HomePhysiciansMichael Sams, MD

Michael Sams, MD

Philosophy of Care

To try my best to be compassionate, timely and provide up-to-date evidence-based care.



Patient Satisfaction Rating

4.8
Based on 273 reviews

  • General

    SPECIALTIES

    • Rheumatology


    BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

    • Internal Medicine
    • Rheumatology


    PATIENTS SEEN
    Accepts adults


    LANGUAGES

    • English


    MEDICAL INTERESTS
    Rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, inflammatory arthritis, lupus, Sjogren's syndrome, vasculitis, osteoporosis, inflammatory myositis, other rheumatologic autoimmune diseases,and pulmonary manifestations of rheumatic disease


    PERSONAL INTERESTS
    running, skiing, basketball, golf and spending time with my family


  • Education

    EDUCATION
    School University of Illinois College of Medicine
    Graduation Date 06/2008
    Degree MD

    RESIDENCY
    School Barnes-Jewish Hospital
    Title Resident in Internal Medicine

    FELLOWSHIPS
    School Barnes-Jewish Hospital

  • Memberships

    • American College of Rheumatology
  • Patient Ratings & Comments

    Patient Satisfaction Rating
    4.8
    Based on 273 reviews

    Rating Categories

    The Patient Satisfaction Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.


    Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

    Press Ganey Certified Data Integrity

    Ease of scheduling appointments

    4.5
    270 ratings

    Provider showed concern

    4.8
    270 ratings

    Friendliness/courtesy of Care Provider

    4.9
    272 ratings

    Care Provider spoke using clear language

    4.9
    272 ratings

    Provider explained things clearly

    4.8
    271 ratings

    Time Care Provider spent with patient

    4.8
    271 ratings

    Provider included you in decisions

    4.8
    270 ratings

    Patients' confidence in Care Provider

    4.8
    272 ratings

    Likelihood of recommending this provider

    4.8
    270 ratings

    Wait time at clinic

    4.6
    266 ratings


    Comments (17)

    Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.


    5.0
    Aug 25, 2019
    Excellent  
    5.0
    Aug 14, 2019
    Dr. Sams is an excellent doctor. very knowledgeable and concerned for my issues.  
    4.6
    Jul 17, 2019
    Dr SAMs is a caring individual and makes my wife comfortable about issues with her rheumatide arthritice  
    5.0
    Jul 16, 2019
    Very happy with Dr Sams  
    5.0
    Jul 16, 2019
    Dr Sams is amazing. Makes you feel like I am his only patient at that moment.  
    5.0
    Jul 14, 2019
    Dr. is one of the best providers that I see at DMG.  
    5.0
    Jul 09, 2019
    Dr. Sams is always friendly and concerned about your overall health. He involves you in the decision making process and explains the pros and cons of the choices ( in my case the prescriptions available to See more  
    5.0
    Jun 27, 2019
    dr Sams was very understanding of my desire not to use too many medications  
    5.0
    Jun 20, 2019
    *Dr. Sams takes the time to listen to you. Has great eye contact and always shakes my hand. His bedside manner is wonderful.  
    5.0
    Jun 12, 2019
    Dr Sam is a very good Doctor!!! He is very knowledgeable and is easy to talk too. Very personable.  
    5.0
    Apr 30, 2019
    Dr Sams took his time with me. I did not feel rushed or feel like he had to move on to the next PT. felt like we were a team in decision making. good eye See more  
    5.0
    Apr 14, 2019
    excellent treatment  
    4.9
    Apr 08, 2019
    Dr. Sams was very easy to talk to about my medical issues. He was a great listener, was very thorough in discussing my history, and I felt very confident in his assessment and plan.  
    5.0
    Mar 20, 2019
    excellent. highly recomend  
    4.9
    Feb 08, 2019
    experience was excellent  
    5.0
    Jan 23, 2019
    I switched to Dr. Sams because I wanted a rheumatologist closer to home and one who was compassionate. I came to Dr. Sams on the recommendation of a friend and am glad I did. I'm See more  
    4.5
    Dec 27, 2018
    Dr. Sam was very thorough and that was much appreciated!  
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