Dr. Gary Cushing, MD

Dr. Gary Cushing, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
Age 68
(11)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Gary Cushing, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in San Luis Obispo, CA. He is 68 years old and has been practicing for 30 years. Dr. Cushing is affiliated with Twin Cities Community Hospital and Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center.

1551 Bishop St

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna

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Top Care Areas

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Diarrhea
very high
more than 94% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 91% of peers
Abdominal Pain
high
more than 90% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
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Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Diseases
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Procedures

  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colposcopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Liver Biopsy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Baylor University
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • University Of California San Francisco
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • University Of California San Francisco
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University Calif Davis
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cushing has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cushing's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cushing to family and friends
3.2
based on 11 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Cushing's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in San Luis Obispo, CA |
I like Dr. Cushing very much. I saw him years ago for a particular issue and am seeing him again for another. He listens closely, explains things well and appears to be knowledgeable. His staff is nice. I'm sorry he's retiring (happy for him though). The only complaint is how very hard it is to get into him. I mean you have to wait for him to accept you, they have to get your records, etc before committing to seeing him.
in Arroyo Grande, CA |
Couln't tell me what I had, guessed what it was. Prescribed medication that was too expensive to take. ($1100.00 with insurance) When I called back with even worse symptoms the receptionist acted as a doctor reviewing my file and then told me she would see if the doctor wanted to see me and would call me back. Never called.
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Dr. Cushing accepts 3 insurance carriers
  • 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
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO

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Hospitals where Dr. Cushing has admitting privileges

Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center
1010 Murray Ave
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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Twin Cities Community Hospital
1100 Las Tablas Rd
Templeton, CA 93465
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