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Dr. Revere Philip Kinkel, MD

Neurology ·  Male · Age 61

Dr. Kinkel

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 been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in neurology.


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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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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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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!
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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 diagnosis and care for people with MS and related disorders such as transverse myelitis; optic ne...

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
1986

Awards

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(619) 543-6222

Dr. Kinkel accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
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
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

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. Kinkel's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kinkel treats Multiple Sclerosis (MS) more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Kinkel treats this condition more than 96% 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
Brain Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kinkel treats Brain Disorders more than 96% of his peers

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

Migraine
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kinkel treats Migraine more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Kinkel treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Basilar Migraine
  • Classic Migraine
  • Common Migraine
  • Complicated Migraine
  • Facioplegic Migraine
  • Familial Hemiplegic Migraine
  • Headache-Free Migraine
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
  • Migrainous Stupor Migraine
  • Oculomotor Migraine
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Visual Migraine

Dr. Kinkel's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Corticobasal Degeneration
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

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80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2017)