Central Coast Endocrinology

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Physician Assistant (PA) · 3 Providers

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Central Coast Endocrinology

116 S Palisade Dr Ste 301
Santa Maria, CA 93454
View All Locations(805) 349-8972

Office Providers

Jessica Joslyn, PA-C

Jessica Joslyn, PA-C

Physician Assistant (PA)

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Dr. Thomas Knecht, MD

Dr. Thomas Knecht, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Dr. Michael Lai, MD

Dr. Michael Lai, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

(49)

Office Provider Reviews

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based on the average of 71 provider reviews for Central Coast Endocrinology

Review of Dr. Lai

-Santa Maria , CA |

I've been trying to contact Dr. Lai office to schedule my follow up appointment. I have left them several messages and no response. But it does not surprise me because his staff is horrible and has poor etiquette on patient care.
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Review of Dr. Lai

-Atascadero, CA |

Dr Lai has the worst office staff I’ve Ever dealt with. Their cancellation fee is exorbitant ($100) and despite calling 24 hours Ahead with illness cancellation notice, they refuse to waive fees. They are rude, inefficient and arrogant. Dr Lai is a good doctor but not worth the deplorable office staff.
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Review of Dr. Lai

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Dr. Lai has been my endocrinologist for over ten years. He is always friendly, helpful, and extremely knowledgeable, not only in his particular field but as a general physician. He was able to solve a health problem that had plagued me for many years. I highly recommend him.
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Review of Dr. Lai

- in Los osos, CA |

I can’t get the new PT coordinator to return my calls going on three weeks now. I’ve left her no less than 6 messages. I even spoke to the front desk if they had received my referral info. She couldn’t find me in the system and said she’d call my Dr and have her resend it, and have the New patient coordinator call me back. I never heard from her. So I called my doctor to confirm it was sent, which it was, and they agreed to send it again. Still can’t get them to return my calls.
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Review of Dr. Knecht

- in Santa Maria, CA |

Initial visit with my wife was 2 hours! Very comprehensive and thorough and compassionate Doctor. He understands Diabetes, from a Diabetic person's view. Explains things in simple terms to patients. A true detective and scientist of Endocrinology, and much more. He is a Great Doctor and person!
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Review of Dr. Knecht

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Thia office is absolutely ridiculous. Over and hour plus wait for a scheduled appointment but if you don't wait at least an hour they will charge you $100. Avoid this office unless you have hours of time to waste waiting.
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Snotty staff, doc knows what he is doing but is a little frosty and condescending.
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CANNOT charge no show fee but does anyway. against Medicaid and Medicare Policy. It will cost him more to refund everyone than it actually cost. His billing people are costing him patients and money. This has been reported to his insurance providers and yet they still charge and they will drop you if you refuse to pay it. ITS AGAINST POLICY HELLO.
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Review of Dr. Knecht

- in Salt lake city, TX |

Consider yourself lucky if you have the opportunity to be seen by Kenecht. He is the one and only doctor I have met there to fight for the patient. He's also a type 1 diabetic so he has a understanding no other endocrinologist has. I've found seeing other endocrinologist are pointless it's an appointment where they learn from me. Once Knecht moved away from utah I started seeing a general practitioner who simply tests my blood and writes me my scripts.
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Review of Dr. Knecht

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Dr. Knecht is extremely knowledgeable in many areas, not just endocrinology. He helped us with several related issues with patience and competence.
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Learn About Central Coast Endocrinology

12 Procedures

  • Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Insulin Pump Therapy
  • Obesity Counseling
  • Pap Tests And Pelvic Exams
  • Physical Examination
  • Thyroid Biopsy
  • Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy

Language Services

  • Spanish

Central Coast Endocrinology accepts 15 insurance carriers

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
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