Dr. Oscar Paz-Altschul, MD

Dr. Oscar Paz-Altschul, MD

Trauma Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 64
Dr. Oscar Paz-Altschul, MD is a trauma surgery specialist in Palm Springs, CA and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Universidad Nacional De El Salvador in 1982 and specializes in trauma surgery, wound & burn care, and more.

380 E Paseo El Mirador

Palm Springs, CA 92262

Contact Information

(760) 323-6316

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4  Specialties

  • Trauma Surgery
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Critical Care Surgery
  • Wound & Burn Care

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

4  Conditions Treated

  • Burn Injuries
  • Chronic Non-Healing Wounds
  • Open Wound
  • Traumatic Injuries

6  Procedures

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.


  • Universidad Nacional De El Salvador
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Fairview Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Fairview Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Tampa General Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Ucsf-Fresno
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Paz-Altschul has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Paz-Altschul's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Paz-Altschul to family and friends
10 total reviews (4 have comments)

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Dr. Paz-Altschul'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 (4)

Dr. Paz may be an excellent teaching Dr. or diagnostician but he lacks bedside people skills. Does not speak to the trauma family walks in and out. Speaks in the hallways inapproiately with his personal opinion where the family can hear "got what he deserves" . We fired him from the case.
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I had appendicitis - I did not have the pain I have heard about people having but I did feel very tired; the appendix may have ruptured 24 to 48 hours earlier so that when the surgery was performed, they found a big mess . . . thus, an incision that normally can be made without leaving much of a...more
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My experience with Dr. Paz was exceptional. It's rare to find a physician now a days that reads your chart, is able to answer all your questions and spends more than 3 minutes in the room with you. I wish there was more physicians like Dr. Paz in healthcare.
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this man will not listen to you thinks he knows everything I will not do it but it is only a matter of time before some one turns him in . the trouble with palm spring dr,s is that they are in a click patting each other on the back . go to loma linda if you got a problem with your heath .
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It is unfurtunate that we as physicians can't fulfill all patients expectations all of the time. As physicians and healers it is our goal to get patients back to health or improved conditions. We don't make miracles but we try. Sometimes it takes several visits to different physicians to find the one that will understand the real issues the patient is dealing with. I wish this gentleman has been successful and his clinical issues are resolved.

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