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About C. Lowell Parsons

C. Lowell Parsons, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Diego, CA, with another office in San Diego, CA. He has 46 years of experience. His specialties include Urology. C. Lowell Parsons is affiliated with UC San Diego Medical Center, Promise Hospital San Diego and UC San Diego Thornton Hospital in La Jolla.

Rating Overview

15 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of C. Lowell Parsons is Great. C. Lowell Parsons has been rated by 15 patients. From those 15 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for C. Lowell Parsons is 3.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

UC San Diego Health - Hillcrest UC San Diego Medical Center - Surgical Services

200 West Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92103
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UC San Diego Health - Hillcrest UC San Diego Medical Center

200 West Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92103
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Specialties

C. Lowell Parsons has the following 1 specialty

  • Urology

    A urologist is a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating conditions affecting the male reproductive system, as well as the urinary tracts of both males and females.
    These doctors cover the kidneys, ureter, urinary bladder, adrenal glands, urethra, and the male reproductive organs which include the testes, epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicles, prostate and penis. Some common disorders that urologists treat are urinary tract infections (UTI), stress incontinence, benign prostatic hyperplasia, kidney stones, erectile dysfunction, kidney cancer, prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and cystitis. These urological specialists also perform vasectomies and vasectomy reversals.

  • Expertise

    9 Expertise

  • Bladder Issues
  • Cryosurgery
  • Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Kidney Stones
  • Overactive Urinary Bladder
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostatitis
  • Urologic Emergencies

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Reviews

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One Star

Dr chalres parsons created a unfriendly atmosphere and was very sarcastic. He made a patient feel really bad about himself. It made the patient agrivated and confused, forget what he was going to talk to him about and give papers or documents needed, not paying attention to the patient neither paying attention what the patient is asking for. The staff was acting awful and not professional at all.

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Great Doctor

Using a hospital based medical system is always hard.. it will mean long waits.. but.. there are many people who have problems that can only be dealt with at UCSD and really by Dr. Parsons. I had horrific IC.. a nightmare.. he treated me and after some trial and error we got it under control. You have to ask yourself is you are willing to put up with some hospital stuff, or you want to be in pain.. for me its an easy decision.

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Four Stars

Not a very compassionate person but very good Difficult to reach

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Worst doctor I've ever experienced in my life

Negligent, incompetent, and downright disrespectful. Forgot to order a scan until I asked him to. Didn't explain lab orders. Clearly didn't read my chart or prepare for my appointment at all. Confused me with other patients. Did not answer questions. Threw a diagnosis and new prescription at me with virtually no patient education. Failed to discuss treatment options or serious side effects. Left out vital diagnosis information. He left the room abruptly before asking if I had questions. When I asked him to return, he stood impatiently by the door the whole time, didn't sit back down with me. Cut me off numerous times when I was trying to describe my symptoms and history. Despite my multiple calls, it took almost two weeks to have scan results verbalized to me, because he left the office for a week and refused to have anyone follow up, though my scan was positive for a tumor and abnormalities. This delayed my further scans and follow up. He referred me to another specialty, and it took almost another two weeks (again, despite my multiple phone calls) because he put in the wrong order on the computer. Again, this even further delayed my treatment and other further scan. I have received zero apologies for the multiple errors and negligence. The experience has been a total nightmare. I cannot believe he is employed and it is absolutely beyond me how he could possibly be called an "expert."

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i am a patient of over 20 years of dr.parsons

i had been diagnosed with a very advanced case of interstitial cystitis, which dr.parsons specializes in, a year prior to seeing dr.parsons for the first time. after trying different combinations of medications, it was finally brought under control. in my 20 year experience with ucsd medical center, and dr.parsons,i was taken care of excellently, dr.parsons spent all the time i needed to discuss my concerns, and i don't recall ever having a negative occasion with either dr.parsons or the staff. i knew from the outset, that dr.parsons was in the office only one day a week for appointments;the other days being spent in surgery or lecturing. i never had any problem getting my concerns addressed between appointments. unfortunately, dr.parsons is retiring, so i will be looking for another doctor. i did,by the way, drive 110 miles one way, three times a year for my appointments.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Promise Hospital San Diego
  • UC San Diego Thornton Hospital in La Jolla
  • UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest
  • UCSD Thornton Hospital, La Jolla
  • UCSD Medical Center, Hillcrest
  • UC San Diego Health System
  • Education

    46 Years Experience

  • Yale University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1970

  • University Of Pennsylvania Health System

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    C. Lowell Parsons accepts the following insurance providers.

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