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Qualifications and Experience
***Please note that Dr. Tsutaoka does not see patients under the age of 2*** Elsa Tsutaoka is a considerate and interested family physician serving the community of Oakland, CA. Dr. Tsutaoka attended the University of California, San Diego, where she received her medical degree. Dr. Tsutaoka is a part of John Muir Health and is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. Patients trust Dr. Tsutaoka's expertise because she consistently provides high quality care that leads to positive and lasting health outcomes. Dr. Tsutaoka is committed to helping her patients enjoy a healthier lifestyle. She works with each one to discuss ways they can make better choices for their health.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Tsutaoka was nice and understands my concerns. Her assistant Karen was great, call me to follow up with my ultrasound results and CT scan results. This is my first visit to Dr. Tsutaoka. I think I will go back to see her again.
Dr. Elsa and her team are fantastic! They're all so warm and welcoming.
First visit with Dr. Tsutaoka was great. Very warm and friendly--she gave me her full attention.
She is the best, highly personable and sincere.
Dr. Tsutaoka is the best primary care physician I've ever seen. Engaging, warm, caring, and immediately knowlegeable about all possible medical issues that I brought up. I was very comfortable with her and have already recommended her to other friends.
Really enjoyed this doc and this office!
I thought all of the staff and the doctor were very warm and welcoming. I was a little nervous about seeing the doctor as she was new to me but she was very calming and easy to talk to. The physical went quickly and was very informative. I also like that they have later appointments available.
It was efficient and pleasant with a very nice office staff
Dr. Tsutaoka was great! Wonderful bedside manner, attentive and sensitive to our individual needs. We drove 50 miles just to see her! She was worth the drive!
Wonderful, thorough, and extremely personable.
Did not offer to update my vaccination record, despite indicating I travel often. Did not baseline EKG or other, despite sharing my WPW heart condition. Did not check skin or recommend a derm, despite pale skin and indicated frequent sun exposure and having shared blood blister concern.
One thing to note is that I was not seen by Elsa as she was not available. For future reference, this should be disclosed to the patient prior to booking. Thank you
Super good bedside manner, personable and not rushed. Walked me through all my options, was open, flexible and not at all pushy. Would reccomend
She was kind and upfront.
I had a great experience at Dr. Tsutaoka's office. She and her nurse were very helpful, courteous, and professional. I was seen immediately, and all of my needs were addressed. I will definitely see her again in the future.
Elsa was personable and she listened to me without dismissing anything. It was my first time seeing her and I felt like I'd been her patient forever. This will be my new doctor.
The visit was great, Dr. Tsutaoka and the staff were very friendly, welcoming and efficient. I've had some issues for a long time but haven't had insurance until now, and I'm glad I picked her as my doctor. I'm really looking forward to seeing her in the future.
I agree with most people regarding Dr Tsutaoka. She is incredibly warm, easy to talk, listens carefully and doesn't rush through the appointment. Really liked her.
A very lovely woman. Very calm and is definitely willing to listen to every thing I brought up. Doesn't jump to assumptions and conclusions when bringing up different medical issues.
My wife and I are extremely discerning when it comes to our physicians and I consider Dr. Tsutaoka to be of the highest caliber. She really listens well, which is exactly what you want in a Dr. She immediately made me feel comfortable with her easy going, confident manner. Dr. Tsutaoka is the kind of health care professional you want monitoring your health!
Highly recommend practice & Dr. Tsutaoka!
Friendly, throrough, smart and efficient. I thought all of the staff were really friendly and didnt make me wait too long. Overall incredibly happy with the experience.
Very professional, kind, and informative. I felt very comfortable and would recommend this office to anyone.
Good listener, great advice, prompt service and a polite staff...what more could you ask for!
Dr. Tsutaoka and Brandy were both very calm and easy to be around. I was seen quickly, listen to with care, and taken care of and on my way quickly. Thank you!
Dr. Tsutaoka was wonderful, friendly and professional! I went in for a routine test, and--despite my specific visit reason--she did a thorough exam and history. This is the great, comprehensive primary health care that is hard to find. I'm so glad to have found a wonderful PCP!
She is the best!
Great first visit. No wait time, very nice staff & facility. Was in the waiting room no more than a few a minutes before Dr. Elsa came in. She was relaxed and personable. Definitely will visit again.
She was very friendly and calming
Dr Tsutaoka was professional, friendly and reassuring. She listened to my concerns and respected my requests. I can truly say that this was the best doctor's visit I had, ever!
Dr. Tsutaoka was very warm and welcoming for me as a new patient. She addressed my medical history and answered my questions in a way that was professional but not too clinical. I'm someone who usually dreads doctor's appointments and she put me at ease - no small feat!
Best doctor I have ever been to! Elsa is very sweet and made me feel comfortable the entire time! Great experience all around.
It was great,had a scare and for her to do her job to the fullest with no hesitation asked right away she sent me to the emergency room to double check my results which could have been questionable in any other circumstances.I am so grateful to Dr Elsa,SHE will be my permanent primary doctor,SHE us someone whom I can trust thank u
Dr. Tsutaoka had a great bedside manner and made me feel very comfortable. She is a great listener, very professional, and extremely knowledgable. I would highly recommend Dr. Tsutaoka to anyone.
Dr. Tsutaoka is fantastic! She saw me right away even though somehow the lines got crossed and ZocDoc did not properly reschedule my appointment. She is kind, personable, and she made me feel comfortable. Took the time to explain things to me as well as answer my questions. I am beyond picky when it comes to doctors and I'm happy to say I've found one I'd like to continue seeing.
Wow- just had my first appt with Dr. Tsutaoka today and was blown away! Everyone in her office was great and the visit felt like a visit to the doctor ought to, but rarely does. She spent more time with me than any doctor ever has, and was so approachable, kind, and informative.
Listened well and gave me exactly what I needed to get healthier.
Dr. Tsutaoka was very friendly and thorough in her examination, diagnosis, and recommendations. She had excellent bedside manner and was easy to talk to. Will definitely be coming back!
Dr. Elsa was knowledgeable and personable. She cited research when presenting me with options, or answering my questions, and that gave me great confidence in her opinion!
really nice, easy to talk to, caring, and comforting!
Dr. Tsutaoka is amazing! She was very friendly and smiley, which made me feel very comfortable. She was able to identify my symptom quickly, making the whole process very smooth. No wonder she has so many good reviews! Highly recommended!
Very nice doctor.
She was very professional, polite and patient. I did have a lot of question as I was there for my gyno consultation. The staff was pretty helpful.
Blown away by the level of care and how beautiful the office was. This is a John Muir Health facility. I've decided she's now going to be my PCP!
She's amazing. I would *definitely* recommend her. She's easy to talk to, thoughtful, and all you could hope for in a fantastic community doctor. I look forward to my next visit.
Dr. Tsutaoka was friendly, professional, knowledgeable and thorough with my exam. She answered all my questions and I felt comfortable with her. I found my PCP! Bonus - nice office with patient parking in the back.
So friendly and empathetic, and she answered all my questions.
Most amazing doctor! She is so thorough and genuinely caring- so happy to have found her.
Dr. Tsutaoka was very patient and listened carefully to all of my concerns. She also called me back as soon as she received test results despite it being after normal office hours.
Love it. I am a fan
She takes her time with you and is very friendly! Highly recommend
Dr. Elsa was patient and really took the time to listen to my needs/questions. She didn't rush me out the door and she seemed genuine, personable and helpful.
Brandy was amazing she was super friendly, helpful, and very caring, Dr.elsa tsutaoka was so warm and welcoming was super honest, made me feel very welcoming at her clinic . The office was super clean and calm which u don't see at a doctor office. Overall my visit with her was great and I will def go back in a heart beat she will be my PCP for life.
Elsa was incredibly personable and made me feel like I was in charge of my own treatment. She listened to what I had to say and even offered right away to refill prescriptions that I needed even thohgh they were originally filled out of state. Elsa offered suggestions and was extremely kind. Definitely would highly recommend her!
She's a thoughtful and caring doctor and a really good listener.
She was super nice and made my first doctor experience in CA a breeze! She answered all my questions and made sure I was happy with the visit. it was a really clean place and, overall, a really easy and pleasant appointment.
Elsa was friendly and approachable and thorough!
This was a great appointment. I was seen right away, and Dr. Tsutaoka took plenty of time to talk to me and listen to my questions and concerns. Definitely my new primary care doc - highly recommend!
Dr. Tsutaoka was very thoughtful and personable- I felt very comfortable sharing my health concerns, and she gave great advice and additional resources for me to consider all my options. I felt genuinely cared for, and the whole process was incredibly efficient as well. It was probably the best doctor's visit I've had, and I'd definitely recommend Dr. Tsutaoka!
While getting a check up, I asked her about my painful ingrown toenail. Her advice was to get a pedicure. Did that. It didn't fix the problem at all. Had to see a Podiatrist who was able to fix the issue and was shocked at the bad advice I was given. The whole appointment felt like she was in a rush to leave. It was really unfortunately and a waste of time/money.
She was very prompt and friendly during my visit.
Most patient, personable and kind Doctor I have ever meet. Thank you!
I finally found my doctor!! Elsa made me feel comfortable and showed genuine concern for my (somewhat minor) issue. She also made a point to share her schedule and her backup doctors schedules for the next few weeks, so I would have someone to talk to should I have any questions or further issues. I also had a great experience with Brandi, the nurse at the front desk. She was friendly, helpful and attentive. I would highly recommend Elsa.
She was really nice and extremely knowledgeable. I'd recommend my friends to her.
What a pleasant experience! Dr. Tsutaoka was so nice and professional, not only did she ask clinical questions but she wanted to know about me as a person. The nurses and doctors made me feel comfortable and I actually enjoyed going to the doctor for the first time in my life.
I visited Elsa Tsutaoka once and enjoyed the experience. From that visit I'd recommend her to other potential patients.
Great and nice
I had an incredible first visit with Dr. Tsutaoka and will definitely keep her as my primary care doctor moving forward! She was so kind and welcoming and made me feel immediately comfortable. She provided great advice and answers to all of my questions.
Dr. Tsutaoka was very friendly, approachable and knowledgeable. I felt more at ease about what I should do to feel better moving forward.
Everything in my visit went smoothly -- we started on time and the nurse was welcoming and set a comfortable tone for the visit. I love Dr. Tsutaoka -- she spent a full 30 minutes with me. She is a really good listener, highly knowledgeable, and very kind. She explained what she was testing and looking for in ways I could fully understand, and I felt like a partner in working to improve my health, not a patient given a mandate by the expert. I have been looking for a new primary care physician and I will be going back to Dr. Tsutaoka.
She was fantastic - attentive, personable, funny, compassionate, and knowledgeable. I'm very happy to have found her!
My visit with Dr. Tsutaoka was possibly the best doctors experience I've had in my 27 years of life. She was kind, warm, and really listened to my concerns. She took the time to get to know me during our appointment together which I thought didn't exist anymore in conventional medical care. She was also culturally sensitive and LGBTQ friendly which won big points in my book. The new office in Oakland was really nice and quite. Parking can also be a hassle at big medical facilities, but it was very easy to park in the free, private parking lot behind the building. Overall, it was a fantastic experience and if I wasn't in the process of moving to the east coast in I would make Dr. Tsutaoka my PCP for life!
I scheduled my appointment at 6:00pm, was seen immediately, and received excellent care. Dr. Elsa gave me her full time and attention, was pleasant and answered all my questions.
Very patient and listened to everything I said.