Dr. Lawrence Paletz, MD

UrologyMaleAge 68

Dr. Paletz
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

West Coast Urology

11411 Brookshire Ave Ste 508 Downey, CA 90241

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(562) 923-0706

Dr. Lawrence Paletz, MD is a Urology Specialist in Downey, CA. Dr. Paletz has more experience with Urologic Care and Calculi (stones) than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Centinela Hospital Medical Center and PIH Health Downey Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Paletz to book an appointment.


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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Experience
Background

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Paletz

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Paletz treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Paletz treats other conditions, please contact the office at (562) 923-0706.

Urologic Care

Urologic care focuses on the health and treatment of the male and female urinary tract, as well as the male reproductive system.Compare with other Urologic Care specialists.

Dr. Paletz typically treats 82% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Urinary Disorders
Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
Bladder Diseases
Urinary Incontinence
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Calculi (stones)

Urologists or nephrologists diagnose and treat kidney stones, small pieces of hard, crystallized material that form in the kidney and typically pass naturally, but may require shock wave therapy, a catheter procedure, or surgery.Compare with other Calculi (stones) specialists.

Dr. Paletz typically treats 62% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Urinary Stones
Kidney Stones
Ureteral Stones
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Paletz's conditions and procedures:

  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Exstrophy Repair
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Complex Penile Surgery
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Kidney Stones
  • Lithotripsy
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Penile Implants
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostatitis
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Undescended Testicles
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux

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(562) 923-0706

Dr. Paletz accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Basic HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
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
Gold Priority Select-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Priority Select-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Priority Select-CA HMO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
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 Priority Select-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
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
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Vivity-CA HMO
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
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
LACare
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Paletz's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Paletz

3.3

Based on 6 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
33.333333333333336%
(2)
1 Star
16.666666666666668%
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (4)
  • Office environment (4)
  • Appointment scheduling (3)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (3)
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (2)
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Best urologist I have ever been to!
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What could be improved
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David Schiffman in Agoura Hills, CA – Nov 08, 2018
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Dr. Paletz took very aggressive actions to determine that I had an aggressive form of cancer and that it had not spread. He and his staff worked diligently to quickly get me screened and fought with my insurance company on authorization for the diagnostic procedures. Dr. Paletz also referred me to UCLA for further treatment. Because of the early detection and Dr. Paletz' quick actions, I will have surgery as a curative measure. Thank you, Dr. Paletz.
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Jody C in Los Angeles, ca – Aug 07, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Lawrence Paletz, MD is a Urology Specialist in Downey, CA. Dr. Paletz has more experience with Urologic Care and Calculi (stones) than other specialists...Read more

Specialties

  • Urology

Board Certifications

Education

1984
White Meml Med Center
Residency Hospital
1981
Martin L King Jr Genl Hospital
Internship Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Lawrence Paletz, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Paletz has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Lawrence Paletz, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Lawrence Paletz, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Paletz frequently treats Urologic Care and Calculi (stones). See all practice areas where Dr. Paletz specializes.

Where is Dr. Lawrence Paletz, MD's office located?

Dr. Paletz's office is located at 11411 Brookshire Ave Ste 508, Downey, CA 90241. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

West Coast Urology

West Coast Urology11411 Brookshire Ave Ste 508 Downey, CA 90241
1

Paletz/Agatstein Urology Group

Paletz/Agatstein Urology Group575 E Hardy St Ste 215 Inglewood, CA 90301
2

Affiliated Hospitals

Check the quality of care at hospitals where Dr. Paletz treats patients.

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Centinela Hospital Medical Center

Inglewood, CA

62% Patient experience rating, 7% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

PIH Health Downey Hospital

Downey, CA

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average