Sara Soto MD | Obstetrician Gynecologist | Whittier, CA | PIH Health
Sara J. Soto

Sara J. Soto MD

Specialties:

Obstetrics & Gynecology
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4.7 / 5 (based on 549 Reviews) View 128 Comments

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Office Information

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Whittier Hospital

PIH Health Physicians

Profile

Gender

Female

Specialties

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Languages

  • Spanish

Education

Residency

Kaiser Foundation Hospital-Los Angeles (California)

Internship

Kaiser Foundation Hospital-Los Angeles (California)

Medical Education

University of California School of Medicine (Irvine)

Board Certifications

Obstetrics & Gynecology (General Cert)

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Patient Reviews

November 19, 2021
Dr. Soto is one of the sweetest, kindest most intelligent doctors at PIH. I truly enjoy all my visits with her. She always listens and is highly compassionate. She also helped diagnose my uterine cancer. When I visit her, she goes through my whole medical file and always gives me a smart take on my health. Wish you had more doctors with her bedside manner.
November 19, 2021
Dr. Soto has been a blessing to my life at a time when I needed her the most. Dr. Soto diagnosed me correctly when other providers were unable to. Dr. Soto is squeezing my surgery in before year-end because she understands the urgency to condition and wants me to return to my normal life pain-free as soon as possible.
November 10, 2021
she listened to my concerns.
November 10, 2021
Dr. Soto listened well. Gave Me tender care. And I appreciate her professionalism, period.
November 10, 2021
Dr Soto is a very caring and kind Dr. She always takes time to listen to my concerns and gives me positive encouraging feed back. She is also very thorough with all my medical needs. Hope she will always be my Dr. The office staff is also very courteous and kind.
November 09, 2021
I had a great experience with Dr. Soto. She met all my needs. She had a very concerning attitude and I felt all very, very comfortable in expressing to her my needs concerning my lack of sleep, and my body. I would see her again. I definitely would recommend her to a family member or a friend. She was a great provider.
November 09, 2021
very informative and respectful
November 08, 2021
Dr. is very friendly and caring. She explained the next type of treatment needed and gave me a referal. Also sent a voicemail reminder.
November 08, 2021
It was the best Well-Woman Visit I've had. It didn't hurt. The doctor and staff were very friendly and listened respectfully to what I had to say. They didn't make me feel negative about myself. They offered help to any of my concerns, even if it didn't fall within their field.
October 19, 2021
Dr. Soto and her staff are consistently thorough, professional, and lovely. They work hard to be efficient while fully addressing your needs, and they make it as relaxed and comfortable as possible.
October 18, 2021
I just want to say thank you to everyone at women's center for making all my visits very nice and pleasant
October 18, 2021
The facility was very clean personnel very professional, the Dr Sara Soto was just wonderful, she just made me feel comfortable and that's it. I love the Women's Clinic. Thank you
October 18, 2021
Dr. Soto is THE BEST! She is courteous, listens and takes time to answer any questions or concerns.
October 15, 2021
Dr. Soto is great! She is professional, patient, and very knowledgeable. She made my visit comfortable and provided excellent care.
October 11, 2021
I always leave Dr. Soto's office feeling positive. She takes the time to address all my concerns and answer my questions. Plus she's very knowledgeable and always friendly.
October 11, 2021
Dr. Soto is always kind and answers all my concerns.What a great physician PIH Health has. Staff was very friendly and welcoming.
October 06, 2021
I appreciate Dr Soto and continue to see her for my well woman exam. She's very attentive and answers my questions and concerns in a manner I can understand.
October 06, 2021
Dr. Soto is a caring and efficient doctor.
October 05, 2021
The necessity of paying for the parking is annoying. Free for 30 min is a rarity if on a scheduled visit with a doctor. Where is all this money being allocated?
October 05, 2021
Appreciate the patient, caring, personable manner and professionalism of Dr. Soto. I Came to the appointment in a state of high anxiety with a medical issue and she was able to totally address and answer my questions to totally alleviate my concerns.
October 05, 2021
Dr Sara Soto has a wonderful bedside manner. She listened to my medical concerns and went the extra mile to order tests and lab work to get answers. Dr Soto is knowledgeable and takes the time to explain what she is doing and why. I totally trust Dr Soto with my care and wellbeing!
October 01, 2021
Dr. Soto was so wonderful! She put me at ease with her kindness and gentleness. I felt like she listened to me and I could trust her. She also anticipated some of my concerns and thought through solutions with me. She's the best doctor I've ever seen. Very happy I found her.
September 27, 2021
She makes you feel comfortable and is very professional
September 17, 2021
Very informative, friendly, and attentive.
September 14, 2021
My experience with Dr. Soto and her staff was absolutely amazing, the best experience I've had at a doctor's office ever. Everyone was very respectful and courteous. I ran very late to the appointment due to heavy traffic but they were still able to accommodate me without any negativity and I greatly appreciate that! I will be forever thankful for that.
September 10, 2021
Dr. Soto was great! She took the time to carefully explain everything! She has great energy that made my visit very easy going.
September 10, 2021
Love Dr Soto. She has been my doctor for years
September 03, 2021
I wish I had visited the Whittier location years ago. I have suffered with bad care at the Downey PIH. I was extremely surprised at how much different this location is. Everyone is pleasant and helpful unlike Downey. So glad I came here and met Dr. Soto. She's an angel and took the time to listen to my concerns and made me feel much more positive about moving forward. I'm so grateful. Thank you so much.
September 01, 2021
Thank you for making me feel welcome and comfortable
August 31, 2021
Dr. Soto is FANTASTIC. She always listens, is communicative regarding my health, and open to discussion about options.
August 27, 2021
Dr. Soto is the upmost professional! She really listens and spends the time needed to discuss medical plan!
August 23, 2021
Hi Dr. Soto is really, really amazing. And I just Want to see the review that, you know, I have seen her, I think possibly once before, but she's just excellent. Super professional. Definitely cares, and we'll go through it. Give enough time for what's needed throughout the appointment, and it's also good to to be a part of the part of that service. So, thank you so much, and I hope you have a great one. Dr Soto awesome thanks, bye.
August 23, 2021
Amazing and caring provider
August 23, 2021
Good experience
August 23, 2021
I WAS VERY HAPPY WITH EVERTHING FINALLY
August 16, 2021
My first time seeing Dr Sara Soto and she was just the best all around.
August 13, 2021
.Problem with the cost of my meds and they were able to take care of it with the pharmacy. The only thing that bothered me was. the wait time on hold.
August 13, 2021
Dr. Soto was amazing and answered all my questions and concerns, very nice lady. Highly recommend her.
August 09, 2021
Satisfied
August 09, 2021
Dr. Soto is awesome. She is so caring and easy to talk to.
August 09, 2021
Dr.Soto was great. Explained everything and was very caring toward my health journey. I'm appreciative and happy she accepted me as a patient. Thank you!
July 27, 2021
She spent all the time I needed to ask several questions and never made me feel hurried. She is very personable and easy to talk to
July 27, 2021
Annual GYN exam only.
July 23, 2021
Dr. Sara Soto has the best bedside manner and really listens to her patients' concerns. I trust her implicitly with my health.
July 14, 2021
Doctor Soto it was very, very nice and concerned about every question that I had, thank you.
July 14, 2021
Dr. Soto is wonderful! I am thankful that when I see her I am in good health, and it is reassuring to know that if I ever have any problems, she will be there to help me.
July 14, 2021
DR Soto and get staff are very friendly and welcoming. She listened to my questions and gave me options in some cases and suggestions when needed. I really can't say enough about how she makes you feel like your concerns are valid. Thanks again DR Soto! See you in a year!
July 13, 2021
I want to take the time to express my sincere gratitude for the quality time Dr.Soto spent with me. She genuinely listened to me and showed compassion for what I was going through at home. I left feeling taken care of. I am so pleased she is my doctor!
July 13, 2021
Dr. Soto was very friendly and made me feel at ease. She listened to my concerns and answered each question.
July 12, 2021
It was easy to understand what Dr Soto was explaining to me!
July 12, 2021
I love seeing Dr. Soto. Dr. Soto is very courteous and informative. I would love having Dr. Soto as my GP. I feel like she truly cares.
July 09, 2021
Excellent!
June 29, 2021
I felt heard and cared for by Dr. Soto. She was thorough in her explanation if what might be happening and in her plan for next steps. I left feeling confident that Dr. Soto would help me get to the root of the problem that brought me to see her and that put my mind at ease.
June 28, 2021
Dr. Sara Soto is wonderful! She always makes stressful situations more manageable.
June 23, 2021
Dr. Soto is very friendly and professional and spent a good amount of time examinging me
June 23, 2021
Dr. Soto is Amazing!!
June 22, 2021
Dr. Soto is Top Notch in every way. I just think she's the greatest. So thankful that she is in your office.
June 11, 2021
I love how carrying the women center
June 11, 2021
They were all very attentive and kind.
June 07, 2021
Dr Soto is very caring and thorough. I've been coming here for years and trust my health with this office completely.
June 07, 2021
It always nice to know i can count on the office to get same day appointments and staff is always friendly
June 04, 2021
Dr Soto was very caring & compassionate. She listened to all my concerns & educated me on surgery/ non surgery options. I never felt rushed or ignored.
June 02, 2021
This was my first visit so will know more after follow ups.
June 02, 2021
Glad to see Dr. Soto for my first visit . She's friendly , caring and make me feel so comfortable. Thanks Dr. Soto ;)
June 01, 2021
Dr Soto is not only an excellent doctor but such a nice person which is so important. I felt safe and taken care of. Thank you, Dr. Soto!
May 25, 2021
Dr. Soto makes her patients feel comfortable and listens carefully to what they have to say.
May 25, 2021
Dr. Sara Soto was excellent when it comes to patient care. I've been nervous about going to the OBGYN for a while now but she made it as pleasant as it could possibly be. Thank you so much!
May 24, 2021
Dr. Soto is very nice and personable. As a patient, I feel very comfortable with her. She listens and never seems in a hurry.
May 21, 2021
Dr Soto was amazing! I was very satisfied with her quality of care and how understanding she was. Great communication skills and easy to talk to.
May 18, 2021
This review is about Sara Soto. I've been going to Sara Soto for a few years now and every time that I've been there I felt very informed and like she has always had my best interest. I would recommend her to any family member or any close friend.
May 18, 2021
extremely personable, positive, professional demeanor. first time visit and felt very comfortable
May 17, 2021
Dr. Soto was very helpful and understanding, if I need a Women's care I will go to her again.
May 12, 2021
The staff was excellent he listened to me in the very courteous, and the doctor is just wonderful and I love talking to her and she listened to my problem and I recommend all women to go see Dr.Soto I really do appreciate her.
May 10, 2021
I had been with Kaiser for 33 years, but my employing institution recently changed medical insurance. I have to say I was happy with the kindness and service of the staff and doctor and the cleanliness of the facility. This was my first visit under this insurance, but I'm hoping this same experience follows.
May 10, 2021
I like the professionalism of everyone. I also appreciate how clean the office and treatment rooms are. Dr. Soto is very patient and answers my questions in detail.
May 07, 2021
My experience from when I first checked in to seeing Dr. Soto was excellent.
May 06, 2021
Overall Dr. Soto is good. However she needs to allow her patient to fully explain what they are experiencing and not cut them off with other people's experiences or a conclusion immediately.
April 23, 2021
Dr. Soto was compassionate and made me feel like my concerns were valid. I genuinely felt listened to. She was very responsive to all my questions and addressed all my concerns in a calm and timely manner. The staff was very friendly and professional from the front office staff to the medical assistant that helped me. I loved my first experience at PIH.
April 23, 2021
Thank you for the amazing staff, nurses and Dr. Soto!
April 21, 2021
The experience I had during my appointment and past appointments with Dr. Soto has always been pleasant. Dr. Soto always answered all my concerns in a understanding manner.
April 19, 2021
Dr. Soto is warm, friendly, and thorough. She addressed all my concerns and answered all my questions. She educated me in follow up appointments and made it easy to get my referral for mammogram and prescription for birth control.
April 16, 2021
Hi, Dr. Soto is remarkable. She is so patient. She explained everything. I just love her. I love going there even though it's once a year and but I really she's remarkable. Thank you.
April 13, 2021
Office staff was double checking that I correctly completed my medical record request form... part of what she said was something along the lines of..."looks complete, it's checked off for HIV testing too, yea it looks good..." I responded "why does it check that off already? I don't think I've ever even had a test" I understand why it's checked off on the form... but very unprofessional in a medical office to say something like that out loud. Also.... they were pretty impatient with me filling out my intake information on the tablet. Yelled across the room from the counter to ask if I was done yet (obviously I wasn't)... THEN she offered any help, which she should have just asked in the first place. Professional etiquette.
April 12, 2021
Dr. Soto is a wonderful provider. She provides me with all the information necessary to make the decisions I need for my gynecological health.
April 09, 2021
Appointments sooner, as well as follow up from the first time.
April 02, 2021
I am very happy seeing Sara Soto.
April 02, 2021
Dr Soto is the best doctor !
March 30, 2021
Dr. Soto is absolutely amazing!! I get really anxious when I have doctor visits but she makes things as comfortable as possible. The staff at the front desk were very friendly and helpful! Wait time was extremely sort too
March 30, 2021
Felt at ease and very comfortable with everyone.
March 29, 2021
It was great. Sara Soto's great. Several people, or several women in my family go to see her. It's just... she's awesome. Everything was super clear, super friendly. Already recommended to friends of the family. So yeah, no, no problems there. It was just a good doctor's visit.
March 10, 2021
Sara Soto is one on the best Doctors I have come across in her field, I wish I could find an Internal Medicine Doctor like Dr. Soto. Thank you for making me feel cared for.
March 10, 2021
The staff in the back office were pleasant and caring along with Dr. Soto amazing. However the encounter I had in the front by one of the registration clerk was the opposite. The way she asked for me to pay for my copayment when I had asked to be billed was really inappropriate and did not match the values and delivery of care of PIH, a patient next to me even offered to pay for my copayment thank god for some kindness being shown however I did not accept and did pay the copayment myself and to find out after my appointment the same registration clerk informed me she charged me on a wrong account, voided my payment and then said she could bill me afterwards because she had made a mistake. This is not appropriate character and being rude is not appropriate customer service I spoke to her supervisor and explained why I was upset I have never had issues with the care I received, there are ways to ask for things and had she not been rude in the first place things may have gone differently. But overall Dr. Soto and the ladies who took care of me afterwards showed great respect, compassion and care through my visit.
March 09, 2021
Since I met Dr. Soto, my life has changed since she is a person who understands that the area where she works is sensitive and she, as a woman, treats one as if she were herself. Although my age is not for frequent visits with her for as long as I need her, she will always be my favorite doctor and I regret not having met her before.
March 08, 2021
I had to return I was having a problem i was able to see the dr Soto She was so nice to me and help me thank you
March 05, 2021
The experience was very efficient. Since I had a fairly cut-and-dried issue, it was the best experience. I would very much recommend Dr. Soto for routine kinds of issues. I can't say what I would think with more complex problems. In general, I'm inclined toward Functional Medicine, which is a rather different medical model.
March 05, 2021
Dr. Soto is fantastic. She spent time explaining everything and developed a plan for a future pregnancy. I'm so grateful to have her as my OBGYN.
March 01, 2021
I've always felt comfortable and trust Dr. Soto's feedback.
February 26, 2021
It was great .
February 24, 2021
It was my first time seeing Dr Soto and I would definitely continue scheduling with Dr Soto again.
February 24, 2021
Dr.Soto is my first obgyn and every time I have seen her she makes me feel so comfortable and very easy to talk to no matter how nervous or embarrassed I may feel.
February 23, 2021
The lack of patient care from scheduling team is terrible. Staff don't greet you properly when answering phones call and when scheduling and appointment they always say there book and no appointments are available.
February 22, 2021
Dr. Soto was very nice and took time to explain everything she was doing
February 22, 2021
I have great confidence in Dr. Soto. She was very up beat and positive. I came away from my appointment knowing I was in good hands.
February 16, 2021
What you can do is get rid of that gate where you don't have to pay to go out. I don't even come on the property because of that. I don't pay to take my child to the doctor. There are a lot of hospitals that do not make you pay, and it's probably not up to you, it's probably PIH hospital itself. So you need to talk to the CEO, and tell him to get rid of it, and quit charging people to come there, or you need to have something where it's paid for. Why are we bringing and going to that hospital for care if you don't accommodate parking? So you need to either make it to where
February 16, 2021
Very nice and courteous, what we need as patients and expect from our doctors.
February 10, 2021
Dr. Soto has been so encouraging throughout this whole experience and I'm truly grateful for her.
February 08, 2021
I was told a procedure was needed and surgery scheduler would call me. A week later, the order still has not been placed and the surgery scheduler doesn't have anything to schedule for me. So my care has been delayed.
February 05, 2021
I was listened to extremely well & made me feel less nervous about the process
February 05, 2021
Thank you for your support and quality of care.
January 27, 2021
Your new parking system sucks and I won't be returning because of it. I'll be taking my kids to a new Peditirican and finding a new Gyno. I had 6 minutes left on my parking ticket and I was not able to pay for the parking but didn't have time to leave because with line was too long so I had to stand there for six minutes to wait to pay. It's the dumbest thing I have ever seen and I cannot wait to never come back.
January 26, 2021
I'd like to add that Dr. Soto is the best gynecologist a female could have. She is thorough,she is excellent, she's kind. She is trustworthy and she listens most importantly, she listens to whatever issues I want to speak for myself. Whatever issues I have,and she comes to brings me to a conclusion and sits there to create the best treatment plan at least for me. And I'm sure and I highly sure that she does that for other patients. She is by far the best gynecologist any Hospital can have.
January 18, 2021
Dr. Soto is kind and friendly
January 18, 2021
She was incredibly kind and approachable. I felt like I could tell her anything without judgement, and she didn't hesitate to refer to me to a specialist for any health concerns I had.
January 18, 2021
I am glad that I was taken in close to my appointment time.
January 18, 2021
Dr Soto and her staff are all very professional and very understanding.
January 18, 2021
Dr. Soto was genuinely a nice caring physician. I explained my concerns and fears, she put me at ease by explaining things in layman's terms. Greatly appreciate that in a physician.
January 13, 2021
Dr. Soto explained everything to me where I was able to understand and she was available any time that they needed a follow up call.
January 13, 2021
All very well, an excellent doctor, doctor Soto, very careful with patients, mainly with me, they have very good attention, both the doctor and the staff, thank you very much for your attention
January 12, 2021
Dr.Soto is so caring ! And she listens to every concern you might have . Doesn't Rush in . Definitely recommend her to family and friends ! she's great!
January 11, 2021
I love Dr Soto! Best obgyn I have ever had.
January 08, 2021
Excellent.
January 08, 2021
Dr. Soto has been fantastic. I really appreciate the time she gives me in answering my questions and giving feedback.
January 05, 2021
Sara Sota is the best doctor I ever had. She performed my surgery. She's been there through everything that I've been going through for the past 8 months and I couldn't have done it without her. She's the best doctor ever.
January 05, 2021
Dr. Soto is very caring and kind. Not only is she empathetic, she remembers me as a person which is very meaningful.
January 05, 2021
Dr. Soto is always so pleasant and patient. She rates higher than the "10" on your scale.
January 04, 2021
Dr. Sara Soto has many wonderful attributes, ie., patient, knowledgeable, professional, excellent attitude and went above & beyond to resolve my medical concern. Thanks to her diagnosis, I was able to have a consultation with my gastroenterologist. I am very grateful to her attention to detail, and I feel privileged to have her as my OBGYN. Thank you.
January 04, 2021
Sara is professional, knowledgeable and very helpful. She cares for her patients
December 15, 2020
Sara Soto is very kind and sweet. She made me feel very comfortable and walked me through every procedure which I appreciated. She's great.
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