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Learn about Dr. Eppele
EPPELE MD Is dedicated to you, your family and the health you all can achieve. Led by our Chief Medical Officer and CEO, Dr. Claudia Eppele (Gonzalez-Ruiz) strives to provide the best patient care to all members of your family. Working together, you and your family will have a trusted expert you can rely on. Experience ranges from general surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics, family practice and several years of medical research. Your convenience is our priority. We have leveraged technology to your benefit so that you can book appointments online, re-order prescriptions without having to wait on-hold and get referrals to specialists with as little hassle as possible. Your family will experience healthcare the way you expect and was meant to be practiced, one on one, each matter receiving the optimal attention. We look forward to helping you and your family thrive and stay healthy.
Dr. Eppele'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
Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*
Why It Matters: Dr. Eppele's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
Pediatric Attention Deficit (ADD)
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
Sickle Cell Disease
Abscess Incision and Drainage
Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
Biopsy of Breast
Blood Allergy Testing
Blood Sugar Monitoring
Central Line Insertion
Colon Cancer Screening
Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
Colorectal Cancer Screening
Deep Brain Stimulation
Depo-Provera® Birth Control Shot
Detailed Stool Analysis
Diabetic Foot Care
Drug Allergy Testing
Environmental Allergy Testing
Family Planning Services
Immigration Physical Examination
Injection of Tendon
Insurance Physical Examination
Irrigation of Ear
Low Back Procedure
Menopause Evaluation and Treatment
Neck Pain Procedure
Non-Cosmetic Botox® Injection
Pelvic Fistula Repair
Premature Infant Care
Primary Care for Adolescents
Radiofrequency Ablation for Barrett's Esophagus
Range of Motion Testing
Routine Gynecological Care
Soft Tissue Injections
Suture Soft Tissue Wound
Suture Uncomplicated Lacerations
Tendon and Bursa Injection
Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
Thoracic Facet Joint Injection
Treatment for Nose Bleeds
Treatment of Fibroid Tumors
Trigger Point Injection
Well Baby Care
Worker's Compensation Evaluations
Wound Care and Management
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for California.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
School Of Medicine Univ. Autonoma De Slp
Medical School | Graduated 1998
National Medical Center Xxi Century Mexico, City
Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
University Of California Davis (Ucd) Stanislaus Family Medicine Residency Program
Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
University Of Southern California (Usc), Department Of Colorectal Surgery
Other Education | Completed 2006
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Stanislaus Medical Society, Resident Leader Fellowship, 2008
Media & Publications
Cancer Prevention at Any Age., 02/28/11
Sequential Compression Devices for Venous Thromboembolism in High-Risk Colorectal Surgery Patients: Reconsidering ASCRS Practice Parameters., 2003
Prolongued postoperative ileus-definition, risk factors, and predictors after surgery, 2008 Jul
HGR1 Queretaro, Qro. Surgical Treatment of Gastroaesophageal Reflux., 1999
Anorectal Pathology in HIV Infected Patients has not been Impacted by Highly Effective Antiretroviral Therapy., 2004 Sep
C. Diff Colitis. Predictors of fatal outcome,
Colorectal Cancer in HIV-infected patients: a case control study., 2007 Feb 2
The Management of Complicated Diverticulitis and the Role of Computed Tomography., 2005 Apr;
Fistula-in-Ano: Do Antibiotics make a Difference?, 2005 Aug
Intraoperative and Physical Diagnosis in the Management of Fistula in Ano. Am Surg., 2006 Jan
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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