Dr. Thomas Knecht, MD

Dr. Thomas Knecht, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism  ·  
Male  ·  
63 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Thomas Knecht, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist in San Luis Obispo, CA and has been practicing for 23 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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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Knecht performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
very high
more than 94% of peers
Diabetic Ketoacidosis
very high
more than 89% of peers
Diabetes Counseling
more than 86% of peers

Dr. Knecht's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Knecht "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 her/his own disease management, and ergo the happiest and healthiest."

2  Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Internal Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

50  Conditions Treated

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5  Procedures

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

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.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Knecht has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Knecht's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Knecht to family and friends
18 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

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Dr. Knecht's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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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