Dr. Alan Schenk, MD

Rheumatology •  Male • Age 66
  
Dr. Schenk
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Alan R Schenk MD

24331 El Toro Rd Ste 380 Laguna Woods, CA 92637

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(949) 583-0222

Dr. Alan Schenk, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Laguna Woods, CA and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from New York State U, School of Medicine - Buffalo 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
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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Practice Areas

Arthritis and Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.

Typically treats 69% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Osteoarthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schenk treats Osteoarthritis more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Schenk treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schenk treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Schenk treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and celiac disease in which the immune system attacks healthy cells.

Typically treats 80% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schenk treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Schenk treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Sjögren's Syndrome
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schenk treats Sjögren's Syndrome more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Schenk treats this condition more than 85% of their peers

Rheumatoid Arthritis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schenk treats Rheumatoid Arthritis more than 74% of their peers

Dr. Schenk treats this condition more than 74% of their peers

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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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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

Dr. Schenk's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schenk

3.4

Based on 25 reviews

5 Stars
56%
(14)
4 Stars
4%
(1)
3 Stars
4%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
36%
(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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Soto in Mission Viejo , CA – Jun 14, 2018
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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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san clemente ca – Jan 26, 2018
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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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Jan 21, 2018
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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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Nancy Byers in Laguna Niguel, CA – Nov 29, 2017
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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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Laguna Beach, CA – May 01, 2017
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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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Elias in Irvine, CA – Aug 17, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Alan Schenk, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Laguna Woods, CA and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from New York State U, School of Medicine - Buffalo in 1978 and specializes in rheumatology.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

1983
U Calif Irvine
Fellowship Hospital
1981
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1979
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1978
New York State U, School of Medicine - Buffalo
Medical School

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Alan R Schenk MD

Alan R Schenk, M.d.24331 El Toro Rd Ste 380 Laguna Woods, CA 92637
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Saddleback Memorial Medical Center- Laguna Hills

Laguna Hills, CA

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average