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Dr. Lauren Ficks, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism ·  Female · Age 55

Dr. Ficks

Primary Medical

2772 Johnson Dr Ste 200 Ventura, CA 93003

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Dr. Lauren Ficks, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist in Ventura, CA and has been practicing for 24 years. She graduated from Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism and internal medicine.


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Dr. Ficks accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
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
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Select PPO
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Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
Cigna
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Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Dr. Ficks' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Osteoporosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ficks treats Osteoporosis more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Ficks treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deficiency-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Disuse Osteoporosis
  • Drug-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Hyperthyroid Osteoporosis
  • Idiopathic Osteoporosis
  • Juvenile Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
  • Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy-Associated Osteoporosis
  • Primary Osteoporosis
  • Secondary Osteoporosis
  • Senile Osteoporosis
  • Transient Osteoporosis of Hip
Hypothyroidism
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ficks treats Hypothyroidism more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Ficks treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Thyroid Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ficks treats Thyroid Disease more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Ficks treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Ficks' conditions and procedures:

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acromegaly and Gigantism
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Female Infertility
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Precocious Puberty
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Proteinuria
  • Retina Diseases
  • Rickets
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

About Me

Biography

Dr. Lauren Ficks, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist in Ventura, CA and has been practicing for 24 years. She graduated from Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism and internal medicine.

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1995
Cedars Sinai Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
1993
University of California-Los Angeles
Residency Hospital
1991
University of California-Los Angeles
Internship Hospital
1990
Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1995
1993
1991
1990

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Ficks' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ficks

4.1

Based on 15 reviews

5 Stars
66.66666666666667%
(10)
4 Stars
13.333333333333334%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
6.666666666666667%
(1)
1 Star
13.333333333333334%
(2)

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She spent an hour explaining all my lab results. After a horrible experience at Dr. Chochinov, she rectified everything and followed up on everything they did not. So glad to have found her!
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Dr Ficks was very knowledgable and spent a lot of time explaining things to me. I never felt rushed and was very confident in her recommendations and treatment plan. She is amazing!
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She is too busy and too rushed. Never calls back, though rushed staff person will call back. Can't schedule follow up appointment. So I cannot get my concerns voiced or addressed.
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Dr Ficks is an exceptional endocrinologist & I've known many having lived in Venura 29 years & suffering from thyroid disorders. Dr Ficks is without a doubt the best & most thorough diagnostician I've ever had. Besides, she knows you personally and takes the time of day to notice changes in demeanor. I've had very serious thyroid problems for years, and she has made me feel my best through careful monitoring.
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She sets you up for a lab test and says I want to see you in a week. Her staff says okay, you?re on the waiting list to see her, which is in three months What then? Never a follow up, just another digit to her day. Thanks for nothing.
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