Dr. Louis Christiansen, MD

Dr. Louis Christiansen, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism  |  
Male  |  
Age 44
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Louis Christiansen, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism doctor who practices in San Diego, CA. He is 44 years old and has been practicing for 18 years.

2001 4th Ave

San Diego, CA 92101

Contact Information

(858) 499-2777

Insurance Accepted

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

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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very high
more than 95% of peers
Bone Disorders
more than 74% of peers
Thyroid Disease
more than 69% of peers

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  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Goiter
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

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.


  • University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • University Ca San Diego Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Christiansen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Christiansen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Christiansen to family and friends
based on 19 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Christiansen's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
San Diego, CA |
I would not recommend this doctor. He's really good at keeping his patients very sick and is hesitantly involved in responding to inquiries. He is also an advocate for toying with medication to include over-dosing at times as he's not familiar with conversions, based on my experience.
Dr. Christiansen made me feel like the only person in the room and that he truly, truly CARED about me and my concerns (which I did not feel prior to seeing him regarding my issues). Probably the best dr I have seen to this day. Highly recommended!!
in San Diego, CA |
Dr. Christiansen is AMAZING. I have been in his care for 6 months and can confidently say he is the best doctor I've ever had. His approach is always thorough and consistent. He will make you a priority if urgent. Dr. Christiansen diagnosed my T1 diabetes and Graves disease and was very empathetic in the process. He promised he would do everything he could to get me feeling better and he's kept that promise. I cannot recommend him highly enough to anyone with diabetes or thyroid disorders.
San Diego, CA |
Left in tears as he lacked any compassion or kindness. This made a lab result so much scarier and upsetting. He did not offer any information but expected me to have googled everything so he could refute it. As i decided I didn't want to go down that wormhole I didn't know what questions to ask so I got nothing. I hope others don't have to go in and hear the worst case scenario before telling you medicine comes before surgery, or that when you react to that it is just your hormones.
in San Diego, CA |
Dr Christiansen has always given me exceptional advice and treatment and I have always been a liver disease patient, making treatments more challenging.
in San Diego |
I would like to say that Dr. Christiansen is one of the rare doctors who is very attentive and sensire. He is very educated and will lean you in the direction that is most satisfactory for you. I actually feel better after visiting him - it feels like I visited a real doctor who is sympathetic, compasioned and actually cares.
in San Diego, CA |
He's not current with Endocrine standards. He's to conservative with sub-clinical patients. He's inconsistent in his responses.
in San Diego, CA |
He is a doctor I can trust and he explains everything well.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Christiansen accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    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
    Priority Select HMO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    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. Christiansen has admitting privileges

Sharp Memorial Hospital
7901 Frost St
San Diego, CA 92123
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