About Me

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. He 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.


English, Spanish

Provider Specialty

Primary Care, Family Medicine



Medical Education

University Autonoma de Guadalajara - School of Medicine


UC Irvine Medical Center


UC Irvine Medical Center

Locations & Affiliations


MemorialCare Medical Group - Santa Ana

1212 W. 17th Street

Santa Ana, CA

Office: (877) 696-3622

Insurances Accepted

Accepts most major HMO, PPO, EPO and POS health plans
UnitedHealthcare SignatureValue Harmony HMO
Aetna (HMO)
Anthem Blue Cross (HMO)
Blue Shield (HMO)
Cigna (HMO)
Health Net (HMO)
UnitedHealthcare WEST (HMO)
Aetna (Senior)
Anthem Blue Cross (Senior)
Blue Shield 65 Plus (Senior)
Health Net (Senior)
Humana (Senior)
SCAN (Senior)
UnitedHealthcare AARP Medicare Complete (Senior)
Traditional Medicare
Vivity (offered by Anthem Blue Cross)