Dr. Ernest Agatstein, MD

UrologyMaleAge 66

Urology

Dr. Ernest Agatstein, MD is a Urology Specialist in Downey, CA and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from D GEFFEN SCH OF MED-UCLA in 1981. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital and Centinela Hospital Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Ernest Agatstein, MD

West Coast Urology

11411 Brookshire Ave Ste 508 Downey, CA 90241
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(562) 923-0706
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

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  • Offers Telehealth
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Experience
Background

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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. Agatstein's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Agatstein treats Enlarged Prostate (BPH) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Agatstein treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Agatstein treats Blood in Urine (Hematuria) more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Agatstein treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Urinary Stones
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Agatstein treats Urinary Stones more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Agatstein treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Agatstein's conditions and procedures:

  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Blood in Semen (Hematospermia)
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Hydrocele
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypospadias
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Kidney Stones
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Orchitis
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Penile Cancer
  • Penile Implants
  • Polyuria
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostatitis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spermatocele
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Ureterocele, Congenital
  • Urethral Stones
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Yeast Infections

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Dr. Agatstein accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Basic HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
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
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
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 Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
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
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
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 Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Priority Select-CA HMO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
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 Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
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
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Vivity-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Priority Select HMO
Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Basic PPO
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
LACare
Molina Healthcare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Agatstein's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Agatstein

1.9

Based on 21 ratings

5 Stars
19.047619047619047%
(4)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
9.523809523809524%
(2)
1 Star
71.42857142857143%
(15)
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It was a terrible experience. He was condescending, unprofessional—I’d go as far as to call him verbally abusive. I walked out of the appointment before he could physically examine me, and I’m so glad I did. I pray that his license is revoked and he cannot treat any other patients like dirt ever again.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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M. – Jan 14, 2022
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Dr. Agatstein is the rudest doctor I have ever come across. I really cannot speak to his qualifications as a physician, since one visit was enough. He walked into the exam room and didn't have the courtesy to so hello or even make eye contact. He performed a very painful exam with no forewarning that I may experience some pain. He spoke of his recommendation to my medical problem and just walked back out the door. I wasn't even sure if my visit was over or if he would be back.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
14 people found this helpful
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Anne S. in Bellflower, ca – Jan 05, 2017
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I would leave no star if possible he is very rude and has no consideration for patient he don't care to listen to your health problems you want to talk about that you wish to express his solution was for me to quit my job
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
14 people found this helpful
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Unsatisfied in Los Angeles, CA – Aug 11, 2016
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I was severly injured and it affected the area that Dr Agatstein is the master of. Thanks to him, I am looking forward to being able to go to the plate again and go for the fences. Richard Glassman
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
3 people found this helpful
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Richard Glassman in Seal Beach, CA – Aug 05, 2016
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Dr Agatstein is rude, opinionated, not patient oriented. He was crass, abrupt and insulting!!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
22 people found this helpful
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T B in Hemet, CA – Feb 25, 2016
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After being scheduled twice before to see this physician (one request was by an ER department who urgently wanted me to see him for a kidney stone), the doctor's office cancelled me twice and I saw him 3 months later.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
21 people found this helpful
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Cora Lynne Blakemore in Lakewood, CA – Dec 21, 2015
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Biography

Dr. Ernest Agatstein, MD is a Urology Specialist in Downey, CA and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from D GEFFEN SCH...Read more

Specialties

  • Urology

Board Certifications

Education

1987
University of California-Los Angeles
Residency Hospital
1982
University of California-Los Angeles
Internship Hospital
1981
D GEFFEN SCH OF MED-UCLA
Medical School
1977
UCLA
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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Does Dr. Ernest Agatstein, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Ernest Agatstein, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Agatstein frequently treats Enlarged Prostate (BPH), Blood in Urine (Hematuria), and Urinary Stones. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Agatstein treats.

Where is Dr. Ernest Agatstein, MD's office located?

Dr. Agatstein's office is located at 11411 Brookshire Ave Ste 508, Downey, CA 90241. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

West Coast Urology

West Coast Urology11411 Brookshire Ave Ste 508 Downey, CA 90241
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Paletz/Agatstein Urology Group

Paletz/Agatstein Urology Group575 E Hardy St Ste 215 Inglewood, CA 90301
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital

Marina Del Rey, CA

68% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Centinela Hospital Medical Center

Inglewood, CA

58% Patients that would definitely recommend, 12% lower than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Lakewood Regional Medical Center

Lakewood, CA

65% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

Los Alamitos Medical Center

Los Alamitos, CA

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

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

PIH Health Downey Hospital

Downey, CA

74% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)