The Vitals website is provided for your informational use only. Nothing contained or offered by, on or through Vitals should be construed as medical advice or relied upon for medical diagnosis or treatment. Vitals does not recommend or endorse any particular healthcare provider whose information or ratings appear on this website. We encourage you to read our full Terms of Service.

Dr. Ivette Stickelmaier Is this you?

About Dr. Ivette Stickelmaier

Dr. Ivette Stickelmaier, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Lakewood, CA. Her specialties include Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

11 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Ivette Stickelmaier is Great. Dr. Ivette Stickelmaier has been rated by 11 patients. From those 11 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Ivette Stickelmaier is 3.6 of 5.0 stars.

Mapbox Map of Dr. Ivette Stickelmaier

Primary Address

Lakewood Primary Care Medical Group

5750 Downey Ave Ste 100
Lakewood, CA 90712
Get Directions

Specialties

Dr. Ivette Stickelmaier 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.

  • Rheumatology

    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.

  • Expertise

    8 Expertise

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Tendinitis
  • Lupus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Gout

Reviews

Showing 5 of 11

Horrible staff, doctor is a jerk

Walked out, will report to my insurer. If enough of us report to insurance, they will have to find someone better.

Easy Appointment
Friendly Staff
Spends Time with Me
Full Review Rating Breakdown
RA condition

Great doctor since 2008. She is the only one I have trusted with my care. I look forward to continue my follow up with Dr. Stickelmaier. Thank you

Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
Full Review Rating Breakdown
Nice doctor, poor front desk, weak communication skills

Nice doctor, but the front desk can be aggressive and insensitive. Unfortunately, they seem more interested in shielding the Dr. from work than in your well being. Not very compassionate. You often have to leave a voicemail to speak with anyone and Dr. not very easy to see if you have an urgent issue. That said, the Dr. is nice and seems competent.

Wait time
30 minutes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
Full Review Rating Breakdown
caring

The doctor is very caring and thorough. I've seen her 2x this year for osteoporosis. I previously had rx for bone strength thru other doctors but had many debilitating side effects from those. Dr Stickelmeyer listened to my reasons and made sure my insurance covered alternate medication. I so appreciate her and her staff.

Wait time
15 minutes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
Full Review Rating Breakdown
Agree with first Reviewer

I read the first review about the not so courteous staff, etc. I went to see Dr. Stickelmaier several years ago ... I had never encountered such a rude, uncaring physician in my life. (My PCP told me that has a specialist, Dr. Stickelmaier should have been much more caring and not so rude.) She was actually yelling at me because of my family medical history. A few days later a female staff member called me at home and told me that is how she treats her staff and that her nurse - or one of them - was quitting because of how rude she is. The person who called me told me I could write a letter, who to write it to, etc. I wrote a letter to my insurance company and a person in the office. I'd say she is not well liked by her staff ... so maybe if she still treats her staff badly that is why they are rude ... the domino effect.

Wait time
5 minutes
Full Review Rating Breakdown
  • Education

  • Mount Sinai School Of Medicine Of New York University
  • St Elizabeth Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Ivette Stickelmaier accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Basic HMO
    • 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
    • Aetna Vitalidad Plus CA con Aetna
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • BC CA California Care Small Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
    • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
    • Blue Cross CA California Care Large Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
    • Blue Cross CA Pathway X PPO
    • Blue Cross CA Select HMO
    • Blue Cross CA Select PPO
    • Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield California
    • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus Savenet
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
    • Blue Shield CA Local Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Local Access + HMO 25
    • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
    • CIGNA Southern CA Value
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA CommunityCare Network HMO
    • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
    • Health Net CA HMO SmartCare
    • Health Net CA HMO Whole Care Network
    • 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
    • Health Net SmartCare Large Group
    • Health Net SmartCare Small Group
  • Molina Healthcare
    • Molina Mrktplace CA
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
    • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • UHC West
    • UHC SignatureValue Flex1
    • UHC SignatureValue Flex2
    • UHC SignatureValue Focus
    • UHC West SignatureValue Alliance
    • UHC West SignatureValue HMO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
  • View by Location

Locations & Directions

Lakewood Primary Care Medical Group, 5750 Downey Ave Ste 100, Lakewood, CA
  • Nearby Doctors

    Dr. Ivette Stickelmaier is similar to the following 3 Doctors near Lakewood, CA.