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Dr. Douglas Chang, PHD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation ·  Male · Age 53

Dr. Chang

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 and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation and sports medicine.


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(858) 657-7000

Dr. Chang accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Health Net of California
Large Group HMO
Large Group PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
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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Joint Pain
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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
  • Sports Injuries

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 Klinik, Zurich, Switzerland
Fellowship Hospital
Emory University
Internship Hospital
University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine
Medical School
2004
Stanford Hospital
Residency Hospital
Yale
Undergraduate School
2004

Languages

  • German
  • English

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Dr. Chang's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chang

3.2

Based on 15 reviews

5 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
40%
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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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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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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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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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