Dr. Joel Feinstein, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 76

Dr. Feinstein
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Joel Feinstein MD

8631 W 3rd St Ste 825Twr Los Angeles, CA 90048

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Dr. Joel Feinstein, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has over 48 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center medical school in 1973. He is affiliated with Cedars - Sinai Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Feinstein to book an appointment.

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What visit? Dr. Feinstein is my husband's internist but never have we experienced such disregard from a medical professional. Whereas our other longtime doctors are quick to respond and ALWAYS willing to squeeze us in (in person or online), Feinstein is stunningly cavalier and consistently passes the buck. Yesterday, w/o looking at a wound that has been festering since we first alerted him over 3 weeks ago (he didn't ask for a photo, then or now), he suggested, via voicemail, that he could prescribe an antibiotic over the phone. My son's experience has been similarly disturbing. When he recently called for guidance in obtaining immunization records for graduate school, Feinstein's office "blew him off." Thankfully, a call to customer service at a random urgent care facility was both reassuring and productive. It's as if Dr. Feinstein wants us to leave his practice. Message received.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Dinah Lenney Mills – Aug 03, 2021
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I saw this Dr. a few years ago and was swayed by all the glowing reviews. However, I found him to be cold and unfeeling to my medical situation. I was supposed to get a colonoscopy done by him but after meeting him on the initial appointment, cancelled it, and went elsewhere. I remember crying in his office over a recent diagnosis of hereditary colon cancer and all he could say was, "you need a kleenex, you shouldnt be wiping your face with your hands." Just awful.
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Dec 23, 2020
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Dr. Feinstein performed my routine colonoscopy this past week. What a great experience for something I was not looking forward to! Prior to the procedure, he walked me through what would happen and answered all my questions. The procedure went great - I highly recommend him for his wonderful bedside manner and patience.
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  • 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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Eli Z – Feb 14, 2020
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Dr. Feinstein is the BEST! I have been with him for 19 years. I have referred many friends to him and they ALL love him as well. I know I am in good hands with Dr. Feinstein as part of my care team. I am grateful. :)
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Mar 29, 2019
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Dr. Feinstein is without a doubt a first class top notch physician. You would indeed be hard pressed to find a doctor to match him in so many respects. No time crunch here folks to get you in and out. He is a consummate professional so smart, and the sweetest, nicest, kindest exceptional person. If you are searching for the best, he is right here!!
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  • 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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Beverly Hills, CA – Oct 13, 2017
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Dr. Feinstein is the best doctor I've ever seen, and I've been seeing him at least twice a year for 14 years. He takes whatever time is necessary when I'm there, carefully listens to everything I need to say or report on, and is completely non-judgmental about everything. I feel wonderfully taken care of, and know I can count on his help when I need it. Breaking thru my profound resistance, he performed a colonoscopy last year, and even the prep went smoothly. In short, he's the best.
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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Jerry B in Los Angeles, CA – Sep 08, 2016
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I have been a patient of his for 25 years. He is the best! A very dedicated and caring 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
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Sharon Klinger in Malibu, CA – Jul 19, 2016
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Dr. Feinstein called me twice to inform me of test results. At each appointment he thoroughly discussed tests, as well as, my health condition in clear understandable terms.
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
23 people found this helpful
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Rick in Inglewood, CA – Mar 19, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

As a Gastroenterologist, I feel it is imperative to spend a significant amount of time with the patient to understand their issues. I have a very calm...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1978
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1976
Kings Co Hosp/SUNY Dwnst
Residency Hospital
1974
St Vincents Hosp Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1973
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Medical School
1967
Penn State
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Joel Feinstein, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Feinstein frequently treats Diarrhea, Dysentery, and Abdominal Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Feinstein treats.

Where is Dr. Joel Feinstein, MD's office located?

Dr. Feinstein's office is located at 8631 W 3rd St Ste 825Twr, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Feinstein's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Diarrhea
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Dr. Feinstein treats Diarrhea more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Feinstein treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dysentery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Feinstein treats Dysentery more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Feinstein treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Abdominal Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Feinstein treats Abdominal Pain more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Feinstein treats this condition more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Feinstein's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Abscess
  • Achalasia
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bronchitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Skin
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genital Warts
  • Hair Loss
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Insomnia
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Megacolon
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nutritional Diseases
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Pancreatitis
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • pH Probe
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Proteinuria
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Tremor
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Warts
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
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
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
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PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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 w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
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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
Anthem Blue Cross
Anthem Blue Cross PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Access Choice PPO
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
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Health Net PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
Kaiser PHCS Network PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Teamsters or other Unions
Tricare
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Joel Feinstein MD8631 W 3rd St Ste 825Twr Los Angeles, CA 90048
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