Dr. Peter Desilva, MD

Dr. Peter Desilva, MD

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Family Medicine | Male | 56 years old

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Dr. Desilva specializes in Family Medicine and practices in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. He practices at 1 location.

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Dr. Desilva's Reviews

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based on 22 total surveys (3 with reviews)
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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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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  •  Specializes in Family Medicine
  •  Board certified in Family Practice
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Family Practice

Conditions Treated

  • Chronic Diseases

Education

  • Medical School
    U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston

    Graduated in 1985

  • Residency Hospital
    Baylor College Of Med

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Dermatology Procedure
  • Immunization
  • Physical Examination
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Procedures
  • Wellness Examination
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