Michael A. Kovar, MD


Specialties
  • Family medicine
3400 California Ave. SW
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98116
206-320-3399
206-320-5506

General Information


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.

Clinical Experience

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

Reviews

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.

4.5 out of 5 (161 Ratings, 31 Comments)

100

06/29/2016
Michael Kovar is the best doctor I've ever had. I would (and do) feel comfortable and confident discussing any health concerns with him. He is attentive, responsive, informed, personable, and helpful. I no longer hesitate to seek medical care when needed, and have referred many friends to him.
100

06/23/2016
Dr. Kovar was very efficient and concerned about my problem.
100

06/17/2016
I recomended my friend from the [...] here in Seattle.
80

06/08/2016
Mike is a great doctor. I had the sense that he was being pressured to adhere to a schedule [...]
100

06/07/2016
I recommended Dr Kovar to my husband, and several years ago he was able to become a regular client.
50

05/25/2016
I feel like I have a problem and the Doctor can't figure out what it is and he gets frustrated. I just want to know why I am having pain.
100

05/24/2016
Dr. Kovar is excellent!! He is very thorough and cares about the health of his patients. If I have concerns or questions after I see him, I send him an e-mail and he gets back to me within couple hours even on his days off or when he's on vacation!! His recommendations are always accurate and I always feel better after taking his suggestions.
40

05/19/2016
he downplayed my suffering and didn't seem to understand the magnitude of the pain I was in. he also told me that I was just going to have to deal with the pain and nothing would help
80

05/08/2016
The provider seemed to be in a rush while he was giving me an office procedure.
100

04/27/2016
I'm very happy to have Dr Kovar as my Doctor.
20

04/26/2016
Dr. Kovar was very disrespectful. He didn't listen to me and continuously interrupted me when I actually got to speak. [...]
60

04/26/2016
Dr. Kovac seems to have his own agenda, a valid one, but not necessarily a complete understanding of my health concerns.
100

04/19/2016
[...] Dr.M. Kovar and I trust one another , great relationship..... thanks again
10

04/06/2016
Dr. Kovar was convinced my breathing issues stemmed from not getting a flu shot and did not deal effectively with my asthma. [...] he did not offer a nebulizer treatment which had greatly helped the last 2 times I had been is with this issue. He said to increase my inhaler usage and when I asked how much, he said, "more than you are doing now." [...]
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!)...
100

01/06/2016
Good experience!
 

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

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

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

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

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

10/13/2015
Electronic communication on results following exam seemed lacking.
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. [...]
100

09/21/2015
Dr. Kovar is an excellent doctor. He took the time to be thorough and accurate.
3400 California Ave. SW
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98116
206-320-5506