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About Dr. Gladys E Palomeno
Dr. Gladys E Palomeno, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Torrance, CA. Her specialties include Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism. Dr. Palomeno is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Palomeno has received 1 award. She speaks English.
Dr. Gladys E Palomeno has the following 2 specialties
- 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.
- Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
- Diabetes, Type 2
- Weight Loss
- Addison Disease
- Diabetes (Types I & II)
- Weight Loss (non-surgical)
- Gland Issues
- Cushing Disease
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she is not. she does try to explain things, but she doesn't do it well. she doesn't answer questions at all. it's more like she gives you a quick shpeel on what's going on but in a medical (i.e. non-understandable) manner. I am in the medical field so I know when someone explains things well and when they don't. I didn't tell her I was in the medical field because I wanted to see how well she would explain to me what the diagnosis was. She didn't do a good job explaining anything. She didn't answer any of my follow up questions. Very stone-faced and stone-faced personality. She diagnosed 1 thing correctly (which I didn't know I had) but she completely messed me up by altering my increasing the medication dosage that I had been taking for 10 years by too much. I know this because I went to a subsequent (most competent and gracious and bedside manner-trained endocrinologist ever) endocrinologist who told me that this increase in dosage threw my system off for several months (I saw the second endocrinologist after 5 months of seeing her....I wanted to see a different endocrinologist right after seeing her, but the reason it took me so long was because I had to wait several months to get in to see the second endocrinologist). So, she diagnosed a relatively more complicated condition (PCOS) but she totally messed up for the hypothyroidism (which was well managed for a decade). Also, I learned (from reading on my own) that she was not even managing my PCOS correctly/effectively. She put me on such nominal medication doses that they would not have ever been effective (I learned this from a specialist in the field later...Dr. Mark Goodarzi). Everything I learned about PCOS I learned from reading medical articles that doctors usually read (I have a subscription through my physician brother). So, you can see she didn't explain anything. She also didn't address the other more recent endocrine disturbances I had experienced (Vitamin D Deficiency), which was so severe that in the months leading up to her I was placed on prescription strength Vitamin D to make my body functional again. I would say don't see her. Try to find someone more competent. I found the best in Dr. Mark Goodarzi (at Cedars Sinai hospital system). He is on top of the ball on everything in endocrinology. He went to the best schools (Harvard, UCSF) but doesn't have the air you would expect from a snob. He is remarkable intelligent- he completed a combined program for an M.D. and Ph.D. in the minimal amount of time (7 years). Very few people get into a program like that, much less at Harvard Medical School, and even fewer complete both degrees that fast. He is the head of the Endocrinology Department at Cedars Cinai. He is an associate professor at UCLA. He is incredibly kind, humble, explanatory, patient, and accessible. He is very vigilant about your care and gets back to you asap on follow-up questions after your visit or refills. He is on top of his game because he does research. Therefore, he is only in his endocrinology clinic once a week (which is why you may have to wait to get in to see him initially). No joke- he is VERY competent/knowledgeable and humane.
I haven't had the best experience with Dr. Palomeno's office (to say the least). I've seen her 3 times, and have vowed never to step foot in her office again. Dr. Palomeno, is just an "ok" doctor (definitely, less than average) . I wouldn't recommend her to ANYONE. She lacks bed side manners and compassion. Her office manager and front desk clerk are the WORST. Their follow through is NON existent and they're EXTREMELY slow and inefficient. This is the 2nd time I've visited a doctor without reading their ratings first...however, after this HORRIBLE experience it will NEVER be a 3RD!! FYI...If I listed my experiences in detail, she would probably go out of business due to a lack of patients, however, its not so much her, its her staff, but then again, she hired them.
Dr. Palomeno is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
- Wayne State University School Of Medicine
Loma Linda University Medical Center
Dr. Gladys E Palomeno accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna HMO Deductible Plan CA only
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Savings Plus of CA
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
- Health Net CA PPO
- Health Net EPO - PureCare One Small Business
- Health Net PureCare HSP Individual and Family Plans
- Humana Choice POS
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC SignatureValue Flex1
- UHC SignatureValue Focus
- UHC West SignatureValue HMO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsGladys E Palomeno Md Inc, 23451 Madison St Ste 240, Torrance, CA
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