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Dr. Darlene Elias, MD

Critical Care Medicine ·  Female · Age 68

Dr. Elias

Dr. Darlene Elias, MD is a critical care medicine specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 39 years. She graduated from University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine in 1980 and specializes in critical care medicine and pulmonary disease.


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(858) 554-8860

Dr. Elias accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Elias' conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

About Me

Biography

Dr. Darlene Elias, MD is a critical care medicine specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 39 years. She graduated from University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine in 1980 and specializes in critical care medicine and pulmonary disease.

Specialties

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

Santa Clara Valley Med Center
Residency Hospital
University Ca Sf School Of Med
Residency Hospital
1980
University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine
Medical School
1980

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Dr. Elias' Reviews

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3.2

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Dr Elias is straight forward with a no BS style. She is extremely knowledable in her field and up to date. If you want to know whats wrong and what treatment will work and what wont, go to her.
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She was very careing and professional. She was interested in my problems. I felt lucky to have her as my Dr. I trusted her.
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Saw her as an outpatient. No empathy. She should limit practice to hospital critical care.
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She minimized my pain and was quite condescending. She is not helpful at all and I will definitely not be returning. In addition, her staff is so rude to say the least. If Dr. Elias is not available, they will not allow you to see a partner because it disrupts continuity of care. Since then, I have...Read More
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