Dr. Sato and Dr. Kimura are board-certified pediatricians. A pediatrician is a medical doctor who specializes in the care of children. Pediatricians have undergone special training in the health and illnesses of infants, teens and young adults, and the majority of pediatricians are certified by the American Board of Pediatrics after passing a comprehensive exam and participating in ongoing pediatric-specific continuing medical education. Many pediatricians are also fellows of the American Academy of Pediatrics (thus the designation “F.A.A.P.”), the professional organization for pediatricians. Pediatricians provide preventive health care for children in good health and medical care for children who are acutely or chronically ill. They also provide parents with support and advice on issues such as growth and development, safety and illness/injury prevention, nutrition, exercise, and emotional wellness to foster a lifetime of good health.
Naomi Sato, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Dr. Naomi Sato received her doctor of medicine degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. She is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She has been practicing general pediatrics in Sacramento since 1985. Dr. Sato enjoys spending her spare time with her family and friends. She also loves attending events and activities that involve her furry family of dogs and cats. Her other interests include reading (e-books mostly now, but still can’t stay away from regular books), drawing (mostly pastels and pencil), and traveling (when she gets the opportunity).
Robyn Kimura, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Dr. Robyn Kimura was born and raised in Sacramento, California. She completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Business at Pacific Union College, then received her doctor of medicine degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital. She is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She has been practicing general pediatrics in Sacramento since 2002. Dr. Kimura is happily married to her husband, Ron, and enjoys spending time with family and friends, making handmade cards, and staying fit by exercising at the gym. Her other interests include eating out and going to Broadway musicals and smooth jazz concerts. She can often be seen at her nephews’ and niece’s sporting events (especially youth basketball games).
Our Healthcare Philosophy
Dr. Sato and Dr. Kimura emphasize preventive medicine (good nutrition, an active lifestyle, safety, and current immunizations) and regular well care to help your child stay healthy. If your child is ill and needs a same-day appointment, our friendly and helpful staff will help you schedule one. We believe communication is essential to a good doctor-patient relationship so we make every effort to listen to parents’ concerns, encourage you to ask questions, and provide the most recent medical information so you can make informed decisions about your child’s health. Whether your child is a newborn, teen, or somewhere in between, we utilize the latest health recommendations with over 30 years combined pediatric experience to help you keep your child healthy.
Our Vaccine Philosophy
We believe childhood immunizations are a very important part of good preventive well care for children and strongly believe that all children should receive the vaccines recommended by the national immunization schedule guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Vaccines play a critical role in helping to prevent diseases and health complications which can cause significant illness and even death in children and young adults. Regular vaccinations are one of the safest and most effective methods of disease prevention. When recommending vaccines for your child, we will review the benefits, risks, and potential adverse reactions of each vaccine. Whenever available and covered by insurance, we also recommend and encourage the use of combination vaccines. Combination vaccines have been shown to have equal safety and efficacy when compared with individual vaccines, while reducing the pain of multiple injections. We encourage parents to ask questions and be informed about all vaccinations their child should receive.
Parents have the final say on what types of treatment they want their child to receive, including vaccines. If an alternate vaccine schedule is the only way a parent feels comfortable giving their child vaccines, we try to work with parents. However, if a parent does not wish their child to have any further vaccinations, we recommend that they find another physician who shares their philosophy. We look forward to discussing vaccines and other aspects of your child’s health with you at your child’s next visit.
To see our office’s typical well check and vaccination schedule, click here.