Dr. Christopher Gilbert, MD

Dr. Christopher Gilbert, MD

Cardiology •  Male • Age 69

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Christopher Gilbert, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Escondido, CA and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Gilbert has more experience with Cardiac Care than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Tulane U, School of Medicine medical school in 1977. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido and Palomar Medical Center Poway. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gilbert to book an appointment.


Locations

Arch Health Medical Group

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(442) 274-0568
Palomar Medical Center New1955 Citracado Pkwy Ste 300 Escondido, CA 92029
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Arch Health Medical Group1955 Citracado Pkwy Escondido, CA 92029
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Dr. Gilbert's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gilbert

4.2

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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (9)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (9)
  • Office environment (9)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (8)
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
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If it weren’t for Dr. Gilbert, I wouldn’t know I have myocarditis. At first, doctors weren’t sure what happened to me. They just knew that troponin was mildly high in my blood stream and that some parts of my cardiac wall were stunned. They didn’t know why or what happened. I was referred to Dr. Gilbert by my insurance. He did many tests to make sure the diagnosis was correct and consulted with some of his colleagues. Another cardiologist assumed nothing serious was wrong with me due to my heart pumping at the normal range. Dr. Gilbert said that I was on the low side of that range, which was abnormal for my age. He kept pushing and after a month or two, a MRI showed that I had myocarditis. He got me on medication and I’m slowly recovering. He has, and is continuing to, help me get through a very scary, stressful time. I am very thankful to him.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Nov 16, 2019
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I must credit Dr. Gilbert for saving my life after being life flighted from my mountain home with a heart attack. His hospital care was spot on. I felt I was in good hands. However, although the office staff is friendly and the location clean, I could not get efficiently scheduled. My April visit was postponed until early May. Then, that May appointment was postponed until late May, then again postponed. I finally decided that I needed consistency and moved on.
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Kenneth Limón, EdD in Julian, CA – Jun 12, 2018
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Unaware of patient history. Apparently does not read patient file before visit.
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mitchell smith in san marcos ca – Mar 04, 2016
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Very professional and personal took time to ask and answer all questions.
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Cardiac Care

Cardiac care specialists diagnose and treat general cardiac conditions such as high blood pressure, angina, and arrhythmias through procedures including cardiovascular stress tests, ablation therapy, and heart valve surgery.Compare with other Cardiac Care specialists.

Typically treats 60% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 14 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Heart Palpitations
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gilbert treats Heart Palpitations more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Gilbert treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Hypertension
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gilbert treats Hypertension more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Gilbert treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gilbert treats Heart Disease more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Gilbert treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

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Dr. Gilbert's conditions and procedures:

  • Abnormal Heart Beat
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Dizziness
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Syncope
  • Thrombolysis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Biography

After receiving his undergraduate degree with honors from Tulane University in New Orleans, Dr. Christopher Gilbert went on to receive his medical degree from Tulane University. Dr. Gilbert completed his residency in Baltimore at Baltimore City Hospi...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1982
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1980
Johns Hopkins University / School of Medicine
Residency Hospital
1978
Baltimore City Hospitals Service
Internship Hospital
1977
Tulane U, School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Outstanding Fellow, Harbor UCLA Fellowship, 1982

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido

Escondido, CA
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)

Palomar Medical Center Poway

Poway, CA

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

Palomar Medical Center Escondido

Escondido, CA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)