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About Dr. Darren McDow
Dr. Darren McDow, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Torrance, CA, with another office in Los Angeles, CA. He has 15 years of experience. His specialties include Internal Medicine. Dr. McDow is affiliated with Monterey Park Hospital, Centinela Freeman Regional Medical Center-Marina Campus and St. Francis Medical Center. Dr. McDow has received 1 award. He speaks English.
Dr. Darren McDow has the following 1 specialty
- 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.
Dr. Darren McDow 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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The doctor is ok( also depend on the car) but the rest is a joke! I got 3 appointments none of them was on time or at least with th waiting of 30 min max. My very first time I had to wait 1 hour, my second time , which was an orrible experience, I had to wait 2 hours and half with a flu/ fever ( I lf I would known that I would wait that much I could spend that time at work at least I would get paid), nobody did apologize or giving me explanation of why it was taking so long until I did explode and complained( even dough didn't work) , 3 rd time ( now while I am writing my review) my appointment was at 10:45 I came in 15 min early ( so nothing to blame on me) now is 12:00 PM u have been accommodate in the waiting room after exam room, with no explanation why I am still waiting long no apologize nothing . Good luck to me, who knows when I am going to be out of here... 1 hour and 15 mins and still no doctor... IT IS ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOS .... Considered that I am not only a patient but also a customer ( because I am paying this service)....do you think that if this long wait would happen in a grocery store, restaurant or any place like that nobody would complain???? It doesn't mean that is at doctor office we have no right to complain and tollerate assign that is normal and let it go!!!
My father was in the hospital for several days with an intestinal problem. The hospital told my father to follow up with his primary care physician which he did. Dr. McDow had no information regarding my fathers recent hospitalization although the hospital notified his office. When my father arrived at his appointment the doctor had no results from any tests performed in the hospital and told my 88 year old father to call and get the results and fax it to him. To me this is unacceptable. All paper work should have been sent to Dr. McDow's office or they should have made some attempt to get the information. Dr. McDow has not even been in contact with the doctor who did the colonoscopy at the hospital.
I think Dr. McDow is an excellent physician. The wait time is too long too often, but for me it has been worth the wait. His direct referrals for me have all been excellent and top of the line and I have been very satisfied with them. His staff could use some help in the "how to have a good attitude" category. I really like the doctor but I think at times his staff it burned out. No smiles, no courtesy and no love. They can have an appointment scheduled and they let you come to the office only to tell you sorry that person did not come in. I found that to be unbelievable! The office is closed for lunch and opens at 1:00 but at times they do not open the door on time, and then when they do, they don't extend the courtesy to tell you the door has been unlocked. Too many little things makes it hard to tolerate...not enough courtesy and kindness. I tolerate it because Dr. McDow is great and some times you can't have it all.
Patients' Choice Award (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.
Dr. McDow is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Monterey Park Hospital
Centinela Freeman Regional Medical Center-Marina Campus
St. Francis Medical Center
Centinela Hospital Medical Center
Greater El Monte Community Hospital
Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital
Olympia Medical Center
John Muir Medical Center-Concord Campus
Marina Del Rey Hospital
15 Years Experience
The Ohio State University
Graduated in 1998
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