Dr. Steven Goodman, MD

Dr. Steven Goodman, MD

Family Medicine | Male | 59 years old

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Dr. Goodman specializes in Family Medicine and practices in San Luis Obispo, CA. He practices at 1 location.

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    31 – 45 minutes (14)
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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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  •  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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