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by A. Villepique on Sep 29th, 2014

If you have any other option, it is best to skip this office. At least until they obtain better-trained staff. During the time of my patronage of this office, I learned that administrative staff is incapable of distinguishing between the old insurance systems and the new ones. I'm holder of the policy from the old insurance system, and repeatedly the staff was filling wrong claims to my insurance company, although they had years of experience with this particular insurance plan. My husband had the same plan and was a patient there for years. This particular problem appeared only this year, after ACA was introduced. The first instance, I went to the office to receive a typical annual health check, the preventive care. I received a bill for more than $500 just for having routine tests. It took me weeks until I finally sorted that one out. And yes, the staff filed the wrong claim to the insurance company. Second time, the story repeated. This time, extra bill was only $15, again entirely unnecessary by my insurance plan, but definitely not worth of me wasting weeks of my time to sort that one out. But ultimately the worse blunder happened with referral to a specialist. I had to wait three months to finally receive the piece of paper. The piece of paper that, by all rules, I should get during the initial visit when request was made. Luckily, I did not have severe, life-threatening condition, just a nasty side-effect of an injury. And that side-effect is here to stay with me, guess why. I lived in four different countries, I have experiences with various medical providers in several US states, but never, ever I had to wait for months to get a referral. I shudder at the thought of having a serious condition that requires immediate intervention of a specialist.

Simply The Best show details Simply The Best
by Karon M on Mar 4th, 2014

Doctors just don't get any better. When I moved to the Big Bear Valley 7 years ago, I found there were 4 primary care physicians, so I interviewed all and gave them the same list of my medications and medical history. Although this doctor doesn't have a hand holding bedside manner, he is 100% in his knowledge and ability to help me understand problems. My few extremely serious medical problems, proved to me that I made the right decision. He is straight forward and confident in his knowledge, doesn't sugar coat what needs to be said and always understands my symptoms. In my book, he's simply the best in any medical situation.

Never saw you. Do you even exist??? show details Never saw you. Do you even exist???
Nov 2nd, 2012

I am a patient with Dr. Fagan, and have been for almost five consecutive years. Never saw the guy once. Ever. Pretty useless if you ask me...Always saw Brad summers, who does a great job, but where is the doctor???I feel sorry for Brad since he pretty much runs the whole show at the office. Brad might as well be the doctor in my book...

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Best Doctor ever show details Best Doctor ever
Sep 18th, 2012

Dr. Fagan best Dr. ever. He was soo great to my Mom and myself office staff is also the best ever.Love Doc and his staff.been a patient since 2002 maybe longer.

Most knowledgeable diagnostician show details Most knowledgeable diagnostician
Feb 20th, 2012

Best doctor I ever had, he tells it like it is!

Local PMD show details Local PMD
Aug 8th, 2011

Known him for over 14 years..To know him is to love him.Good diagnostician..Tells it like it is...If you want to be babied or get drugs when you don't need them..don't go see him. Can be a bit gruff and bedside manner could be a bit gentler.

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by Citysearch User on Jan 19th, 2010 on

Dr. Fagan has a no-nonsense approach and tells it like it is. He doesn`t always have the best bedside manner, but if you want to get to the...

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Oct 25th, 2009

Although I can't say about his overall character, my first impression of him is terrible. He has a Southern chauvinistic attitue of arrogance, thinks he knows what is good for me, but still doesn't solve my problem. He promises a lot but doesn't deliver.

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Christopher Fagan, M.D. - Excellent Clinician show details Christopher Fagan, M.D. - Excellent Clinician
by Citysearch User on Apr 16th, 2009 on

This ER physician has been working hard at steadily building a well managed family practice, Bear Mountain Family Practice, in Big Bear La...

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Capable Small Town Doctor show details Capable Small Town Doctor
by Citysearch User on May 20th, 2008 on

Dr. Fagan is a very knowledgeable and caring physician He takes the extra step to make certain your condition is improving. He even called...

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