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About Gregory Polston

Gregory Polston, MD is a Doctor primarily located in La Jolla, CA, with another office in La Jolla, CA. He has 28 years of experience. His specialties include Anesthesiology and Pain Management. Gregory Polston is affiliated with Promise Hospital San Diego, San Diego Veterans Affairs Medical Center and UCSD Med Center La Jolla.

Rating Overview

11 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Gregory Polston is Great. Gregory Polston has been rated by 11 patients. From those 11 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Gregory Polston is 3.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

UC San Diego Health - Perlman Medical Offices - Pain Management

9350 Campus Point Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Mapbox Map of Gregory Polston

UC San Diego Health - Perlman Medical Offices

9350 Campus Point Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Specialties

Gregory Polston has the following 2 specialties

  • Anesthesiology

    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.

  • Pain Management

    A pain management specialist is a physician with advanced knowledge and training in diagnosing and treating pain. These doctors do not come from one particular discipline, but rather use their respective backgrounds to contribute a varied approach to the field of pain management.
    These specialists use their different skills and training in pain management to treat pain stemming from different causes - whether it's neuropathic pain or headache, or the result of injury, a surgical procedure, cancer or another illness.
    Pain management specialists are primarily trained as anesthesiologists, physiatrists, interventional radiologists, neurologists, osteopaths, or primary care physicians.

  • Expertise

    9 Expertise

  • Acute Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndromes
  • Neck Pain
  • Pain
  • Primary Headache Disorders

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Reviews

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Nice Doctor.

He is very kind and not at all abrasive. It is very refreshing.He was also very thorough and efficient.

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10 minutes
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Patient

He is the most uncaring doctor, ever trained. I told him, I had racing heart 4 years ago, with steroid injection. He ordered steroid injection. After 3 hours I got racing heart. I called him. He accepted no responsibility. He told me go to ER. He should have given me a medication that lowers the heart beat. Because of him and ER doctor Emi. Latham. I have Diastolic Heart Failure. My heart will never ever relax. It is non reversable. I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. and I need coffee to move around. But Coffee raises my Heart Beat. He is THE worst doctor ever. And he works is University of California at San Diego. The trashiest medical establishment ever.

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55 minutes
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One Star

horrible and rude staff

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60.0 minutes
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without question outstanding in every way

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Two Stars

Only available on Weds. which makes communication difficult and prescription refill complicated. Staff call backs on same day is rare.

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20.0 minutes
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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Polston is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Promise Hospital San Diego
  • San Diego Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • UCSD Med Center La Jolla
  • UC San Diego Health System
  • UCSD Thornton Hospital, La Jolla
  • UCSD Med Center Hillcrest
  • Education

    28 Years Experience

  • University Of Wisconsin School Of Medicine And Public Health

    Graduated in 1988

  • United States Naval Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Gregory Polston accepts the following insurance providers.

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