Dr. Michael Cater, MD
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Dr. Michael Cater, MD


Pediatrics | Male


Dr. Michael Cater, MD is a pediatrics doctor who practices in Tustin, CA. He is 73 years old and has been practicing for 48 years. Dr. Cater is affiliated with Saint Joseph Hospital.

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Dr. Cater's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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    Under 10 minutes
Patient Reviews (3)
Fullerton, CA |
Dr. Cater filled in for our pediatrician on a recent visit while our toddler daughter was ill. I have never felt more at ease with a new physician. Dr. Cater was cordial, knowledgeable, and quite thorough. He took time to get a complete picture of my daughter's presenting symptoms, and even though it turned out to be common childhood illness stuff, Dr. Cater made us feel like we mattered.
in Tustin, CA |
I love the facility he works at however I did not have a good visit with this specific doctor. My son was involved in a terrible accident and I'm not sure if the doctor was in a bad mood himself or just grumpy but he completely lost touch of his bedside manners and blamed and shamed me as a mother for the accident my infant was involved in when it was nobody's actual fault. I will never schedule an appointment with this doctor again.
in Santa Ana, CA |
Dr. Cater is awesome, he is old school. He trains other docs. He is very knowledgeable and friendly and gives advice if you want it. He has seen my son since day one and sad we switched insurance. Easy to get an appt. short wait.
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Dr. Cater's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Pediatrics
  •  Board certified in Pediatrics
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Pediatrics

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  • Medical School
    Loma Linda University

    Graduated in 1969

  • Internship Hospital
    Kettering Meml Hosp
  • Residency Hospital
    Univ Ca Irvine-Orange Co Me

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Pediatrics

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