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About Dr. Betty Jelen
Dr. Betty Jelen, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Whittier, CA, with other offices in Montebello, CA and Huntington Park, CA (and 4 other locations). She has 35 years of experience. Her specialties include Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. Dr. Jelen is affiliated with Greater El Monte Community Hospital, Los Alamitos Medical Center and Centinela Hospital Medical Center. She speaks English.
Dr. Betty Jelen has the following 2 specialties
- 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.
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
An endocrinologist is a physician with extensive training in understanding, diagnosing and treating conditions related to the endocrine system. The endocrine system regulates the balance of hormones.
Conditions of the endocrine system involve an over-abundance, or deficiency of a certain hormone. While there is a range when it comes to the amount of a hormone that is deemed normal in a human, these specialists determine whether a person's amount of hormone is indicative of a health concern. Two conditions this specialist might treat are diabetes and obesity.
Dr. Betty Jelen has the following 3 expertise
- Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
- Diabetes, Type 2
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I would NOT recommend this doctor's office to my worst enemy. For starters every time you go in to see the doctor you will be waiting well over an hour. Once seen, my appoint lasted over another hour.... not because Dr Jelen was asking me questions about my health or doing anything diagnostic.. it was because she was telling me about HER life and HER background. I could sit here and write a paragraph about her kids, her ex husband and what she lost in the divorce. Totally inappropriate and unprofessional. Next... this office is run like a farm. They submitted a request for me to have a disease diagnosed to the WRONG insurance company and for 2.5 months I was trying to figure out what happened and why I wasnt getting a result. They didn't return phone calls, would put me on hold for endless amounts of time and treated me with such disrespect. In the end I figured out the problem, told them to resubmit to the right insurance company and instead of doing it properly.. they sent in the wrong codes... another mistake on their end and then referred me to another endocrinologist instead of fixing it themselves. You'd think a doctor's office would know how to submit a request and know which insurance company to send it to. Dr Jelen as a doctor was very unprofessional and their office was completely incompetent in what should have been a simple matter.
Dr. Jelen is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Greater El Monte Community Hospital
Los Alamitos Medical Center
Centinela Hospital Medical Center
Memorial Hospital of Gardena
California Hospital Medical Center
Lakewood Regional Medical Center
St. Francis Medical Center
Western Medical Center - Santa Ana
Downey Regional Medical Center
Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center
Monterey Park Hospital
Pacific Alliance Medical Center
Good Samaritan Hospital-LA
Garfield Medical Center
Torrance Memorial Medical Center
35 Years Experience
University of Guadalajara, Mexico
Graduated in 1978
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