Dr. C Lowell Parsons, MD

Dr. C Lowell Parsons, MD

Urology  |  
Male  |  
Age 73
(2)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. C Lowell Parsons, MD is an urology doctor who practices in San Diego, CA. He is 73 years old and has been practicing for 48 years. Read his story

200 W Arbor Dr

San Diego, CA 92103

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Bladder Diseases
very high
more than 93% of peers
Bladder Infection
high
more than 86% of peers
Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
normal
more than 81% of peers

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Dr. Parsons' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Parsons "C. Lowell Parsons, MD, is a board-certified urologist who diagnoses and treats all urologic disorders, and specializes in caring for patients who have interstitial cystitis (IC). Internationally recognized as a leading physician and researcher in IC, he has developed major new diagnostic tools and treatments for the disease and has published over 225 medical journal articles and textbook chapters. Health care professionals from around the world have visited his clinic and attended his lectures to learn the latest techniques for detecting and treating IC. At his clinic at UC San Diego Health, Dr. Parsons has treated more than 7000 patients who have IC. His UC San Diego laboratories pursue a number of research studies aimed at identifying the causes of IC and finding effective new treatments for it. The innovative IC treatments available include multi-modal oral treatment plans tailored for each individual patient to achieve relief of symptoms and to prevent disease progression. For treatment of IC, Dr. Parsons also offers intraurethral and intravesical instillations of new medications. In addition to all of the standard urologic procedures, Dr. Parsons has special training and experience in performing extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) for stones in the urinary tract and cryosurgery for carcinoma of the prostate. Dr. Parsons ranks among the world leaders in experience with prostate cryosurgery and in contributions to the refinement of the technique."

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Specialties

  • Urology
  • Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
1

Board Certifications

  • Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*
28

Conditions Treated

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Stones
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Polyuria
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
4

Procedures

  • Bladder Surgery
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Vasectomy

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.

Education

  • Yale Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1970
  • Philadelphia Gen Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Pa Health System
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Yale New Haven Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Parsons has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Parsons' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Parsons to family and friends
5.0
based on 2 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (2)

  • 5
    (2)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Parsons' Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
FAIR
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

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Dr. Parsons accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • 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
    Select Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Parsons has admitting privileges

UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest
200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92103
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