Dr. Peter Desilva, MD

Family Medicine  |  
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Age 57
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Dr. Peter Desilva, MD
Dr. Peter Desilva, MD is a family medicine doctor who practices in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 32 years. Dr. Desilva is affiliated with Mission Hospital - Mission Viejo.

29809 Santa Margarita Pkwy Ste 300

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

Contact Information

(949) 709-5100

Dr. Peter Desilva, MD

Dr. Peter Desilva, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Desilva's Experience

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Dr. Desilva's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Family Medicine
  • Board certified in Family Practice
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Family Medicine
1

Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cough
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gout
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pneumonia
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rash
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence

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Procedures

  • Dermatology Procedure
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Immunization
  • Immunization Administration
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Physical Examination
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Procedures
  • Wellness Examination

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.

Education

  • U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Baylor College Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Desilva has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Desilva's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Desilva to family and friends
2.3
based on 23 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Desilva's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    FAIR
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA |
I was a long time patient of Dr DeSilva. Last August I went to him with a lump in my neck that developed overnight. He thought I had an infection and prescribed a Z-pak (which is the standard of care). When I returned twice over the next 3 weeks with no improvement, he basically shamed me out of the office and said be patient. I requested an ENT consult and learned it was Stage-4, metastatic tonsil cancer. By not trusting him, my Drs tell me I saved my own life. Cant recommend him at all.
I have had two recent experiences with Dr. Desilva. Recently he was rude and condescending during a recent physical for my daughter. He showed little respect for any of my concerns about my daughter. The second experience involves him charging for routine immunizations for my son for a physical upfront that are covered by medical plan. According to my provider he should not be charging for these immunizations.
in Lake Forest, CA |
OMG...the guy was overtly hostile towards me from the very second he sat down after entering the room. Then he preceded to bitterly ask, Why are you here; aren't you Dr. Bilan's patient? I explained how she was out of town and the office made the appointment to him instead. Then he bitterly questioned, Why do I have to sit here and listen to your story? Finally he told me to he couldn't help me, to go see Dr. Bilan, and that I was wasting his time. We almost came to blows.
Anaheim, CA |
Dr Desilva apparently knew a member of my family and took me off of some medications I was on for depression and anxiety cold turkey, stating he didn't want to get in trouble with this family member. SUCH a conflict of interest, and I have had other members of my family experience the same thing in my family. It would have been better to have chosen to just not see me as a patient rather than take me off of necessary medications.
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Dr. Desilva accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Basic HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
  • 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 Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Desilva has admitting privileges

Mission Hospital - Mission Viejo
27700 Medical Center Rd
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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