Dr. John Elder, MD

Dr. John Elder, MD

Nephrology  ·  
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Age 68
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Dr. John Elder, MD is a nephrology specialist in Santa Barbara, CA and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Creighton University School Of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in nephrology.

215 Pesetas Ln

Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Contact Information

(805) 681-7660

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Elder performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Chronic Kidney Diseases
high
more than 73% of peers
Renal Osteodystrophy
normal
more than 67% of peers
Hypertension
normal
more than 67% of peers

Dr. Elder's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Nephrology

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Nephrology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

39  Conditions Treated

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1  Procedures

  • Hemodialysis

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

  • Creighton University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • St Marys Hospital and Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • St Marys Hospital and Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • University Of California San Francisco
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Elder has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Elder's Reviews

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Elder to family and friends
2 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (2)

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Dr. Elder's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    POOR
  • Explains condition(s) well

    POOR
  • Answers questions

    POOR
  • Time well spent

    FAIR

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Dr. Elder was friendly when he first came into the office. He told me very little about my condition and lab scores. He had a short fuse. As we were talking about my kidneys he began repeating himself until he worked himself up to yelling at me, "You've got to drink more fluids!" If he had...more
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