Dr. David Geffner, MD

Dr. David Geffner, MD

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Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism  |  
Male  |  
75 y/o
(11)

Accepting new patients

Dr. David Geffner, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism doctor who practices in Santa Monica, CA. He is 75 years old and has been practicing for 46 years.

David Lewis Geffner, MD, FACP, FACE

2020 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 550

Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net of California
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas

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

Gynecomastia
very high
more than 99% of peers
Thyroid Disease
very high
more than 96% of peers
Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Geffner "Private patients are seen for endocrine disorders including thyroid and diabetes in two UCLA offices. Times may vary according to my teaching schedule. I accept most insurances including Medicare and MediCal. Please call the offices to determine coverage."
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Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
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Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acromegaly and Gigantism
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Female Infertility
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pituitary Disease
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Retina Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Testosterone Deficiency
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer, Familial Medullary
  • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroiditis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

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Procedures

  • Diabetes Counseling

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

  • New York University (University College Of Arts & Science)
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1962
  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1967
  • Va Hosp/B'Klyn
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1968
  • Cornell Cooperating Hospitals
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1971
  • New York Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1972
  • UCLA/Wadsworth Va Hospitals
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1973

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
  • CV Available,
  • www.endocrinology.med.ucla.edu/david_geffner.htm,

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Geffner does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Geffner and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Geffner's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Geffner to family and friends
2.9
based on 11 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
    (5)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Geffner's Performance

Trustworthiness
GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
GOOD
Answers Questions
GOOD
Time well spent
GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Los Angeles, CA |
Okish, I would not waste my time with Dr Geffner. He was inpatient with my diagnosis and was quick to prescribe Rx, I was not interested in taking. The appointment was like watching paint d-r-y. Needs to work on his bedside manners and talk to pts as if they exist.
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Venice, CA |
Will not return. He didn't listen nor take time to explain anything. He seemed bored and anxious to get through appointment. I've never had such an uncaring doctor in my life.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Geffner accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net of California
    Large Group HMO
    Large Group PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare HMO
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Geffner has admitting privileges

Providence Saint John's Health Center
2121 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
757 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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