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Dr. Thomas Susko, MD

Rheumatology ·  Male · Age 60

Dr. Susko

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2021 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 200E Santa Monica, CA 90404

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Dr. Thomas Susko, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Ludwig Maximiliams University / Medical Faculty in 1987 and specializes in rheumatology.


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(310) 829-5557

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Susko's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Temporal Arteritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Susko treats Temporal Arteritis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Susko treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Susko treats Arthritis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Susko treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Susko treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Susko treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Susko's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Kawasaki Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Susko was born and raised in Los Angeles. He lived in Santa Monica in his high school and college years. He attended Loyola High School and Loyola Marymount University. He did attended the Ludwig Maximilians University School of Medicine in Mu...

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

Education

Presbyterian-St Luke's Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1993
La County Usc Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1988
Presbyterian-St Luke's Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1987
Ludwig Maximiliams University / Medical Faculty
Medical School
1980
Loyola Marymount University
Undergraduate School
1993
1988
1987
1980

Languages

  • German
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Susko's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Susko

4.5

Based on 26 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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As others have said , he is very thorough. I've been to several Doctors including the Mayo Clinic but he was able to diagnose my problem in one visit. He is an excellent Doctor!
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Absolutely fabulous - I would recommend Dr. Susko to anyone. He is extremely thorough and helped develop a plan to treat my mother's severe arthritis.
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Dr. Susko is an outstanding doctor. I recommend him without qualification. He is thorough, knowledgeable, and confident in his diagnosis. The latter was very important for me, as I went 16 years without a diagnosis, shuffling between doctors who either lacked clarity to accurately diagnosis, or lacked the confidence to provide one because I was part of a small group who did not have a common genetic marker. He truly cares for his patients. Dr. Susko is the best rheumatologist in LA.
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I regularly recommend Dr. Susko. He practices good evidence based medicine with just the right amount of compassion. His office operates like a Swiss watch and if you have sore joints not having your time abused in a waiting room is the difference between a good and bad day.
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I have visited Dr. Susko a few times over the years. He is very thorough. He is kind. You do have to get used to him dictating while he is examining you but as soon as you realize he is not talking to YOU or someone else but to a machine it seems normal and you can be informed from what he says re what his findings are. He is rather professorial. I liked him a lot and would refer anyone to him who wants a REAL doctor. I hope he doesn't have to join a huge Health Monster in order to survive
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