Dr. Carl Knopke III, MD

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Dr. Carl Knopke III, MD
Dr. Knopke is double board certified in Obesity Medicine and Family Medicine. He is a leader in the field of Obesity Medicine. He has been elected to and currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) and is an Assistant Professor in Family Medicine at the University Of California Riverside School Of Medicine. He has spoken to and taught other medical professionals both locally and nationally on topics related to Obesity Medicine. He also offers a 4th year elective rotation to UCR medical students interested in pursuing a career in the field of Obesity Medicine. Dr. Knopke specializes in treating and improving conditions related to Obesity. These conditions can include Diabetes, Hyperlipidemia, Hypertension, Osteoarthritis, Obstructive Sleep Apnea and many other conditions. Whether you are looking for treatment from a Family Medicine Doctor or an Obesity Medicine Specialist, Dr. Knopke looks forward to helping you.

4646 Brockton Ave Ste 302

Riverside, CA 92506

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Dr. Carl Knopke III, MD

Dr. Carl Knopke III, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Health System
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Knopke III's Experience

Dr. Knopke III's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Family Medicine
  • Board certified in Family Practice
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Knopke III "We try to offer a broad range of services so we can effectively manage your medical problem in one place. We accept most PPO insurances and offer reasonably priced cash based services to individuals as well. We have a variety of specialists that we are able to refer you to should that be necessary. We also strive to be available. We have morning, noon, and some early evening appointments that are available to fit your busy schedule."


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  • Family Medicine
  • Obesity Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Emphysema
  • Heart Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Menopause
  • Night Eating Syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)


  • Earwax Removal
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Joint Injection
  • Laceration Repair
  • Nail Avulsion
  • Skin Biopsy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • U.C.L.A.
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • University Of Texas Health and Science Center
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Riverside County Regional Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Riverside County Regional Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • America's Top Family Doctors, 2007
  • Most Compassionate Doctor, 2011
  • Chief Resident, 2004
  • AMA Physician's Recognition Award, 2011
  • Talk of the Town - Excellence in Patient Satisfaction, 2011
  • Inland Empire Magazine - Top Doctors, 2006
  • Patient's Choice Award, 2011
  • Certificate of Appreciation For Teaching Medical Students - UC Riverside, 2007
  • Certificate of Appreciation For Teaching Medical Students - UC Riverside, 2008
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Knopke III's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Knopke III to family and friends
based on 16 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Knopke III's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Riverside, CA |
Dr. Knopke is very competent in his practice, but he is not a very good people person. He is consistently terse, condescending, and unapproachable. While I have no doubt that he is an astute practitioner of medicine, I would look elsewhere if you are seeking cordial and polite care.
in Yucaipa, CA |
Dr. Knopke has defiantly changed my life. Before coming to him I was morbidly obeese. I tried and failed at many different diets and workout regimes Dr. Knopke listened to me and got down to the root of my problem and was able to adress issues specific for my weight loss journey. 10 months later and I've lost over 70 pound and counting! I've never felt better about myself. It was the best decision I've ever made . I recommend coming here to anyone struggling to loose weight on their own.
in Banning, CA |
First of all, Dr. Knopke is great. He is kind and explains things in a way that is easy to understand. Absolutely one of my favorite doctors. BUT, that staff of his is a collection of incompetent fools. Have labs done? Break out your Crystal ball because they won't call and let you know the results. Need a medicine refill? Be prepared to call multiple time because they will either forget or completely screw it up. They are so bad, I am forced to leave Dr. Knopke's practice.
Sean, I am truly sorry you had difficulty with my staff. While access to your records is free upon request, our policy is to give negative results by phone and discuss positive results at follow-up. Similarly, medication refills are offered up to a time when further evaluation is needed. A short course of refills are offered if there is trouble returning to the office as expected. If there are further problems, I welcome a call from you so that we might discuss the problem specifically.
in Riverside, CA |
Great Doctor. When it comes to medical testing to find the underlying cause, he is very detailed. Takes the time to explain results and options to resolve your medical issue. Listens to your input.
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Dr. Knopke III accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Pathway X Direct Access PPO
    Pathway X Tiered Direct Access
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Health System
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
    Covered California - Bronze PPO
    Employer Group HMO
    Health Net PPO
    Individual and Family PPO
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
    Kaiser PHCS Network PPO
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare HMO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Knopke III has admitting privileges

Riverside Community Hospital
4445 Magnolia Ave
Riverside, CA 92501
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