Dr. William Cushard Jr, MD

Dr. William Cushard Jr, MD

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Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism  ·  
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80 y/o
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Dr. William Cushard Jr, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist in Sacramento, CA and has been practicing for 52 years. He specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism and nuclear medicine.

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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

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

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

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

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

Hypothyroidism
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cushard Jr treats Hypothyroidism more than 98% of his peers

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

Dr. Cushard Jr'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

About Me

Biography

Dr. William Cushard Jr, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist in Sacramento, CA and has been practicing for 52 years. He specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism and nuclear medicine.

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Nuclear Medicine

Board Certifications

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

Education

1971
Michael Reese Hospital And Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1968
University Penn Hospital
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 Of Medicine
Medical School
1971
1968
1967
1966
1965
1964

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Dr. Cushard Jr's Reviews

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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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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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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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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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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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Aetna
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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