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Michael A. Kovar, MD

Primary Care Physician
Languages: English
Professional Statement
My focus is on partnering with my patients to promote healthy lifestyles, and managing health problems with a rational and patient-centered approach.
Education
Institution
Type
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Medical School
University of Rochester School of Medicine
Residency
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.
Services
Clinical Interests
  • adolescent medicine
  • asthma
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 (166 Ratings, 26 Comments)


100

07/05/2017
Very knowledgeable.
100

06/21/2017
I trust Dr. Kovar. I wouldn't see another doctor for anything. He has helped me through some rough times with my health and has always been knowledgeable on how to treat symptoms. If it weren't for him, I would still be struggling with tachicardia. Thankfully, I was cured of it.
100

05/04/2017
I love Dr Kovar he's always attentive to any problems and helpful. He explains things so you can understand .
30

04/26/2017
Dr was behind schedule - spoke very quickly as if in a hurry. Seemed to be more interested in cleaning up my chart than discussing the issue at hand. Did not ask enough questions about symptoms
100

04/17/2017
This being a very simple health need I was pleased they agreed to do it for me rather than refer me.
80

04/10/2017
I always feel that my provider is very rushed when seeing me. I know he has many other patients, but it would be nice if he was able to listen to my health concerns.
100

03/23/2017
Dr. Kovar always takes the time to listen and suggest options.
0

03/22/2017
d at the providers (Kovar) lack of respect as well as the dismissive and discourteous way in which I was spoken too. I have never received such horrendous service from Swedish. This last visit has made me rethink my medical care and longtime patronage of Swedish.
40

03/09/2017
The doctor seemed rushed and did not take my details and information into consideration. He also tried to gather information that seemed irrelevant to my symptoms and tried to point me towards following up with other providers and almost taking the responsibility off of himself. While he was not rude during the appointment, I did not trust or appreciate his care.
100

03/02/2017
I'm a type 1 diabetic, and I have poor follow through and discipline. I'm impressed my doctor is always patient, positive, and forward-looking about my treatment.
90

02/08/2017
It was more likely my misunderstanding , but I did not realize that I was given a Pneumonia vaccine, which was due. I should have asked at the time, but didn't. I did write back the question on My Chart where it was clarified for me.
100

02/02/2017
I like using, My Chart, this has made communication with my Dr. very efficient
100

01/25/2017
Dr kovar is my doctor, and I trust him and his judgment.... thanks
70

12/26/2016
Provider was very to the point and I felt like I was being rushed.
100

12/07/2016
Dr. Kovar is my doctor as well as my kids doctor. Very happy having him as a doctor.
60

12/07/2016
I feel that this provider is a knowledgable and experienced practioner, but far too rushed in his approach to be able to provide best care. This could well be a systemic problem w/ the practice, I don't know. But as a patient, I find it extremely frustrating. Coming to this clinic feels like being in a factory on a conveyor belt.
100

11/14/2016
Dr. Kovar has been my doctor for over 25 years. I have complete confidence in him and trust his judgment when it comes to my health.
100

11/11/2016
Dr. Kovar is truly remarkable. He is extremely knowledgable, personal, caring. I am grateful and delighted to have him taking care of me and my family.
100

11/10/2016
Dr. Kovar is clear, direct, and thoughtful.
100

10/21/2016
Michael Kovar is an excellent doctor!
100

10/12/2016
The only thing is a came in regarding discomfort from a cold and left by getting a flu shot. Dr Kovar went to great lengths to explain to me why at my age it is so important. I really appreciate his concern and explanation.
100

10/07/2016
I've been going to this doctor for over 30 years and am totally confident in him. I trust his advice and recommendations as far as my health. If I have a question, I e-mail him and I get a response within the work day. He e-mails me my test, x-ray, blood results the next day and explains what they mean and what I need to work on.
100

09/28/2016
Dr. Kovar is the best doctor I have ever had. He literally saved my life. I wouldn't go to anyone else for my healthcare.
20

09/26/2016
it's a very apparent that these doctors are overbooked. They actually let you know that they only have a couple of minutes allotted to speak with you. And in my case he kep OKt telling me he really had to go that he was not able to talk to me about more than one issue I was having. the appointment was a waste of my time.
60

08/17/2016
Felt rushed. Hard to get a word in. He sent a referral with incomplete description of my problem because he didn't listen to the complete description of my problem. [...]
20

08/15/2016
I felt like it was a waste of my time, told me to see my regular Doctor. Since Dr [...] retired, I have not seen a new Doctor. He wasn't sensitive at all to my needs. He made sure that I was an inconvenience to his schedule.
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Swedish Primary Care - West Seattle
3400 California Avenue Southwest Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98116
206-320-5506
Affiliated Facilities
Swedish Cherry Hill
Swedish First Hill