Family Medicine | Male | 58 years old
Pioneer Medical Group - Long Beach
2220 Clark Ave
Long Beach, CA 90815
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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dabu to family and friends is 3.8 out of 5
Dr. Dabu is a board certified family practice physician at the Long Beach office of Pioneer Medical Group. Fluent in both Filipino and Spanish, Dr. Dabu enjoys the opportunity to help his patients prevent illnesses and being able to interact with each person to find the best course of treatment.
Born and raised in the Philippines, as an asthmatic Dr. Dabu spent a large part of his childhood indoors or at the doctor's office, since there were no inhalers or medications available to treat his asthma. During those early years, Dr. Dabu developed strong relationships with his doctors and grew to admire them and their work.
Although his father wanted his son to pursue a law degree, Dr. Dabu knew that medicine was where his heart was. He attended medical school in the Philippines, completed his residency and went on to have a flourishing private practice. However, the rest of his family - his parents, five sisters and one brother - had immigrated to the United States and wanted him to join them. He eventually came to the U.S. and passed the California Board Exams so he could continue practicing medicine.
Dr. Dabu encourages his patients to live a healthy lifestyle, watch their diet, and exercise. Prevention is the best medicine. In addition to chronic conditions, Dr. Dabu is also interested in skin care and the treatment options that are available today. He is certified in Botox™ and Restylane™ treatment.
Dr. Dabu is married with two sons who are both active in school and sports. He spends his free time with his wife and children.
No malpractice history found for California.
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
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If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
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Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
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Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Graduated in 1985
Completed in 1996
Graduated in 1981
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