Dr. Efren Wu, MD

Sports MedicineMaleAge 42

Sports Medicine

Dr. Efren Wu, MD is a Sports Medicine Specialist in La Quinta, CA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Desert Regional Medical Center and Eisenhower Medical Center. His office is not accepting new patients.

Dr. Efren Wu, MD

Efren F. Wu, MD

47647 Caleo Bay Dr La Quinta, CA 92253
Telehealth services available

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(760) 777-9999
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  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Dr. Wu's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Administrative Physical
  • Advance Directive End of Life Planning
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Back Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Cardiovascular Disease Counseling
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Care Management
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Common Cold
  • Concussion
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Depression
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Drug Allergy Testing
  • Dry Skin
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophagitis
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
  • Exercise-Induced Asthma
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Food Poisoning
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Hammer Toe
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hives
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Injuries
  • Insomnia
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Laryngitis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mastodynia
  • McMurray's Test
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Ovarian Cancer Screening
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Patch Testing
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Pediatric Overweight
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Prostatitis
  • Psychiatric Evaluation - Child and Adolescent
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Screenings
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Strep Throat
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Throat Pain
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tremor
  • Tuberculosis Screening
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Infection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wheezing
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Yeast Infections

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(760) 777-9999

Dr. Wu accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Shield of California
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MultiPlan
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Dr. Wu's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Wu

4.3

Based on 40 ratings

5 Star
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75%
4 Star
8%
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3 Star
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2 Star
5%
5%
1 Star
13%
13%
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The best staff and great w explanation s
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Apr 09, 2020
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My family has been going to Dr. Wu for many years and he is an awesome doctor. He listens to what you have to say and gives you the time you need (not rushing through an appointment). The staff is helpful and courteous. I highly recommend them!!!
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
11 people found this helpful
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April K. in La Quinta , CA – Dec 11, 2018
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This is the best Dr in town. Best staff.... especially now that Jamila is there. Shes super professional. Not that there was a problem before but Jamila was a HUGE UPGRADE. Veronica too. As you can see Im a normal person that is able to spell so trust me. I used to have to call for follow ups with the older staff. Now its the perfect office with the new staff
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
19 people found this helpful
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Apr 07, 2018
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I've been a patient of Dr Wu for the past 4 years and I was reading reviews and I was a little upset on his last one about his office staff. I personally think Dr wu is one of the most caring and knowledgeable doctors here in the Coachella Valley. I don't like to be disrespectful towards people but his office staff has gotten better. Jamila, dora, and veronica are amazing. Jamila if you read that last review don't let that bother you. You do an amazing job, so keep being great!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
15 people found this helpful
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Jim in Indio – Apr 07, 2018
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I came back to update my review because I felt it a bit “Harsh” how I came off about Dr.Wu’s back office and office manager staff, but I I pulled up the site I seen that my review was removed. I feel like this is where I “The Patient” can express how I feel about the staff, along with the providers. So now I do know for a fact the Office Manager is Horrible and doesn’t fallow threw with our referrals along with back office who doesn’t refill medication accordingly please bring Jasmine BACK Dr.Wu
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Maureen – Apr 06, 2018
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I have been seeing Dr Wu since he started here with another practice and have stayed with him since. He is a really good listener and he explains things well. The practice became busy and I saw his new PA Craig for an illness and he was great. Dr Wu has himself a good partner in Craig. I would not go anywhere else for my medical care.
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
35 people found this helpful
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J. V. in La Quinta, CA – Oct 20, 2016
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Dr Wu was great 1st visit but had to wait 45 min. On 2nd visit, a Fri, his young, crass, staff, who have no business being in health care field, wouldn't allow my husband to see Dr because he was 19 min late! I had called to say my ill, wheelchair bound husband had to urinate so we'd be a few min late. I was told at 3:19 he was too late, Dr wouldn't see him & told us Go to Urgent Care. 24 days later, my husband died from the very thing he tried to see Dr Wu for..those girls need to be fired!!
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
2 people found this helpful
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Palm Desert, CA – Apr 15, 2016
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I have finally found a dr. I can talk to and I will listen, he truly cares about me and my family. No more looking!his staff are kind and patient I live in the Coachella valley,so no more trips out of town. I used to hate going to the dr.'s office-now it's no problem Aaron in LaQuinta Ca
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
26 people found this helpful
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Aaron S in LaQuinta Ca 92201 – Apr 10, 2016
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Dr. Wu was professional, friendly and knowledgeable addressing my knee injury. From the consultation and a follow up, you can tell that he wants the best recovery possible for his patients. I was highly satisfied with my experience.
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
28 people found this helpful
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J. Monji in california – Jan 24, 2016
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I sprained my ankle severely to the point that the pain was unbearable. I went into Dr.Wu's office and he did some tests to see how bad the injury was. After that day visiting Dr.Wu my ankle has been much better, I will continue to see Dr.Wu as he took the time to explain everything to me and made me feel very comfortable knowing that it would get better which it did.
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
31 people found this helpful
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Vince Garcia in La Quinta, CA – Jan 21, 2016
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Dr. Wu was professional and respectful. He was very patient and addressed my injury and outlined options for my recovery. Great experience.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
24 people found this helpful
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J. Nguyen in California – Jan 21, 2016
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Dr Wu has been a great provider since our very first day. He provides care without judgement and spends time with me to understand what my options are and allows me to provide input into what direction to pursue my health goals. I recommend him to all my friends, colleagues and family.
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
14 people found this helpful
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Chad shupp in Indian wells – Jan 20, 2016
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After viewing my back x-ray, Dr. Wu said I was not a candidate for back surgey. He recommended physical therapy. After 3 months of physical therapy I was not getting better. At that point I sought a 2nd opinion, found out I had 3 severely damaged discs/vertebra and underwent a 6 hour surgery by a top notch surgeon in Palm Springs - Dr. Etebar. Today (one year later) I am doing much better, and should be able to golf again in 6 months - seek a 2nd opinion!!!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Rick Fletcher in La Quinta, CA – Jan 12, 2016
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Care Philosophy

Welcome to our medical practice, conveniently located in La Quinta, CA. Our mission is to provide high-quality, evidence-based medicine to patients of...Read more

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
  • Sports Medicine

Education

University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Fellowship Hospital
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
Residency Hospital
St. George's University School of Medicine
Medical School
2012
State University of New York at Buffalo
Fellowship Hospital
2009
UPMC - St Margaret
Internship Hospital
University of Toronto
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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Does Dr. Efren Wu, MD accept any insurance plans?

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What conditions does Dr. Efren Wu, MD treat?

Dr. Wu frequently treats the following conditions: Gait Abnormality, Difficulty With Walking, and Abdominal Pain. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Efren Wu, MD's office address?

Dr. Wu's office is located at 47647 Caleo Bay Dr, La Quinta, CA 92253. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages is Dr. Efren Wu, MD fluent in?

Dr. Wu is able to speak Spanish, Mandarin, and English. View profile to see all.

Is Dr. Efren Wu, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Wu provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Efren Wu, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Efren Wu, MD is affiliated with Desert Regional Medical Center and Eisenhower Medical Center.

Is Dr. Efren Wu, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Efren Wu, MD holds board certifications in Family Practice and Sports Medicine.

Does Dr. Efren Wu, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.3/5 for Dr. Efren Wu, MD. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the provider explained conditions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Locations

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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Wu is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Desert Regional Medical Center

Palm Springs, CA

60% Patients that would definitely recommend, 10% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2023)

Eisenhower Medical Center

Rancho Mirage, CA

80% Patients that would definitely recommend, 10% higher than the national average

21 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2023)