Dr. Revere Philip Kinkel, MD

NeurologyMaleAge 62

Dr. Kinkel
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

UC San Diego Health - Hillcrest

200 W Arbor Dr San Diego, CA 92103

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Dr. Revere Philip Kinkel, MD is a Neurology Specialist in San Diego, CA and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine medical school in 1986. He is affiliated with UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kinkel to book an appointment.


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I’ve been Dr. Kinkel’s patient for 6 years now. I’ve refused offers from loved ones to relocate closer to them. My answer is always “No thanks!” With a condition as serious as PPMS, I want to be where the BEST care is. I consider Dr. Kinkel among the best. I see that some reviewers seem to confuse bedside manner with expertise. While I’ve had no problem with establishing a good report with him, I continue to seek his care because of his expertise. I’m not seeking medical care to hear what I want to hear, I want my medical team to tell me what I NEED to hear. I hope none of my family ever needs me to recommend a world class neurologist but if they ever do, I would recommend Dr. Kinkel immediately and without reservation!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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The UCSD Neurology staff is great. Dr. Kinkel... not so much.
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Horrible Dr. Waited 3 hrs to see him for symptoms that are clearly neurological. Was referred by my other neurologist who was looking for a second opinion. He kept talking about my anxiety & stated my syptoms, which are quite serious are all "anxiety" related. Spoke to me in a very condisending Manor. Kept getting text messages & responding to them. Wouldn't let me finish a sentence, kept cutting me off. All he focused on was anxiety & depression, which I've never had. On my paperwork he listed I was referred to him because of " fatigue due to depression." 20 minutes of meeting me & he said my test will be normal & he was gonna convince me all my symptoms are due to anxiety. Complete waste of time. Self centered, does not listen and very rude. Over 9 months waiting for appointment,over 3 hrs waiting to see him all for him to make me feel worse!
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • 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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I have been seeing Dr. Kinkel for about 3 years now, he has the worst bedside manor of any doctor I have ever seen. It seems that all he wants to do is use me as a hamster for his barrage of test. He spends almost no time with you and lets his resident do all the work. He has also suggested that I should pay out of pocket rather than use my insurance, as if the results would change. Patient beware!
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Not good. Not a hands on Dr. Does NOTHING for the patient. Why go on and on. Lost time with him.
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A friend of mine sees him and recommended him so I made my appointment to see him concerning my symptoms, MRI's, and test results for MS. He has his shadow doctor in there taking all the information and once the hour passed with her testing me and all the normal stuff, she got him. He literally spent 15 minutes talking to me and never addressed anything. Too busy trying to make jokes and cutting me off and tried to brush me off back to my PCM. I am not impressed and he didn't even talk to me.
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  • Office environment
  • 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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J in San Diego, CA – Aug 10, 2018
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I was apprehensive about meeting Dr. Kinkel due to some negative reviews posted online about him. But after my 1st visit with him, I can say confidently that I did not have a bad experience at all. To the contrary, Dr. Kinkel and the entire staff, including his assistant and medical student in training, treated me with the utmost respect, courteousness and professionalism. Dr. Kinkel took his time listening to me explain my medical issues and he spoke in a very kind manner. I was truly happy!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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A. Moore in Hemet, CA – Jul 14, 2018
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Dr Kinkle snatched my case post DX in grossmont hospital. Since then he’s only been interested in trying DMTs that come from companies, that employ him for selling their meds. And everyone he tried me on, almost killed me. 2 years later I’m still suffering side effects from the last one! Onichoptosis from hades! Lost all 10 nails, have major secondary infections, and had skin sloughing at the injection site! He tried to convince me that these side effects weren’t from the medication,
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Although his credentials are good, Dr. Kinkel has terrible manners when meeting with his patients. He often checks his emails and text messages right in the middle of an exam. He doesn't have much empathy and tries to joke off serious, debilitating symptoms stating, that's life.
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Biography

Revere (Rip) Kinkel, MD, is a board-certified, internationally recognized neurologist and multiple sclerosis (MS) expert. He is devoted to improving the...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

Clinic Foundation
Fellowship Hospital
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Residency Hospital
Miller Fillmore Hospital Buffalo
Internship Hospital
1986
University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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Dr. Kinkel has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

What are Dr. Revere Philip Kinkel, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kinkel frequently treats Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), and Headache. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kinkel treats.

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Dr. Kinkel's office is located at 200 W Arbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92103. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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

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Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
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Dr. Kinkel treats Multiple Sclerosis (MS) more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Kinkel treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Multiple Sclerosis
  • Familial Multiple Sclerosis
  • Multiple Sclerosis, Pediatric
  • Optic-Spinal Form of Multiple Sclerosis
  • Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis
  • Pseudotumoral Form of Multiple Sclerosis
  • Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis
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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Dr. Kinkel treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Kinkel treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Headache
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Dr. Kinkel treats Headache more than 62% of his peers

Dr. Kinkel treats this condition more than 62% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Exertional Headache
  • Benign Sex Headache
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic Tension-Type Headache
  • Cluster Headache
  • Cough Headache
  • Drug Rebound Headache
  • Headaches (Shunt Related)
  • Hypertension Headache
  • Icepick Headache
  • Lower Half Headache
  • Mild Headache
  • Muscle Contraction Headache
  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Psychogenic Headache
  • Recurrent Headache
  • Severe Headache
  • Tension Headache
  • Vascular Headache
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Dr. Kinkel's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningitis
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Pseudobulbar Affect 
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitamin B Deficiency

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Dr. Kinkel accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-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 (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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 PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-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 Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA 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 (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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 Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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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UC San Diego Health - Hillcrest

UC San Diego Health - Hillcrest200 W Arbor Dr San Diego, CA 92103
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UC San Diego Health

UC San Diego Health4510 Executive Dr San Diego, CA 92121
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