About Dr. David A Ansel

Dr. David A Ansel, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Palo Alto, CA, with another office in Stanford, CA. He has 34 years of experience. His specialties include Pediatrics and Developmental - Behavioral Pediatrics. Dr. Ansel has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

12 Ratings with 2 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. David A Ansel is Great. Dr. David A Ansel has been rated by 12 patients. From those 12 patients 2 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. David A Ansel is 3.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Stanford University Medical

750 Welch Rd Ste 315
Palo Alto, CA 94304

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1265 Welch Rd
Stanford, CA 94305
(650) 724-9954

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Dr. David A Ansel has the following 2 specialties

  • Pediatrics

    A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
    While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
    Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.

  • Developmental - Behavioral Pediatrics
  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. David A Ansel has the following 5 expertise

  • Physical
  • Immunization
  • Check-up
  • Pediatric Diabetes
  • Vaccination


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Brilliant but Quirky

Dr. Ansel is a brilliant clinician but he can be a bit direct, perhaps rude, in talking with parents. He knows his stuff, but he is not sentimental or gentle in his manner with parents. He is direct and to the point. If you are tough enough to take that, 99% of the time he's right on the mark with his diagnosis. He accurately diagnosed my child when her symptoms and test results were very confusing to us. However, he was not one to talk to or to process the difficult diagnosis with us. If you want a doctor who is smart, he's the one. If you want one who will hold your hand and offer you a tissue, he's not the one.

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20 minutes
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poor bedside manner

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5.0 minutes
Easy Appointment
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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2015)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Education

    34 Years Experience

  • University Of Cairo

    Graduated in 1984

  • New York Presbyterian Hospital


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. David A Ansel accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net EPO - PureCare One Small Business
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS

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  • Similiar Doctors

    Dr. David A Ansel is similar to the following 4 Doctors near Palo Alto, CA.

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