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"His office called me twice the week before to ask if they could move up my appointment to start at 3:30. I said I’d try to get there as fast as possible after" a work meeting (which subsequently was canceled). So I got down there about 3:15 today and they asked if I was doing any labs. I said not as far as I know. I then asked where I would find the restroom and went. When I came back, they said I did have lab work to do. A blood test and a urine test. Great – I had no urine anymore! I mentioned to the phlebotomist that blood was OK, although I was not fasting, but someone should have stopped me from the men’s room break for the urine test. The woman said that happens all the time. Odd. I went in and met with the medical assistant, then sat and waited until around 4:15 (so much for an early appointment). Dr.
was the kind of doctor who clearly doesn't like it when patients ask questions that are not easy to answer or perhaps challenge his knowledge. I quickly perceived that he and I did not click. I told him I did not know why I was there. I already knew the genetic test results, knew what the diagnosis was, knew the rarity fo my condition, and understood that patients who have PKD1 are supposed to get kidney failure in their 30s, whereas I was 52 and had perfect-functioning kidneys, albeit with cysts on them. He said I was wrong. He then pulled out a document, opened to a page showing a bell curve chart from a study and showed me that the
age when PKD1 patients get to end-stage renal failure is 58, not late 30s. He then told me that I "was on track." There's no other way to interpret that -- he meant that I was on track to die from kidney failure at 58. Such a cold-hearted, unsympathetic approach got me rather upset. I remembered that the Genetics Medicine clinic told me that most nephrologists have very little experience with genetics-based kidney diseases; it's mostly hypertension and diabetes-related kidney issues, and for what I have, they may never see that in their entire careers. So I asked him out him how many of the patients in his quoted study had the very rare genetic anomaly (a missing
, not a mutation) that I do. He literally just stared at me, smirked, and said "It doesn't matter." Not a good answer. I then asked him how many patients in his career had he seen that were PKD1 patients with a deleted
. Again, I got a smirk and "It doesn't matter". That's what a doctor says when they are afraid of being discovered that they don't know the answer. This was without a doubt the worst, most unprofessional doctor visit I've had in my life. It was a complete waste of my time, as subsequent developments have revealed he did not know what he was talking about, yet he smugly gave me such terrible news with all certainty. All because I had the temerity to ask him questions and advocate for my own healthcare. I will not return to this doctor, nor would I ever advise anyone who is intelligent and asks questions of their healthcare providers to do so. You will not be well-received by this doctor. His ego evidently will not stand for that.

-RICK D.

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"He walked into room with entourage and did not bother to introduce himself to either my wife or myself. Started telling everyone that my wife's body was shutting" down and she was not going to survive. At the time my wife was alert and could hear everything he was saying. This came as a complete shock as we though things were going ok. This doctor must have skip the medical school class on bedside manner. He did come back a few days later by himself and was much more compasionate in explaining what was happening. By then, my wife was not conscience. Dr.
explaination for his conduct was that he likes to be direct. However, if you have been told that everything is progressing well to have someone blurt out that your body is shutting down does not seem like a great way to handle this delicate situation. Maybe it would be better to talk to the family member who is responsible for health decisions first away from the patient to see what he/she has been told.

-DICK S.

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Kidney Care reviews in Oceanside

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I have been visiting for about 2 years. They are conveniently located. The doctor is personable and nice. The entire staff is also friendly. It is easy to schedule an appointment.
- Bruce J.
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She is really good. I go to her bi-monthly. I have been going to her for about six years now. She makes sure that everything is going right and she keeps everything updated. I am on the transplant list for three hospitals. Shes personable and takes time to talk to me. She cares about her patients. This is a traumatic experience. She is busy and I am not late for an appointment. The staff is excellent. I get my time.
- Barbara C.
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He has come up with a neat way of handling things. He has me come in a week before the office visit so I can get lab work done. That way when I go in, he has my test results and I am usually out within 20 minutes.
- Sandra G.
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Dr.
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has a wonderful bedside manner, he explains everything thoroughly, and he calls us back almost immediately. Furthermore, I credit him with saving me from some very serious kidney problems.
- Jackie B.
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I go there once a month to get lab work done and to see the physician. They have excellent service and any problems I have they are prompt to talk me through the situation and I can call them anytime.
- Rita H.
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My experience was good. He is a great doctor. His professionalism is good. I was using his actual partner in the same practice and his partner died. He was an excellent doctor. I won’t leave him.
- Andrea K.
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I have been under his care for several years. I only have to see him once a year now, but he's an excellent doctor and he is always very responsive. He looks at each person as a person. Each individual is different and he feels that difference. He is very thorough and he has conversations. He is not one of these that puts me in the office and shoves me out the door after he gives my prescription. He gives me my instructions and medications if I need it and looks over my blood work to see how things are going. The diagnosis was the main thing. He is competent and very caring. The office is clean and up to date.
- Margaret H.
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I stopped going to him because they started charging $200 per year fee to go see them. They didn't think they were being reimbursed properly for everything, and they wanted to recover their cost, and none of it was covered by insurance. I told them that I was not going to pay $200 just for the right to go and his him. He was not controlling my blood pressure properly as well.
- Vincent L.

Kidney Doctors in Oceanside, CA

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A Plus Medical Billing, LLC

1133 Pacific Grove Loop
Chula Vista

Arndt, Dr. Mary A.

310 Santa Fe Dr
Encinitas

Barish, Dr. Grant D.

3350 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego

Boiskin, Dr. Mark M.

9834 Genesee Ave
La Jolla

Burchak, Angela

10666 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla

Cronin, Dr. Donald F.

200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego

Farrell, Dr. Melanie A.

9834 Genesee Ave
La Jolla

Gabbai, Dr. Francis

200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego

Hupfeld, Dr. Christopher J.

3300 Vista Way
Oceanside

Juma, Dr. Saad M.

320 Santa Fe Dr
Encinitas

Kayal, Dr. Anas

3998 Vista Way
Oceanside

Khawar, Dr. Osmon

625 E Grand Ave
Escondido

Kyaw, Dr. Naing T.

3300 Vista Way
Oceanside

Mansoury, Dr. Hadi

200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego

Matayoshi, Dr. Amy H.

3300 Vista Way
Oceanside

Mathew, Dr. Roy

200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego

Mayer, Candy

10666 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla

Millennia Medical Management

PO BOX 211091
Chula Vista

Miracle, Dr. Cynthia

200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego

Mullaney, Dr. Scott

200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego

Reiss, Dr. Robert A.

310 Santa Fe Dr
Encinitas

Roshan, Dr. Bijan

10666 N Torrey Pines Rd

Scripps Clinic - Rancho Bernardo

15004 Innovation Dr
San Diego

Scripps Clinic - Torrey Pines

10666 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla

Scripps Health

4275 Campus Point Ct
San Diego

Scripps Health - Green Hospital

10666 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla

Scripps Memorial Hospital - Encinitas

354 Santa Fe Dr
Encinitas

Scripps Memorial Hospital - La Jolla

9888 Genesee Ave
La Jolla

Shah, Dr. Mita M.

200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego

Siberian Health International

8915 Towne Centre Drive Suite 116
San Diego

Steer, Dr. Dylan

9834 Genesee Ave
La Jolla

Sweiss, Dr. Natalie

10666 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla

Thompson, Dr. Scott C.

200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego

UC San Diego Health System

200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego

UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest

200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego

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