Dr. Dennis Liu, MD

RheumatologyMale

Dr. Liu
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Mercy Medical Group

3000 Q St Fl 6 Sacramento, CA 95816

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(916) 733-3344

Dr. Dennis Liu, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Sacramento, CA and has over 22 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Liu has more experience with Arthritis and Arthropathy than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Rush Medical College Of Rush University medical school in 1999. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Liu to book an appointment.


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Frequently Treated by Dr. Liu

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Liu treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Liu treats other conditions, please contact the office at (916) 733-3344.

Arthritis and Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis and Arthropathy specialists.

Dr. Liu typically treats 56% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Arthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis
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High Frequency
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Dr. Liu's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritic Rehabilitation
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Liu accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Access for Infants & Mothers (AIM)-CA HMO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Priority Select HMO
Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
ChoiceCare Network
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
Interplan Health Group
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Networks By Design
Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
Tricare
Western Health Advantage

Dr. Liu's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Liu

3.6

Based on 14 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Wait times (13)
  • Office environment (11)
  • Staff friendliness (11)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (5)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (5)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (4)
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I have to say I am completely unimpressed. I have decided to return to my doctor in the bay area and leave this doctor's "care". Compassion is not in this group's wheelhouse. They are completely unhelpful. I hope they never get a chronic illness and have to deal with their own level of "caregiving". Absolutely not collaborative. Patient blaming. I have a diagnosed chronic condition that requires medication to help me eat and talk. They acted like this medication was a hard narcotic. Completely ridiculous. Do not go here if you have Sjogren's Syndrome.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Dr. Liu is nice enough in person, the trouble is getting in touch with him and communicating with him and his office. Prescription refills are almost impossible. Scheduling appointments is a challenge. I have never had such a hard time with a doctor's office. When this doctor goes on vacation, no one seems to cover for him. Very disappointed in my experience and I am being nice here.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Patient – Jan 10, 2020
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Dr. Lui is a super intelligent, dedicated doctor who helps his patients make informed decisions about treatment of auto-immune disease. He weighs the pros & cons; I trust his judgement greatly. He spends enough time to answer questions & concerns. The Rheumatology Dept. is always busy however, they will accommodate you for emergent matters. This is much appreciated.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Emma in Sacramento , CA – May 21, 2019
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I love Dr. Liu. I've been seeing him for 4 years. I tried about 2 years ago to shop around a little and get another opinion, and the other doctors I saw came up with the same treatment options, but with much less bedside manner. He always asks if I have any questions, and how things are feeling. He stays and answers all my questions. And if I have none, and things are status-quo, he makes it quick so I can leave! I know some of his other patients and they love him too.
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What could be improved
No results
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Jenn C in Sacramento, CA – Aug 09, 2016
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I have been a patient for a year and a half to treat my RA. He likes to use email between visits for contact, but his responses are delayed, or not not medically sound. When you are in pain and not getting a response, it is excruciating. At my last appointment he switched my medication. Two weeks later, my insurance company has still not received his authorization and he is now on vacation. Between his delayed responses and staff screw-ups, I have been left in pain for a month now.
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What could be improved
No results
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Nicole K in Davis, CA – Mar 23, 2016
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I came in for a trigger thumb and evaluation for RA. He told me I have RA, ordered X Rays, lab tests, a nasty drug and told me not to call for results as his staff can't explain the results and 'honestly, I'm too busy to spend time on the phone. I prefer to give results face to face.' I was sent away for 3 months. Very poor bedside. I won't return.
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Sacramento, CA – Mar 15, 2016
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FIRST, HE'S ALWAYS BEHIND THE SCHEDULED APPT TIME. ALL HE DOES IS ASK A FEW QUESTIONS, FEELS MY HANDS AND KNEES AND TELLS ME THERE'S SWELLING, NO KIDDING WITH RA, AND OUT THE DOOR I GO ONLY TO RECEIVE A $400 BILL FOR A SIMPLE 10-15 MINUTE EXAM. GIVE ME A BREAK. IT'S ALL ABOUT MAKING MONEY FIRST AND A PATIENT'S HEALTH SECOND. HEALTH CARE IN AMERICA IS DEFINITLY GOING DOWNHILL.
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What could be improved
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Sacramento, CA – Dec 31, 2015
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Care Philosophy

Providing compassionate care through active listening, discussion and education.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

Education

Internal Medicineboston University School Of Med
Residency Hospital
2002
Rheumatology Boston University School Of Med
Fellowship Hospital
1999
Rush Medical College Of Rush University
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Dennis Liu, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Liu frequently treats Arthritis and Arthropathy. See all practice areas where Dr. Liu specializes.

Where is Dr. Dennis Liu, MD's office located?

Dr. Liu's office is located at 3000 Q St Fl 6, Sacramento, CA 95816. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Mercy Medical Group

Midtown3000 Q St Fl 6 Sacramento, CA 95816
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Mercy Medical Group

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