Dr. William Cushard, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & MetabolismMale

Dr. Cushard
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William G Cushard Jr MD

77 Scripps Dr Ste 200 Sacramento, CA 95825

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Dr. William Cushard, MD is a Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist in Sacramento, CA and has over 57 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Cushard has more experience with Thyroid Disorders and Diabetes & Glucose Monitoring 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 Medical Center - Ose Adams Medical Pavilion. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Cushard to book an appointment.

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Dr. Cushard is affiliated with Sutter Roseville Medical Center Roseville, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism.

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Cushard

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Cushard treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Cushard treats other conditions, please contact the office at (916) 929-3381.

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.

Dr. Cushard is experienced in the area of Thyroid Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 17 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Cushard
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Graves' Disease
Hypothyroidism
Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
Thyroid Goiter
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Diabetes & Glucose Monitoring

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 & Glucose Monitoring specialists.

Dr. Cushard is experienced in the area of Diabetes & Glucose Monitoring. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Cushard
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Diabetes Type 2
Diabetes Type 1
Diabetes Screening
Continuous Glucose Monitoring
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Frequency
High
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Very High
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Check Dr. Cushard's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Cushard's conditions and procedures:

  • ACTH (Cosyntropin) Stimulation Test
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Blood Sugar Monitoring
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Dexamethasone Suppression Test
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Evaluation
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Dynamic Endocrine Function Test
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Female Infertility
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Injection Therapy
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Lipoprotein Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Metabolic Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Proteinuria
  • Subacute Thyroiditis
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroid Nodule Evaluation
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Thyroiditis
  • Thyrotoxicosis Factitia
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Water Deprivation Test

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(916) 929-3381

Dr. Cushard accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO

Dr. Cushard's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Cushard

2.6

Based on 17 ratings

5 Stars
35.294117647058826%
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4 Stars
5.882352941176471%
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3 Stars
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1 Star
58.8235294117647%
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I have had Addison's Disease for almost 40 years now. This is a really late review as Dr. Cushard treated me approximately 30 years ago. When I went to him I was spiraling out of control. I had been to approximately 20 doctors within the year and at least a dozen ER visits. The doctors had me convinced that I needed 2x the daily amount of steroids. This caused me to suffer steroid psychosis. I would have kept increasing my dose until I died. My mother to me to Dr. Cushard and to be honest I didn't like him because at the time I thought he didn't listen to me and told me I needed to reduce the amount of Cortisone I was taking. A few days later I had to go into a mental institution because my mind was messed up from being on too much Cortisone. Dr. Cushard after only seeing me once agreed to work with the hospital to help me. He instructed them to reduce my dose significantly and at the time I hated him for it. Thirty years later I am doing fine and owe my life to Dr. Cushard. Thank You!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jay S Brown – Nov 18, 2020
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Aug 15, 2018
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??????
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Cindy in Red Bluff – Mar 22, 2017
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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stedman in Sacramento, CA – Aug 25, 2016
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.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Fremont, CA – Aug 14, 2016
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.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Sacramento, CA – Jun 29, 2016
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!!
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Shingletown, CA – Jan 30, 2016

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About Me

Biography

Dr. William Cushard, MD is a Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist in Sacramento, CA and has over 57 years of experience in the medical field....Read more

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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What are Dr. William Cushard, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Cushard frequently treats Thyroid Disorders and Diabetes & Glucose Monitoring. See all practice areas where Dr. Cushard specializes.

Where is Dr. William Cushard, MD's office located?

Dr. Cushard's office is located at 77 Scripps Dr Ste 200, Sacramento, CA 95825. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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William G Cushard Jr MD77 Scripps Dr Ste 200 Sacramento, CA 95825
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Cushard is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Marshall Medical Center

Placerville, CA

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

Sutter Medical Center - Ose Adams Medical Pavilion

Sacramento, CA

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Critical Care Excellence Award™ (2021)

Sutter Roseville Medical Center

Roseville, CA

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Critical Care Excellence Award™ (2021)

UC Davis Medical Center

Sacramento, CA

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Critical Care Excellence Award™ (2021)