Dr. Richard Guttler, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & MetabolismMaleAge 80

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Dr. Richard Guttler, MD is an Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has over 56 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago in 1967. He is affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Richard Guttler, MD

S.M. Thyroid Center

1328 16th St Santa Monica, CA 90404
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I traveled from Florida to California, in search of a hope for my thyroid cancer that I had. I found more than this! If found a precise diagnosis with the guided orientation necessary to treat my illness. Today, it is almost impossible to find a doctor that works with the patient. The majority of the doctors only work with empty and muddled words, (showing THEIR confusion) from behind a computer, and mainly with ZERO human sensibility. Dr. G. was the opposite of this. Not only was he my hope en those darkest moments, he was part of the team that resolved my problem. My admiration and respect to the professionalism and humanity of Dr. Guttler. THANK YOU! Rosalba F., Jacksonville, Florida
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Rosalba F – Oct 10, 2019
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I searched over a year for a thyroid doctor that also did genetic testing on thyroid nodules. After having a local surgeon do two FNA's both indeterminate, wanting to remove half my thyroid "just to see", I finally found Dr. Guttler. My husband and I were both very pleased with the visit, expertise and finally an answer. My nodule is benign! Btw, we drove from Alabama for the visit and will do it again as he is now my Endocrinologist . Thank you Dr. Guttler!
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Denise in Birmingham, AL – Nov 03, 2017
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Dr. Guttler has been my thyroid doctor since 1987. That is 29 years. I treasure his care and skills. Over those years we have dealt with growths on my thyroid, including extensive testing for a growth that expanded quickly and involved several tests including an MRI.I enjoy going in for my checkups. He explains everything to me. My daughter and grandchildren have had their thyroids tested because of what I learned from Dr. Guttler about the nature of my thyroid condition which is hereditary.
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Katherine G in Los Angeles, CA – Dec 14, 2016
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Dr. Guttler has been my thyroidologist for more than 20 years. I am a physician. I also have published biochemistry research in the field of thyroidology. I selected him for his expertise and care for my personal thyroid problem. He has always lived up to his sterling reputation
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Stephen B. in Encino, CA – Nov 14, 2016
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Dr. Guttler provided very effective diagnosis for me. He is smart and extremely knowledgeable. He tried to spare me surgery for over-producing parathyroid. His manner is more forthright than many physicians but his opinion is to be trusted. Some people had a problem with his assistant but she is no longer there and a very pleasant, helpful young man is. Calls were returned very quickly. Dr. Guttler does not accept any insurance but does try to make some adjustment in his rates.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Sheila McCoy in Los Angeles, CA – Oct 29, 2016
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Dr. Guttler is a clinical THYROIDOLOGIST as well as a board-certified endocrinologist. After undergoing eight different biopsies from four other doctors who couldn't figure out what was wrong with me, Dr. Guttler correctly diagnosed my problem and I am healthy and happy today.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Xochi in Los Angeles, CA – Oct 28, 2016
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Dr. Guttler is the best. He knows what he's doing and knows the very latest on Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. Most other thyroid doctors would have done surgery- Dr. Guttler saved me from surgery and I am in good health and feel great. So good to have confidence in my doctor!
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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Karen in Los Angeles, CA – Oct 25, 2016
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Dr Guttler saved my life 36 years ago when he diagnosed a massive goiter that was pressing on my airway. He is more knowledgeable about thyroid disease and cutting edge thyroid treatments and procedures than any other Endocrinologist I have met, and I have met many over the last 36 years. I continue to travel from Las Vegas to Santa Monica, CA for my treatment and will continue to do so until he chooses to no longer practice.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Myra Heeg in North Las Vegas, NV – Oct 24, 2016
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Dr. Richard Guttler is nothing less than exceptional. It was a misdiagnosis in Scottsdale, Arizona that lead me to drive 8 hours to be seen by someone who is passionate about what they do. It was refreshing to find an endocrinologist that is dedicated to excellence
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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Debbie Alexander in Phoenix, AZ – Oct 21, 2016
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I have been Dr. Guttler's patient for several years. Like many good doctors in L.A., Dr. Guttler is unfortunately out of my insurance network, so my visits and tests range from expensive to very expensive. I definitely find the expense worth it since prior to Dr. Guttler, my thyroid disease had been dangerously misdiagnosed by other doctors. It is a pity I had not found him years earlier. I trust Dr. Guttler, as he has superior knowledge of his field of medicine.
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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M S B in Santa Monica, CA – Oct 18, 2016
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Dr. Guttler makes sure I understand what is happening w/my thyroid AND that I don't get over treated when not necessary! I had biopsy earlier this year(not Dr Guttler) w/a 22 Gauge needle-ouch! I learned 25-27 Gauge needle is typically used & Dr. Guttler agreed! He couldn't believe what I endured! He took time doing my ultrasound, reviewed all HE SAW with me, drew my blood onsite & ordered special thyroid tests other endocrinolgists never did for me. I trust Dr. G w/my thyroid's well being 200%!
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
What could be improved
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Mary in Southern CA – Oct 15, 2016
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Great doctor - obviously very knowledgeable and very engaging.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Los Angeles, CA – Oct 15, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I care only for patients with thyroid and parathyroid diseases including cancer. Each has their own primary care physician.

Biography

I am a board certified endocrinologist.However I trained with JT Nicoloff at USC in clinical thyroidology. I do not see diabetic patients and only see...Read more

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1974
Royal Society of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
1971
Los Angeles County University Of California Med Center
Residency Hospital
1968
Los Angeles County - U S C Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1967
University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
Medical School
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Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Thyroid nuclear physician, 1974
  • Endocrine neck Sonologist, 2010

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What conditions does Dr. Richard Guttler, MD treat?

Dr. Guttler frequently treats the following conditions: Acquired Hypothyroidism, Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases, and Benign Tumor. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Richard Guttler, MD's office address?

Dr. Guttler's office is located at 1328 16th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Richard Guttler, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Richard Guttler, MD is affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center.

Is Dr. Richard Guttler, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Richard Guttler, MD holds board certifications in Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology and Internal Medicine.

How much experience does Dr. Richard Guttler, MD have?

Dr. Guttler has over 55 years of healthcare experience.

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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. Guttler's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Guttler performs VAP Lipid Testing more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Guttler performs this procedure more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Guttler's conditions and procedures:

  • Acquired Hypothyroidism
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Counseling
  • Chemotherapy
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroid Goitre
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Iodide Transport Defect
  • Local Anesthesia
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Thyroglossal Duct Cyst
  • Thyroid Agenesis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Eye Disease
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroiditis
  • Thyrotoxicosis Factitia
  • Ultrasound Guided Procedures
  • VAP Lipid Testing

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S.M. Thyroid Center

S.M. Thyroid Center1328 16th St Santa Monica, CA 90404
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