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Patient Reviews

4.5
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(280)
Patient comments (35)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Alexander Shpaner, Gastroenterologist is Excellent. Dr. Shpaner has been reviewed by 280 patients who have provided 35 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.8
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Promptness 5.0
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Courteous Staff 4.3
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Accurate Diagnosis 5.0
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Bedside Manner 4.8
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Spends Time with Me 5.0
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Follows Up After Visit 4.8
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Specialties & Research

Dr. Alexander Shpaner, MD is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.

  • He has special expertise in 18 areas:
  • Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
  • Anemia
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases (GI Diseases)
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis C
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD)
  • Iron-Deficiency Anemia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Jaundice
  • Liver Diseases
  • Pancreas inflammation (Pancreatitis)
  • Polyps
  • Swallowing disorder (Deglutition Disorder)
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Education & Awards

Dr. Shpaner graduated from University of California at San Diego, La Jolla. He has 4 awards.

Awards  
Patients' Choice Award (2010 - 2011, 2013 - 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010 - 2011, 2013 - 2014)
Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)
San Diego County
Gastroenterologist
On-Time Doctor Award (2014)

Affiliations

Dr. Shpaner has 9 hospital affiliations:

  • Sharp Memorial Hospital 
  • Grossmont Hospital 

Languages

  • Russian

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Additional Information
Dr. Alexander Shpaner MD is a male Internist, has 9 years of experience and practices in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.
Where does Dr. Alexander Shpaner practice?
Dr. Alexander Shpaner has 2 office locations.
Dr. Alexander Shpaner practices Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology near San Diego, CA.
Additional practice locations include: La Mesa, CA.
See San Diego Internists and San Diego Gastroenterologists.