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Specializes in Gastroenterology • Male

10666 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Dr. Afshar:

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Dr. Afshar's Experience

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Dr. Afshar's Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Procedures Dr. Afshar Performs

  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)

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Hospital Quality

The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

Palomar Medical Center
555 East Valley Parkway
Escondido, CA 92025

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Patient Satisfaction

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
La Jolla Office
La Jolla Office
10666 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
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    Dr. Afshar's Experience

    Specialties

    • Gastroenterology

    Board Certifications

    • Gastroenterology
    • Internal Medicine
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    • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
    • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
    2
    • Abdominal Pain
    • Anemia
    • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
    • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
    • Cirrhosis
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Crohn's Disease (Regional Enteritis)
    • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
    • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
    • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
    • Dysphagia
    • Esophageal Ulcer
    • Esophageal Varices
    • Esophagitis
    • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
    • Gastric Ulcer
    • Gastritis
    • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
    • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
    • Gastroparesis
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Indigestion
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    • Ulcerative Colitis
    • Vomiting Disorders
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    Background Check for Dr. Afshar

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for California.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science / Chicago Medical School
    Graduated in 2004

    Internship Hospital

    Scripps Green Hospital

    Residency Hospital

    Scripps Green Hospital
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Afshar & Staff

    • English
    • Spanish
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    Dr. Afshar's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Afshar

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Afshar to family and friends

    2 responses
    above
    national average

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    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    2 responses
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    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    2 responses
    above
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    2 responses
    above
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes 2 responses
    same as
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Afshar
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    2 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    2 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    2 responses
    above
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    2 responses
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    national average

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    Appointments & Offices

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    • Yes.

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    Office Locations

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    La Jolla Office
    10666 N Torrey Pines Rd
    La Jolla, CA 92037
    (858) 554-7876 (Office)
    (858) 554-8065 (Fax)
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