Dr. Steven Goodman, MD
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Dr. Steven Goodman, MD


Family Medicine | Male


Dr. Steven Goodman, MD is a family medicine doctor who practices in San Luis Obispo, CA. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Dr. Goodman is affiliated with Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, Twin Cities Community Hospital, Marian Regional Medical Center and French Hospital Medical Center.

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    • Explains condition(s) well
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    • Scheduling
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    • Staff friendliness
    • Average wait time
      31 to 45 minutes
    Patient Reviews (5)
    in Grover Beach CA |
    Dr. Goodman is an excellent doctor. Better than many. His staff is extremely busy and people are people. Show kindness and, eventually, you will receive kindness back. As for Dr. Goodman, I would definitely recommend him to anyone. If you bring a good book and prepare yourself for a busy day, you'll be fine. It's not all about you (to the complainers...). He listens...he's very intelligent...he has compassion and understanding and I trust his diagnoses.
    in San Luis Obispo, CA |
    I actually like Dr. Goodman himself, but his staff is horrible! They are rude and cruel even! And Dr. Goodman is aware of this problem but fails to do anything about it. Too bad. Again, I like Dr. Goodman but I don't think he really knows much; however, that's true of most family doctors in this area. Doctors in this area refuse to collaborate and help each other learn. They stay silo'd. They also have ego issues. Meaning, they are closed to new info. Too bad!
    Like many, many others, I detest my interactions with Dr. Goodman's office staff. HE is a great physician (I've been a patient for 20+ years), but he consistently hires dreadful people at the front counter -- defensive, incompetent, and unpleasant. There's an exception or two -- Mandy is terrific. But others, like Nancy, are just a waste of time. SO tired of having to brace myself for unpleasantness every time I have to phone in. SO tired of being told, "Oh, we'll call you" -- they NEVER do.
    in San Luis Obispo, CA |
    When my 90-year-old father's long-time doctor left the area, I found it nearly impossible to find him a new one. Dr. Goodman is one of the few Doctors in San Luis Obispo who is willing to take on new patients, even though he has a heavy caseload. Yes, we had to wait for about 30 minutes to see him, but that was late in the afternoon. I found Dr. Goodman to be friendly, caring, and extremely perceptive. His questions were on point and his memory for details excellent. I feel lucky I found him.
    San Luis Obispo, CA |
    Dr. Goodman is a dedicated Dr. who has been completely sabotaged by the Dignity Health System and his abysmally incompetent staff. Expected to be fifteen minutes early for an appointment and then wait for an hour and twenty minutes. I am changing to a different Doctor.
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    •  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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    • Family Practice

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    • Medical School
      University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago

      Graduated in 1983

    • Internship Hospital
      San Bernardino Co Med Center

      Completed in 1984

    • Residency Hospital
      San Bernardino Co Med Center

      Completed in 1986

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    • Family Medicine

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