Dr. Gerald Markovitz, MD

Pulmonary DiseaseMaleAge 57

Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Gerald Markovitz, MD is a Pulmonologist in Los Angeles, CA and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Markovitz has extensive experience in Obstructive Lung Disease. He graduated from UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE medical school in 1991. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Providence Saint John's Health Center and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Gerald Markovitz, MD

Gerald H Markovitz MD

11600 Wilshire Blvd Ste 512 Los Angeles, CA 90025
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Very satisfactory. Very clear communication. Comfortable environment. Left feeling very confident in this doctor and very glad I selected him.
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Apr 02, 2022
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Dr Markovitz is amazing. He is the first doctor that I’ve ever been to who thinks beyond his specialty when analyzing my symptoms. He understands how all physical systems are integrated and has really helped me. He THINKS about his patient’s problems so that his recommendations are thorough. I really respect and trust him. The doctor’s office staff are so lovely and friendly. They follow up and go above and beyond. I’m 59 and have been to a lot of doctors in my life so I’m grateful to have found Dr Markovitz and his team.
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Mary L – Feb 17, 2022
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I saw the Dr for being a long hauler after a recent Covid-19 infection. Dr. Markovitz is kind and an expert in Covid and analyzed all of the possible plans of action to proceed in helping me to get better. The best Doctor .
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Sep 11, 2021
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Very detail-oriented and comprehensive about other parts of the body, not just the lungs. Excellent bedside manner and obviously caring and concerned and treats his patients with true concern. His volunteer work at the hyperbaric chamber for scuba divers is considerate and kind.
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Gene Evans – Sep 10, 2020
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I am an older male with lung issues, who happens to tend to overthink things. I am so comfortable with him as my lung doctor, that I find I can just relax and trust him. He takes time to explain things I don't understand, has a genuine personal interest in my well-being, and is perfectly well informed. I feel lucky to have him as my doctor.
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William Shapiro – Mar 06, 2020
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I was very impressed and pleased by Dr. Markovitz and the level of thoroughness and detail that he provided in my first appointment with him. He spent nearly an hour with me asking relevant questions about my health and asthma. He took detailed notes throughout the process, and he was actually listening to me. How refreshing! Dr. Markovitz was very thoughtful and spoke to me in a friendly and straightforward manner. I feel like I left the office with a course of action on how to manage my asthma after more than 30 years of struggles being asthmatic. I wish that I had gone to him years ago! His staff was very friendly, and the office is clean and professional. I highly recommend him.
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R.S. – Feb 16, 2020
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Most amazing caring thorough doctor we have seen in the medical Industry!!! So grateful to have him in my dads life!
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Piper Cochrane – Jan 03, 2020
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I saw Dr. Markovitz for the bends earlier this year. He was easy to talk to and provided clear explanations for my questions. Even when I followed up months later with an additional question, he was quick to respond and went the extra mile by providing me with his opinion and reading material. I highly recommend seeing him if possible. Excellent doctor.
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Sep 18, 2019
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My experience with Dr. Markovitz was wonderful. He is so knowledgeable, professional and goes above most doctors in his patient care. I had a CT scan at a local testing center at 11:00 this morning and received a personal call from Dr Markovitz just four hours later.
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Kristi Dunfrund in Playa Vista – May 31, 2019
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Dr. Markovitz is very thorough and and quickly addresses the problem. He has a combination of expertise and compassion that really puts his patient at ease.
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Apr 21, 2019
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Finally a doctor who listens. He is very caring and doesn’t stop until he finds the answer to your health issue
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Mar 02, 2019
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In this world of quick Dr. Visits and confusion, Dr. Markovitz is a wonderful tropical island. Warm, friendly and caring, he really puts in the time to understand your entire history in great detail. I can't recommend him enough. And what surprised me, even more,? was his follow up. One year later after my symptoms had subsided, he wanted to do a follow up to make sure all was as it should be. He is a rare wonderful caring man you'll love.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Steve Dworman in Los Angeles, CA – Nov 28, 2018
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Very good doctor. He was on time, took his time and was very thorough. His staff are excellent as well. I had a great experience and would highly recommed him.
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Tony Z in CA – Oct 20, 2018
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Very thorough. Listens and asks for your input. We are in the early stages of diagnosis and I am confident we will get to a treatment plan that works.
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Melissa in Los Angeles, CA – Aug 10, 2018
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Dr. Markovitz is excellent! He is thorough, caring and professional.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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T. Rubinroit in CA – Jul 26, 2018
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He's a very kind and thorough doctor. He takes his time and is meticulous to make sure he knows all your health details so he can make a determination on your needs. He communicates very well and keeps you involved in every aspect of his decision making. He has gone above and beyond with me. Finding a doctor you trust is very important and he is that person for me. His staff and nurses are great and very helpful and go above and beyond. Would definitely recommend.
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Justin in Los Angeles CA – Apr 13, 2018
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I am happy to recommend Dr. Gerald Markovitz. Its been my good fortune to have become his patient. Over the years he has shown a deep and continuing concern about my health. His expertise, compassion and sense of humor cannot be overstressed. I trust him and his caring staff with my continued well being.
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
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John Scott in Venice, Ca. – Jan 13, 2018
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Very professional and thorough. Knowledgeable on many types of medical treatment. It is great to find a good physician with these traits. Highly recommend this doctor.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Los Angeles, CA – Jun 03, 2017
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I have been seeing Dr. Markovitz for about 8 years. He is the most incredibly caring doctor. He spends much more time than I expect with me, going over what has been happening with my lung health. The other doctors I see spend much less time. Recently, he has been giving me samples of medications that might help my mild COPD and has been generous with the quantities and variety. I was impressed with his care after I had a collapsed lung and his ongoing care. He gets my highest recommendation.
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
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George Baral in Los Angeles, CA – Mar 10, 2017
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DR. MARKOVITZ IS A WONDERFUL PERSON AND AN AWESOME DOCTOR. HE LEAVES NO STONE UNTURNED IN ORDER TO HELP HIS PATIENTS. I HAD BREATHING PROBLEMS AND HE HAD ME HAVE MANY LUNG SCANS TO DETERMINE WHY I WAS HAVING TROUBLE WITH BREATHING. I AM NOW WORKING OUT AND WALKING AT LEAST FIVE TIMES A WEEK. BETWEEN HIS GREAT KNOWLEDGE AND WONDERFUL ATTITUDE I HAVE LEARNED MUCH OF INFORMATION ABOUT PULMONOLOGY. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM BECAUSE HE ALWAYS GOES THE EXTRA MILE.
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CAROL VALLE in Los Angeles, CA – Feb 24, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Gerald Markovitz, MD is a Pulmonologist in Los Angeles, CA and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Markovitz has extensive experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1998
UCLA Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1994
Wadsworth Va Med Center
Residency Hospital
1992
Wadsworth Va Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1991
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Medical School
1987
University of California At Berkeley
Undergraduate School
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Dr. Markovitz frequently treats Obstructive Lung Disease. See all practice areas where Dr. Markovitz specializes.

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Dr. Markovitz's office is located at 11600 Wilshire Blvd Ste 512, Los Angeles, CA 90025. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Obstructive Lung Disease

Obstructive lung disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including COPD, emphysema, asthma and cystic fibrosis that cause blockages or narrowing in the airways of the lungs, making breathing difficult.Compare with other Obstructive Lung Disease specialists.

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Dr. Markovitz's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Anal Fistula
  • Asthma
  • Breast Cancer
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Diving Physical Examination
  • Emphysema
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Thoracentesis
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Wheezing

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