Gary H. Kato, MD

Family Medicine
17900 Talbot Road South Suite 102
Renton, WA 98055 Get Directions
Gary H. Kato, MD
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Annual Membership Fee

450.00 every 3 months
900.00 every 6 months
1,800.00 each year

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

My hope as your family physician is that you will feel that you are cared for with all the warmth and concern of family. I rely on wisdom from the ages. I believe that in medicine, prevention and a healthy lifestyle are key. Hippocrates wrote in 400 BC, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Treating the whole person is vital. I have learned from Proverbs that, “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.” 

As a board‐certified family physician and educator, I believe in personalized care and, similar to concierge medicine practices, I also offer conveniences like same- or next-day appointments that start on time. Being your MDVIP-affiliated, private doctor, we will work together as a team. My focus is on primary care, but I also have interests in cardiovascular health, preventive medicine and travel medicine. I see patients throughout the Puget Sound region.


 It is important, now more than ever, to have a primary care doctor who has the time and resources to care for you personally and proactively. Watch this video to hear more.

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Dr. Kato's Credentials

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Swedish Hospital Medical Center
Seattle, WA
Family Medicine 1985-1987

Swedish Hospital Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Medical School:
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, WA
Doctorate of Medicine 1984

Stanford University
Stanford, CA
Bachelor of Arts, Human Biology 1980
Graduated with Distinction

Diplomate, American Board of Family Medicine
Valley Medical Center UW Medicine
English and Conversational Japanese
Best Doctors, Seattle Met Magazine 2014, 2015
Top 10 Doctors in the state, Vitals 2014
Outstanding Teacher Award, Valley Family Medicine, Family Medicine Residency 1991
Teacher Development Award (1 of 10 Physicians to receive nationwide), American Academy of Family Physicians 1988 
Phi Beta Kappa (elected as a Junior 1979), Stanford University
Preceptor, Valley Family Medicine Residency Program 1987-1991, 2019-2020
University of Washington School of Medicine
 - Clinical Assistant Professor 1995-present
 - Clinical Instructor 1987-1995
 - Preceptor, Community Health Advancement Program 1986-1992
Board Member, Valley Physicians Organization 1996
Medical mission trips to Papua New Guinea, Trinidad and Thailand