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About Dr. Joseph Shurman

Dr. Joseph Shurman, MD is a Doctor primarily located in La Jolla, CA. He has 51 years of experience. His specialties include Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. Dr. Shurman is affiliated with Sharp Memorial Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hospital-La Jolla. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

7 Ratings with 2 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Joseph Shurman is Great. Dr. Joseph Shurman has been rated by 7 patients. From those 7 patients 2 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Joseph Shurman is 3.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Charles V Ettari Md Inc

9834 Genesee Ave Ste 427
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Dr. Joseph Shurman 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 Medicine
  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Joseph Shurman has the following 2 expertise

  • Pain
  • Anesthesia

Board Certifications

Dr. Joseph Shurman 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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Another dissatisfied patient

This doctor is all about the money. He self refers all of his patients to his wife, a psychologist in the early stages of Alzheimer's who is really a money grabber. He also insures he ingratiate himself to all of his colleagues, because need it or not, you will be referred out for every costly consult. He is totally lacking in empathy for the patients's financial or insurance situation. His patients wait for hours, particularly, if they are not seeing his wife frequently and contributing at least a grand a month to the Shurman's household. His exam is cursory if performed at all and includes at best an oxygen saturation calculation that takes all of 15 seconds to perform, regardless of what is catalogued in the notes. He is careful to take back VIP's quickly and leave the rest of the patients in the waiting room with no concern for how much their time out of the office is costing them professionally. I concur with the last reviewer totally arrogant, out of touch and lacking in compassion.

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56 minutes
Easy Appointment
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Full Review Rating Breakdown

This doctor is rude and arrogant. His staff is incompetent and rude also. He has the worst bedside manner I've ever encountered. I have lived with chronic pain for many years, and he cast me aside as if I were an insect. It only served to make my pain worse.

Wait time
60.0 minutes
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Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    51 Years Experience

  • Temple University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1967

  • Massachusetts General Hospital


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Joseph Shurman accepts the following insurance providers.

  • 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 LocalPlus
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Charles V Ettari Md Inc, 9834 Genesee Ave Ste 427, La Jolla, CA
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