Dr. Hal Meltzer, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 53
(12)
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Dr. Hal Meltzer, MD
Dr. Meltzer is a board-certified neurosurgeon who specializes in pediatric neurosurgery and performs the majority of his procedures at Rady Children's Hospital San Diego. His clinical interests span all of pediatric neurosurgery and include endoscopic treatment of craniosynostoses. Dr. Meltzer performs well over 200 pediatric operative procedures per year. His research interests include central nervous system stem cells and the molecular biology of brain tumors. He joined the Division of Neurosurgery in 1997 after completing his pediatric neurosurgical training at UC San Diego Health and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario. He earned his medical degree from Northwestern University. He is board-certified in neurosurgery. Recognized nationally for his humanistic approach to the care of children, Dr. Meltzer He has been featured in many newspapers and magazines, including Reader's Digest, McCall's, the New York Times, and the San Diego Union-Tribune. He also appeared on the television show It's a Miracle.

200 W Arbor Dr

San Diego, CA 92103

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Dr. Hal Meltzer, MD

Dr. Hal Meltzer, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • Sharp Health Plan

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Dr. Meltzer's Experience

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Dr. Meltzer's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
1

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
1

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
1

Conditions Treated

  • Chiari's Deformity
2

Procedures

  • Brain Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy

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

  • Nwu Fienberg Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • University Ca San Diego Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Meltzer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Meltzer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Meltzer to family and friends
3.9
based on 12 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Meltzer's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Los Angeles, CA |
Put a vp shunt sideways in my son's brain and denied it as viral or constipation for almost a year Refused to do a work up it was not till my son was in emergency brain surgery at another hospital that we found out it probably never worked. We needed a shunt because he have to much medication causing a brain bleed
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Dr. Meltzer accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Basic HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
  • 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
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Sharp Health Plan
    Gold Value
    Health Premier

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Hospitals where Dr. Meltzer has admitting privileges

Rady Children's Hospital - San Diego
3020 Childrens Way
San Diego, CA 92123
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UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest
200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92103
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