his patients. I always get my test results back from him the next day and if I e-mail him with an issue, he replies the same day (even when he's on vacation!)...
Swedish Patient
100

01/06/2016
Good experience!
Swedish Patient
 

12/29/2015
[...] I have great relationship with Dr Kovar and staff...... Thanks [...]
Swedish Patient
100

12/11/2015
I am extremely pleased with the care Dr. Kovar provides
Swedish Patient
100

12/09/2015
[...] he will fit me in during his lunch such a great man
Swedish Patient
100

10/27/2015
I do recommend Swedish West Seattle Clinic to others in the community.
Swedish Patient
30

10/20/2015
This wasn't the biggest thing. I know that. But I was worried and uncomfortable. He was casual and unconcerned and the computer seemed of more concern.
Swedish Patient
30

10/18/2015
Not very good but I wasn't his client. He seemed very rushed.
Swedish Patient
80

10/13/2015
It is a whirlwind when the doctor comes in. They see so many people an hour that I better start writing down all my questions because there is no time to recall them. Luckily if I forget things I can e-mail the Doctor and he answers them.
Swedish Patient
80

10/13/2015
Electronic communication on results following exam seemed lacking.
Swedish Patient
100

09/22/2015
Dr. Kovar has always treated me with dignity and respect. I'm grateful for his expertise and I rely on his professional opinions regarding my health. I am very pleased with my Dr. [...]
Swedish Patient
100

09/21/2015
Dr. Kovar is an excellent doctor. He took the time to be thorough and accurate.
Swedish Patient
100

08/18/2015
Dr. Kovar is a wonderful MD, he knows my history, shows a great deal of consern, and his diagnosis of any problems I have has been spot on
Swedish Patient
100

07/28/2015
Dr. Kovar is patient, caring, kind and attentive. He is an excellent doctor and keeps it real, which I prefer when dealing with health concerns and best ways to proceed to live a healthier, hopefully longer life.
Swedish Patient
 

06/30/2015
I was notified by MyChart that it was time for a PAP - but when I spoke with Dr. Kovar, he said that I did not need one, and checked my history and gave me a clean bill of health. Did not order any lab work, etc The only thing that made the trip worthwhile was getting some ear wax removed - that I did not know existed.
Swedish Patient
100

06/10/2015
I have been seeing Dr. Kovar since 1999 and am very pleased with his level of care and he is always very professional. Even when he recommends I drop a bad habit which has had a positive outcome on my health (Thank-you Dr. Kovar).
Swedish Patient
90

05/20/2015
Provided good level of sensitivity and concern during discussion of emotionally upsetting topic.
Swedish Patient