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Dr. David C Hutzel 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.
- Weight Loss
- Weight Loss (non-surgical)
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I have been thinking about reviewing Dr. Hutzel for about 4 years now. I don't have any idea if he's a good doctor or not. What I do know is that he was extremely reckless with life changing information he gave to my mother, his patient at the time. My mother had recently started seeing him in the summer of 2011 when she complained of being hard of breathe. Rather than doing his own testing or referring her to a specialist, he relied on an inaccurate supposition in a report he was sent from another physician. In doing so, he blatantly told my mother that she suffered from Mesothelioma and had 4 months to live. After she told me this I was devastated! I immediately started researching Mesothelioma and found that the leaders in this field were conducting screenings in Pittsburgh, PA. I made her an appointment, packed a bag, and flew from Florida to be at her side. After our appointment at the leading facility in the nation researching Mesothelioma, the chief surgeon said in no uncertain terms..."you are Not dying and you do NOT have Mesothelioma." So in essence, he gave her her life back. She still had lung issues, but not life threatening. My problem with Dr. Hutzel is that he put a death sentence, complete with a timeframe for death, into my mother's head and she was never the same from that day. How could she be? Subsequently, we approached her illness aggressively armed with a correct and informed diagnosis, went through many ups and downs, but I could not erase the damage that Hutzel had done. At one point he came to see her in the ICU and I banned him from entering her room or having anything to do with her as a patient. He may be a nice man. He may be a good GENERAL doctor to treat colds. But he is NOT qualified to determine a patient is dying without ever doing one single test or even knowing about the disease of Mesothelioma, since it was so new in the medical environment at that point. We know that in order to develop Mesothelioma one needs to have been exposed to active asbestos over a very long period, i.e. construction workers, roofers, HVAC workers, etc. Not a white-collar professional woman who's never been exposed to asbestos anymore than the rest of us. I will never forgive him for the damage he did and the life he took from my mother. Had he never said that to her over and over she would not have had a mindset that she was dying. I would caution him to have a more responsible approach to such important matters. Matters on which he is not qualified to speak. I would also caution patients to be careful with the level of medical advice you are seeking from him, outside of colds or chicken pox.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012, 2010, 2011, 2009, 2015, 2013)
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.
Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2013)
Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients.
On-Time Doctor Award (2016, 2014, 2015, 2009)
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.
Patients' Choice Award (2008)
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. Hutzel is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
22 Years Experience
Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1996
United States Naval Medical Center
Dr. David C Hutzel accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Select
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry HealthAmerica HMO
- Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
- First Health PPO
- Highmark Community Blue PPO
- Highmark KeystoneBlue
- Highmark PPOBlue
- Independent Health Encompass HMO
- Independent Health FlexFit HMO
UPMC Health Plan
- UPMC PPO
- UPMC Partner Network Plans
- UPMC Premium Network Plans
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsGreenfield Internal Medicine, 300 State St Ste 103A, Erie, PA
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