Dr. Blythe Kato, MD

Neurotology  |  
Female  |  
Age 49
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Dr. Blythe Kato, MD
Dr. Blythe Kato, MD is a neurotology doctor who practices in Palm Desert, CA. She is 49 years old and has been practicing for 23 years. Dr. Kato is affiliated with Desert Regional Medical Center.

36867 Cook St Ste 103

Palm Desert, CA 92211

Contact Information

(760) 565-3900

Dr. Blythe Kato, MD

Dr. Blythe Kato, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Swimmer's Ear
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more than 99% of peers
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kato "Our focus is to bring people to good heath, through improved health of their ears, hearing and balance. We strive to cure our patients ear maladies, solve their communication difficulties, and right their balance challenges. In doing so, we help our patients to confidently enjoy richer, more fulfilling lives by participating with their families and the world around them."


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  • Neurotology
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear - Patella - Short Stature Syndrome
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Cancer
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Ear Infection in Infant
  • Earlobes Thickened Conductive Deafness from Incudo
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • External Ear Disorders
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nosebleed
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Pain
  • Tinnitus
  • Vertigo


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  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Reconstruction
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Removal
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Inner Ear Repair
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Removal of Foreign Body from Ear
  • Tympanometry

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • U Wa
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • U Wa
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Mi Ear Inst
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kato has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kato's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kato to family and friends
based on 19 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Kato's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Palm Desert, CA |
Come with your California ID or California Driver License or they won't let you see the doctor. They do not accept a US passport for ID so leave it at home. I got the impression that they only accept and see wealthy Palm Desert patients. I wouldn't recommend this office for that reason alone as I don't have any other experience with them since I wasn't permitted to use my Passport. They photo copy your ID for their records so who knows what they do with the information they collect.
in Palm Springs, CA |
Dr. Kato is a brilliant and compassionate physician. She diagnosed me with a disabling diagnosis which was difficult for me to hear. Kato makes herself accessible when my symptoms appear and she knows how to reduce them. I have complete confidence in her medical expertise and the manner in which she treats me- her patient.
Rancho Mirage, CA |
Extremely RUDE & UNCARING --I am a Wheelchair paralyzed patient asked to walk??? by office staff while observed by Dr Kato --Doctor very inconvenienced by my handicap --Do not recommend
in Desert Hot Springs, CA |
Dr. Kato is good doctor and is very nice but if you want something done in a timely fashioin, don't go to this physician. She has a lot of knowledge in her field and is well known but my experience was fair. In my opinion, the office staff doesn't to know what they're doing and it makes the doctor look bad. They sound professional and office is nice but that's it.
in Palm Desert, CA |
Dr. Kato is a very gentle and caring physician. I read on the website that she performs sinus surgery, but she does not. She refers surgical problems to other doctors.
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Dr. Kato accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Kato has admitting privileges

Desert Regional Medical Center
1150 N Indian Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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