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About Dr. Blythe M Kato

Dr. Blythe M Kato, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Palm Desert, CA. She has 24 years of experience. Her specialties include Otolaryngology. Dr. Kato has received 1 award. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

13 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Blythe M Kato is Good. Dr. Blythe M Kato has been rated by 13 patients. From those 13 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Blythe M Kato is 3.5 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Jennifer I Hui Md

36867 Cook St Ste 103
Palm Desert, CA 92211
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Specialties

Dr. Blythe M Kato has the following 1 specialty

  • Otolaryngology

    An otolaryngologist is more commonly referred to as an ENT, someone that can treat medical issues you may be having with you ears, nose, or throat. This is a physician who is specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions of the ear, nose, sinuses, larynx (voice box), mouth, throat, head, and neck. These doctors treat patients through both medical and surgical means. For instance, an otolaryngologist may treat an obstruction of the nasal passage, caused by malformation of the nose, through rhinoplasty.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Blythe M Kato has the following 10 expertise

  • Allergies
  • Deviated Septum
  • Hearing Loss
  • Smell Disorders
  • Tumors
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Facial Trauma
  • Vestibular Diseases
  • Polyps
  • Swallowing Disorders

Dr. Blythe M Kato has 1 board certified specialty

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Board Certifications

Dr. Blythe M Kato is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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Great Surgeon!

Dr. Kato is the best. I have had infections in my ear for years. Finally saw Dr. Kato, who did surgery and now my ear feels great and my hearing is back! I've seen some comments from others about the staff....I've been to this office many times now. Staff can be a bit hit or miss. I don't blame the doctor for their misses...she is excellent and I know it's hard to find adequate employees in the desert. There is no one else who I would trust to do surgery on my ear, and my results are fantastic. Highly recommend!

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incompetency at front desk

I called less than 24 hours ago to make an appointment. I was told that I could have an appointment today at 4:00. I gave my name, phone number, social security number, insurance information and got the instructions as to how to get to the office. I arrived at 4:00 today....checked in.......was sitting in the waiting room and must have heard my name mentioned 4 times in conversation with the 3 ladies at the front desk. I suppose they did it in Spanish, so no one else would understand? I did. I went up and asked if there were a problem. I was told they did not have me down for an appointment. "Do you have my information? " "Yes, we have that, but whoever you talked to forgot to put the appointment down." "Who answers the phone?" , I asked. " Only the 3 of us do," they replied. "Who did you talk to", they asked. " Obviously, one of you", I replied. And then they dumbed out, so as not to acknowledge who did it. I had cancelled an important meeting, so I could see the doctor. I was offered other appointments......not interested. If one of the girls had taken responsibility for the mistake, I would have gone back. It is just the dumbing out that is too much. Everyone makes mistakes.....I get it! But lying and playing dumb is not a great reflection on how the office is run.

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PhD

There are 3 arrogant incompetent staff members who are defensive when asked for simple discussions about procedures and she may not be aware of this. . Hearing test w technition was incompetent as there was no check for ear wax prior to test and technition was sloppy about inserting ear devices in my ears. They kept falling out and he would impatiently and barely put them back in my ears. They were dangling from my ears while he was running the test. He was arrogant and impatient with the me and the whole process. He acted like he could care less about the test. Was a barely done ear test. And the PT for balance rest was worse. The PT also appears on 2 occasions to have a bad attitude and he too was arrogant even laughed at me when I tried to describe on the phone my fear of possible reprocussions from taking the balance test. Later in the office again When I said I need to talk w you first he spun around and blurted out " DO YOU WANT A MEDICAL CONSULT. I DONT DO THAT." He was also very passive aggressive angry and arrogant. His assistant seemed to pic up the same style of conceited mannerism i and scowled at me when I said I had an appointment and seemed especially upset and glared at me when I said my name wasn't Katie. he somehow thought my name was Katie And showed attitude when I sai I wasn't. A bad experience for me. I will go elsewhere.

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BPPV patient

Dr. Kato is a most caring and kind physician. She diagnosed my condition, provided treatment that was effective and spent a lot of time with me explaining the condition. At every visit I made to her she continued to be most caring and kind and I would recommend her to anyone with an otology problem.

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unprofessional

Unfortunately, this was a waste of my time. Nurse for the doctor was rude and never followed through. The doctor told her nurse to order an MRI for me. She requested that I submit other doctors' reports. I immediately delivered them. After 1 week, when I heard nothing about scheduling the MRI, I called to inquire and was told that "they would get to it". That was 4 months ago!! No response from the doctor after reading the other doctors' reports! It is 3 months later and I not ever heard from Dr. Kato or her office!

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Education

    24 Years Experience

  • University Of California San Francisco School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1994

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Blythe M Kato accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
    • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
  • Blue Shield California
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
    • Blue Shield CA PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA CommunityCare Network HMO
    • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
    • Health Net CA HMO Whole Care Network
    • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
    • Health Net CA PPO
    • Health Net EPO - PureCare One Small Business
    • Health Net PureCare HSP Individual and Family Plans
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • Molina Healthcare
    • Molina Mrktplace CA
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO

Locations & Directions

Jennifer I Hui Md, 36867 Cook St Ste 103, Palm Desert, CA
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