Dr. Steven Goodman, MD

Dr. Steven Goodman, MD

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Family Medicine  |  
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60 y/o
(17)

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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. Dr. Goodman is affiliated with Twin Cities Community Hospital, Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, French Hospital Medical Center and Marian Regional Medical Center.

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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Care Philosophy

I am committed to providing the highest quality of personalized comprehensive primary care. 
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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
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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

  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Disorders
4

Procedures

  • Skin Procedures
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Vasectomy

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

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Goodman is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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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
    10 to 15 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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Now Accepting New Patients
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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