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About Dr. Daniel A Watrous

Dr. Daniel A Watrous, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Visalia, CA. He has 34 years of experience. His specialties include Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

28 Ratings with 7 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Daniel A Watrous is Good. Dr. Daniel A Watrous has been rated by 28 patients. From those 28 patients 7 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Daniel A Watrous is 3.5 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Daniel A Watrous Md

5315 W Hillsdale Ave
Visalia, CA 93291
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Specialties

Dr. Daniel A Watrous has the following 2 specialties

  • Rheumatology

    A rheumatologist is a physician who has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions. Rheumatic conditions involve the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune system, vascular system, and connective tissues.
    Some of the conditions that rheumatologists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and lupus. These are all conditions that involve a lot of pain and make mobility difficult. Rheumatologists use medications, such as analgesics, NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs, infliximab, and adalimumab, as well as occupational therapy, in order to decrease pain and improve a patient's quality of life.

  • 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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Daniel A Watrous has the following 12 expertise

  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Arthritis
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Tendinitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Lupus
  • Gout

Board Certifications

Dr. Daniel A Watrous is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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The doctors are well informed and very caring. While it is a busy office, they do their best to help everyone they can and have done wonders in helping me learn more about my conditions and how to manage.

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Three Stars

Rude front desk. Dr. W. good bedside manner and kind, but wasn't clear about diagnosis. I don't know what my diagnosis is beyond some type of arthritis.

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Terrible Customer Service

If I could have provided a zero or negative rating I would have. This is the absolute worst clinic that I have EVER dealt with. They are rude, disrespectful, disorganized, lose paperwork, do not receive referral paperwork from your doctors and do not receive faxes sent directly to them when requested. This is the only clinic that has ever asked for supporting documentation from your doctors but still claim that they have not received your referral from you insurance provider. Best advice that I can give, go elsewhere. Do NOT give these people your business.

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Visit was unprofessional and humiliating!

Today was the worst most humiliating visit I have ever encountered with a so called professional. My appointment was a follow-up appointment for lab results, when I arrived they still did not have them. The doctor came into the office around 10 minutes later and wanted to know if we wanted to reschedule the appointment. I understand that sometimes these things happen so I asked the doctor if there was an internal process to avoid this type of situation. I was only trying to see if maybe I could make a phone call to the lab to assist with the urgency of getting the lab results. The doctor reacted rudely, stepped back almost tripping on a a piece of equipment and stated " I don't appreciate your attitude, your done, get out and pointed to the door. Me and my mom were left in the room and we were in shock. I can't believe this doctor lacked such integrity and work ethics. He wasted my time and I lost attendance from work. I requested my report from my last visit and the report was wrong, he stated I suffered from IBS which couldn't furthest from the truth. I have never been diagnosed or suffered from IBS. I think this doctor is bipolar and did not take his medication today.

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Worst Doctor experience ever

This doctor acted like I was wasting his time. He didn't look at my swollen joints, when I explained my symptoms, my pain, my concerns. He replied "well it will get worse." You might have to wash 1 dish then rest for hours, then pay 1 bill, then rest for hours, get used to getting up 6 times a night to change positions, sit, etc. I'm 59 and over the past 5 months have experienced numbness, tingling pain in arms and legs, walk hunched over, drop things due to the swelling and deformity of finger joints. All occurring within past year. I am a professional with my masters but have been unable to work this last year, have depleted my savings, no option but to go on medi-cal. I have always been very active and in great physical shape. I asked if there was an arthritic drug I could take to halt damage, he replied "ask your general doctor, I don't need to see you again. I looked at your MRI's X-rays, and CAT scans, they only show moderate to severe damage of spine. You don't need to see the neurosurgeon. It will be a waste of both yours and his time." He said you are not paralyzed just go home and learn to live with a spine that looks like an 80 year old. He said "I'm diabetic and can't eat icecream so you just need to get over it. I began to cry and replied that not being able to walk, sleep, work, etc was not the same as not being able to eat ice cream. What kind of life is that I asked. He replied "then go home and commit suicide." I have worked my entire life and he acted as if because I no longer had private insurance I wasn't worth the time or effort to receive medical care. To tell a person in pain, who is already depressed about their rapidly declining health to commit suicide is negligent, careless and does not reflect the most basic empathy toward any human. I'm sure if I still had blue cross he would have treated me differently. This was the worst 10 minutes I have ever experienced in my life. Yes, the office papers I filled out said initial visit would take 1 to 1 1/2 hours and he gave me maybe 10 minutes and none of that was spent looking at my joints.

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  • Education

    34 Years Experience

  • Oklahoma State University College Of Osteopathic Medicine

    Graduated in 1984

  • Uc Irvine Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Daniel A Watrous 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 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
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
    • Blue Shield CA PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
    • Health Net CA HMO Whole Care Network
    • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
    • Health Net CA PPO
    • Health Net CA Primary EPO
    • Health Net EPO - PureCare One Small Business
    • Health Net SmartCare Large Group
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • UHC West
    • UHC West SignatureValue HMO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Daniel A Watrous Md, 5315 W Hillsdale Ave, Visalia, CA
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