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Dr. Carl West, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Male · Age 69

Dr. West

Dr. Carl West, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in La Quinta, CA and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from U Sc Sch Med in 1976 and specializes in gastroenterology and hepatology.


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Dr. West accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. West's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Gastrointestinal Diseases
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. West treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 92% of his peers

Dr. West treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Diverticulosis, Intestinal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. West treats Diverticulosis, Intestinal more than 90% of his peers

Dr. West treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Abdominal Disorders
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. West treats Abdominal Disorders more than 90% of his peers

Dr. West treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Dr. West's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Obstruction
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Fluke
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pinworm
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Biography

Dr. Carl West, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in La Quinta, CA and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from U Sc Sch Med in 1976 and specializes in gastroenterology and hepatology.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1981
University Ca San Diego Mc
Fellowship Hospital
1979
University Ca San Diego Med Center
Residency Hospital
1977
Ucsd
Internship Hospital
1976
U Sc Sch Med
Medical School
1972
UCLA
Undergraduate School
1981
1979
1977
1976
1972

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Dr. West's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. West

4.8

Based on 71 reviews

5 Stars
94.36619718309859%
(67)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
1.408450704225352%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
4.225352112676056%
(3)

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Clearly, most of these positive reviews are fake. 5 of the "5 star" reviews are from some town in Texas. Initially, the office was welcoming . . . Dr. West's assistant was friendly, informative and professional . . . and then I was passed on to the procedure scheduler and everything went downhill fast . . . never returned my phone calls regarding setting up an actual procedure appointment. I then started to call to schedule the procedure with anyone on staff. I was eventually transferred to the person who wasn't returning my phone calls. I scheduled an appointment 5 weeks forward. 2 days before procedure the scheduler called to advise me that they needed the doctor's signature on my medical insurance paperwork. I was advised I would be called as soon as the paperwork was processed. They had 5 weeks. Still waiting for a call . . . been 2 weeks now . . . left several messages . . . with several people . . . none returned.
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muy amable el doctor y su asistente Rocio :)
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No return calls. Cancelled my colonoscopy 2 times, the last one after I started the laxative. This has been going on for 3 months. More to the story but would take up too much of this posting. Damn, I am angry. I would call someone in the DR office if I could get through!! I wish there was a NO star rating!!
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perfect, friendly, attentive, good service.
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muy bien servicio de Jaime de lo mejor muchas gracias.
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Si lo recomendaria x que esplica muy bien y da su tiempo.
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very likley
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very likey
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theyre very professional stars
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very friendly staff dr
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he is very nice and funny
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likely
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A year ago I would have had a better review to leave for Dr West, but over the past 3 months I have called the office 4 times—I have left detailed voice mails, explaining I am in distress and I am extremely worried that something more serious might be going on. I have not been able to reach a live person, have left voice mails, contact numbers, requests for appointments. I have wondered if something happened to the doctor, whether the office was closed. It has affected me deeply and personally.
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felt informent leaving appt
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extremely likely great staff great doctor explain and takes time with patient great bedside manners
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Dr West was very kind and thurough in his explanation of current health status and of the necessary for the coming procedures
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yes he was very informative and explains the procedures to where I understand
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absolutely
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very friendly knowledgeable and
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FCPP Multi-Specialty Clinic of La Quinta

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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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