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Dr. Steven D Christesen Is this you?

About Dr. Steven D Christesen

Dr. Steven D Christesen, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Port Charlotte, FL. His specialties include Internal Medicine. Dr. Christesen is affiliated with St Joseph's Children's Hospital of Tampa and Charlotte Regional Medical Center. Dr. Christesen has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

17 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Steven D Christesen is Great. Dr. Steven D Christesen has been rated by 17 patients. From those 17 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Steven D Christesen is 4.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Steven D Christesen Md

3440 Tamiami Trl Unit 2
Port Charlotte, FL 33952
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Dr. Steven D Christesen has the following 1 specialty

  • 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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Steven D Christesen has the following 6 expertise

  • Physical
  • Immunization
  • Check-up
  • Vaccination
  • Weight Loss
  • Heartburn

Dr. Steven D Christesen has 0 board certified specialties

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Dr. C is a nice enough man but the system he works in ( Millenium) leaves much to be desired. Everyone has a "I didn't do it ! " attitude....very frustrating.

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Completely satisfied patient

I would tell a friend that this is the best PCP doctor we have had since we moved to Port Charlotte, he takes care of both me and my husband and has been spot on in everything he has said to us, even when sending us to another dr for their expertise he tells us what he thinks and why he is sending us and it has always been almost completely accurate. He takes the time to explain the answers to questions that we have even from other doctors who did not have the time to spend in explaining and I am totally surprised by the two previous comments I read before writing mine. I have been a patient for about 10 years and wouldn't think of leaving his practice, nor would my husband. I don't know how many doctors those people go to, but with my husband we see so many specialists and he is by far he most prompt and the one that spends the most time with us. Yes, he is friendly and we do talk about "other things" besides what is on our mind but we have never felt "brushed off" or "talked at" during any appointment.

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Self Important

If it is not on his list he doesn't care to know about it. Has a fixation on weight. His manner is abrupt, disinterested, will not discuss anything with patient and talks at you but not with you. This Doctor does not listen and discuss with the patient and wants no input from you. On my 2nd visit to him I had a foot pain from a previous surgery, a stiff neck for over 3 months, and a urinary tract infection,all needing immediate care and advice or referral to another doctor. He acknowledged the urinary tract infection but then turned the discussion to my weight. He said, :You are fat, and 60 pounds over weight". I said, "I am 40 to 45 pounds over weight but not 60". I told him that I had a good diet from a doctor in the Palm Desert but it was nearly impossible to follow without an appetite suppressant and a vitamin supplement. He said, "You are too old to prescribe an appetite suppressant! You are 65 years old!" The foot, and the neck were not on his list! You have to butt into his conversation with himself to get a word in edgewise! He takes over the conversation and does not want to hear what is wrong that you need help with. "I told him that I would just have to find someone else who could help me with the diet and appetite suppressant. He snapped, "We don't see eye to eye!" I said, "No, I guess we don't!" He said, "We are ending your visit here. You will have to find another doctor. I won't charge you for this visit!" He sent me on my way with a urinary tract infection, and no antibiotic! This was the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, a 4 day holiday for most medical offices. this man is an egotistical jerk.

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Too many patients

Too many patients, they book every 15 minutes, admitted by staff.I was ten minutes late and had to reschedule. When I told the staff it was not good customer service, they didn't seem to care, when I told them after 3 years I was going to leave his care they seemed to care even less. In the begining I felt Dr Chris really cared and wanted to help, by the end it was clear he booked as many patients as he could so that he could have his afternoons off. Good Doctor. Horrible customer care.

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Five Stars
  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (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.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015)

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

  • Education

  • Jackson Health System


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Steven D Christesen accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Florida
    • Florida Blue BlueCare HMO
    • Florida Blue BlueOptions
    • Florida Blue BlueSelect
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry FL Employer Group PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana HMO Premier
    • Humana HMO Select
    • Humana National POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • UHC of the River Valley
    • Neighborhood Health Partnership Commercial
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Steven D Christesen Md, 3440 Tamiami Trl Unit 2, Port Charlotte, FL


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