Stephen Kato MD | Pediatrician | Bellflower, CA | PIH Health
Stephen Kazuo Kato

Stephen Kazuo Kato MD


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As the first member of his family to attend college, Dr. Stephen Kato MD became interested in medicine while spending time with his friends at the dormitory who were all pre-med students. His initial interest in medicine soon became a passion, but it was during medical student rotations in the Pediatrics Department that he realized he had a gift for working with young families and children. With over 30 years of Pediatric Care experience, Dr. Kato specializes in treating children and adolescents who suffer from chronic illnesses including attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD), asthma and diabetes. Especially alarmed by the rising incidence rates of children with diabetes, Dr. Kato works tirelessly to help educate young families about prevention and control of this disease, so their children may live healthy, active lives. His lifelong mission is to provide comprehensive care for the children in the community.

Office Information

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Physicians





  • Pediatrics


Medical School

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (Ohio)


Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center (Ohio)


Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center (Ohio)

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics


Patient Reviews

July 27, 2022
Nurse (name removed) is amazing!! She was so gentle with my toddler. She's such a sweet nurse. I kept thanking her for her amazing care ?? Thank you!!
July 22, 2022
Dr. Stephen Kato and his team, they are amazing. I've been going to him since last one was, like, 2 years old. He's now 17, I'm always able to get in, I'm never waiting for a long time. They're always like very just, you know, concerned, they always answer questions, I'm never left confused or anything like that, they always like give me the resources that I need or the referrals that I need for anything that you know is wrong. I really love them, they're great. I mean I've seen a lot of of his staff come and go, a lot of them are still there but I mean they're great. So they're like two thumbs up, love them and wouldn't change a doctor for none
July 13, 2022
One of the ladies in the office made me feel unwelcome and uncomfortable. I believe her name was (name removed). My 3 year old was crying pretty much the whole appointment because she's afraid of the doctors office. I understand it's not pleasant to be hearing a child cry, especially because we waited for an hour to be seen, but my child can't comprehend that we're there for her well-being. I tried explaining it to her many times and tried to comfort her but she was still crying, (name removed) was super sweet and bought her stickers trying to help her out which I appreciate it. But (name removed) on the other hand made a comment as my mom was walking out with my child about how much she was crying the whole time and the noise she caused. That instantly made me feel embarrassed I felt like I had to explain myself too her or maybe just sacrifice a really good doctor to not make other people feel annoyed. I even discussed it with my mom in the car how maybe I would look for a new doctor but she reasoned that her comment isn't worth my child having to switch to a different pediatrician who we really enjoy.
July 11, 2022
Excelente Dr. Kato and staff.
July 08, 2022
Dr. Kato is a wonderful pediatrician. I feel supported and taken care of when my children have been ill and I need advice on how to treat them. Thank you doctor!!
June 10, 2022
Dr. Kato is the absolute best doctor you could ever wish to have for your kids. So kind and informative, patient and prompt. Thanks, Dr. Kato for all you do.
June 06, 2022
Hi. My daughter. Grew up going to Dr. Kato, and he has always been very attentive made room for them when they were little and they got injured. He was seeing the same day, helping out with different specialist. Everything was done in a timely manner, he showed compassion that he cares. He talks to you, he makes it personable. The girls were so relax with him that we never could part from him because they, like him so much. And his staff have and Iliana were the best nurses ever. They always answer phone calls timely. They got the paperwork in order fast and accurately and the years that we went to him. Were just wonderful. My 2 girls now are adults. My youngest one, just started college. And I'm hoping that they continue to have a good
June 01, 2022
Definitely recommend Dr.kato gives you the right treatment and the exact care needed for the patients. I highly recom
May 11, 2022
Dr. Kato & his staff provided my Son & I with the best service and care for us. Dr. Kato went above and beyond.
May 09, 2022
Dr. Kato and his office staff are AMAZING! More doctors and office staff at PIH can benefit from learning from them.
April 22, 2022
Dr. Kato and his staff are always courteous, professional and helpful. Thank you all for your kindness, and caring.
April 20, 2022
Great office staff and doctor was very pleasant. However, long term wise not sure if doctor will continue practice for new incoming young patients.
April 13, 2022
Dr. Kato is the absolute best doctor you could ever wish to have. So kind and informative, patient and prompt. He actually listens and provides the best care to my children. Thanks Dr. Kato, for all that you do.
April 05, 2022
Always such a pleasant visit for my one year old son. I schedule his appointment in the afternoon after I get out of work and we're always in and out in a timely manner.
March 30, 2022
Dr Kato and his nurses always treat us very well. My Granddaughter has been going to him since a baby. Love them
March 23, 2022
Loved how attentive Dr. Kato was gaved me answers before I even asked loved the staff really nice!!
March 18, 2022
Thank you
March 14, 2022
The doctor is a very human professional and very appreciated by us. He is very very professional of Dr.
March 08, 2022
I was able to have a telephone appointment
February 04, 2022
Dr. Kato's the best doctor my children have ever had. They're actually happy to go to the doctor when it's time to go to the doctor. That's all I have to say.
February 04, 2022
Dr Kato and his staff were so professional and warm. Dr Kato is so thorough and listened to our concerns. We always feel good about our visit!! Very respectful!!
February 01, 2022
Everything was nice
January 05, 2022
I want to say that our experience with Dr. Kato was was great. My son just had surgery with us and, and that happened because of a referral from Dr. Kato to a specialist, the doctor the hand specialist who did the surgeon, the surgeon the surgery said that our doctors to think to refer referring [PHI removed] to surgeon before too much time has passed and it would have been more difficult, his, his, his, his condition. So, I just appreciate. And I'm grateful for Dr. Kato wisdom, his insights and to the injury and his his intuition to refer [PHI removed] to a specialist. Thank you. Bye. Bye.
December 20, 2021
Dr. Kato and nurse [name removed] provided excellent service.
December 01, 2021
Dr. Kato and his staff are very friendly, loving and nice, always caring for sick kids and is as soon as possible when we need it. Bye. God bless you all.
December 01, 2021
Love Dr.Kato in the last 29 years he's been Great!! Glad he is still there, Great Doctor.
November 26, 2021
(unreadable) the doctor was very kind and charismatic, they are one of those people who you can see that they like their work
November 23, 2021
We are thankful for everyone but we extremely appreciate Dr Kato and [name removed]. They are always making sure to take care of our needs!!!
November 22, 2021
I have been taking my children to Dr. Kato for 15 years now. He is an excellent pediatrician and I highly recommend him to anybody I know. He also has great bedside manners and is very good with dealing with the children in his office. I am glad to have met Dr. Kato and I'm happy that he is my children's pediatrician.
October 28, 2021
Dr. Kato is amazing. She takes so much time and care for my kids. His staff is wonderful. I'm truly.... truly am happy there. And I would highly... highly recommend them to family and both friends. I.... I truly cannot say enough about how great that office is and how wonderful that doctor is. Thank you.
October 28, 2021
I love Dr. Kato for my care, but I believe the service now is bad in a sense of like, to schedule an appointment or even to talk is really bad... really bad service. Before you used to be like, more on point and more efficient. When it was Pioneer instead of like, PH something Health, but Dr. Kato is excellent and I've been with him for 14 years already.
October 26, 2021
I love the doctor that saw my daughter [PHI removed], and also transferring my 1 year old daughter over to your clinic with the same dose. Thank you for all he does.
October 25, 2021
Well the doctor treatment was very... he, I let him know what we needed to do and everything, very respectful. So, I give him a ten because he was very, a very good doctor, thank you.
October 12, 2021
The nurses and front office are always a pleasure to work with. Always so friendly! Dr. Kato is amazing and wouldn't want any other pediatrician for my kids.
October 11, 2021
I suggest getting the lab tech some help or an assistant to less the wait time for lab.
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