Dr. Douglas Chang, PHD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation •  Male • Age 54
  
Dr. Chang
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

UC San Diego Health - Encinitas

1200 Garden View Rd Encinitas, CA 92024

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Dr. Douglas Chang, PHD is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist in Encinitas, CA. He is affiliated with UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Chang to book an appointment.


Dr. Chang's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chang

3.3

Based on 16 ratings

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Confused by the low reviews. Dr. Chang has been great with me. Spends lots of time listening and trying to figure out what's wrong. Good treatment plans for injuries. All around great doctor.
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Nov 01, 2019
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He did not answer patient questions and ignore request. He is totally a joke for the UCSD reputation. Do not waste your time with him. I switch to other health care before him.
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Apr 23, 2019
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This doctor does not advocate for his patients. Refused to do peer review with my insurance company, which has become common practice. Final straw with UCSD Orthopedic Dept.
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Stephanie in San Diego, CA – Mar 04, 2019
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One of the worst MD's I have ever seen. After making me wait two and a half hours, comes in the room in a huge hurry, doesnt listen, does no physical exam, and tries to rush me out. Had the most bizarrely adverserial condescending attitude, had zero interest in figuring out the cause of my pain, basically said the only thing he does is surgery, when the website claims he is into Physical Med. Ordered no follow up imaging. Useless and arrogant.
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Geronimo Valez in Chula Vista, CA – Aug 06, 2018
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One of the worst doctors I have ever seen. He was so bad I swore off UCSD Health as a result.
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Duncan – Jun 13, 2018
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About Me

http://ortho.ucsd.edu/faculty/clinical profiles/changclinicalprofile.shtml Dr. Chang says that the most satisfying aspect of his practice is listening to his patients tell him about their activity exploits after treatment and hearing a patient say "There is life after pain!"

Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine

Education

Schulthess Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
Stanford Hospital
Residency Hospital
Emory University Hospital
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • German
  • English

Awards

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(858) 657-7000

Dr. Chang accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
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
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
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 w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
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 / Small Grp)-CA HMO
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
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Select Plus-CA HMO
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Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
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 / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
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UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
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UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
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CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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Select Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Health Net of California
Large Group HMO
Large Group PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Molina Healthcare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare HMO

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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. Chang's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chang treats Joint Pain more than 5% of his peers

Dr. Chang treats this condition more than 5% of his peers

Dr. Chang's conditions and procedures:

  • Back Disorders
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders

Locations

UC San Diego Health - Encinitas

UC San Diego Health - Encinitas1200 Garden View Rd Encinitas, CA 92024
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UC San Diego Health - Hillcrest

UC San Diego Health - Hillcrest200 W Arbor Dr San Diego, CA 92103
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UC San Diego Health - Perlman Medical Offices

UC San Diego Health - Perlman Medical Offices9350 Campus Point Dr La Jolla, CA 92037
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