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. John M Hewitt Is this you?

About Dr. John M Hewitt

Dr. John M Hewitt, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Bakersfield, CA. He has 43 years of experience. His specialties include Internal Medicine. Dr. Hewitt is affiliated with Mercy Hospital D / P SNF, San Joaquin Community Hospital and Bakersfield Memorial Hospital. Dr. Hewitt has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

10 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. John M Hewitt is Great. Dr. John M Hewitt has been rated by 10 patients. From those 10 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. John M Hewitt is 4.5 of 5.0 stars.

Mapbox Map of Dr. John M Hewitt

Primary Address

Westchester Eye Medical Clinic Inc

1701 26th St
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Get Directions

Specialties

Dr. John M Hewitt 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.

  • Expertise

    6 Expertise

  • Heartburn
  • Physical
  • Weight Loss
  • Check-up
  • Vaccination
  • Immunization

Reviews

Showing 5 of 10

Frusterated and judged

This Dr assumed I was there for pain meds, and did not take me seriously. I don't need pain meds, I have a pain Dr . that I can see when I need to. I am autoimmune and my immune system has gone haywire. I have a bacterial infection in my mouth that needs to be addressed. The DR. looked it up and said oh well its a good bacteria so we wont worry about it. ... well yes it is a good bacteria except for the fact that my immune system is over producing that bacteria and causing damage in my mouth and throat. It got so bad that I lost my voice and it scared my vocal cords so could no longer speak and had to have surgery to correct it. That was over a year ago, and the problem is just not going to be solved. Good bacteria and bad bacteria are both harmful if overproduced. . If he had looked in my mouth he would have seen what was goin on , but he didn't. I need more time to fill him in on my history, since he had no idea what Iv been through this far.

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

Perfect Doctor, Great Staff!

Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
Full Review Rating Breakdown
We need more doctors like Dr Hewitt

Dr. Hewitt is the best! I can get in and out in less than an hour with all of my questions answered. The staff is friendly and courteous. The office is beautifully decorated with TVs in every room. Dr. Hewitt is caring, funny, and has a pleasant bedside manner.

Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
Full Review Rating Breakdown
Patient

Wonderful Man! So smart and compassionate. I love his sense of humor! His office is fabulous! Could always get me at a moments notice - even on a Friday!

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

Doctor and interns are very polite and timely. The office is wonderfully clean and modern. Doctor and interns use computer systems to enter data immediately and can send prescriptions electronically, which is convenient.Office personnel are very nice and helpful. However, when I call to leave a message about things I need (referral, refills, etc.), I always leave my phone number at the beginning of the message. They complete the request but never bother to call me back to tell me they did, so I don't know to pick up prescriptions timely and get frustrated.Doctor and interns are thorough with questions but act like they're afraid to touch you. No one even listened to my breathing when I had a significant upper respiratory infection. The antibiotics given were an ineffective one day dose, so I had to go to a specialist. My ENT doctor immediately prescribed a 10-day antibiotic - the same one I'd told the doctor I needed. The last time I was sick I didn't trust them, so I went to the Northwest Urgent Care where I got far better service, X-ray to show I had a sinus infection when I thought it was bronchitis, blood work and the right antibiotics.

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

    2 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2016)

    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.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015)

    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.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    43 Years Experience

  • University Of Newcastle

    Graduated in 1975

  • R E Thomason General Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. John M Hewitt accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
  • Blue Shield California
    • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
    • Blue Shield CA PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
    • 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
    • Humana Choice POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
    • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
  • View by Location

Locations & Directions

Westchester Eye Medical Clinic Inc, 1701 26th St, Bakersfield, CA
  • Nearby Doctors

    Dr. John M Hewitt is similar to the following 3 Doctors near Bakersfield, CA.