Dr. Mitchell Watanabe, MD

Dr. Mitchell Watanabe, MD

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Dr. Mitchell Watanabe, MD is a family medicine specialist in Santa Ana, CA and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from University Autonoma De Guadalajara-School Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in family medicine.Read his story

1212 W 17th St

Santa Ana, CA 92706

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
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Dr. Watanabe's Experience

Dr. Watanabe's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Family Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Watanabe's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Watanabe "Dr. Watanabe was always intrigued by medicine because his father was a pharmacist who worked with many physicians. He enjoys interacting with his patients, and finds each one unique. Dr. Watanabe is board certified in family medicine. Dr. Watanabe spends most of his free time with his wife and two daughters. He also enjoys swimming, hiking and many other sports. Dr. Watanabe is also an Assistant Clinical Professor in Family Medicine at UC Irvine."


  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

Dr. Watanabe does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated


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  • Advance Directive End of Life Planning
  • Cardiovascular Disease Counseling
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Hearing Screening
  • Immunization
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Wellness Examination

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Watanabe has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Watanabe has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Watanabe's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Watanabe to family and friends
based on 11 total reviews (6 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

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Dr. Watanabe's Performance

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Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Dr. Watanabe is extremely professional caring compassionate and a wonderful human being. Dr Watanabe is not only extremely bright, he is the most emotionally intelligent physician I know. His staff is great as well.
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Dr. Watanabe has been my physician for the past five years and I couldn't be happier. He takes his time to listen to my whining and thoroughly explain the potential treatments. His forward-thinking helps me to make informative decisions concerning my health. As such, I have recommended Dr....more
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Dr. Watanabe has been my primary care physician for over 25yrs. His "bedside manner" is awesome-remembering key events/people in my life and taking the time to connect with me before conducting my physical. He always washes his hands before and after exams, shares high level feedback and solutions....more
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Dr. Watanabe is the best that I have gone yo in 26 years. He is knowledgeable, personable, bslues your time, listens to you snd includes you in your options regarding your health. I would recommend him to anyone. I got him by accident because my physician passed away at the same Medical Group. I...more
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