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Dr. Alan Schenk, MD

Rheumatology ·  Male · Age 65

Dr. Schenk

Dr. Alan Schenk, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Laguna Woods, CA and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine in 1978 and specializes in rheumatology.


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(949) 583-0222

Dr. Schenk accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Basic HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
Cigna
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LocalPlus
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MultiPlan
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Schenk's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Osteoporosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schenk treats Osteoporosis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Schenk treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deficiency-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Disuse Osteoporosis
  • Drug-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Hyperthyroid Osteoporosis
  • Idiopathic Osteoporosis
  • Juvenile Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
  • Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy-Associated Osteoporosis
  • Primary Osteoporosis
  • Secondary Osteoporosis
  • Senile Osteoporosis
  • Transient Osteoporosis of Hip
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schenk treats Arthritis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Schenk treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
Bone Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schenk treats Bone Disorders more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Schenk treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Schenk's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Felty's Syndrome
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Alan Schenk, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Laguna Woods, CA and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine in 1978 and specializes in rheumatology.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

1983
University Calif Irvine
Fellowship Hospital
1981
Mt Sinai Med Center
Residency Hospital
1979
Mt Sinai Med Center
Internship Hospital
1978
University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine
Medical School
1983
1981
1979
1978

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Schenk's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schenk

3.4

Based on 24 reviews

5 Stars
54.166666666666664%
(13)
4 Stars
4.166666666666667%
(1)
3 Stars
4.166666666666667%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
37.5%
(9)

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Front office staff very professional and very friendly. Blanca was so kind and empathetic. Dr. Schenk is very knowledgeable.
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I took my 91 yr. old mother to. Dr. Shrenk was totally inconsiderate of her age and and dementia He was short with her, did not give her the respect or courtesy of someone her age and condition I could have overlooked his bedside manner, if he was an outstanding doctor, however unfortunately his medical skills were no better.
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I needed a Reclast shot for my osteoporosis treatment. I sent detailed doctors files prior to the appointment. They did not review the files before. I was asked random questions and was given what seemed like a general check up, then asked to get more labs done. All they wanted to do was schedule another appointment and I still wouldn't know if I was approved for the shot. It felt like the doctor took advantage of me, was not efficient, effective or respectful of my time.
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I’ve been seeing Dr Schenk for several years. Always kind and reviews my test results but the last 2 times i saw Nancy. The only thing she kept harping on me was to lose weight. I’ve stopped going there and will see my regular doc for my blood work
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Several visits, no treatment -- but always a BIG push for the NEXT appointment. No consideration of the patient's time -- long waits every visit; and when he would finally show, he had not even spent a minute to review his notes. So the "consult" would be him reading the notes, you repeating everything from the last visit, and him putting it back into his computer as the "new" notes. Seemed like he was just trying to milk the insurance co. -- so just stopped going. His staff kept calling.
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I was unable to find many (any) Rheumatologists in South Orange County since my condition is not chronic and require special intervention. Dr. Schenk's office willingly accepted me and scheduled a prompt appointment. Staff are excellent and promptly respond to calls. Dr. Schenk's demeanor and explanations are above average. High recommendation!
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