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About Dr. Lawrence A Dinenberg
Dr. Lawrence A Dinenberg, MD is a Doctor primarily located in La Jolla, CA, with another office in La Jolla, CA. He has 48 years of experience. His specialties include Family Medicine. Dr. Dinenberg is affiliated with Sharp Memorial Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hospital-La Jolla. He speaks English.
Dr. Lawrence A Dinenberg has the following 1 specialty
- Family Medicine
A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
Dr. Lawrence A Dinenberg has the following 7 expertise
- Weight Loss
- Family Planning
- Weight Loss (non-surgical)
Dr. Lawrence A Dinenberg has 0 board certified specialties
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Dr. Dinenberg is the best. He takes time to listen and explain. It is true that sometimes one must wait, but it is worth it. He takes the time to treat each patient as he would want members of his own family treated. That can cause scheduling delays, but this should be expected. If you need his time and attention, you get it. If you don't need that extra time and attention, be grateful that you don't. You might on the next visit. Is this not true of all good doctors? I think so. He practices the good golden rule - treat others as you wish to be treated (respectfully) and not the bad golden rule - he with the gold rules. Also I have never heard a nurse complain about him, but I have heard nurses, firemen and pharmacists say he is the best they have had the pleasure to work with.
Dr. Dinenberg spends time with me as a patient to determine the root causes of the problem. Refreshingly, he views medicine with a whole body and whole person perspective. I feel healthier for having him as my doctor, rather than one that rushes me out with a prescription for some pills. Thank you Dr Dinenberg, and Nurse Jeannetta.
Needed a new family doctor, so gave Dr. Dinenberg a try. Didn't get in to an exam room until 55 minutes past my scheduled appointment time. I simply needed a form to get lab work down for a blood titre which took about 5 minutes of a nurse's time. Saw the Dr. for a few minutes where he discussed my medical history. I'm not an uptight person, but I couldn't get past his shirt that was unbuttoned several notches to expose his chest hair. I'm at the Dr.'s not a beach bar. Then, after not hearing from his office for 13 days, I had to call for my blood results. They had been sitting on them for 9 days without calling me. Horrible!!! I asked the individual on the phone if this was typical service from their office...she said the 60 minute wait to get into an appointment was par for the course. I absolutely will not come back.
I have been seeing this physician since I was 13, and he was fresh out of Med School. I have never had another doctor through 8 states that I've lived in in my life who spent as much time as this doctor does. My average appointment time is an hour plus for the most mundane illnesses. The reason he often runs late is that he gives that service to each and every patient he has.The laptop he's typing on is your patient chart!!! Detailed, all your visits, exhaustive notes, typing in your symptoms in detail rather than hastily scribbled nonsense that someone else would have to then translate. I've seen the electronic chart. It is a marvel.The "drifting off" you mention is him giving you 100% of his time and attention while listening to you pour out your tale of woe and how you're obviously, the sickest patient he's ever had. He concentrates on what you're saying very carefully, and thinks each and every symptom through.The fact that this man is retiring soon is breaking my heart, and the idea that patients like the previous reviewer COMPLAIN about this standard of bedside manner utterly astounds me.I highly recommend him, AND his sons.
Dr. Dinenberg is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
48 Years Experience
Drexel University College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1970
Kttc Medical Center Keesler
Dr. Lawrence A Dinenberg accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Savings Plus of CA
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross California
- 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 HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- 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 Choice POS
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- PHCS PPO Kaiser
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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