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About Dr. Melanie A Farrell

Dr. Melanie A Farrell, MD is a Doctor primarily located in La Jolla, CA, with another office in La Jolla, CA. She has 32 years of experience. Her specialties include Internal Medicine and Nephrology. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

13 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Melanie A Farrell is Good. Dr. Melanie A Farrell has been rated by 13 patients. From those 13 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Melanie A Farrell is 3.3 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

San Diego Pain Medicine

9834 Genesee Ave Ste 312
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Melanie Ann Farrell Md

5666 La Jolla Blvd # 131
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Specialties

Dr. Melanie A Farrell 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.

  • Nephrology

    A nephrologist is a physician who is specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the kidneys or renal system.
    A nephrologist will determine through urine analysis, blood test, X-ray, sonogram, or kidney biopsy how well the kidneys are functioning and will then prescribe a special diet and exercise program, medication or dialysis - a process by which a machine filters the blood when the kidney is no longer capable of doing so.

  • Expertise

    10 Expertise

  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • Urinalysis
  • Dialysis
  • Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
  • Chronic Renal Disease
  • Kidney Biopsy
  • End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
  • Nephrology

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Reviews

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Four Stars

Explains every thing, doesn't rush you out, old school real doctor that cares!

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Patient

I felt like she really cares. She listened and took the time to answer my questions. I feel better every time I see her. She is so modest and as it turns out she graduated at the top of her class in medical school.

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Not great

Switched to another doctor in the practice and had a much superior experience. She just seems overstressed and not very organized. We never waited less than an hour to see her while her office partners were seeing patients every 15-20 minutes. Calls to her about a medication reaction were never returned.

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One Star

Runs really late, always seems completely harried and disorganized. Bedside manner is great some days, other days she is obviously in a bad mood and takes it out on the patient.

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Great doctor

Outstanding dedication to patient. Takes her time with the patient. Overall very clear with her explanations and dianosis.

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  • Education

    32 Years Experience

  • Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University

    Graduated in 1986

  • Ucsd Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Melanie A Farrell accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Savings Plus of CA
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • 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
  • Molina Healthcare
    • Molina Mrktplace CA
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
    • PHCS PPO Kaiser
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