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Dr. Eric Colton, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology •  Male • Age 54

  34 Reviews
Dr. Colton

FCPP Women's Health

35 Casa St Ste 220 San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Accepting new patients

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(805) 395-3277

Dr. Eric Colton, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in San Luis Obispo, CA and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Saint Louis University School Of Medicine in 1992 and specializes in obstetrics & gynecology.

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(805) 395-3277

Dr. Colton accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Preferred Select
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care of Illinois
Coventry Health Care of Illinois PPO
Health and Life PPO
Platinum PPO
Coventry Health Care of Kansas, Inc.
Coventry Health Care of Kansas, Inc. PPO
Coventry Health Care of Missouri
Coventry Health Care of Missouri PPO
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Homestate Health Plan
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Colton's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Colton performs Vaginal Delivery and VBAC more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Colton performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Normal Vaginal Delivery
Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Colton treats Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Colton treats this condition more than 84% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
Pregnancy Ultrasound
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Colton performs Pregnancy Ultrasound more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Colton performs this procedure more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Colton's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Hysterectomy
  • Ablation
  • Abnormal Menstruation
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Bartholin's Cyst
  • Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Birth Control
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Breast Pain
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Colpopexy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • C-Section
  • Dermoid Cyst
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Diseases Contagious from Oral Sex
  • Diseases Contagious from Safe Sex
  • Diseases Contagious from Vaginal Sex
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Endometriosis
  • Endometriosis of Colon
  • Essure® Procedure
  • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Female Infertility
  • Fetal Cardiac Monitoring
  • Fetal Monitoring
  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Genital Warts
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Gonorrhea Infections
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • HIV Screening
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Inflammatory Pelvic Pain
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Placement
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Removal
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction
  • Labiaplasty
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Leiomyoma
  • Leiomyoma, Hereditary Multiple, of Skin
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Miscarriages
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Non-Inflammatory Pelvic Pain
  • Obstetric Ultrasound
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Placenta Previa
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorders
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Stage 4 Endometriosis
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Ultrasound
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Wound Repair
  • Yeast Infections

Dr. Colton's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Colton

4.2

Based on 34 reviews

5 Stars
76.47058823529412%
(26)
4 Stars
2.9411764705882355%
(1)
3 Stars
2.9411764705882355%
(1)
2 Stars
2.9411764705882355%
(1)
1 Star
14.705882352941176%
(5)

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Dr. Colton is an excellent doctor and very happy with his professionalism and his bedside manner. I was told I needed to see a gynecologist immediately and even being a new patient, once Dr. Colton read my final diagnosis report he saw me immediately. Dr. Colton never makes you feel rushed and he takes the time to explain what is going on and makes sure he answers any and all questions you may have. He also has an excellent working relationship with Dr. Christopher Lutman who is the only Gyneoncologist in SLO County and due to that relationship, Dr. Colton was able to get me an appt with Dr. Lutman within a very short period of time which I was very grateful for. I will gladly recommend Dr. Colton to women who need a gynecologist.
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Although I do not have a problem with Dr. Colton himself, I was a little surprised to have a male nurse in the room during my exam. In all my years seeing a gynecologist, the nurse in the room was always female, including my two previous visits to Dr. Colton. It made me feel a bit uncomfortable. I am thinking of looking for another gynecologist before my next yearly exam.
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Dr. Colton is amazing!! His bedside manner is extremely professional and he is confident, compassionate and calm. I could not imagine anyone else delivering my son. He truly knows his stuff and has a great sense of humor. During delivery, he was cracking jokes and making me laugh, which was exactly what I needed being a first time mom and not knowing how the processed worked and what to expect. Every office visit was enjoyable and my husband and I always felt comfortable asking questions. I highly recommend Dr. Colton!
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No compassion. No standards of care .will not go back
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Nice man; seems interested in listening, answering questions, spending enough time. Dr. missed what turned out to be a fungal infection even with two exams, a phone call, and an e-mail. Miserable, I went to my regular doctor whose medical assistant tried 3 meds in combo which did finally seem to work. This all took 2 1/2 months of misery. Assistant made comment at my last visit that I had now been seen 5 to 6 times for the same thing. In reality, only twice. Dr. was done trying to figure it out.
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Smart. Caring. Compassionate. I’m not sure there is more you could ask for in a doctor. His bedside manner is professional, and when I have questions about my health he assuring and supportive. The whole staff is timely, efficient, and always go above and beyond when it comes to patient care. Thank you to everyone in that office.
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Excellent, kind, professional doctor. My doctor retired and Dr. Colton had availability in his schedule. In fact he even makes early evening appointments available for working women. He was gentle with the Pap and knew to have the instruments warmed. His nurse Jasmine and office staff Cassandra and Allison were all professional and efficient. I highly recommend this doctor.
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Great experience from beginning to end. I was referred to Dr. Colton for immediate care & he was the best! I came to him with a terrible past year of major medical issues that hit me out of the blue hospitalizing me for 2 months. Dr. Colton's care for me before, during & after my hysterectomy took in to account all of my past medical needs & limitations. He left no stone unturned. He was very personable showing genuine care for me, I would never go to anyone else. Highly recommended!
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I was wary of going to a male gyno. But Dr. Colton is awesome! He is very personable, takes time with his patients, and is gentle and professional. The female medical assistant is in the room during the exam, which helped put me at ease. I feel so relieved to have found such a great doc!
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Very personable and knowledgeable! I am impressed with his experience and background. Highly recommend
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About Me

I pride myself on providing individualized patient care and allowing the necessary time to address their healthcare needs.

Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Board Certifications

Education

1996
St Johns Mercy Med Center
Residency Hospital
1993
St John's Mercy Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1992
Saint Louis University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1988
University Of California At Irvine / California College Of Medicine & Surgery
Undergraduate School

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68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018, 2017)