Dr. Steven Goodman, MD

Dr. Steven Goodman, MD

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Family Medicine  |  
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60 y/o
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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.

Medical Clinic at Higuera

1555 Higuera St

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Medi-Cal
  • Medicare

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Dr. Goodman's Experience

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Dr. Goodman's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • 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

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Goodman "I am committed to providing the highest quality of personalized comprehensive primary care. "
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Specialties

  • Family Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Common Cold
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Skin
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wheezing

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Procedures

  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Immunization
  • Liver Function Test
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Skin Procedures
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Vasectomy
  • Wellness Examination

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • San Bernardino Co Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • San Bernardino County Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • San Bernardino Co Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • San Bernardino County Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Goodman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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French Hospital Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Patient Safety Excellence Award

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Dr. Goodman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Goodman to family and friends
3.1
based on 17 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Goodman's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    FAIR
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    FAIR
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (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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Dr. Goodman accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • 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
    Select PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Medi-Cal
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Planned Administration Inc
  • Principal Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Goodman has admitting privileges

French Hospital Medical Center
1911 Johnson Ave
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Marian Regional Medical Center
1400 E Church St
Santa Maria, CA 93454
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Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center
1010 Murray Ave
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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Twin Cities Community Hospital
1100 Las Tablas Rd
Templeton, CA 93465
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