Dr. Eric Wechsler, MD

NephrologyMaleAge 45

Dr. Wechsler

Southern California Kidney Associates

1501 Superior Ave Ste 205 Newport Beach, CA 92663

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(949) 642-4974

Dr. Eric Wechsler, MD is a Nephrology Specialist in Newport Beach, CA and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Wechsler has more experience with Glomerulonephritis & Nephropathy than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Miami / School of Medicine medical school in 2002. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Hoag Hospital Newport Beach and Hoag Orthopedic Institute. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Wechsler to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for California
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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) 642-4974.

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.

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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
  • Hemodialysis
  • 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
  • Kidney Transplant Evaluation
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Living Kidney Donor Evaluation
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Proteinuria
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Biopsy
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Scan
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Small Kidney
  • Traumatic Acute Kidney Injury
  • Ultrasound, Renal
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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Dr. Wechsler accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Wechsler's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Wechsler

4.2

Based on 11 ratings

5 Stars
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Dr. Wechsler and his front office are very caring and competent. They can get busy and have an occasional wait, but it's understandable because Dr. Wechsler is so thorough and takes his time to explain everything about your condition.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
1 person found this helpful
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Jul 01, 2021
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
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
2 people found this helpful
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Trudy – May 08, 2021
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
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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About Me

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

Board Certifications

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
1998
University Of Florida
Undergraduate School
,

Awards

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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 205, Newport Beach, CA 92663. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Southern California Kidney Associates

Southern California Kidney Associates1501 Superior Ave Ste 205 Newport Beach, CA 92663
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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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

83% Patient Experience Rating, 14% higher than the national average

19 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Hoag Orthopedic Institute

Irvine, CA

88% Patient Experience Rating, 19% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Orange Coast Medical Center

Fountain Valley, CA

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average