Dr. Efren Wu, MD

Sports MedicineMaleAge 41

Dr. Wu
Telehealth services available

Efren F. Wu, MD

47647 Caleo Bay Dr La Quinta, CA 92253

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(760) 777-9999

Dr. Efren Wu, MD is a Sports Medicine Specialist in La Quinta, CA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Desert Regional Medical Center and Eisenhower Medical Center. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Wu to book an appointment.

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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Dr. Wu's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne
  • ACTH (Cosyntropin) Stimulation Test
  • 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
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bacteriuria Screening
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Bursa Injection
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer Screening
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Cardiovascular Disease Counseling
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Chlamydia Infection Screening
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Care Management
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Common Cold
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cortisone Injection
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Dermatitis
  • Detoxification Evaluation
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Evaluation
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dipstick Urinalysis
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Drug Allergy Testing
  • Dry Skin
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Dyslexia Assessment
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophagitis
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fetal Cardiac Screening
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Food Poisoning
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Hammer Toe
  • Headache
  • Health Screening
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • HIV Screening
  • Hives
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Impairment Rating Evaluation
  • Independent Educational Evaluation
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • 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
  • Lyme Disease Evaluation
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mammography
  • Mastodynia
  • McMurray's Test
  • Melanoma Screening
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause Evaluation and Treatment
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
  • 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
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • 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
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Pre-Operative Evaluation
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostate Cancer Screening Exam (DRE)
  • Prostatitis
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Evaluation - Child and Adolescent
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skin Testing and Screening
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • STD Screening
  • Steroid Injection
  • Strep Test
  • Strep Throat
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tremor
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • Tuberculosis Screening
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urine Pregnancy Test
  • Vaccination
  • Vaginosis Screening
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Infection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheelchair Evaluation
  • Wheezing
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations
  • Yeast Infections

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Dr. Wu accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna PPO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
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
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 EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
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
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
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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 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
Anthem Blue Cross
Anthem Blue Cross PPO
Prudent Buyer PPO
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Priority Select HMO
Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
Blue Shield of California PPO
Buckeye Community Health Plan
Medicare
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Choice Fund
Choice Fund PPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Network Open Access
Open Access Plus
Open Access Plus PPO
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) EPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care) POS
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HAP Insurance
Medicare Advantage PPO
Health Net
Health Net PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Optima Health
Commercial PPO
Tricare
TriCare for Life
Tricare PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Choice Plus PPO
Options PPO
PacifiCare California PPO
PacifiCare PPO
United Healthcare PPO
United Healthcare West

Dr. Wu's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Wu

4.3

Based on 40 ratings

5 Stars
75%
(30)
4 Stars
7.5%
(3)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
5%
(2)
1 Star
12.5%
(5)
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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
1 person found this helpful
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Apr 09, 2020
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
10 people found this helpful
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April K. in La Quinta , CA – Dec 11, 2018
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
18 people found this helpful
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Apr 07, 2018
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
14 people found this helpful
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Jim in Indio – Apr 07, 2018
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
3 people found this helpful
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Maureen – Apr 06, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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About Me

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
  • Ambulatory Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • General Medical Practice

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
2009
UPMC - St Margaret
Internship Hospital
University of Toronto
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Awards

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Does Dr. Efren Wu, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Efren Wu, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Wu frequently treats Advance Directive End of Life Planning, Difficulty With Walking, and Gait Abnormality. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Wu treats.

Where is Dr. Efren Wu, MD's office located?

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

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Dr. Wu speaks Spanish, Mandarin, and English. View profile to see all.

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Efren F. Wu, MD

WuMD - Primary Care and Sports Medicine Specialists47647 Caleo Bay Dr La Quinta, CA 92253
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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

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2022)

Eisenhower Medical Center

Rancho Mirage, CA

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

14 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022)

John F Kennedy Memorial Hospital

Indio, CA

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average