Dr. David Geffner, MD

Dr. David Geffner, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 76
Dr. David Geffner, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has been practicing for 46 years. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1967 and specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism.

2020 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 550

Santa Monica, CA 90404

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net of California
  • MultiPlan
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

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

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

Dr. Geffner's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

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."

1  Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

2  Board Certifications

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

62  Conditions Treated

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1  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.


  • 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

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Dr. Geffner's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Geffner to family and friends
11 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Geffner's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

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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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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