Dr. Barton Wachs, MD

UrologyMaleAge 73

Dr. Wachs
Accepting new patients
701 E 28th St Ste 319 Long Beach, CA 90806

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(562) 595-5977

Dr. Barton Wachs, MD is a Urology Specialist in Long Beach, CA and has over 46 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Wachs has more experience with Urologic Care than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of California, Irvine, College Of Medicine medical school in 1975. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as College Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Wachs to book an appointment.


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No malpractice claims found for California
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Wachs

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Wachs treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Wachs treats other conditions, please contact the office at (562) 595-5977.

Urologic Care

Urologic care focuses on the health and treatment of the male and female urinary tract, as well as the male reproductive system.Compare with other Urologic Care specialists.

Dr. Wachs typically treats 74% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
Urinary Disorders
Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
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Dr. Wachs' conditions and procedures:

  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedwetting
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Complex Penile Surgery
  • Cystometry
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypospadias
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Stones
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Lithotripsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Orchiectomy
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Penile Cancer
  • Penile Implants
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Polyuria
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostatitis
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spermatocele
  • Testicular Atrophy
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vasectomy
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Yeast Infections

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Dr. Wachs accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Basic HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA HMO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze 60 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Bronze 60 AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Bronze 60 D (Pathway - HMO/ Individual)-CA HMO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold 80 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Gold 80 AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Gold 80 D (Pathway - HMO/ Individual)-CA HMO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Priority Select-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
Minimum Coverage-CA HMO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X - Network-CA HMO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum 90 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Platinum 90 AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Platinum 90 D (Pathway - HMO/ Individual)-CA HMO
Platinum Priority Select-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Priority Select-CA HMO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA HMO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver 70 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 70 AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 70 Off Exchange (Pathway - HMO/ Individual)-CA HMO
Silver 73 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 87 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 94 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Priority Select-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Vivity-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Priority Select HMO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
LACare
Molina Healthcare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Wachs' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Wachs

3.3

Based on 14 ratings

5 Stars
57.142857142857146%
(8)
4 Stars
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1 Star
42.857142857142854%
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (9)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (9)
  • Listened & answered questions (9)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (4)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (4)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (4)
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Very disappointed in him and staff. On 8/28 I saw him and was told he would put in a referral for me to my primary that day. On 9/18 I called and staff told me nothing has been done yet but they would check with the doctor and have something submitted bu Friday. My primary was advised and his staff too is getting the run around. This is unacceptable treatment and lacks patient care. I hate being lied to and deceived.
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Rick McGilton-McGlamery in Long Beach,ca – Sep 30, 2017
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Dr Wachs is an excellent caring Doctor, something you don't find very often these days. He takes his time to explain your condition and his plan for your care. He's so intelligent and is so easy to talk to that we actually got all of our questions and concerns answered. He has always been very thorough and makes sure all tests necessary are done promptly. With Dr Wachs we know without a doubt we have one of the best doctors. We highly recommend him if you want excellent care.
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Andrew & Cari Ybarra in Paramount, CA – Jul 01, 2016
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My visit with Dr. Wachs was excellent. He is very attentive and forms relationships with his patients. His staff is also very friendly. He took the time to answer all of my questions, and was never rushed, or in a hurry to go to the next patient. He made me feel comfortable and at ease, and gave me great recommendations. I would highly recommend that you see him and I think you will feel exactly the same as I do. Thanks Doctor!
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ROBERT123 in Long Beach, CA – Apr 23, 2016
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Dr.Wachs is a great doctor. He was very informative and was able to answer all of my questions. I am a happy patient and will forever be grateful for this great doctor.
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Taylor in Los Angeles, CA – Mar 08, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Barton Wachs, MD is a Urology Specialist in Long Beach, CA and has over 46 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Wachs has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Urology

Board Certifications

Education

1982
Washington University
Residency Hospital
1975
University Of California, Irvine, College Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • America's Top Rated Physician,
  • Physician Recognition Award --- AMA, 1995
  • Prostate Cancer Educator of the Year, 1993

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What are Dr. Barton Wachs, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Wachs frequently treats Urologic Care. See all practice areas where Dr. Wachs specializes.

Where is Dr. Barton Wachs, MD's office located?

Dr. Wachs' office is located at 701 E 28th St Ste 319, Long Beach, CA 90806. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

701 E 28th St Ste 319 Long Beach, CA 90806
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Affiliated Hospitals

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College Medical Center

Long Beach, CA

52% Patient experience rating, 17% lower than the national average

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center

Long Beach, CA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award™ (2021)

Miller Children's & Women's Hospital - Long Beach

Long Beach, CA