Dr. Stuart Finkelstein, MD


Addiction Medicine | Male

3650 South St Ste 101 Lakewood, CA 90712 Get Directions
Dr. Stuart Finkelstein, MD

Dr. Stuart Finkelstein, MD is an addiction medicine doctor who practices in Lakewood, CA. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 37 years. Dr. Finkelstein is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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This uncaring jerk should have never earned his MD. He belittles his patients in front of interns, and is clearly only in this business for the money. Appointments can cost over $300, and yet all he does is take a glance at the patient, insult them, and then write a prescription with little to no knowledge of what they actually came in for. This "doctor" will make you wait over an hour for your appointment but only give you 5 minutes of his time.
in Long Beach, CA |
This MD has a chip on his shoulder & should not be around patients who are suffering. It appears that he has issues of his own! I wish I had seen the comments or asked around before going to see him. He is careless in his evaluations, cares less if he ruins your progress. He is passive-aggressive by intimidating, taunting & not being direct. If he wants to break me down, it's too late, that's why I came. I suggest that if you respect yourself you stay away from this toxic, broken individual.
in Corona, CA |
My family and I have been going to Finkelstein for years. He and his staff are family to us. He really does cares.. It is not always about the money to him. He is one of a kind and we are blesesed to have him and his staff.
Cerritos, CA |
Dr. Finkelstein is my PCP and I dread visiting his office. The nurses on staff are very kind and I don't mind interacting with them, but the doctor himself is rude, pompous, and belittling. He thought just by reading my medications that he knew what I was being treated for and would give me sarcastic responses when I asked him questions. I have gone to him twice for referrals and was hoping that would also establish a patient/doctor relationship, but I just want another doctor.
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Dr. Finkelstein's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Addiction Medicine
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Medical School
    University Of Ca School Of Med

    Graduated in 1980

  • Residency Hospital
    University Ca Irvine Med Center

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Addiction Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

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