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About Dr. Chih-Wen Shi

Dr. Chih-Wen Shi, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Diego, CA. She has 31 years of experience. Her specialties include Family Medicine. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

3 Ratings with 1 Comment

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Chih-Wen Shi is Poor. Dr. Chih-Wen Shi has been rated by 3 patients. From those 3 patients 1 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Chih-Wen Shi is 2.3 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Va San Diego Medical Center (Visn 22)

3350 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92161
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Dr. Chih-Wen Shi has the following 1 specialty

  • Family Medicine

    A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
    The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.

  • Expertise

    6 Expertise

  • Immunization
  • Contraception
  • Family Planning
  • Check-up
  • Influenza
  • Weight Loss

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Overworked assembly line

The doctor and staff are prompt enough, and kind enough, but they spend such little time with each patient, and have so many patients, that most of your visit is just repeating your medical history to EVERY individual that you speak with. They cannot be bothered to remember who you are, or look at their own charts and history for you prior to your appointment, or speaking with you. Dr Shi will at least sometimes read what you told the tech, which is better than some of the docs there... But she doesn't always do this. Also, she rarely spends more than 5 min in the room with you. This means that you either get no diagnosis, and a referral (which is preferable, I'd rather see a specialist to diagnose and treat a specialist problem), or she will just act is if there is no problem and tell you to come back if it persists. I've only ever recieved 1 accurate diagnosis in the 4 years I have been assigned to this doctor. For a sinus infection, which is admittedly, an easy diagnosis. The speed of the appointments also makes for a very painful female examination and PAP smear. 15 years of PAPs, and hers was the first one I cried at. I also never receive a breast evaluation on my annual physicals, even though I have a rather lengthy family history of breast cancer. I'm not quite old enough to require mammograms, so I'm just left to my own devices to hope that I recognize an unusual lump.

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5 minutes
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  • Education

    31 Years Experience

  • University Of California Los Angeles David Geffen School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1987

  • Los Angeles County-Harbor-Ucla Medical Center


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Chih-Wen Shi accepts the following insurance providers.

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Locations & Directions

Va San Diego Medical Center (Visn 22), 3350 La Jolla Village Dr, San Diego, CA
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