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About Gregory Middleton
Gregory Middleton, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Encinitas, CA, with other offices in San Diego, CA and Encinitas, CA (and 2 other locations). He has 27 years of experience. His specialties include Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. Gregory Middleton is affiliated with UC San Diego Medical Center, San Diego Veterans Affairs Medical Center and UC San Diego Thornton Hospital in La Jolla. Gregory Middleton has received 2 awards.
Gregory Middleton has the following 2 specialties
A rheumatologist is a physician who has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions. Rheumatic conditions involve the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune system, vascular system, and connective tissues.
Some of the conditions that rheumatologists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and lupus. These are all conditions that involve a lot of pain and make mobility difficult. Rheumatologists use medications, such as analgesics, NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs, infliximab, and adalimumab, as well as occupational therapy, in order to decrease pain and improve a patient's quality of life.
- 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.
Gregory Middleton has the following 10 expertise
- Hip Osteoarthritis
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
- Rheumatic Diseases
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
Gregory Middleton 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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unpleasant appointment. he got all red in the face. seemed flummoxed by my pain issues.unsure why i was sent to him. he had no interest in what other doctors had told me?? what a bummer for me.
I don't feel I had time to explain my pain and yes I will follow up with exercise which I have been doing since I was twenty. I have done yoga, gym, walking and now am going to look for a pool for arthritis. I did not get feedback and still don't know if I have osteo. I spent my Sunday unable to do much more than a six block walk with 8 ibuprofen. I feel like I a dying with all he pain I am living with. I wish I knew how to find a good doctor. I have had twenty and not one that I would recommend an bedside manner and listening are important. We pay you.
Very very poor doctor, stated in report he performed exam of several body parts and yet never even laid hand on me, for example, its rather hard to say someone doesn't have arthritis in there elbow if you at minimum don't even look at it! This is just one example, he documented that several different body part were OK, but never even examined them! He never even put me on the table or asked me to stand/walk to examine ORTHOPEDIC conditions! Contradicted himself on several issues; said in one part of rpt there was no problem, then in another section said just the opposite. Documented that I most definately had Fibromyalgia but when asked if he would document necessary information (objective evidence) required by Social Security Disability, which I've been trying to get for 4 years, he simply said it was too much work and he did not do it... After reading the above facts about him billing Medicare 33% more than the Avg. CA Rheumatologist, its no doubt he wouldn't want to take 10 mins and do his job, which could potentially keep a person (me) from being homeless due to lack of income, or to perform a proper examination! He didn't even document the baisic objective evidence to support a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia, yet stated this was the primary cause of my pain. The causes of my pain have been clearly established by several physicians/specialists and are based on severe Orthopedic conditions and proven by MRI's and not his 5 minute glance at me.... I've seen many Physicians in my life, even have a good friend who is a world reknown acedemic radiation oncologist, and this one was the bottom of the barrel. STAY AWAY!
I just came from a new Orthopedic Doctor and oh what a difference. This doctor was thorough unlike Middleton. Had an array of x-Rays done and went over them with me. Ordered gel injections , braces, and a cream for my knees. Middleton did none these things. Also this doctor was happy to help me acquire a Handicapp Placard which Middleton didn't want to have anything to with. My last appt. with Middleton was very painful, ( he just didn't care)!
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Middleton is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
San Diego Veterans Affairs Medical Center
UC San Diego Thornton Hospital in La Jolla
UCSD-La Jolla John M and Sally B Thornton Hospital
UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest
Promise Hospital San Diego
27 Years Experience
Boston University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1989
Dallas Co Hp Parkland Memorial
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