Dr. William Cushard, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism •  Male • Age 81
  
Dr. Cushard
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Cushard Willam MD Office

77 Scripps Dr Ste 200 Sacramento, CA 95825

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(916) 929-3381

Dr. William Cushard, MD is a Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist in Sacramento, CA and has over 56 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Cushard has more experience with Thyroid Disorders and Diabetes than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Maryland School Medicine medical school in 1964. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Marshall Medical Center and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He is not accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Cushard to book an appointment.


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Dr. Cushard accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
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Practice Areas

Thyroid Disorders

Thyroid disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the thyroid gland, including hyperparathyroidism, thyroid disease, and thyroid nodules.Compare with other Thyroid Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 74% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Graves' Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cushard treats Graves' Disease more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Cushard treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Thyroid Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cushard treats Thyroid Disease more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Cushard treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Hypothyroidism
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cushard treats Hypothyroidism more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Cushard treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Diabetes

Diabetes specialists manage and treat a range of diabetes-related conditions including type 1 and type 2 diabetes and diabetic ketoacidosis through procedures such as continuous glucose monitoring and insulin therapy.Compare with other Diabetes specialists.

Typically treats 77% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Diabetes Type 2
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cushard treats Diabetes Type 2 more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Cushard treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Diabetes Type 1
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cushard treats Diabetes Type 1 more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Cushard treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cushard treats Diabetes With Renal Manifestations more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Cushard treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

Check Dr. Cushard's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Cushard's conditions and procedures:

  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Sugar Monitoring
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes
  • 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
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Injection Therapy
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Metabolic Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Retina Diseases
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

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As to blood work that needs to be done. It would help, if, on the blood work order sheet, it specified if the patient needs to fast or not. Also, if there is a test (such as Cortisol) that needs to be done before 9AM, it would help if that was also specified on the blood work order.
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I have gone to Dr. Cushard for close to 15 years. I drive all the way from Red Bluff to see him annually. He's a very smart man and reads my labs and explains the results to me. He recommended the surgeon to me when I had my thyroid out and he did an excellent job. I find him mild mannered and easy to talk too. My medications and doses are spot on as my labs reflect. I will keep driving the distance as long as he works. I really like him alot??????
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Cindy in Red Bluff – Mar 22, 2017
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Worse Dr I have ever been to in my entire life. He doesn't trust any advances in the treatment of Hashimoto's and even went so far as to tell me that if it isn't in any of the original research of Dr Hashimoto's it doesn't exist - i.e Hashimoto's encephalopathy. He began to yell at me about the conversion of t4 to t3. He started out the appointment talking to me like I was three and even had the gall to tell me he was going to talk to me like a child so I can understand.
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stedman in Sacramento, CA – Aug 25, 2016
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I was recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Dr. Cushard would have misdiagnosed me if I hadn't been proactive and requested a biopsy. Once he realized it was cancer, he was defensive, lacked empathy, and told me I would need my thyroid removed. After meeting with my Surgeon, I was given the option to only remove the areas affected. The staff had me wait in a patient room for 45 min without ever checking in. Horrible service and bedside manner.
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Fremont, CA – Aug 14, 2016
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I've had one appointment so far. Dr. Cushard asked a lot of questions to set up a detailed timeline of my symptoms and conditions. He seemed genuinely interested in finding an answer to my symptoms. He's also reaching out to various other sources to collect all my relevant medical information. I'm very happy with him as my doctor so far.
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Sacramento, CA – Jun 29, 2016
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Dr. Cushard uses outdated equipment and cannot even figure out how to open files on a CD, nor does he read patients health records before the patient arrives so he has no idea what is going on with the patient and if the patient is overweight due to medical conditions, Dr. Cushard says that being overweight is not an issue as most people are predisposed to having the fat gene and thus will always be fat. Then laughs about it. Plus he takes your cash and wants insurance info...can you say FRAUD!!
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About Me

Biography

Dr. William Cushard, MD is a Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist in Sacramento, CA and has over 56 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Cushard has more experience with Thyroid Disorders and Diabetes than other specialists in hi...

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Nuclear Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Medicine

Education

1971
Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1968
Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania
Residency Hospital
1967
Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship Hospital
1966
Charity Hospital
Residency Hospital
1965
Charity Hospital
Internship Hospital
1964
University of Maryland School Medicine
Medical School

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Cushard Willam MD Office77 Scripps Dr Ste 200 Sacramento, CA 95825
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Marshall Medical Center

Placerville, CA

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2018)

Sutter Roseville Medical Center

Roseville, CA

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

UC Davis Medical Center

Sacramento, CA

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • Critical Care Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)