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Dr. Elsa Tsutaoka, MD

Family Physician, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

***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.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Altius (Coventry Health Care)
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • Family Physician
  • Primary Care Doctor

Board certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of California, San Diego, Doctor of Medicine

Zocdoc awards

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1275524589

Office locations

Phone number: N/A
Patient reviews
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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.
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Dr. Elsa and her team are fantastic! They're all so warm and welcoming.
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First visit with Dr. Tsutaoka was great. Very warm and friendly--she gave me her full attention.
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She is the best, highly personable and sincere.
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Awesome doc!
Less than 1 year ago
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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.
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Really enjoyed this doc and this office!
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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 physicalwent quickly and was very informative. I also like that they have later appointments available.
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It was efficient and pleasant with a very nice office staff
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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!
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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.
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Wonderful, thorough, and extremely personable.
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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
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Super good bedside manner, personable and not rushed. Walked me through all my options, was open, flexible and not at all pushy. Would reccomend
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She was kind and upfront.
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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.
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I visited Elsa Tsutaoka once and enjoyed the experience. From that visit I'd recommend her to other potential patients.
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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 issueand 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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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 mefeel comfortable with her easy going, confident manner. Dr. Tsutaoka is the kind of health care professional you want monitoring your health!
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Highly recommend practice & Dr. Tsutaoka!
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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.
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She is the best!
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Very professional, kind, and informative. I felt very comfortable and would recommend this office to anyone.
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Good listener, great advice, prompt service and a polite staff...what more could you ask for!
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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!
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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!
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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.
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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!
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She was very friendly and calming
More than 1 year ago
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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!
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Best doctor I have ever been to! Elsa is very sweet and made me feel comfortable the entire time! Great experience all around.
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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 othercircumstances.I am so grateful to Dr Elsa,SHE will be my permanent primary doctor,SHE us someone whom I can trust thank u
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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.
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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 tome 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.
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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 methan any doctor ever has, and was so approachable, kind, and informative.
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Listened well and gave me exactly what I needed to get healthier.
More than 1 year ago
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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!
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really nice, easy to talk to, caring, and comforting!
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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!
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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!
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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!
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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.
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Very nice doctor.
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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.
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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.
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So friendly and empathetic, and she answered all my questions.
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