Dr. Thomas P. Knecht, MD

Dr. Thomas P. Knecht, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism | Male | 61 years old

Endocrinology is a cognitive specialty; the only tools I use are my brain and my...Read more

Central Coast Endocrinology & Diabetes
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Endocrinology is a cognitive specialty; the only tools I use are my brain and my pen (well, my keyboard...electronic medical...
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3.5 based on 11 responses
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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in Santa Maria, CA |
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.
in Salt Lake City, UT |
Up and left my state right in the middle of care and now I am severely symptomatic and ruined quality of life. Not even a warning he was leaving, just called the office and found out he just left all his patents.
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Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Board Certifications

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  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Goiter
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypertension, Adrenal Gland-Induced
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Testosterone Deficiency
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

Procedures Performed

  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Insulin Pump Therapy
  • Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for California.

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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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

Education

  • Medical School
    Ucsd Sch Of Med

    Graduated in 1990

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics-Categorical Internal Medicine

    Completed in 1991

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics-Categorical Internal Medicine

    Completed in 1993

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Ucsd School Of Medicine-Endocrinology

    Completed in 1995

  • Undergraduate School
    UCSD

    Graduated in 1979

  • Other Education
    Ucsd School Of Medicine-Phd In Physiology and Pharmacology

    Completed in 1988

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Board certified in Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology and Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Knecht's Office & Staff

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Dr. Knecht's 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 means bucking a system that tries to make doctors practice medicine like preparing a fast food hamburger - takes almost no time, but you get almost no quality. Be prepared for a longer visit with me than you are used to with typical physicians. I take the time to explain disease mechanisms, diagnoses, treatment, and monitoring, and to answer questions. The best informed patient tends to be the most involved in their own disease management, and ergo the happiest and healthiest.