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Kari Mathison, MD

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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Accepting new patients?

  • Not at this time


Professional Distinctions

  • Recognized by Castle Connolly as among the nation's Top Doctors

Practicing since:

 1996 (28 years)

At Sansum Clinic since:

 1998 (26 years)

Training & Certification

Medical School/Graduate School

  • University of California, Irvine


  • Family Practice, American Board of Family Medicine

Additional Information


  • Member, American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Member, Santa Barbara County Medical Society
  • Additional Information: Also studied in Nekursini Hospital in rural India