Dr. Ludmilla Ionescu, MD

Dr. Ludmilla Ionescu, MD

Family MedicineFemaleAge 50

Accepting new patients

Dr. Ludmilla Ionescu, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Poway, CA. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Palomar Medical Center Poway and Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ionescu to book an appointment.

Locations

Arch Health Medical Group

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(858) 437-9976
Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion15611 Pomerado Rd Poway, CA 92064
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. Ionescu's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ionescu

4.3

Based on 23 ratings

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Best doctor I ever had. Patient, thorough, knowledgeable and caring more for the well being of her patients than the time spend and money made. A rarity nowadays. For decades I did suffer with nasal problems, been seen by many doctors but doctor Ionescu solved it. Thank you.
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
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Yvon – Apr 28, 2021
Very thorough! Great personality. Caring
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 01, 2020
Disappointed with Dr. Ionescu and Arch Health. Unethical billing practices! I visited Dr. Ionescu only once for my annual checkup. I wanted to take a referral for a blood test and TB screening for parent volunteers in my kids’ school. I didn't have any health complains. I was billed for level 5 visit (it's maximum) Billing center rejected to change code to preventive medicine according to my visit notes. I was also surprised to see in visit notes that Dr. Ionescu advised me about women’s health. It's still a secret for me how she could do since I wasn't undressed and didn't bring any medical records for my very first visit. Apparently, it was all based on my endocrinologist’s visit abroad I told her about. Arch Health care is a mystery organization. I could not find any information about office manager or how to send email with questions or complaints. Billing center told that I can communicate only by mail.
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Jul 26, 2020
My previous doctor left the group so I choose Dr. Ionescu. My experience with her has been great. She very detailed and listens. On my first visit, it was exam for surgery and I thought i had an allergy to food called, "A". She order several times including allergy test and it came back that I had an allergy to a different food, let call "B" which I was shocked. I actually feel so much better after avoiding food "B"... I am so glad she my primary doctor now.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Aug 03, 2019
Thanks so much for your 5-star review of Dr....Read More
We used have a same doctor for 15 years. When Obama care kicked in we were dropped by our provider. We were so upset it took a while for use to get over the anguish caused by this sudden change. After agonizing search for a new provider we found Dr. Ionescu. We are so happy with her! Everything about her and the service she provides is just superb ! We are glad Scorpio’s dropped us. Sharp treats us so much better.
What went well
  • 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
4 people found this helpful
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Mrs. Darjania in San Diego , CA – Jun 20, 2018
Made an appt with Dr. Ionescu because I was sick. Looked up the address via Google maps and followed directions there (I've seen the dr at that location in the past). Arrived 15 minutes early only to find that the office had moved. Called the office, was put on hold for 10 minutes, asked for their new address and headed over there since it was only a few minutes away. Arrived, checked in, and the doctor refused to see me because I was late. Won't waste another dollar or minute on her.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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May 03, 2018
Dr Ionescu if very though, compassionate and very knowledgeable. She takes her time, unlike most doctors. I had breading problems for decades and she is the only doctor that really helped me All pushed for surgery which I resisted. Same with my high blood pressure, I was given too high doses of drugs, Now with the meds she prescribed my blood pressure is under control with no side effect. I am not the kind that put doctors on a pedestal and believe everything they say, but I trust her 100%.
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
5 people found this helpful
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Dubois in California – Apr 05, 2018
I ditto what all of the other 5 star reviewers said about Dr. Ionescu. Best Dr. I have ever had.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Alicia in Valley Center – Feb 02, 2018
Because of Dr. Ionescu, I ended being on way too many medications and was getting sick. 2 years later, I come to find that the two medications she put me on NEVER worked. All I got was a placebo effect. I went to a SPECIALIST that I trust to figure this out. She saw that my symptoms weren't improving. She heard me complain. By the time our patient/doctor relationship was coming to an end, she stopped calling me back and instead was talking with all my other doctors. I do not recommend her.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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San Diego, CA – Aug 08, 2017
Honestly, the most thorough, friendly, informative, caring physician I have ever been to. Office is clean and comfortable, staff are are incredibly friendly. I feel lucky that I found an amazing doctor to provide me with medical care. I highly recommend this doctor!
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
3 people found this helpful
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TIFFANY in San Diego CA – Mar 29, 2017
Excellent doctor, easy to talk to. Extremely professional, knowledgeable, shows much interest. The office is very clean, the staff is amazing, the front desk ladies are greeting you with a smile. What's is important- scheduling an appointment is easy and fast. I strongly recommend Dr. Ionesku as a PCP
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
2 people found this helpful
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Faina P. in San Diego, CA – Jan 19, 2017
Dr. Ionescu is very nice and easy to talk to. She is open minded and expresses interest. Her assistant Amber is attentive as well. The office is very nicely appointed and uses technology well to schedule appointments. I'm slightly less impressed with the Arch Health patient portal, but that's not her fault. I would definitely recommend her as a family medicine or internal medicine doctor.
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
1 person found this helpful
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SD Mom in Poway, CA – Sep 07, 2016
I absolutely love Dr. Ionescu! I found her by accident when my current GP was on vacation, and after seeing her once, I decided to switch to her permanently. She is very thorough and takes no shortcuts in getting to the root of issues. Her bedside manner is phenomenal - she really cares about her patients, takes time with them and is very caring. I highly recommend her!
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
2 people found this helpful
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Amy in Rancho Bernardo, CA – Jul 16, 2016
I am someone who has resisted doctors as long as possible. When I was in such bad pain and I could be seen almost immediately with her, I jumped at the chance. Well, I now have a doctor for the first time in at least 25 years. She is beyond kind! I can't begin to tell how comfortable she made me. She actually got me to return for a physical, have a mammogram, and all the other care I had put off because of fear and general dislike of doctors. If possible, I now LOVE my doctor!
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
1 person found this helpful
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Susan in Poway, CA – Mar 31, 2016

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Dr. Ionescu's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • ACTH (Cosyntropin) Stimulation Test
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Back Pain
  • Bacteriuria Screening
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Chlamydia Infection Screening
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Dermatitis
  • Detoxification Evaluation
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Evaluation
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dipstick Urinalysis
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Drug Allergy Testing
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Dyslexia Assessment
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Echocardiography
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Fetal Cardiac Screening
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Health Screening
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • HIV Screening
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Impairment Rating Evaluation
  • Independent Educational Evaluation
  • Insomnia
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Intertrigo
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Laryngitis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Loss of Taste
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lyme Disease Evaluation
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mammography
  • Mastodynia
  • McMurray's Test
  • Melanoma Screening
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause Evaluation and Treatment
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Motion Sickness
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Ovarian Cancer Screening
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear
  • Patch Testing
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pre-Operative Evaluation
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostate Cancer Screening Exam (DRE)
  • Proteinuria
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Evaluation - Child and Adolescent
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Ringworm
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skin Testing and Screening
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • STD Screening
  • Strep Test
  • Stye
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tremor
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tuberculosis Screening
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urine Pregnancy Test
  • Vaccination
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vaginosis Screening
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheelchair Evaluation
  • Wheezing
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations

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About Me

Biography

Ludmilla Ionescu, M.D., is a board-certified family medicine physician. She grew up in Moscow, Russia where she attended Moscow Medical Academy.  Dr....Read more

Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2001
University Miami/jackson Mem Hospital
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Russian

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Ludmilla Ionescu, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (858) 437-9976, and for other questions, call (858) 675-3210.

Does Dr. Ludmilla Ionescu, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Ludmilla Ionescu, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Ludmilla Ionescu, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Ionescu's profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Ludmilla Ionescu, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ionescu frequently treats Vitamin B Deficiency, Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), and Vitamin D Deficiency. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Ionescu treats.

Where is Dr. Ludmilla Ionescu, MD's office located?

Dr. Ionescu's office is located at 15611 Pomerado Rd, Poway, CA 92064. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Ludmilla Ionescu, MD speak?

Dr. Ionescu speaks Russian and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Ionescu is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Palomar Medical Center Poway

Poway, CA

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido

Escondido, CA

17 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

Palomar Medical Center Escondido

Escondido, CA

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

17 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)