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Dr. Paul Stemmer, MD

General Surgery •  Male • Age 61

  
Dr. Stemmer

Paul F Stemmer MD

900 Heritage Drive, Suite A Ridgecrest, CA 93555
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(760) 446-3700

Dr. Paul Stemmer, MD is a general surgery specialist in Ridgecrest, CA and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Univ Of Ca in 1986 and specializes in general surgery, colorectal surgery, and more.


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  • Friendly staff Patients said the staff was friendly. See reviews

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Dr. Stemmer accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Blue Shield of California
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA PPO
Guardian
Health Net
Federal Services
Health Net PPO
HealthNet
Individual and Family PPO
Medicare PPO
Tricare
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Tricare
Prime
Standard
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Stemmer's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Abdominal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stemmer treats Abdominal Disorders more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Stemmer treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stemmer treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Stemmer treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Appendicitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stemmer treats Appendicitis more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Stemmer treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Appendicitis
  • Chronic Appendicitis
  • Parasitic Appendicitis

Dr. Stemmer's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gland Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hidradenitis
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Ventral Hernia

Dr. Stemmer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Stemmer

4.6

Based on 16 reviews

5 Stars
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(14)
4 Stars
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(0)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
6.25%
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Dr Stemmer is a VERY thorough physician. He saved my husband’s life 12 years ago and has helped our family members several other times since then. He is honest, caring, and very knowledgeable! Nurses speak highly of him and say you wouldn’t believe some of the amazing surgeries he has done. I highly recommend Dr Stemmer.
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Dr. Stemmer performed surgery for Carpel Tunnel on both wrists and the results were remarkable and I am pain free 15+ years later. If it wasn't for Dr. Stemmer I may not be here. After surviving surgery, chemotherapy and radiation in the treatment of stage 3 breast cancer, I came down with s bacterial infection at the top of my spine. Dr. Stemmer immediately removed the infected area and after 5 days in the hospital and a slow recovery I am here and healthy 5 years later. He is the best.
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Biography

Dr. Paul Stemmer, MD is a general surgery specialist in Ridgecrest, CA and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Univ Of Ca in 1986 and specializes in general surgery, colorectal surgery, and more.

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

U Calif Irvine Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
1987
U Calif Irvine Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1986
Univ Of Ca
Medical School

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57% Patient experience rating, 12% lower than the national average

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average