Ratings for Dr. Michael T. Saito
Dr. Saito was and is extremely helpful with the medical care of our son. When our son was diagnosed, he took a long time to sit down with us and explain everything making sure to answe all my questions. He even stayed after his office closed down for the day which I really appreciated. When we were having some complications with my sons seizures he was always able to make time to see us. The only feedback I can give is that sometimes he will not voluntarily give information so I have just learned to ask lots and lots of questions which he is very patient in answering. He is very knowledgeable and we are very satisfied!
Dr. Saito left me scarred. I remember being a little girl and going into his office. I was an overweight child then. He told me multiple times that I was fat and ugly and that I would never find a boyfriend. To this day I get anxiety and feel uncomfortable when going to the doctor. Dr. Saito always put my sister and I down each time we visited him. My mother which did not know a lot of english had no clue what this doctor would tell us. He worried my mother and told her because we were fat and we had birthmarks on our body that we would not do well in school, and we could be mentally challanged, whats up with that?! I WOULD NEVER TAKE ONE OF MY CHILDREN TO HIM. EVER!
The staff at the Riverside Medical Clinic were very kind and helpful to me with the exception of dr. Saito. He was very rude to me on my visit there just because I couldn't get a hold of some paperwork he had asked me for. He calls himself a professional but the way he treated me was very harsh and he was actually scolding me in rude tone almost the entire time. No lie, I literally got the worst chest pain ever from stressing out with him. PLEASE, save yourself a heart attack in dealing with dr. Saito.
We had a great experience with DR. SAITO. he made the right choice of seizure meds.my daughtrs seizures are under total control.her other doctor wouldnt listen. Dr. Saito really cares. He ordered Mri.Got the eeg right away.explained the choices of meds and side effects.back to scool getting 'A's again
Our first visit to Dx our 8-yr old daughter's condition was okay. Dr. Saito gave us a survey to give to her teacher and one for us to complete. At second appt, he diagnosed her with an "ambition disorder." Hmmm, did that mean she was lazy? But how do we correct her behavior? At another visit a few months later, he seemed extremely irritated that we were back. I told him I had additional information and observations that might help. He said, "I've already made my diagnosis, and I can't change it." What? I was almost in tears. Today, through another Pediatric Neurologist and over time it's clear to see that my daughter has ADHD, OCD and is on the lower end of the Austim Spectrum. Dr. Saito's brush-off and unwillingness to listen or conduct further investigation is why I gave him a (1) on this rating.
Dr Saito is a great neurologist. Although he is a pediatric neurologist, he will still see adults and he does not condescend or demean the adult patient. Wish he could be my private, on-call neurologist so I'd never have to see another one again when I move out of state. Works with the patient to achieve goals. Excellent knowledge and treatment of brain disorders.
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- University Of Southern California School Of Medicine (Grad. 1986)
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