Dr. Thomas Knecht, MD

Dr. Thomas Knecht, MD

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Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism  ·  
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64 y/o
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Dr. Thomas Knecht, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist in San Luis Obispo, CA and has been practicing for 24 years. He specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism and internal medicine.

Central Coast Endocrinology

1250 Peach St Ste H

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Knecht's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Knecht treats Diabetes With Renal Manifestations more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Knecht treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Thyroid Disease
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Knecht treats Thyroid Disease more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Knecht treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Graves' Disease
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Knecht treats Graves' Disease more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Knecht treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Knecht's conditions and procedures:

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Female Infertility
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypertension, Adrenal Gland-Induced
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Insulin Pump Therapy
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Retina Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Testosterone Deficiency
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
  • Thyroiditis
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

About Me

Care Philosophy

Endocrinology is a cognitive specialty; the only tools I use are my brain and my pen (well, my keyboard...electronic medical records and e-prescribing!). I try to take the time I deem necessary to think about the problems patients bring to me. This m...

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1995
Ucsd School Of Medicine-Endocrinology
Fellowship Hospital
1993
University Of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics-Categorical Internal Medicine
Residency Hospital
1991
University Of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics-Categorical Internal Medicine
Internship Hospital
1990
UCSD Sch of Med
Medical School
1988
Ucsd School Of Medicine-Phd In Physiology and Pharmacology
1979
UCSD
Undergraduate School
1995
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1979

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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1 Star
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Initial visit with my wife was 2 hours! Very comprehensive and thorough and compassionate Doctor. He understands Diabetes, from a Diabetic person's view. Explains things in simple terms to patients. A true detective and scientist of Endocrinology, and much more. He is a Great Doctor and person!
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Thia office is absolutely ridiculous. Over and hour plus wait for a scheduled appointment but if you don't wait at least an hour they will charge you $100. Avoid this office unless you have hours of time to waste waiting.
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Consider yourself lucky if you have the opportunity to be seen by Kenecht. He is the one and only doctor I have met there to fight for the patient. He's also a type 1 diabetic so he has a understanding no other endocrinologist has. I've found seeing other endocrinologist are pointless it's an appointment where they learn from me. Once Knecht moved away from utah I started seeing a general practitioner who simply tests my blood and writes me my scripts.
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Dr. Knecht is extremely knowledgeable in many areas, not just endocrinology. He helped us with several related issues with patience and competence.
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The office staff is unprofessional and incompetent. 90% of my appointments were rescheduled because authorization was never requested. One appointment was scheduled on a Sunday (closed). Today, I arrived EARLY at 1:16 for a 1:30 appointment to find the office closed. I took a seat in the hallway and waited. I checked the door at 1:32 and signed in at 1:33. Took a seat and waited 8 minutes before called to the front desk and told I would not be seen because I was late and that I would be charged!
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Dr. Knecht seemed knowledgeable and pleasant when I saw him however: he charges extra $ to justify his prescription to the insurance company and when I tried to cancel an appointment for tomorrow when they called me today, it was "too late, there will be a $100 charge for missing it". Kind of seems like they waited until there was less than 24 hours left, then made the call. Not a huge fan of their front office demeanor.
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I saw Thomas Knecht (Endocrinologist) this week and had a great experience. He was not only knowledgeable but very patient and a great listener. He truly cares about his patients and it shows; I highly recommend him. His staff is as friendly and patient as him. THUMBS UP!
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Dr. Knecht diagnosed my POT Syndrome when many other local physicians/specialists told me I was healthy despite extreme symptoms of fatigue, faintness, tachycardia, etc. He is so personable, informative and knowledgeable--really an outstanding endocrinologist.
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Unfortunately I had have bad experience with his office staff. I'm an older person and it's hard for me as an elderly to understand certain things. His office staff is really rude and has made me feel really sad because i see that they don't have any patient with their clients. I thought that the office staff is there to help you but sadly they don't. Unfortunately there are no other doctors that specializes in Endocrinology in Santa Maria to switch.
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Central Coast Endocrinology

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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: closed
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: closed
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: closed
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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