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About Dr. Richard S Sacks

Dr. Richard S Sacks, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Diego, CA. He has 22 years of experience. His specialties include Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease and Internal Medicine. Dr. Sacks is affiliated with Sharp Memorial Hospital. Dr. Sacks has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

6 Ratings with 3 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Richard S Sacks is Great. Dr. Richard S Sacks has been rated by 6 patients. From those 6 patients 3 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Richard S Sacks is 4.2 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Kindred Hospital San Diego

1940 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104
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Dr. Richard S Sacks has the following 3 specialties

  • Critical Care Medicine

    Also sometimes referred to as intensivists, critical care specialists are physicians with specialized training in the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions. Some of these conditions affect vital organs like the heart and lungs, those that make breathing difficult or impossible, and those that affect entire organ systems, like the renal system.
    Critical care specialists are typically found in a hospital's intensive care unit where they monitor patients with life-threatening conditions and make determinations as to the best course of treatment.

  • Pulmonary Disease

    A pulmonologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the lungs and respiratory tract.
    These specialists are similar to critical care specialists in that their patients often require mechanical ventilation to assist their breathing.
    Pulmonologists diagnose and treat patients with conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, COPD, and emphysema. Exposure and inhalation of certain toxic substances may also warrant the services of a pulmonologist.
    Some of the tools and tests pulmonologists use to diagnose a patient are a stethoscope in order to listen for abnormal breathing sounds, chest X-rays, CT scans, blood tests, bronchoscopy, and polysomnography.

  • 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.

  • Expertise

    7 Expertise

  • Asthma
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Angiographic Visualization
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Pneumonia
  • Emphysema
  • Chest Infection

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Very compassionate & good bed-side manner

I saw a review stating that Dr. Sacks was rude and arrogant. I had to comment because I work with him. I consistently see him show excellent communication, understanding, and compassion to both patients and to their families. I would even go as far as to say that, of all the doctors that I've worked with at Sharp Memorial, he has the best bed-side manner that I've seen. He is also a great teacher with the students and newbies.. not too many doctors waste their time with that stuff. Very nice guy.

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PE/DVT emergency patient

Dr. Sacks is up to date on the latest studies. He was thorough in providing all the possible consequences and outcomes of various options of treatment. He leans toward caution, which was appreciated. He answered all questions in an easy to understand manner. I am very impressed and thankful for Dr. Sacks' handling of my case.

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5 minutes
Easy Appointment
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
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One Star

He was arrogant, rude & dismissive! He has no interest in listening to or addressing the patient's concerns! The care at Sharp Memorial Hospital was terrible & a lot had to do with the lack of compassion & interest eExhibited by Sacks.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Patients' Choice Award (2014)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    22 Years Experience

  • University Of Cape Town

    Graduated in 1996

  • University Hospital South Texas Medical Center


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Richard S Sacks accepts the following insurance providers.

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Locations & Directions

Kindred Hospital San Diego, 1940 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA
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