Dr. Andrew Wachtel, MD

Critical Care Medicine •  Male • Age 63
  
Dr. Wachtel
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Wolfe Wachtel & Artal Mds

8635 W 3rd St Ste 965 Los Angeles, CA 90048

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Dr. Andrew Wachtel, MD is a critical care medicine specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Albany Medical College in 1981 and specializes in critical care medicine and pulmonary disease.


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3.2

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Dr. Wachtel diagnosed me several years ago with bronchiectisis. He went into little explanation nor did I have the wherewithal to question him at the time. Because I was never warned by him about the vulnerability of the likelihood of colonized pseudomonas, I now have stage 4 COPD. My quality of life is compromised beyond measure. I have been to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester and there is virtually nothing to be done for me and this progressive disease. I cannot say if this situation could have been avoided, but I can say Dr. Wachtel should have taken the time to explain to me what could happen ( and did), and any possible ways to minimize the risks. I do not like this doctor, his office is chaos, and he should retire. I prefer to remain anonymous but if anyone has a question about my story, I will gladly reply.
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Rude staff-- terrible policy. Needed to get in urgently and receptionist told me Dr. Watchel was on vacation. I asked to see someone else in his office and they said no one else is taking his patients so go to the hospital or urgent care. No one seems to care about your health or patronage. Felt like trying to get into a second rate hollywood club, not a health care professional. Staff at desk is always rude and be doctor would often oddly snap at me if I would ask a question.
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Biography

Dr. Andrew Wachtel, MD is a critical care medicine specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Albany Medical College in 1981 and specializes in critical care medicine and pulmonary disease.

Specialties

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

1985
Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1984
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1982
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1981
Albany Medical College
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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(310) 657-3792

Dr. Wachtel accepts the following insurance:

Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Wachtel's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Common Cold
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Fungal Infections
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Valley Fever
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wheezing

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Wolfe Wachtel & Artal Mds

Wolfe Wachtel & Artal Mds8635 W 3rd St Ste 965 Los Angeles, CA 90048
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