Mitchell Watanabe, MD

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.

This physician is a member of MemorialCare Physician Society which drives clinical outcomes and performance for MemorialCare Health System.

This physician uses an electronic medical record system.
This physician uses myMemorialCare to access and store patient health information via the Epic ambulatory electronic medical record system. Patients of this practice may also securely view their health information online via myMemorialCare (MyChart), Epic’s patient portal.

Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Types of Care

Education

Type:
Medical Education
Institution:
University Autónoma de Guadalajara - School of Medicine
Date Completed:
December 1 1984
Type:
Internship
Institution:
UC Irvine Medical Center
Date Completed:
1987
Type:
Residency
Institution:
UC Irvine Medical Center
Date Completed:
1989

MemorialCare Hospital Affiliations

MemorialCare Network

Health Plans

Accepts most major PPO, EPO and POS health plans
Accepting New Patients:
Yes
Aetna HMO
Provider Number:
136711
Accepting New Patients:
Yes
Anthem Blue Cross CaliforniaCare Individual HMO
Provider Number:
V5M
Accepting New Patients:
Yes
Blue Shield HMO
Provider Number:
00A441300
Accepting New Patients:
Yes
Blue Shield 65 Plus HMO
Provider Number:
PX0068
Accepting New Patients:
Yes
CalOptima Direct (Only accepting patients age 18 and under)
Provider Number:
00A441300855
Accepting New Patients:
Yes
Cigna HMO
Provider Number:
65345556
Accepting New Patients:
Yes
Health Net HMO
Provider Number:
3466018001
Accepting New Patients:
Yes
Health Net Seniority Plus
Provider Number:
3466018001
Accepting New Patients:
Yes
Humana Gold Plus HMO
Provider Number:
996438
Accepting New Patients:
Yes
Medicare
Provider Number:
N/A
Accepting New Patients:
Yes
SCAN
Provider Number:
16986
Accepting New Patients:
Yes
UnitedHealthcare AARP Medicare Complete
Provider Number:
0256790010
Accepting New Patients:
Yes
UnitedHealthcare WEST HMO
Provider Number:
0256790010
Accepting New Patients:
Yes