Dr. Mitchell Watanabe, MD

Family Medicine •  Male
  
Dr. Watanabe
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

MemorialCare Medical Group

1212 W 17th St Santa Ana, CA 92706

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(714) 954-0432

Dr. Mitchell Watanabe, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Santa Ana, CA and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Autonoma De Guadalajara-School Of Medicine medical school in 1984. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Community Hospital of Long Beach and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Watanabe to book an appointment.


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(714) 954-0432

Dr. Watanabe accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA HMO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Vivity-CA HMO
Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Shield of California
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Commercial Insurance Company
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Health Net
MultiPlan
Premera Blue Cross
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Watanabe's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Administrative Physical
  • Advance Directive End of Life Planning
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Back Pain
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Cardiovascular Disease Counseling
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Ear Disorders
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hearing Screening
  • Heart Disease
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Insomnia
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Skin Infections
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Ulcer
  • Vertigo
  • Wellness Examination

Dr. Watanabe's Reviews

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Excellent. Very much content.
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Sep 08, 2020
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Dr Watanabe has been my Doctor for over 20 years and I consider him to be the best doctor I have had: he is on top of the latest treatments for the benefit of his patients. Always with the right answer diagnostic and directions; his personality also helps to stablish a very good doctor-patient rapport.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Eduardo villela – Aug 04, 2020
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Dr. Watanabe is very reassuring and empathetic, which goes a long way.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jul 25, 2020
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I have been a patient of Dr. Watanabe for 28 years or something - since Bristol Park Medical Group over on Baker St. in Costa Mesa back in the early 90s. I think he is thoughtful, thorough and interested in his patients.
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Melanie Weir – Jun 27, 2020
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Dr. Watanabe is always attentive and seems to genuinely care about me as a patient.
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Jun 19, 2020
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Ny last appointment was early we were able to instantly review my chest X-rays and all my labs. It was informative and complete. Everyone here is always pleasant and helpful.
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Divina – Jun 19, 2020
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Dr. Watanabe is an outstanding and caring doctor whom my family and I are so grateful to have. He is very thorough and decisive, knowledgeable and personable. We're so thankful to have a wonderful doctor like him.
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Rebekah Canonico – May 17, 2020
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Dr Watanabe i have no words to explain how good he is, he listen and cares make me feel at ease i am lucky to say he's doctor.
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Luz Lopez – May 01, 2020
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Dr. WATANABE Is the best of the best period. He always gives you the best care and always listens to his patients. He Is at the top of his profession because he CARES. Sincerely , David Corona.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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David Corona – Feb 29, 2020
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Dr. Watanabe is caring, understanding, thorough, efficient, knowledgeable, professional and takes time to listen to my concerns. He is an outstanding doctor who is passionate about his work and truly cares for his patients and we all love him! BEST doctor!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Ricardo E. – Feb 17, 2020
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Dr. W. is just the best! He's a great doctor in every way. I'm a nurse and have worked with many doctors, and he's the best all around. Kind, caring, knowledgeable, professional and smart!
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Claudette – Feb 14, 2020
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Very helpful & knowledgeable
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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JB – Jan 20, 2020
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Dr. Watanabe’s is an amazing Dr. I love his attention to detail, patience, the way he personally connects with each of his patients, sense of humor and the passion he has for his profession.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jesus Gonzalez in Garden Grove, CA – Dec 19, 2019
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I am always impressed by Dr. Watanabe’s personal touch to offering excellent medical attention. He goes the extra mile to understand my condition and gives me great advice and solutions for a better and healthier life. Thank you. Thank you. Matt
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Dec 11, 2019
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He knows what he is doing.
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Nov 28, 2019
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I really appreciate that fact that Dr. Watanabe addresses any concern I may have. He throughly explains what should or will be done regarding my health care. He consistently follows up with any results and has an awesome "bedside" manner.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Nov 22, 2019
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Dr. Watanabe is the most personable, knowledgeable personal care physician I've ever had.
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  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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David Englund – Oct 25, 2019
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Excellent job on treatment and understanding situation.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sep 06, 2019
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He listens and is very through. I have been seeing him for 28 years.
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Aug 31, 2019
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Dr. Watanabe has been my primary care physician for more years that I care to remember and he is an extremely thorough and caring physician.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Jun 26, 2019
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Biography

Mitchell Watanabe is a MemorialCare Medical Group physician who specializes in family medicine. He currently works at the Santa Ana location. MemorialCare Medical Group is an award-winning team of health care professionals dedicated to providing qual...Read more

Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • General Medical Practice

Education

1989
University of California Irvine Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1987
University of California Irvine Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1984
University Autonoma De Guadalajara-School Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Locations

MemorialCare Medical Group

Santa Ana1212 W 17th St Santa Ana, CA 92706
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  • Fax
  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

Affiliated Hospitals

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Community Hospital of Long Beach

Long Beach, CA

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center

Long Beach, CA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

Miller Children's & Women's Hospital - Long Beach

Long Beach, CA

Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center

Fountain Valley, CA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

Saddleback Medical Center

Laguna Hills, CA

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average