Dr. William Cushard Jr., MD

Dr. William Cushard Jr., MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism  |  
Male  |  
78 y/o
15 reviews

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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Health System
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)

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Dr. Cushard Jr. specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism and practices in Sacramento, CA. He practices at 1 location.

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Dr. Cushard Jr.'s Performance
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (5)
in Red Bluff |
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??????
in Sacramento, CA |
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.
Fremont, CA |
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.
Sacramento, CA |
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.
Shingletown, CA |
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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Dr. Cushard Jr.'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, Internal Medicine and Nuclear Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Metabolic Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Proteinuria
  • Retina Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency


  • Medical School
    University Of Maryland School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1964

  • Internship Hospital
    Charity Hospital

    Completed in 1965

  • Residency Hospital
    Charity Hospital

    Completed in 1966

    University Penn Hospital

    Completed in 1968

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania

    Completed in 1967

    Michael Reese Hospital and Med Center

    Completed in 1971

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Nuclear Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Blood Sugar Monitoring
  • Injection Therapy