About Dr. Robert S Appleton

Dr. Robert S Appleton, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Modesto, CA. He has 38 years of experience. His specialties include Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatrics. Dr. Appleton is affiliated with Valley Childrens Hospital. Dr. Appleton has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

13 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Robert S Appleton is Excellent. Dr. Robert S Appleton has been rated by 13 patients. From those 13 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Robert S Appleton is 4.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address


1524 McHenry Ave Ste 570
Modesto, CA 95350
(209) 572-3880

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Dr. Robert S Appleton has the following 2 specialties

  • Pediatric Cardiology

    Pediatric cardiologists are pediatricians with additional, specialized, training in the heart health of your children. When infants are born with congenital heart disease or abnormal hearts, pediatric cardiologists get involved as soon as possible — sometimes before the child is even born.
    Through specific testing, they can diagnose the problem and care for the child throughout their treatment, which could range from medication to surgery and transplants. Other heart conditions they treat include arrhythmias, heart murmurs, holes in the heart and viral infections that affect blood flow.

  • 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. Robert S Appleton has the following 6 expertise

  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
  • Unstable Angina
  • Heart Block
  • Pediatrics

Board Certifications

Dr. Robert S Appleton is Board Certified in 2 specialties

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What a wonderful doctor and a nice man

I can't say enough about Dr. Appleton. He is knowledgable, kind and goes out of his way in all sorts of different ways that demonstrate how much he cares for his patients and his families. From the ties and socks he wears, to his gentle kind reassuring manner i have never had a pediatric cardiologist act in such a wonderful fashion helping allay my fears for my daughter.

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Patient's Parent

Dr. Appleton took care of my daughter from the day after she was born until he left Central Florida. I would recommend him to all families needing pediatric cardiology help in Northern California. He saved her life on more than a few occasions. We miss him every day.

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Kind doctor very child friendly and patient with parents

Like most parents when you have a child with a murmur you become afraid of what is happening. He explained everything to my husband and I. He also was wonderful with my daughter. She was not afraid of Dr. Appleton and usually she is afraid of doctors. I would highly recommend.

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Central California is lucky

I did not know what to think since he was a new doctor to my daughter. What a joy. He is kind, patient, answers all of my questions and really enjoys children. Every time we have been there he dresses to make children comfortable with cartoon ties and socks and toys but yet is the most thorough and professional doctor and that is charming. To feel comfortable, and safe is really extraordinary. To feel that your child is not terrified is something fabulous. He is the best!

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2013, 2014)

    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.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2009, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2018)

    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.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2018)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    38 Years Experience

  • University Of Florida College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1980

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Robert S Appleton 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
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
    • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
    • 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 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
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
    • Health Net CA PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO

More about Dr. Robert S Appleton

Board certified in pediatric cardiology and pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics, Dr. Robert Appleton joined Childrens in May 2011. An expert in echocardiography and outpatient pediatric cardiology, Dr. Appleton has more than 25 years experience.

Locations & Directions

ROBERT SCOTT APPLETON MD, 1524 McHenry Ave Ste 570, Modesto, CA
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