Dr. C Lowell Parsons, MD

Dr. C Lowell Parsons, MD

Urology  ·  
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Age 73
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Dr. C Lowell Parsons, MD is an urology specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 48 years. He graduated from YALE UNIV SCH OF MED in 1970 and specializes in urology and anatomic & clinical pathology.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

See how frequently Dr. Parsons performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

Dr. Parsons's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

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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2  Specialties

  • Urology
  • Anatomic & Clinical Pathology

1  Board Certifications

  • Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*

28  Conditions Treated

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

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

Likelihood to Recommend (2)

  • 5
    (2)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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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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