Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido

Awards

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Hospital Quality Awards

America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)

Top 5% in the nation for consistently delivering clinical quality

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

Superior clinical outcomes in knee and hip replacement

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

Superior clinical outcomes in back and neck surgery, spinal fusion, hip fracture treatment, hip replacement, and total knee replacement

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia

Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2017)

Superior clinical outcomes in colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, small intestine surgeries, and treating bowel obstruction, gastrointestinal bleeds, and pancreatitis

Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Data Source

Providers

Dr. Roger Acheatel, MD

Cardiology

16 Ratings
Dr. Roger Acheatel, MD

Dr. Sarina AdhikarySharma, MD

Family Medicine

9 Ratings
Dr. Sarina AdhikarySharma, MD

Dr. Ednan Ahmed, MD

Ophthalmology

19 Ratings
Dr. Ednan Ahmed, MD

Dr. Jeannette Aldous, MD

Infectious Disease Medicine

2 Ratings
Dr. Jeannette Aldous, MD

Dr. Julian Anthony, MD

Urology

66 Ratings
Dr. Julian Anthony, MD

Dr. Nasrin Arbabi, MD

Family Medicine

18 Ratings
Dr. Nasrin Arbabi, MD

Dr. Patrick Armstrong, MD

Dermatology

2 Ratings
Dr. Patrick Armstrong, MD

Dr. Kandan Baban, DO

Cardiology

4 Ratings
Dr. Kandan Baban, DO

Dr. Afshin Bahador, MD

Oncology

38 Ratings
Dr. Afshin Bahador, MD

Dr. Kaveh Bahmanpour, MD

Family Medicine

Dr. Kaveh Bahmanpour, MD

Dr. Timothy Bailey, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

27 Ratings
Dr. Timothy Bailey, MD

Dr. Philip Balikian, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

21 Ratings
Dr. Philip Balikian, MD

Dr. Jerasimos Ballas, MD

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

2 Ratings
Dr. Jerasimos Ballas, MD

Dr. Daniel Barba, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery

18 Ratings
Dr. Daniel Barba, MD

Dr. Ryan Barnes, DO

General Surgery

3 Ratings
Dr. Ryan Barnes, DO

Dr. Hamed Bayat, MD

Cardiology

18 Ratings
Dr. Hamed Bayat, MD

Dr. Frank Bender, MD

Pulmonary Disease

5 Ratings
Dr. Frank Bender, MD

Dr. Blake Berman, DO

Neurosurgery

10 Ratings
Dr. Blake Berman, DO

Dr. Blake Berman, DO

Neurosurgery

8 Ratings
Dr. Blake Berman, DO

Dr. Mark Bibler, MD

Family Medicine

9 Ratings
Dr. Mark Bibler, MD

Dr. Emad Bishay, MD

Internal Medicine

4 Ratings
Dr. Emad Bishay, MD

Dr. Roger Bitar, MD

Infectious Disease Medicine

Dr. Roger Bitar, MD

Dr. Ellen Blando, MD

Family Medicine

13 Ratings
Dr. Ellen Blando, MD

Dr. David Borecky, MD

Family Medicine

11 Ratings
Dr. David Borecky, MD

Dr. Philip Bosch, MD

Urology

19 Ratings
Dr. Philip Bosch, MD

Dr. Kelly Boyatt, MD

Family Medicine

19 Ratings
Dr. Kelly Boyatt, MD

Dr. David Bridgeman, MD

Family Medicine

10 Ratings
Dr. David Bridgeman, MD

Dr. James Bried, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

119 Ratings
Dr. James Bried, MD

Dr. Tara Brown, MD

Ophthalmology

16 Ratings
Dr. Tara Brown, MD

Dr. Jared Brummel, DO

Orthopedic Surgery

9 Ratings
Dr. Jared Brummel, DO

Dr. Nicola Bugelli, MD

Internal Medicine

1 Ratings
Dr. Nicola Bugelli, MD

Dr. Anatoly Bulkin, MD

Vascular Surgery

11 Ratings
Dr. Anatoly Bulkin, MD

Dr. Duane Buringrud, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology

4 Ratings
Dr. Duane Buringrud, MD

Dr. Linden Burzell, MD

Family Medicine

12 Ratings
Dr. Linden Burzell, MD

Dr. Ian Butler, MD

Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Ian Butler, MD

Dr. Heather Carpenter, MD

Pediatrics

9 Ratings
Dr. Heather Carpenter, MD

Dr. David Carty, MD

Internal Medicine

26 Ratings
Dr. David Carty, MD

Dr. Maria Castillo, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology

10 Ratings
Dr. Maria Castillo, MD

Dr. James Chabala, MD

Family Medicine

16 Ratings
Dr. James Chabala, MD

Dr. Joseph Chammas, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery

3 Ratings
Dr. Joseph Chammas, MD

Dr. Edmond Chan, MD

Vascular Surgery

13 Ratings
Dr. Edmond Chan, MD

Dr. Alan Chang, MD

Internal Medicine

5 Ratings
Dr. Alan Chang, MD

Dr. Alexander Chang, MD

Vascular Surgery

1 Ratings
Dr. Alexander Chang, MD

Dr. Angel Chang, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Dr. Angel Chang, MD

Dr. James Chao, MD

Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

13 Ratings
Dr. James Chao, MD

Dr. Haritha Chelimilla, MD

Gastroenterology

1 Ratings
Dr. Haritha Chelimilla, MD

Dr. Andrew Chen, MD

Cardiology

4 Ratings
Dr. Andrew Chen, MD

Dr. Bradley Chesler, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

24 Ratings
Dr. Bradley Chesler, MD

Dr. Larry Chiang, MD

Internal Medicine

9 Ratings
Dr. Larry Chiang, MD

Dr. Christopher Chisholm, MD

Pain Medicine

52 Ratings
Dr. Christopher Chisholm, MD

Dr. Timothy Chong, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

15 Ratings
Dr. Timothy Chong, MD

Dr. Bilal Choudry, MD

Neurology

12 Ratings
Dr. Bilal Choudry, MD

Dr. Victor Chung, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat

Dr. Victor Chung, MD

Dr. Branislav Cizmar, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology

13 Ratings
Dr. Branislav Cizmar, MD

Dr. Damon Cobb, DO

Obstetrics & Gynecology

18 Ratings
Dr. Damon Cobb, DO

Dr. Kaitlan Cobb, MD

Urology

Dr. Kaitlan Cobb, MD

Dr. Brad Cohen, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

59 Ratings
Dr. Brad Cohen, MD

Dr. Carol Cornelius, MD

Family Medicine

12 Ratings
Dr. Carol Cornelius, MD

Dr. Mary Cueva, MD

Family Medicine

12 Ratings
Dr. Mary Cueva, MD

Dr. Hui-Wen Dai, DO

Family Medicine

8 Ratings
Dr. Hui-Wen Dai, DO

Dr. Loan Dao, MD

Family Medicine

17 Ratings
Dr. Loan Dao, MD

Dr. David Dassoff, MD

Family Medicine

3 Ratings
Dr. David Dassoff, MD

Dr. Kimberly Davis, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Dr. Kimberly Davis, MD

Dr. Laura Desadier, DO

Neurology

5 Ratings
Dr. Laura Desadier, DO

Dr. Achala Doraiswamy, MD

Medical Oncology

6 Ratings
Dr. Achala Doraiswamy, MD

Dr. Gehaan Franklin Dsouza, MD

Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Gehaan Franklin Dsouza, MD

Dr. Belinda Dure-Smith, MD

Internal Medicine

16 Ratings
Dr. Belinda Dure-Smith, MD

Dr. Pascual Dutton, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Pascual Dutton, MD

Dr. Tannaz EbrahimiAdib, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology

107 Ratings
Dr. Tannaz EbrahimiAdib, MD

Dr. Steven Eisenberg, DO

Oncology

20 Ratings
Dr. Steven Eisenberg, DO

Dr. Julie Ellner, MD

Bariatric Surgery

6 Ratings
Dr. Julie Ellner, MD

Dr. Keyvan Esmaeili, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Dr. Keyvan Esmaeili, MD

Dr. Alexander Espinoza, MD

Family Medicine

18 Ratings
Dr. Alexander Espinoza, MD

Dr. Neal Everson, DO

Orthopedic Surgery

1 Ratings
Dr. Neal Everson, DO

Dr. Rhyl Ann Faeldonea-Seruelo, MD

Family Medicine

8 Ratings
Dr. Rhyl Ann Faeldonea-Seruelo, MD

Dr. Li Fan, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology

10 Ratings
Dr. Li Fan, MD

Dr. Erin Farrelly, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

8 Ratings
Dr. Erin Farrelly, MD

Dr. Susan Farrish, MD

Family Medicine

Dr. Susan Farrish, MD

Dr. Ronald Feldman, MD

Gastroenterology

6 Ratings
Dr. Ronald Feldman, MD

Dr. Sam Filiciotto, MD

General Surgery

8 Ratings
Dr. Sam Filiciotto, MD

Dr. Patrick Fitzgerald, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat

18 Ratings
Dr. Patrick Fitzgerald, MD

Dr. Edna Flores, MD

Hematology & Oncology

Dr. Edna Flores, MD

Dr. Anna Rita Foraci, DO

Family Medicine

15 Ratings
Dr. Anna Rita Foraci, DO

Dr. JuanCarlos Franco, MD

Internal Medicine

7 Ratings
Dr. JuanCarlos Franco, MD

Dr. Naveen Gara, MD

Gastroenterology

Dr. Naveen Gara, MD

Dr. Christopher Gilbert, MD

Cardiology

10 Ratings
Dr. Christopher Gilbert, MD

Dr. Reshma Gokaldas, MD

Neurology

Dr. Reshma Gokaldas, MD

Dr. Denise Gomez, MD

Internal Medicine

6 Ratings
Dr. Denise Gomez, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Gorwit, MD

Cardiology

8 Ratings
Dr. Jeffrey Gorwit, MD

Dr. Nupur Gosalia, MD

Family Medicine

5 Ratings
Dr. Nupur Gosalia, MD

Dr. Stuart Graham, MD

Pediatrics

10 Ratings
Dr. Stuart Graham, MD

Dr. Nella Green, MD

Infectious Disease Medicine

1 Ratings
Dr. Nella Green, MD

Dr. Joshua Greenstein, MD

Nephrology

3 Ratings
Dr. Joshua Greenstein, MD

Dr. Jay Grove, MD

General Surgery

5 Ratings
Dr. Jay Grove, MD

Dr. Gary Gualberto, MD

Neurology

7 Ratings
Dr. Gary Gualberto, MD

Dr. Abhay Gupta, MD

Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

14 Ratings
Dr. Abhay Gupta, MD

Provider Reviews

Sep 20 2019

Review for Dr. Pascual Dutton, MD

Sep 20 2019

Review for Dr. Jared Brummel, DO

Sep 20 2019

Review for Dr. Pascual Dutton, MD

Dr. Pearson makes sure to take great care of his patients not only through his medical background but also through his humor. He helps make light when situations seem scary. Highly recommend to anyone!

Sep 18 2019

Review for Dr. Jeffrey Pearson, DO

Simply put Dr. Carty from my considerable experience interfacing with Dr. Carty as a patient he is the absolute best internist and especially a very astute diagnostician! Jutta H. H. Harden, Rancho Santa Fe, CA

Sep 18 2019

Review for Dr. David Carty, MD

I feel fortunate to have found Dr. Pearson. Terrific personality but most importantly he is so attentive to his patients needs. I never feel rushed and I feel that he is one of the most thorough physicians I have ever encountered. Highly recommend!

Sep 17 2019

Review for Dr. Jeffrey Pearson, DO

Very positive experience. He made sure all my questions were answered.

Sep 17 2019

Review for Dr. Harmeeth Uppal, MD

Dr Uppal was able to rebuild my ankle that was broken into 20 pieces. I also had two broken bones and a broken shoulder. I am now walking and moving almost normally. I am so glad he was there to put me back together!

Sep 17 2019

Review for Dr. Harmeeth Uppal, MD

excelente servicio muy amable muy contento por su servivio al cliente

Sep 17 2019

Review for Dr. Harmeeth Uppal, MD

Very professional and nice clean friendly office. Dr Laverson takes time and explains everything. I will continue to come back!

Sep 12 2019

Review for Dr. Steve Laverson, MD

Sep 11 2019

Review for Dr. Jeffrey Smith, MD

Sep 12 2019

Review for Dr. Jeffrey Pearson, DO

Dr Jeff and His Staff were so compassionate, fun and helpful. I am so grateful that I found them and know I will be back. He listened so well, explained in details that I could relate to and made the entire experience fun and loving. THANK YOU !!!

Sep 10 2019

Review for Dr. Jeffrey Pearson, DO

Dr Laverson always spends a lot of time with me. He listens to everything I have to say. He really is an artist which you don't find these days. I trust him 100% and you should too!

Sep 10 2019

Review for Dr. Steve Laverson, MD

Dr. Laverson makes you feel very comfortable in whatever he does.

Sep 10 2019

Review for Dr. Steve Laverson, MD

Sep 04 2019

Review for Dr. Indira Molai, MD

Lots of pain, felt like he was sword fighting in my artery n blood 3very where and bled vaginally on getting up to dress. Had same procedure tears before at Scripps and barely felt anything. No blood on chux. Up n around next day. Still hurting 3 months later

Sep 01 2019

Review for Dr. Robert Orr, MD

Being a patient with a number of medical issues, it is important to me that my doctor really “hear me” and provide the best treatment available. Dr. Molai does just that! She truly is a very good physician!

Aug 30 2019

Review for Dr. Indira Molai, MD

Honest, punctual and caring. I have being seeing Dr. Laverson for 15 years and every single time has been an absolute impecable experience with attention to the smallest of detail. Would't go anywhere else. Not to mention the staff is amazing!!!

Aug 29 2019

Review for Dr. Steve Laverson, MD

Aug 29 2019

Review for Dr. Paul Neustein, MD

I was seen through the emergency room. Dr. Smith explained my condition and the possible outcomes. I was received great care and treatment. Follow ups were informative and timely.

Aug 29 2019

Review for Dr. Jeffrey Smith, MD

Excellent, caring Dr. He is attentive and take good care of my son who has MS.

Aug 29 2019

Review for Dr. Jay Rosenberg, MD

I've been a patient for several years. I'm always impressed with the ease of getting an appointment and the friendly environment with Dr. Laverson. He's great to work with and easy to talk to.

Aug 28 2019

Review for Dr. Steve Laverson, MD

Dr. Laverson and his staff are amazing. Very welcoming and professional. I always enjoy coming to Feel Beautiful for my follow up appointments.

Aug 28 2019

Review for Dr. Steve Laverson, MD

Aug 28 2019

Review for Dr. Steve Laverson, MD

simply stated, he cares. His referrals/ recommendations have been outstanding

Aug 26 2019

Review for Dr. Paul Lizotte, DO

Aug 19 2019

Review for Dr. Steve Laverson, MD

Aug 22 2019

Review for Dr. Steve Laverson, MD

Aug 22 2019

Review for Dr. Vanessa Neves, MD

A fun and wonderful doctor and wife, who make lives better. Thank you!

Aug 17 2019

Review for Dr. Jeffrey Pearson, DO

I was very pleased with Dr Thomas, she really cares.

Aug 16 2019

Review for Dr. Gigi Thomas, MD

Always a pleasure and greatly appreciate Doc's skill and creative sense.

Aug 15 2019

Review for Dr. Steve Laverson, MD

Aug 15 2019

Review for Dr. Steve Laverson, MD

professional, kind, trustworthy, from Cherise to Joanne, to Dr. L. and Kourtney. We appreciate the great service.

Aug 09 2019

Review for Dr. Steve Laverson, MD

great surgeon. always took time to talk and care for my procedure.

Aug 13 2019

Review for Dr. Steve Laverson, MD

Dr. Laverson is like a Artist, he wants to make you the most natural and beautiful . He really follows his office name: Feel Beautiful I trust him 100% with any recommendation he has Thank you Dr. Laverson to make me beautiful Maggie

Aug 13 2019

Review for Dr. Steve Laverson, MD

Amazing doc, caring and compassionate from the beginning of my pregnancy to the very end

Aug 10 2019

Review for Dr. Karen Kohatsu, MD

A wonderful, caring and compassionate doctor with a warm and humorous bed-side manner.

Aug 08 2019

Review for Dr. Christopher Chisholm, MD

Dr Chong has great bedside manners and great listening skills. Always answers all my questions completely.

Aug 02 2019

Review for Dr. Timothy Chong, MD

Aug 06 2019

Review for Dr. Christopher Chisholm, MD

It's now eleven days after my upper and lower eyelid surgery, and I was out with women at a spa today, without glasses, and already getting compliments!!! Still a bit swollen, but dramatic improvement, very beautiful, just what I wanted, thanks Dr. Laverson!

Aug 07 2019

Review for Dr. Steve Laverson, MD

Doc Pearson is a great guy, got everything taken care of that I needed and walked out with a smile.

Aug 06 2019

Review for Dr. Jeffrey Pearson, DO

in my experience with Dr Thomas, she does not explain options well, does not allow patient to weigh options, but tries to dictate course of treatment without giving pros and cons

Aug 04 2019

Review for Dr. Gigi Thomas, MD

Cheat on your current Doctor with Dr. Pearson.......He is the Doctor you want to go to! Great demeanor....listens....hears....and explains everything perfectly. Seriously, this is your Doctor.....

Aug 03 2019

Review for Dr. Jeffrey Pearson, DO

Aug 03 2019

Review for Dr. Ludmilla Ionescu, MD

Aug 01 2019

Review for Dr. Mark Stern, MD

My interaction with him have been very pleasant. Understand and explains any issues I have. Beyond excellent with his procedures.

Jul 16 2019

Review for Dr. Timothy Chong, MD

Dr. Chisholm is an excellent Doctor. He understands and explains procedures when questioned. I have 100% confidence in his abilities.

Jul 16 2019

Review for Dr. Christopher Chisholm, MD

Jul 30 2019

Review for Dr. Patrick Armstrong, MD

I was referred to Doc Rivera as a great attentive family practitioner after dealing with these clowns from Arch Health for years. He is awesome and is thorough and responsive. Some of these comments on here are from obvious whiners that would be happy with no one.

Jul 27 2019

Review for Dr. Marcelo Rivera, MD

Location

Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido

555 E Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92025