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Maki Sato

Maki Sato, MD

Specialty: Family Medicine

Gender: Female

Language: English, Spanish

Locations: Rush Oak Park Physicians Group North Riverside
7222 W Cermak Rd : Ste 700
Riverside, IL 60546
(708) 600-6400
Fax: (708) 447-9748
Board Certified: Family Medicine
Education:

Medical School

Georgetown University School of Medicine - MD

Residency

Montefiore Medical Center - Family Medicine

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Before I went into residency, I also became a yoga teacher, and so I really believe in our own body’s ability to heal itself. And I think the physician’s role sometimes is to really empower the patient to figure out, “Okay, what can I do to heal myself?” Medicine isn’t black and white, and so there’s always a lot of room for individualization, and it still an art just as much as it is a science. So if patients and the physicians can work together and really have that dialogue, that’s the ideal, but there are often times when you have a younger child or you have an elderly person with some dementia that you are making those decisions and trying to make the best decision on a patient’s behalf. When you are able to develop a relationship over time, you get to know your patients and you really have a connection with them, so I think it’s just very fulfilling to be able to be part of that journey.