Dr. Daniel Gaitan, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism •  Male • Age 62
  
Dr. Gaitan
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

West County Medical Specialists

969 N Mason Rd Ste 145b Saint Louis, MO 63141

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(314) 878-6008

Dr. Daniel Gaitan, MD is a Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Gaitan has more experience with Thyroid Disorders and Diabetes than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Mississippi School of Medicine medical school in 1986. He is affiliated with medical facilities Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital and Missouri Baptist Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gaitan to book an appointment.


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Dr. Gaitan accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Blue Access Choice (St Louis) (Select Network)-MO
Blue Access Choice - S-MO
Blue Access Choice-MO
Blue Access-MO
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National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
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Practice Areas

Thyroid Disorders

Thyroid disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the thyroid gland, including hyperparathyroidism, thyroid disease, and thyroid nodules.Compare with other Thyroid Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 71% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Thyroid Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gaitan treats Thyroid Disease more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Gaitan treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Hypothyroidism
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gaitan treats Hypothyroidism more than 94% of their peers

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

Thyroid Cyst
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gaitan treats Thyroid Cyst more than 60% of their peers

Dr. Gaitan treats this condition more than 60% of their peers

Diabetes

Diabetes specialists manage and treat a range of diabetes-related conditions including type 1 and type 2 diabetes and diabetic ketoacidosis through procedures such as continuous glucose monitoring and insulin therapy.Compare with other Diabetes specialists.

Typically treats 66% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Diabetes Type 1
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gaitan treats Diabetes Type 1 more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Gaitan treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Diabetes Type 2
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gaitan treats Diabetes Type 2 more than 93% of their peers

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

Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gaitan treats Diabetes With Renal Manifestations more than 76% of their peers

Dr. Gaitan treats this condition more than 76% of their peers

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Dr. Gaitan's conditions and procedures:

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Female Infertility
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Retina Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

Dr. Gaitan's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gaitan

4.7

Based on 26 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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  • Explained conditions well (16)
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Dr. Gaitan is an extremely kind, compassionate person who is dedicated to providing high-quality care to his patients. He is extremely knowledgeable and works hard to ensure he is doing the best he can for anyone in his care. I highly recommend him to anyone!!
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My wife and I feel that being under the care of Dr. Gaitan for the past 3 years has been extremely beneficial for both of us. On our first visit he had already reviewed our entire medical history. He has always been accessible when we needed him. His office staff has always been helpful with timely responses. We get positive responses about him from other Doctors we see. We continue to recommend Dr Gaitain to family and friends.
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Dr. Gaitan is flexible with scheduling and responsive to calls, texts, and email. I was most impressed with him when he read my entire paper medical file and asked me questions about my medical history that no doctor had asked about before. He definitely gives me peace of mind.
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Dr. Gaitan is a wonderful, compassionate, hard working doctor! He is knowledgeable of all the newest medical information. He is easy to talk to and has a wonderful sense of humor. He has been my doctor now going on 15 years. I would not change this for anything. He always finds time to help me out with any questions no matter how busy he is. He makes me feel like I am his only patient!
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Dr. Gaitan has been my physician for almost 20 years. He is an excellent doctor. He takes a personal interest in your treatment and spends quality time understanding your overall health and wellness. He takes proactive approach to wellness and is a consummate professional. He has been an amazing asset to myself and my husband co-coordinating with my oncologist during my last 3 years fighting cancer. He is always a phone call away.
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Bravo for Dr. Gaitan! He is professional, considerate and reliable. I’m glad to have him as my Doctor.
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Dr. Gaitan is the most thorough and compassionate physician I have ever known. Being a patient of his is extremely comforting. He is an excellent diagnostician as well as medical care provider. His staff is friendly and very efficient. One could not be in better hands!
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Susan Ludeman in St Louis, MO – Jul 07, 2017
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Dr. Gaitan has been my mother's Dr. for many, many years. He has always provided excellent care for her as middle aged woman. Now that she has become elderly and needs additional help with her care, he has been amazing working with our family. Dr. Gaitan has a very compassionate bedside manner and very practical easy manner. He is an excellent doctor.
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Darlene in St Louis, MO – Dec 29, 2016
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I scheduled an appointment in Sept of this year. My appointment was set for December. When I arrived at the doctor's office I was told by the office staff "I guess we forgot to schedule your appointment in the computer." Then I was told that the doctor was not accepting new patients. I waited all this time and never got to see the doctor. The office staff did not apologize or offer an alternative solution.
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Marlene in St Louis Mo – Dec 16, 2016
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Dr. Gaitan, is very cold and abrupt, was not warm or empathetic towards me , his office staff was very rude to me as well and Dr. Gaitan's & his office staff's beside manner is very poor. He is not willing to work with you when it comes to scheduling conflicts or swinging by his office a few mintues after 4 pm to pick up samples if you are just getting off work at that time. Because of his inability to be flexible and his rude office staff I received a letter stating he was no longer my Dr.
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Valerie Sherman in Saint Louis, MO – May 26, 2016
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I have been under the medical care of Dr. Gaitan following a significant medical issue and subsequent traumatic hand injury in 2007. Dr. Gaitain has always made himself available by responding to my medical issues promptly and in a very precise manner, and the medical care he has provided has been exceptional in every regard. Additionally, Dr. Gaitan bedside manner in providing the proper medical care to my mother in a hospice environment exceeded anything we could have ever expected.
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Mark Ferguson in O Fallon, MO – Apr 07, 2016
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Dr Gaitan is smart, compassionate, empathetic, and very willing to listen. He met with me in a very timely manner and explained everything he was doing at a level on which I understood totally.
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William C in Belleville, Illinois – Apr 04, 2016
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He is the only endocrinologist that I will see. His bedside manners are the upmost professional. I had lots of questions regarding my condition and he not only answered them all, he stayed and explained thoroughly what I needed to do.
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Biography

Dr. Daniel Gaitan, MD is a Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Gaitan has more experience with Thyroid Disorders and Diabetes than other specialists in his ...Read more

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Board Certifications

Education

1993
Vanderbilt University
Fellowship Hospital
1989
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1986
University of Mississippi School of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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Locations

West County Medical Specialists

West County Medical Specialists969 N Mason Rd Ste 145b Saint Louis, MO 63141
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Creve Coeur, MO

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Missouri Baptist Medical Center

Saint Louis, MO

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average