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Dr. Philip D Szold Is this you?

About Dr. Philip D Szold

Dr. Philip D Szold, MD is a Doctor primarily located in La Mesa, CA. His specialties include Pediatrics. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

14 Ratings with 10 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Philip D Szold is Good. Dr. Philip D Szold has been rated by 14 patients. From those 14 patients 10 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Philip D Szold is 2.8 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

La Mesa Pediatrics

8881 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 200
La Mesa, CA 91942
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Specialties

Dr. Philip D Szold has the following 1 specialty

  • Pediatrics

    A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
    While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
    Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Philip D Szold has the following 5 expertise

  • Immunization
  • Pediatric Diabetes
  • Physical
  • Check-up
  • Vaccination

Board Certifications

Dr. Philip D Szold is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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the best doctor ever

I love doctor szold. Weve known him for 12 years. He has done so much for us. He helped get my oldest sons asthma under control when alk the other doctors couldn't. He answered my calls always even at 4am when my younger son had a 104 fever and when he had to be hospitalzed with phnomina he checked on him twice a day. He has always spent extra time with us and answered every question no matter how stupid they might be. All of my kids just love him and its never a fight when its time to go to the doctor. Even for shots. Hes like part of the family. And when he retires we are going to miss him very much. My kids cried when I had to tell them that he was retireing soon. We love ya dr. Szold and are gonna miss ya.

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Not anymore!!!!!!

My kids are 5 yrs and 8 yrs old, and yes it took me this long to realize that I NEED TO CHANGE DOCOR AND CLINIC!!! Last time I was there for a concern regarding my son in pain, I was told by the MANAGER that my son couldn't be seen because I did not make an appointment! Well if you can't even get through the damm phone!!! and I am more worried to get there to have my son be seeing, and from the arguing they tell me ok we will see your son there is a Copay for non appointment, I have no problem with that.. but by being in a hurry to get there.. I did not have my wallet.. I was very upset because they said "No we can't see him if you don't pay now" I have been taking my kids there for over 8 years and always paid on time and that situation was different... that even a grandma who saw me crying and upset because they wouldn't take my son!!! gave me the money to pay and told the office "NO COMPASSION, NO HEART FOR A CHILD WHO IS IN PAIN!!!" yup none what so ever, than I talked to dr. viviane and she apologized for what happened but it wouldn't make a difference... The last thing to make things worst: leaving 5 messages regarding my son's feet problem!!! messages to Dr. Szold, nurse, referral line and receptionist!!! I did not get a call back..until I left a last message on Dr. Szolds voicemail, showing how upset I was for not getting a call back, he said to me "This happened 4 months ago" YES I SAID!!! BUT I KEPT CALLING!!!! AND GOT NO ANSWER BACK!!!! IT'S VERY FRUSTRATING!!! I CHOSE A NEW DOCTOR AND I AM VERY HAPPY WITH HIM AND HIS STAFF!!!

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Great Doctor

Has been my childs doctor since her birth and is very good and with very good comes very busy.

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Please get away from this guy

You know despite the critics on this page I took my children to see this guy. I am so sorry that I did not believe the folks who were commenting with TRUTH about him. Is it just me or have others read the positive comments and found them to be somewhat IDENTICAL? Find another dr., please do not use this Doctor. I now wish that I had followed the advise of so many and not wasted my time with him or his snotty staff

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WORST DOCTOR EVER

He is an absolute jerk. I filed a complaint with the Medical Board after 1 visit.

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  • Education

  • Medical College Of Wisconsin

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Philip D Szold accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • 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 HMO
    • Blue Cross CA Pathway X PPO
    • Blue Cross CA Priority Select HMO
    • Blue Cross CA Select HMO
    • Blue Cross CA Select PPO
    • Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA CommunityCare Network HMO
    • 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
  • Molina Healthcare
    • Molina Mrktplace CA
  • UHC West
    • UHC SignatureValue Flex2
    • UHC SignatureValue Flex3
    • UHC SignatureValue Focus
    • UHC West SignatureValue Alliance
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

La Mesa Pediatrics, 8881 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 200, La Mesa, CA
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