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"At first the medications he gave me worked very well and all seemed fine. But once that stopped working he showed no interest in using other methods and just wanted" to remove my colon. He pushed very hard for that and acted like it wasn't a big deal. He neglected to warn me on what a major surgery that is, and its severe possible side effects (such as impotence). I have since gone to another gastroenterologist and he has given me many more options (and made sure to warn me of the dangers of removing my colon). The staff that answers the phone and greets you when you arrive are very nice. But the office manager, whose name is Barb is extremely rude when on the phone (though much nicer in person). I talked to her to her twice; the second time was about a billing issue I received from a collection agency. I asked how this was possible, since I was paid up in full. She said it was from 3 years ago. When I asked why I hadn't received anything about it in 3 years (in a nice
), she raised her voice at me and said "that's how we do things and if you don't like it get another gastroenterologist" and then hung up the phone. This is a doctor to avoid. He has limited options, doesn't seem to care much, the office manager is very rude and they won't work with you if there is a billing problem.

-Daniel L.

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"Of the four gastroenterologists that I visited, Dr.
was the only one to correctly diagnose and treat my condition. He really listened to" my feedback and concerns, he's very thorough when making a diagnosis, and he employs a great staff.

-Helene K.

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Gastroenterology reviews in Santa Barbara

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All the doctors are on the same page and they share your medical records. My daughter has Chron’s disease and I’ve been diagnosed with a rare cancer. There was so much unknown but the doctors were just fantastic! If you have to be hospitalized, with
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doctor. They have been phenomenal. I love
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- Celeta C.
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I highly recommend him. He had been recommended me by my Allergist. He was good, his office if full and busy but he took the time with me that I needed. There was not a log wait at all. He gives a personal call to all of his patients with the test results. I have no complaints at all and I will stick with him. I was impressed with this man
- Katherine B.
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First, no one ever answers the phone if you want to make an apointment or returns calls for two days. And then I had to wait a month until after the first of the year when I had to start a new deductible to have a colonoscopy. I was told by
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that a new patient forms pack would be emailed to me that I would need to complete. I received an email from
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, but there were no new patient forms attached. Fortunately,
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responded to my email notifying her that I had not received a new patient forms pack with a replacement the same day and I did not wait days for her to return my call. I completed the new patient forms and went to the Woodstock office for my first appointment. i paid my insurer's $45 copay and waited to see the doctor. I was then told that for a colonoscopy procedure, I did not have to see a doctor, unless I wanted to, and my copay would be refunded. I chose not to see the doctor and my copay was refunded, but I had to stay there and go over all my forms, medical history and prescription drugs with the a nurse. I had neatly typed all my information on their forms with Adobe Acrobat, PDF, provided my own list of medications and my daily schedule of when I took medications. After I answered all their questions and provided the required completed forms, an apointment was made for my colonoscopy the next week.
I went next week for my colonscopy In the "colonscopy" area down the hall and after about a 15 minute wait, I was escorted to a preop area by a nurse named
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initially had a present demenior, but this soon changed.
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started going over my medical history, medications and when I last took these medications. My medical history and last time I took medications was in front of her that I had filled out that morning. Then she wanted to go over all my medications and when I took each of them last. I told her that the complete list of medications was very long and I had dropped off a couple of copies in their office in the same hallway where I initially went to last week.
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said they did not have my list of medications next door and that I should have brought my list of medications with me. She was going to have to call my pharmacy so she could make sure she had a complete list. Then she made a very condecinding and rude remark that I should always bring my list of medications with me when I go to the Doctors office. I told her again that I did bring the list, several versions, and dropped them office in their main reception room, just as told to do. I told
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the people in the main reception room were lying to her or she was lying to me. I said I would put my paints back on and walk next door a get the list. She said no one was holding me there and I could leave any time I wanted. I asked if I could get my $220 copay from this visit back but she did not want to answer. I was not really interested in leaving and starting over again after had taken their prep and sat on the toilet all night.
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then said she would have to speak or get her boss,
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said that it was her job to to give me the anesthesia for the proceedure and she again started asking me about my medical history, and when I had last taken my medications again.
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wanted me to start over telling her everything, I had provided on my first visit and everything I had just given to
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. But most insulting of all, Lusy talked to me in the same
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someone would talk to a child, not a 60 year old man. Just listening to her was extremely irritating. Any when
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finally stuck a needle in my arm for the anesthesia, she said this is the most painful thing that would happen. I said, no, listening to her talk to me like a child and ask the same questions for the third time was the most painfull. Then another nurse in the operating room, named
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, jumped in and proceeded to tell me off on how how nessary it was to keep asking the same questions over and over. Why was this evil
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even talking to me at all? I said nothing to this rude woman. I will never visit this group of imbeciles and and babbling idiots again. They care absolutely nothing about how they inconvience, treat or speak to customers.
- JAMES M.
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He does a wonderful job. He truly cares about his patients and he has solved any issue I have come to him with. He has a great bedside manner and relaxed personality.
- DAVID R.
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I was in a lot of pain from Sibo. I was in the car on the way over when the office called and cancelled my appointment, the doctor had an emergency. I understood. When I went to the rescheduled appointment, which was nearly an hour drive from my home, the receptionist told me she wasn't sure when the doctor would arrive. I did not raise my voice or respond in anger, I simply tried to get a response that he would arrive. She didn't confirm either way. When I didn't get an answer, I decided to wait. To my surprise the office manager came out, stood above me in front of other patients and asked me if there was a problem. I explained the situation, my pain and cancelled appointment, etc. She replied, "We aren't a
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's you know." This was condescending and rude. I waited for the doctor. He said that before we went forward he had to know that I would be polite to the staff. I explained the scenario. The office manager did upset me. He agreed there were two sides to every story, but then repeated the phrase--"We aren't a
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's." I felt blackmailed to behave for healthcare and felt this common comment was condescending and arrogant, not to mention the lack of concern for my condition.
- Amy G.
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I have been seeing this doctor since January of 2014. He is very highly respected and well known in his field. He is always on top of things and will tell me how it is. If something is going well, he will tell me. He keeps me on the right track and I am getting better and healthier.
- SUSAN J.
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Doc
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is personable and knowledgeable. He put my mind at ease regarding a procedure that men inheritantly do not like. He examined me thorougly and suggested the procedure. Issues were noted during the colonoscopy that were resolved on the spot. I require beefed up followup care to prevent future issues, and I plan on continuing to see Doctor
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for this care.
- Keith H.
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I received notification of a pending bill that should have been $0 as my insurance covers preventive screenings. The billing department was beyond rude when I asked why it was billed as "medical". The person in billing actually insinuated that because I had listed a family history of colon cancer that this (my first screening) medical and that because the doctor removed a benign polyp it was even "more medical". The absurdity is that 2 co-workers had the same procedure at different locations with removal of polyps in their colonoscopy and no charge was made against a co-pay or deductible. This leads me to believe that this is a routine way to gouge patients. When I asked the woman in billing to speak with the doctor she hung up the phone. Needless to say I am angry enough about this situation to write of very poor review of this organization. I recommend that anyone seeking a colonoscopy at this location receive confirmation in advance as to whether the procedure will be billed as Preventive or Medical -- in my case there is an $800 out of pocket difference for absolutely no difference in either the doctors time or efforts. It also may pay to shop around and avoid dishonest medical practices.
- Aaron A.

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Abdelkarim, Dr. Basim Z.

1148 San Bernardino Rd
Upland

Acupuncture Medical Center

30212 Tomas, Suite 180
Rancho Santa Margarita

Adamany, Dr. Ronald N.

26800 Crown Valley Pkwy
Mission Viejo

Alameda Surgery Center

2601 W Alameda Ave
Burbank

Ambassador Long Beach Veterinary Hospital

2251 E. Carson St.
Long Beach

Ari Nowain, MD

9730 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills

Billesdon, Dr. John C.

2241 Wankel Way
Oxnard

Billoups Innovative Healthcare Solutions

9663 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD
Beverly Hills

Biswas, Dr. Arnab

12565 Hesperia Rd
Victorville

Brent Kovacs MD

2403 Castillo St
Santa Barbara

Bristol Park Medical Group Inc

722 Baker St
Costa Mesa

Care Gastroenterology Medical Group

655 Camino de Los Mares
San Clemente

Cedars Sinai Medical Care Foundation

8700 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles

center for colonics

1214 23rd St.
Santa Monica

Chopra, Dr. Rakesh

3975 Jackson St
Riverside

Cleary, Dr. Brian M.

555 E Tachevah Dr
Palm Springs

Curry, Dr. Noel

39935 Vista del Sol
Rancho Mirage

David, Dr. Yvette

11600 Indian Hills Rd
Mission Hills

De Rosa, Dr. Vincent

317 W Pueblo St
Santa Barbara

Delford Roth DO

N8069 County Rd F

Digestive Disease Consultants

221 W Pueblo St
Santa Barbara

DIVERSICARE MEDICAL & THERAPY CENTER

1611 E. 4TH St.
Santa Ana

Donner, Dr. Barry S.

24221 Calle De La Louisa
Laguna Hills

Dr. Alex Kwan (Acuhope Center)

18740 Ventura Blvd.
Tarzana

Dr. Santina Kwan (Acuhope Center)

18740 ventura blvd.
Tarzana

Dr. Theodore Stein MD

99 N La Cienega Blvd
Beverly Hills

Drake, Dr. David

2880 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach

Edelstein, Dr. Marc A.

150 N Robertson Blvd
Beverly Hills

Edward Bentley MD

2403 Castillo St
Santa Barbara

Egan, Dr. James V

317 W Pueblo St
Santa Barbara

Ellis, Dr. Jonathan C

9090 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills

Ennis, Dr. Craig A.

1140 W La Veta Ave
Orange

Facey Medical Group - Mission Hills

11211 Sepulveda Blvd
Mission Hills

Frankel, Dr. Charles J.

2001 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica

Gaddam, Dr. Syam P.

11922 Seacrest Dr
Garden Grove

Gary Van Deventer MD

221 W Pueblo St
Santa Barbara

Getzug, Dr.Terri E.

100 Ucla Medical Plz
Los Angeles

Giap, Dr. Andrew Q

411 LAKEVIEW AVE
Anaheim

Gisi, Dr. Sylvia A

31493 Rancho Pueblo Rd
Temecula

Glenn Littenberg MD

630 S Raymond Ave
Pasadena

Golden Cabinet Medical

2019 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles

Hahn, Dr. William V

317 W Pueblo St
Santa Barbara

Herr, Dr. Stephen L

29525 Canwood St
Agoura Hills

Hertz, Dr. Danice

2001 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica

Hobson, Dr. John D

317 W Pueblo St
Santa Barbara

Holt, Dr. Kenneth M.

23441 Madison St
Torrance

Ioana Bina MD

222 W Eulalia St
Glendale

Jacobs, Dr. Shahram

16133 Ventura Blvd
Encino

Janeska Therapy

5201 W 20th St
Los Angeles

Jonathan Ahdoot MD

15775 Laguna Canyon Rd Ste 290
Irvine

Judy Law-Torok, MD

3640 Lomita Blvd
Torrance

Juli Keene, B.S.c, CN Clinical Nutritionist

1603 Aviation Blvd. Suite B
Redondo Beach

Karnes, Dr. William E

221 W Pueblo St
Santa Barbara

Keck Hospital Of USC

1500 San Pablo St
Los Angeles

Kinnane Dennis

4015 Pacific Coast Hwy # 104
Torrance

Lam, Dr. Eugene

2001 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica

Laurance, Dr. Edward P.

460 W Sierra Madre Blvd
Sierra Madre

Lee, Dr. James

1201 W LE VETA AVE
Orange

Lee, Dr. John G.

101 The City Dr S
Orange

Legacy MD

Corona

Leo Treyzon MD

8631 W 3rd St
Los Angeles

Leve, Dr. Laurie D De

1520 San Pablo St
Los Angeles

Los Angeles Endoscopy Center

3663 W. 6th St., Suite 306
Los Angeles

Magan Medical Clinic

420 W Rowland St
Covina

Martina Eberhard L.Ac.

20501
Woodland Hills

Martyak, Dr. Lenna

1301 20th St
Santa Monica

Matthew, Dr. Jonathan S.

7301 Medical Center Dr
West Hills

McGuire, Dr. Richard F.

400 W Central Ave
Brea

Mehdizadeh, Dr. Shahab

9090 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills

Mehler, Dr Robert J

207 S Santa Anita Ave
San Gabriel

Melmed, Dr. Gil Y

8635 W 3RD ST
Los Angeles

Mission Internal Medical Group

26800 Crown Valley Pkwy
Mission Viejo

Moghimi, Dr. Robert

10515 Balboa Blvd
Granada Hills

Mylinh, Dr. Nguyen

1840 N HACIENDA BLVD
La Puente

Navjyot Gujral MD,MBBS,BS

655 Camino De Los Mares
San Clemente

Newport Beach Endoscopy Center

1525 Superior Ave
Newport Beach

Oliak, Dr. David A.

255 W Central Ave
Brea

Oliver, Dr. Michael T.

420 W Rowland St
Covina

Pacific Oaks Medical Group

150 N Robertson Blvd
Beverly Hills

Parikh, Dr. Ameesh S.

3080 Bristol St
Costa Mesa

Petit, Dr. Steven J

630 S Raymond Ave
Pasadena

Petrini Jr, Dr. John L

317 W Pueblo St
Santa Barbara

Pomona Valley Health Center - Pomona

1770 N Orange Grove Ave
Pomona

Prokupek, Dr. Dale

8641 WILSHIRE BLVD
Beverly Hills

Prokupek, Dr. Dale A.

8641 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills

Radi, Shamsi Shahrad

2021 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 325E
Santa Monica

Ramchand Gokaldas MD

12820 Studebaker Rd
Norwalk

Ravi Thiruvengadam MD,MBBS,BS

4000 14th St
Riverside

Robert Schiffer, MD

320 Superior Ave
Newport Beach

Romm, Dr. John D

8920 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills

Rosenberg, Dr. Peter M.

50 Alessandro Pl
Pasadena

Rosoff, Dr. Saul

2080 Century Park E
Los Angeles

Ross, Dr. Soraya A.

465 N Roxbury Dr
Beverly Hills

Saddleback Medical Group Inc

24221 Calle De La Louisa Ste 400
Laguna Hills

Sage Center for Integrative Medicine

16133 Ventura Blvd
Encino

Sainburg, Dr. Scott P.

1847 Sunnycrest Dr
Fullerton

Samuel Mourani, MD

488 E Santa Clara St
Arcadia

San Antonio Ambulatory Surgical Center

901 San Bernardino Rd
Upland

Santa Barbara Gi Consultants

2403 Castillo St
Santa Barbara

Sherman & Sherman MDs

8631 W 3rd St
Los Angeles

Silver, Dr. Morris B.

12556 Valley View St
Garden Grove

Stein, Dr. Theodore

8536 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills

Stephen Lemon MD

2403 Castillo St
Santa Barbara

TheGreenLeaf.net - Whole Body Detox

2511 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles

Thomas Aguirre MD

2403 Castillo St
Santa Barbara

Thomas, Dr. George P.

622 W Duarte Rd
Arcadia

Ti Hung, Dr. Chuang

629 N 13th Ave
Upland

USC Health Care Internal Medcn

1520 San Pablo St
Los Angeles

Vermont Urgent Care & Multi-Specialty Center

1435 S. Vermont Ave
Los Angeles

Weinstein, Dr. Wilfred M

200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles

Wiese, Dr Cristina F.

325 Rolling Oaks Dr
Westlake Village

Wiese, Dr. Cristina S.

325 Rolling Oaks Dr
Westlake Village

Wishingrad, Dr. Marc D.

2001 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica
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