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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 266 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 266 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

    4.6
    262 ratings

    Provider showed concern

    4.8
    262 ratings

    Friendliness/courtesy of Care Provider

    4.9
    264 ratings

    Care Provider spoke using clear language

    4.9
    262 ratings

    Provider explained things clearly

    4.8
    263 ratings

    Time Care Provider spent with patient

    4.8
    263 ratings

    Provider included you in decisions

    4.9
    262 ratings

    Patients' confidence in Care Provider

    4.8
    263 ratings

    Likelihood of recommending this provider

    4.8
    263 ratings

    Wait time at clinic

    4.6
    260 ratings


    Comments (12)

    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
    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!  
    5.0
    Sep 25, 2018
    *Dr. Sams always takes the time to listen to any concerns and thoroughly answers all questions!  
    4.6
    Sep 18, 2018
    He's excellent across the board.  
    5.0
    Jul 28, 2018
    Dr. Samms is an excellent doctor.  
    5.0
    Jul 24, 2018
    Dr. Sam's has helped where other doctors could not. always very friendly and willing to listen  
    4.9
    Jul 23, 2018
    Dr. Sam's is very thorough, compassionate, always include you in the decisions for your care and explains medication.  
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