Dr. Douglas Chang, PHD

Physical Medicine & RehabilitationMaleAge 55

Dr. Chang
Accepting new patients

UC San Diego Health - Hillcrest

200 W Arbor Dr San Diego, CA 92103

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Dr. Douglas Chang, PHD is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist in San Diego, CA. He is affiliated with UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Chang to book an appointment.

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Dr. Chang's Reviews

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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.
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
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Nov 01, 2019
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
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.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • 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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Stephanie in San Diego, CA – Mar 04, 2019
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.
What went well
No results
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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Geronimo Valez in Chula Vista, CA – Aug 06, 2018
One of the worst doctors I have ever seen. He was so bad I swore off UCSD Health as a result.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • 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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Duncan – Jun 13, 2018

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About Me

Care Philosophy

http://ortho.ucsd.edu/faculty/clinical profiles/changclinicalprofile.shtml Dr. Chang says that the most satisfying aspect of his practice is listening...Read more

Biography

Douglas Chang, MD, PhD is a board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician who specializes in the non-surgical treatment of back/neck pain...Read more

Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

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

Languages

  • English
  • German

Awards

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What are Dr. Douglas Chang, PHD's top areas of care?

Dr. Chang frequently treats EMG (Electromyography), Joint Injection, and Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Chang treats.

Where is Dr. Douglas Chang, PHD's office located?

Dr. Chang's office is located at 200 W Arbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92103. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Douglas Chang, PHD speak?

Dr. Chang speaks German and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Douglas Chang, PHD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Chang has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Chang's conditions and procedures:

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

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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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