Dr. Eric Wechsler, MD

NephrologyMaleAge 46

Nephrology

Dr. Eric Wechsler, MD is a Nephrology Specialist in Newport Beach, CA and has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Wechsler has extensive experience in Glomerulonephritis & Nephropathy. He graduated from University of Miami / School of Medicine in 2002. He is affiliated with medical facilities Hoag Hospital Newport Beach and Hoag Orthopedic Institute. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Eric Wechsler, MD

West Coast Kidney

1501 Superior Ave Ste 208 208 Newport Beach, CA 92663
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(949) 287-8776
Telehealth services available

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Dr. Wechsler is affiliated with Hoag Orthopedic Institute Irvine, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Wechsler

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Wechsler treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Wechsler treats other conditions, please contact the office at (949) 287-8776.

Glomerulonephritis & Nephropathy

Glomerulonephritis and nephropathy are types of kidney disease caused by damage to the small blood vessels that filter the blood, either from long-term diabetes or other conditions such as lupus.Compare with other Glomerulonephritis & Nephropathy specialists.

Dr. Wechsler is experienced in the area of Glomerulonephritis & Nephropathy. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

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Dr. Wechsler's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Glomerulonephritis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Alkalosis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Anemia
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Anomalies of Kidney
  • Congenital Cystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Renal Dysplasia
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes Insipidus, Nephrogenic
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Electrolyte Disorders
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • End-Stage Renal Disease Related Services
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Gout
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Failure
  • Kidney Hypertrophy
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Infection, Chronic
  • Kidney Stones
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Proteinuria
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Small Kidney
  • Traumatic Acute Kidney Injury
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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Dr. Wechsler accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Priority Select HMO
Select Plus HMO
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Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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LocalPlus
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Health Net
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
Memorial Care
Monarch Healthcare
UnitedHealthCare
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Dr. Wechsler's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Wechsler

4.5

Based on 20 ratings

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Dr. Wechsler is great! He is very knowledgeable and it truly shows. He takes time to answer questions thoroughly and never rushed through any appointments. I highly recommend!
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Oct 15, 2021
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Dr. Wechsler is extremely knowledgeable, friendly and professional. He makes you feel like you are family and truly cares for his patients. I would highly recommend Dr: Wechsler.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 14, 2021
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Dr. Eric Wechsler is an expert in his field. He is very knowledgeable and answers all questions I had. Him and his staff are all competent, patient and kind. He approaches a patient as a whole, not just the medical issue at hand. Would highly recommend him to anyone that needs a top of the line Nephrologist.
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Alison K. – Oct 12, 2021
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The caring staff in Dr. Wechsler’s office made my father feel very comfortable. Dr. Wechsler spent a lot of time with him making sure he understood his treatment options.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Oct 12, 2021
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Dr. Wechsler is an incredible nephrologist. He has helped my family multiple times understand the complexities of the kidneys and other biological systems. He is also very compassionate. We've used him for 20 years. He is one of the best kidney doctors in the United States.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Josh Richardson – Oct 12, 2021
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Unfortunately, I have too much experience with Doctors, but I have to say I think Eric is the best Doctor I've ever had. Not only is very knowledgeable, he was patient, kind and extremely responsive. It is such a great feeling to know that you have a Doctor that truly cares. Thank you so much Dr. Wechsler!
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Oct 11, 2021
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Dr. Eric Wechsler is an incredibly brilliant and well read doctor . He treats my conditions as a whole , meds , exercise nutrition mental well being. I appreciate this approach, my past physicians just prescribed medication.
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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Oct 11, 2021
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Dr Wechsler has been my Dr for over 10 years. He’s highly engaged, cares deeply about my health, and always has a smile on his face. If anyone is seeking a best in class nephrologist, I’d highly recommend you consider him.
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Oct 11, 2021
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Dr Wechsler is unprofessional, rude and has the most disorganized and inefficient office systems. I thought he was a frazzled and angry assistant as he didn't introduce himself and had shockingly poor communication skills.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Jun 07, 2021
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Dr Weschler is very knowledgeable, compassionate and a top physician. He has helped me greatly with my kidney problems. I would recommend him to anyone who needs a kidney specialist and to their family and friends. You could not find a more helpful physician.
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
4 people found this helpful
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Trudy – May 08, 2021
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Dr. Wechsler is a wonderful, kind, compassionate and extremely competent doctor. Everyone in his practice helped to get me through my kidney failure. With their expert care my kidneys improved so dramatically that I could stop dialysis. I am extremely grateful for their 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
2 people found this helpful
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JUDY CESTRA – Feb 16, 2021
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Dr Wechsler is rushed, rude, dismissive, unfocused, and a remarkably poor communicator.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Mar 12, 2020
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Wechsler believes very strongly that kidney disease and the associated conditions of heart disease and diabetes can be prevented or slowed with early...Read more

Specialties

  • Nephrology
  • Nephrology & Hypertension
  • Renal Dialysis Technology
  • Transplant Nephrology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology

Education

Cedars Sinai UCLA
Internship Hospital
2007
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2005
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2002
University of Miami / School of Medicine
Medical School
2002
University Of Miami School Of Medicine
Medical School
1998
University Of Florida
Undergraduate School
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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Eric Wechsler, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Wechsler has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Eric Wechsler, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Eric Wechsler, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Wechsler frequently treats Glomerulonephritis & Nephropathy. See all practice areas where Dr. Wechsler specializes.

Where is Dr. Eric Wechsler, MD's office located?

Dr. Wechsler's office is located at 1501 Superior Ave Ste 208 208, Newport Beach, CA 92663. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

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Eric Wechsler MD1501 Superior Ave Ste 208 208 Newport Beach, CA 92663
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Hoag Hospital Newport Beach

Newport Beach, CA

85% Patients that would definitely recommend, 15% higher than the national average

16 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)

Hoag Orthopedic Institute

Irvine, CA

88% Patients that would definitely recommend, 18% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)