Internist
37 years of experience

Accepting new patients
4644 Lincoln Blvd
Ste 400
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
310-821-2060
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Overall Rating:
2.5
  • Currently 2.5 of 4 stars
Total Ratings

31

Total Reviews

26

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Ease of Appointment:
  • Currently 3 of 4 stars
Promptness:
  • Currently 2.875 of 4 stars
Courteous Staff:
  • Currently 2.2 of 4 stars
Accurate Diagnosis:
  • Currently 2.3 of 4 stars
Bedside Manner:
  • Currently 2.6 of 4 stars
Spends Time with Me:
  • Currently 2.6 of 4 stars
Follows Up After Visit:
  • Currently 2.4 of 4 stars
Average Wait: 17 minutes
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  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
 |  Couldn't be better  |  show details
by Carol on Mar 12th, 2014

Waiting a few minutes longer just means than he spends a tremendous amount of time with each patient. This doctor is EXCELLENT in every way: attentive, smart, creative in his medical ideas, responsive, thorough, kind, respectful, etc. I've been his patient for decades.

  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
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Dec 6th, 2012

My wife died due to his incompetence. I believe his major concern is saving money for his group. After being told of a cancer risk he didn't respond. Had he acted sooner she would she be here. If you value your health avoid this creep

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  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
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Sep 25th, 2012

I too thought this guy was a good attentive doctor and I trusted him. Because of my faith in him, my wife died. We had been seeking help for years on stomach/throat issues. We were continuously told it was nothing but heartburn. As these symptoms grew into bigger issues his concern grew less. At one point I had told him that her brother had died of cancer and that I was worried, he wasn't. This went on for several years. She was losing weight, she was anemic, her stomach was making strange sounds, she had back and chest pain and he told us to take tums. Her gynecologist even called him and told him something was wrong, he still didn't order any tests to find out what was wrong. He finally ordered a upper gi exam which he told me wouldn't cost too much. I questioned that statement wondering why he was concerned about the cost, we did have health insurance. He told us the test was clear and to take tums. She then developed a fever and he said it was the flu, after it persisted for three weeks he didn't take notice. Even I knew flu fever doesnt last three weeks. Finally I realized we weren't going to get any help from him, he didn't even want to see her. It was then I decided, I took her to an emergency room. Within one week she was diagnosed with stage four stomach cancer. She died two months later. To add insult to injury, I received a letter from him denying an endoscopy two weeks after she was diagnosed. the endoscopy is what finally found what we have been trying to find out for three years. He couldn't have been more wrong. Everyone but rubottom knew something was wrong. Had he ordered an endoscopy three years earlier, my family wouldn't be grieving right now. I believe his major concern was saving the medical group money by not doing the tests that cost more. There are other areas where he missed as well. She had several risk factors for this disease that he wasn't aware of. This guy isnt a good doctor, hes a good actor. My advise, pay for the tests yourself. It's too late for me, I learned the hard way. My beloved wife of 35 years and mother of my children is gone. And as for his staff, which is a miserable woman named Linda, she made me feel I was a nuisance while my wife was dying of cancer. She doesn't belong around people in need. She hates people and has the compassion of a rattlesnake.. You can email me at tupapaau@gmail.com

  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
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Mar 21st, 2012

I too thought this guy was a good attentive doctor and I trusted him. Because of my faith in him, my wife died. We had been seeking help for years on stomach/throat issues. We were continuously told it was nothing but heartburn. As these symptoms grew into bigger issues his concern grew less. At one point I had told him that her brother had died of cancer and that I was worried, he wasn't. This went on for several years. She was losing weight, she was anemic, her stomach was making strange sounds, she had back and chest pain and he told us to take tums. Her gynecologist even called him and told him something was wrong, he still didn't order any tests to find out what was wrong. He finally ordered a upper gi exam which he told me wouldn't cost too much. I questioned that statement wondering why he was concerned about the cost, we did have health insurance. He told us the test was clear and to take tums. She then developed a fever and he said it was the flu, after it persisted for three weeks he didn't take notice. Finally I knew I wasn't going to get any help from him, I took her to an emergency room. She was diagnosed with stage four stomach cancer. She died two months later. Had he ordered an endoscopy three years earlier, my family wouldn't be grieving right now. I believe his major concern was saving the medical group money by not doing the tests that cost more. There are other areas where he missed as well. She had several risk factors for this disease that he wasn't aware of. My advise, pay for the tests yourself. It's too late for me, I learned the hard way. My beloved wife of 35 years and mother of my children is gone. and as for his staff, which is a miserable woman named Linda, she made me feel I was a nuisance while my wife was dying of cancer. She hates people and has the compassion of a rattlesnake.. You can email me at tupapaau@gmail.com

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  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
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by tupapaau at Citysearch on Mar 21st, 2012 on citysearch.com

I too thought this guy was a good attentive doctor and I trusted him. Because of my faith in him, my wife died. We had been seeking help for years on stomachthroat issues. We were continuously told it was nothing but heartburn. As these symptoms grew into bigger issues his concern grew less. At one point I had told him that her brother had died of cancer and that I was worried, he wasn`t. This went on for several years. She was losing weight, she was anemic, her stomach was making strange sounds, she had back and chest pain and he told us to take tums. Her gynecologist even called him and told him something was wrong, he still didn`t order any tests to find out what was wrong. He finally ordered a upper gi exam which he told me wouldn`t cost too much. I questioned that statement wondering why he was concerned about the cost, we did have health insurance. He told us the test was clear and to take tums. She then developed a fever and he said it was the flu, after it persisted for three weeks he didn`t take notice. Finally I knew I wasn`t going to get any help from him, I took her to an emergency room. She was diagnosed with stage four stomach cancer. She died two months later. Had he ordered an endoscopy three years earlier, my family wouldn`t be grieving right now. I believe his major concern was saving the medical group money by not doing the tests that cost more. There are other areas where he missed as well. She had several risk factors for this disease that he wasn`t aware of. My advise, pay for the tests yourself. It`s too late for me, I learned the hard way. My beloved wife of 35 years and mother of my children is gone. and as for his staff, which is a miserable woman named Linda, she made me feel I was a nuisance while my wife was dying of cancer. She hates people and has the compassion of a rattlesnake.. You can email me at tupapaausbcglobal. n e t

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  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
 |  They Don't Make Doctors Like This Anymore!  |  show details
by Trish J. on Jun 29th, 2010

He is the most awesome doctor! I have never had a more caring, attentive, sensitive medical professional. He is a no-nonsense, down-to-earth human being who truly cares. When was the last time you had a doctor call you at home just to see if you are OK? Five stars, at least!

  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
 |  THE BEST DOCTOR!  |  show details
by A grateful patient on Apr 2nd, 2010

Dr.Rubottom is the most professional, kind and bright physician I have ever met. He is a great listener and really gets to know our family history.I give him a 10 !!!!!!!!!!!

  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
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by Citysearch User on Aug 21st, 2009 on insiderpages.com

I have been with Dr. Rubottom for about 8 years now. He`s the most gentle, thoughtful physician i can remember. He asks all the right quest...

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  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
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by motivator on Mar 20th, 2009 on kudzu.com

Dr.Michael Rubottom is the quintessential model of a true doctor. Dr. Rubottom actually listens with an open ear and open heart and is most authentic with his client's.

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  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
 |  The Best Internist in L.A.  |  show details
by ajwonder845 on Nov 3rd, 2008 on kudzu.com

Michael is the most committed, knowledgeable doctor you can possibly experience. He is thorough; explains everything; takes his time - all the time you need; is very interactive with his patients, and truly cares for every client. He even returns calls to me if I ever have any problems or questions. Cannot recommend enough.

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  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
 |  Barbaric!  |  show details
by Citysearch User on Nov 28th, 2006 on insiderpages.com

OH MY GOD! How about .... he walked in... rubbed his unwashed, ungloved, fingers all over an open wound... and in about 10 minutes, asked m...

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