AboutDr. David Skinner, DO is a Doctor primarily located in Lake Isabella, CA, with other offices in Ridgecrest, CA and South Gate, CA (and 5 other locations). He has 44 years of experience. His specialties include Emergency Medicine, General Practice and Internal Medicine. Dr. Skinner is affiliated with Kern Valley Healthcare District. He speaks English.
Dr. David Skinner has the following 3 specialties
- Emergency Medicine
An emergency physician is a doctor who is an expert in handling conditions of an urgent and extremely dangerous nature. These specialists work in the emergency room (ER) departments of hospitals where they oversee cases involving cardiac distress, trauma, fractures, lacerations and other acute conditions.
Emergency physicians are specially trained to make urgent life-saving decisions to treat patients during an emergency medical crisis. These doctors diagnose and stabilize patients before they are either well enough to be discharged, or transferred to the appropriate department for long-term care.
- General Practice
A general practitioner is similar to a family practitioner in that they treat patients of all ages with a variety of health concerns. These doctors treat everyday ailments, some acute and chronic diseases, and also provid health checkups, physicals, inoculations and preventative care.
General practitioners differ from family practitioners because they are not required to complete an additional residency in family medicine after completing their medical school residency. Like family practitioners, general practitioners will also provide referrals to patients who are in need of a specialist.
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
- Flu (Human Influenza)
- Osteopathic Manipulation
Dr. Skinner is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
44 Years Experience
Des Moines University
Graduated in 1973
Dr. David Skinner is similar to the following 3 Doctors near Lake Isabella, CA.