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About Dr. Brian P First

Dr. Brian P First, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Diego, CA. He has 45 years of experience. His specialties include Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism and Internal Medicine. Dr. First is affiliated with Scripps Green Hospital, Sharp Coronado Hospital and Sharp Memorial Hospital. Dr. First has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

25 Ratings with 9 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Brian P First is Good. Dr. Brian P First has been rated by 25 patients. From those 25 patients 9 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Brian P First is 3.3 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Ritchken And First Md

4282 Genesee Ave Ste 103
San Diego, CA 92117
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Specialties

Dr. Brian P First has the following 2 specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • 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.

  • Expertise

    10 Expertise

  • Hormones
  • Addison Disease
  • Cushing Disease
  • Diabetes (Types I & II)
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Gland Issues
  • Fatigue
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Acromegaly
  • Hypothyroidism

Reviews

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Five Stars

Never met Dr. First. I see P.A. Nancy Tzanzling whom I am content with.

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One Star

Staff is equalivant to rats in a kitchen(they do not belong). Rude and lack the ability to actually do any job.

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Terrible Bad Experience

AWFUL I personally have never had such a disappointing experience in my LIFE. He gave me a Possible diagnosis 3 Months ago, meaning he was NOT sure, he has Not followed up YET

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only accepts insurance

Sharon was extremely rude when calling me back to inform me they do not take cash paying patients. I would think this would work better than accepting insurance or medi-cal that may not pay. She at least could have been nice about it. RUDE!

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Nurse Practitioner, Shirley Fett- stay away

I did alot of research,poured over numerous reviews on the internet in an attempt to find a competent, thorough endocrinologist.Dr. First was not available, so I chose to make an appt.for my son to see Shirley.I wanted to accompany my 20 year old son for the initial consult,( with my son's o.k.) & Shirley would not allow it, saying she would talk to me after her consult with him. Well, she didn't.I had some concerns that I wanted to address about a possible diagnosis, she wanted no part of it.Later,Shirley called my son, stated all lab work was fine. No follow up, no anything. No dx.,no help whatsover.I am an R.N., my father one of the most prominent surgeons in La Jolla,and I had important clinical findings that I needed to share with her.My son has a possible and serious endocrinlology disorder, and she was of no value.Going to see a qualified professional!

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Patients' Choice Award (2010, 2011, 2009, 2012)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. First is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    45 Years Experience

  • University Of The Witwatersrand

    Graduated in 1973

  • Lsu Health Sciences

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Brian P First accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna HMO Deductible Plan CA only
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Savings Plus of CA
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • BC CA California Care Small Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
    • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
    • Blue Cross CA California Care Large Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
    • Blue Cross CA Pathway X PPO
    • Blue Cross CA Select HMO
    • Blue Cross CA Select PPO
    • Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield California
    • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus Savenet
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
    • Blue Shield CA Local Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Local Access + HMO 25
    • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Trio ACO HMO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
    • Cigna Southern CA Select
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
    • Health Net CA HMO SmartCare
    • Health Net CA HMO Whole Care Network
    • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
    • Health Net CA PPO
    • Health Net EPO - PureCare One Small Business
    • Health Net PureCare HSP Individual and Family Plans
    • Health Net SmartCare Large Group
    • Health Net SmartCare Small Group
  • Molina Healthcare
    • Molina Mrktplace CA
  • Sharp Health Plan
    • Sharp Health Blue Choice
    • Sharp Health Gold Value
    • Sharp Health Performance
    • Sharp Health Premier
  • UHC West
    • UHC SignatureValue Flex1
    • UHC SignatureValue Flex2
    • UHC SignatureValue Flex3
    • UHC West SignatureValue Alliance
    • UHC West SignatureValue HMO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Ritchken And First Md, 4282 Genesee Ave Ste 103, San Diego, CA
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