Mark Abate, MD

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How are star ratings for providers determined?
Star ratings are based on responses to survey questions that focus on a patient's likelihood to recommend the provider's office to family and friends as well as the provider's care, including whether the provider listened carefully, spent enough time with you, explained things in an easy-to-understand way, and seemed to know important information about your medical history. Press Ganey averages and converts all survey responses into a single star rating, with five stars being the highest.

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Specialties

Areas of Expertise

  • Breast Care

About

Professional Distinctions

  • President, Department of Internal Medicine, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
  • Vice President, Board of Directors, Tri-Counties Blood Bank
  • Chief, Oncology Division, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
  • Member, Oncology Advisory Committee, Health Net

Practicing since:

 1988 (33 years)

At Sansum Clinic since:

 1988 (33 years)

Training & Certification

Medical School/Graduate School

  • University of Connecticut

Internships

  • Internal Medicine, Dartmouth College/Hitchcock Medical Center

Fellowships

  • Hematology, Stanford University Medical Center, Oncology/Hematology, University of California Los Angeles

Certifications

  • Hematology, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine

Additional Information

Affiliations

  • Member, American College of Physicians - American Society of Internal Medicine
  • Member, California Medical Association 
  • Member, Santa Barbara County Medical Society

About Ratings

How are star ratings for providers determined?
Star ratings are based on responses to survey questions that focus on a patient's likelihood to recommend the provider's office to family and friends as well as the provider's care, including whether the provider listened carefully, spent enough time with you, explained things in an easy-to-understand way, and seemed to know important information about your medical history. Press Ganey averages and converts all survey responses into a single star rating, with five stars being the highest.

Who receives a Press Ganey survey?
Press Ganey emails or mails surveys to patients who received care at Sansum Clinic and Ridley-Tree Cancer Center. This process ensures that feedback comes directly from patients who have been treated by our providers.

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