Dr. Peter Curtin, MD

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Hematology

Dr. Peter Curtin, MD is a Hematology Specialist in La Jolla, CA and has over 44 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Curtin has extensive experience in Skeletal System Neoplasms, Blood Cancers, and Lymphatic System Disorders. He graduated from STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK / HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT SYRACUSE in 1979. He is affiliated with UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Peter Curtin, MD

University Of California San Diego Health

3855 Health Sciences Dr La Jolla, CA 92093
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Exceptional care. Dr Curtin ,and his staff treated my husband during two stem cell transplants. Wonderful bedside matter, terrific staff
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Never care, not following medication until asking it is working, he answered, I never trust with his knowledge. He only how are you, how you feel, you eating that is it. When ask about what next, go to his office open website then come back, I can do that.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Extremely knowledgeable and able to explain complex medical issues in layman's terms. Listens to the patient. Caring and compassionate and has a great sense of humor.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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A doctor who cares nothing for his patients. Who will let them die. He is a horrible person. I wish my mother would have never been treated by this man. She'd be alive today.
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Biography

Peter Curtin, MD, is a board-certified hematologist and oncologist who treats patients with blood-related cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma, myelodysplastic...Read more

Specialties

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Education

1979
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK / HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT SYRACUSE
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Peter Curtin, MD's top areas of expertise?

Dr. Curtin specializes in Skeletal System Neoplasms, Blood Cancers, and Lymphatic System Disorders. See more on Healthgrades.

What conditions does Dr. Peter Curtin, MD treat?

Dr. Curtin frequently treats the following conditions: Osteosarcoma, Myeloma, and Pancytopenia. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Peter Curtin, MD's office address?

Dr. Curtin's office is located at 3855 Health Sciences Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Peter Curtin, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Curtin provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Peter Curtin, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Peter Curtin, MD is affiliated with UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest.

Is Dr. Peter Curtin, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Peter Curtin, MD holds board certifications in Hematology, Internal Medicine, and Medical Oncology.

How much experience does Dr. Peter Curtin, MD have?

Dr. Curtin has over 43 years of healthcare experience.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Curtin

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Curtin treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Curtin treats other conditions, please contact the office at (858) 822-6100.

Skeletal System Neoplasms

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers in the bone, both primary, such as sarcoma, and those that have spread from other parts of the body.Compare with other Skeletal System Neoplasms specialists.

Dr. Curtin is experienced in the area of Skeletal System Neoplasms. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Osteosarcoma
Bone Cancer
Bone Marrow Biopsy
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High
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Very High
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Blood Cancers

Blood cancer specialists diagnose and treat cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma that affect the blood cells, bone marrow, or lymphatic system.Compare with other Blood Cancers specialists.

Dr. Curtin is experienced in the area of Blood Cancers. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Myeloma
Acute Leukemia
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
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High
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Very High
Frequency

Lymphatic System Disorders

Lymphatic disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the lymphatic system, including lymphedema, lymphadenitis, and lymphangitis.Compare with other Lymphatic System Disorders specialists.

Dr. Curtin is experienced in the area of Lymphatic System Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 14 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Nodular Lymphoma
Lymphosarcoma
Lymphoma, Large-Cell
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High
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Very High
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Dr. Curtin's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Breast Cancer
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma
  • Cancer Screening
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Chordoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Erythropoietin Test
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Hemophilia
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • HPC Transplantation (Stem Cell Transplant)
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large Cell, Anaplastic
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancytopenia
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Peritoneal Cancer
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Purpura
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Screenings
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Thalassemia
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • von Willebrand Disease

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Dr. Curtin accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-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 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 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 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 Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
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 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
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
Select PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Locations

University Of California San Diego Health

Ucsd Heath Care3855 Health Sciences Dr La Jolla, CA 92093
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