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About Dr. Cristina Boccalandro
Dr. Cristina Boccalandro, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Houston, TX. She has 26 years of experience. Her specialties include Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. Dr. Boccalandro is affiliated with Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and CHI St. Luke's Health - Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center. Dr. Boccalandro has received 2 awards. She speaks English.
Dr. Cristina Boccalandro 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. Cristina Boccalandro has the following 14 expertise
- Thyroid Diseases
- Diabetes (Types I & II)
- Cushing Disease
- Addison Disease
- Gland Issues
- Weight Loss
- Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
Dr. Cristina Boccalandro has 1 board certified specialty
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience
Dr. Cristina Boccalandro is Board Certified in 1 specialty
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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It was very difficult to get an appointment and virtually impossible to get a live voice to answer the phone. This leaves a bad taste when someone has a health issue and feels there is no response to their request for an appointment. The staff is courteous once you are in the office and being seen by the doctor. The front desk staff however are somewhat impatient with follow-up questions, which makes one feel very unimportant, or at worst, a troublesome patient if you don't understand a diagnosis or need test results faster than a week. There was a wait time of two weeks for lab results, which I believe is quite inappropriate for simple bloodwork. This vastly needs to improve. Her nurse is wonderful, and takes time with patients, as does Dr. Boccalandro. But the appointment wait time is difficult to deal with, as is a 2 hour wait to see her once you arrive. I probably will not return for any follow up visits. It all depends on how prompt she is at getting follow up tests managed.
Dr. Boccalandro and her Office Manger have no respect for the patient's time. I have been in her office on multiple occassions and my average wait time has been anywhere from 2 to 3 hours. When I spoke to the Office Manager and to Dr. Boccalandro about this great inconveience they both suggested that I had two choices: (a)wait or (b) go elsewhere because Dr. Boccalandro will not be rushed. I can't be two or three hours late but she can because she's the doctor. It's true that Dr. Boccalandro is knowledgeable and a good physician. However, she lost me when she could not respect my time. I can understand a thirty to forty five minute wait (once in a while). However, a two or three hour wait time (every time I go in) is an abuse on the patient.
Patients' Choice Award (2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2018)
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.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2012, 2014, 2018)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Dr. Boccalandro is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
26 Years Experience
Universidad Central De Venezuela
Graduated in 1992
University Of Texas Health Science Center At Houston
Dr. Cristina Boccalandro accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS TX BlueChoice
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsTexas Endocrinology Group, 6624 Fannin St Ste 2380, Houston, TX
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