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Dr. David D Wu has the following 3 specialties
- 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.
- Pain Medicine
Anesthesiologists are physicians who are trained to administer anesthetics, which are medicines used to block nerve sensation. Anesthesia can be either local to one specific part of a body, like a tooth, or regional to block feeling to a larger portion of the body, such as during an epidural for child birth. It can also be more general to block sensation to the entire body, resulting in unconsciousness.
Anesthesiologists assist in surgery by determining how much anesthesia is necessary and by monitoring the patient's level of responsiveness and vital signs throughout the procedure. The anesthesia specialist will also bring the patient out of anesthesia and then continue to monitor his or her vital signs post-operation.
Besides assisting in surgeries, anesthesiologists may also treat patients suffering from chronic pain.
- Acute Pain
- Cancer Pain
- Chronic Pain
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I have always had problems with one of my knees after an injury when I was younger doing some physical exercises involving jumping .. Several years later when at work something happened at my work that caused very severe pain in this knee .. I had to go to the emergency room and they "treated" my knee as best they could ..later I went to a Orthopedic doctor a few times and he did not do much , but they did do extensive imaging .. MRI etc and a Cortisone injection ... some months later I was still having a lot of pain and discomfort and the doctor was not doing anything.. They thought I had a torn Meniscus but just were not committed to doing surgery ..or much more ..saying I might get a cortisone inj later .. Out of desperation .I went out of my HMO meaning I would need to pay out of my own pocket ..So I went to Dr Wu .. Thinking with the claims made on his website on his expertise and higher education I definitely figured bringing my expensive imagery of my knee would certainly be of use .. I went in for my apt. and he seemed ok but I was very surprised he had no interest in the images I brought.. He said then after a bit of conversation that no way that I would need surgery .. One of the "first" things he said was how would you like to be pain free ? It sounded very good !!( especially if you have ever experienced high level knee pain).. He proceeded to give me another Cortisone inj a bit different than the time before .. In a short time I had significant relief which was welcome since the "Hurting" never seems to end ...I returned for a follow up and they charged me about half the amount as before .. a lot considering this is a cash appt.. I considered not going to save the money as I have some knowledge of Cortisone shots and could not think of anything further he could do .. But I went and the apt was somewhat short and everything was " Fine" ..Recently I got approval for surgery after jumping many hoops with the HMO thinking it was a meniscus tear .. and I had met people that had this surgery with a big amount of success .. After my surgery the surgeon told me my knee was very bad and it was not a meniscus tear. He cleaned out the "Arthritis" debris etc and later I got another Cortisone .. shot and through my doctor , the HMO I am again still dealing with . We are "working" on a probable knee replacement that will have to be done .. The Success rate varies so it is a bit of a risky surgery from 60 to 95% success rate based on people I have talked to... and knees last between 10-16 years ... So much for NO KNEE Surgery .. I would add that unlike some reviews here .. I found the doctor (At Times) to be pretty cockey at times and some of the people running the front .. discussing things and answering the phone .. somewhat superior acting .. This doctor "may" be good for some treatment .. but based on my personal experience I would never return nor recommend to anyone ..
I came to this doctor for help with my swollen, painful knee. I can barely walk. I had to wait for 40 minutes past my appointment time in a rickety bleacher seat - lined up in his waiting room. Then was escorted to a room and asked to wait on what looked like a lounge sofa - couldn't have been more than 10" off the ground. The bleacher seat and lounge sofas aren't really the optimal seating choices for an Orthopaedic surgeon's office. I was then forced to watch the doctor chit chat with a 20 year old kid for an additional 10 minutes - so he's now 50 minutes behind schedule. Mind you I'm half laying on his 'lounge' with a swollen knee. His nurse tells him I'm waiting and you can hear him say he didn't think I was his patient. So he finally saunters to the room, no apology, no eye contact, he asks what's wrong and I tell him my knee is swollen painful etc and that I think my back is hurting slightly because I've thrown off the alignment from favoring my knee. He doesn't even acknowledge the knee and asks again about my back, which is clearly a secondary issue. At that point I'd had enough of my time wasted. I got up, told him that I was disappointed with his manner, office and service and walked out the door. This doctor and his office are quite possibly the most unprofessional in South Bay. Find another doctor.
12 Years Experience
St Georges University
Graduated in 2006
New York Presbyterian Hospital Cornell Campus
Dr. David D Wu accepts the following insurance providers.
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Locations & DirectionsHallmark Surgical Center of Northridge LLC, 8331 Reseda Blvd, Northridge, CA
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