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About Dr. Matthew T Talarico

Dr. Matthew T Talarico, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Templeton, CA, with another office in San Luis Obispo, CA. He has 20 years of experience. His specialties include Family Medicine. Dr. Talarico is affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Alta Bates Campus and Sonora Regional Medical Center. Dr. Talarico has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

21 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Matthew T Talarico is Great. Dr. Matthew T Talarico has been rated by 21 patients. From those 21 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Matthew T Talarico is 3.8 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Az Family Medical Group

265 Posada Ln Ste B
Templeton, CA 93465
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Cuesta Medical Group

1555 Higuera St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Dr. Matthew T Talarico 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.

  • Expertise

    6 Expertise

  • Immunization
  • Contraception
  • Influenza
  • Family Planning
  • Weight Loss
  • Check-up

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Administrative chaos....

This is not about Dr. Talarico, it's about the complete lack of organization which apparently reigns within his staff. Should it take 3 phone calls to get an Rx phoned in to a local pharmacy ( likely already on their speed dial)? I left a message Monday, asking that my records be collected for pickup as we'er moving, on Thursday I left another message.... No response. I again phoned back, and finally got connected with the " medical records clerk", she had just begun responding to Mondays messages ( remember it's Thursday) . I asked for my records to be put in an envelope, " not possible, they're in storage". Who in the world needs this kind of stupidity from a "professional" outfit?

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Top Quality Doctor

Dr. Talarico is an extremely passionate and kind doctor. He is upbeat, friendly and easy to open up to. He spent close to 45 minutes with me going over my history, what's currently going on and just healthy conversation. He was referred to me by a very picky friend and I'm glad I took her suggestion. I was able to get a new patient appointment within 1 week which is no easy thing in San Luis Obispo county. I have seen countless doctors over my life and I can honestly say Dr. Talarico is already my favorite. You can tell he cares about you as a person and doesn't just sit there and wait for you to talk and take notes. He is invested in your well being, your nutrition and the whole picture. He wants to help people understand how to live to their healthiest capabilities and how to prevent ailments before they arise. He was right on with everything he said, was professional and explained everything in detail in a way that was easy to understand. I highly, highly recommend him to all ages!

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One Star

Very poor experience. This doctor is not very helpful and mostly rude. If you don't have easy diagnosis he becomes angry and short with the patient. Do not see this doctor!!!!

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This Doctor is very condescending toward patients. He does not order tests well and blames the patient for not feeling well on "diet". He ...

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Best Dr I've ever had

Dr. Talarico is what all doctors SHOULD be. He talks to you like a person, and actually cares about your health. Great guy and great doctor, can't recommend him enough.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014, 2016, 2013)

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

  • Education

    20 Years Experience

  • Loyola University Chicago Stritch School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1998

  • West Suburban Medical Center


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Matthew T Talarico accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna HMO Deductible Plan CA only
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • 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 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 Open Access Plus
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
    • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • UHC West
    • UHC West SignatureValue HMO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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