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Dr. Veerinder S Anand Is this you?

About Dr. Veerinder S Anand

Dr. Veerinder S Anand, MD is a Doctor primarily located in El Centro, CA. He has 41 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Anand is affiliated with El Centro Regional Medical Hospital. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

16 Ratings with 8 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Veerinder S Anand is Good. Dr. Veerinder S Anand has been rated by 16 patients. From those 16 patients 8 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Veerinder S Anand is 2.6 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District

1318 S Imperial Ave
El Centro, CA 92243
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Specialties

Dr. Veerinder S Anand has the following 1 specialty

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Expertise

    15 Expertise

  • Surgery
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Joint Pain/Swelling
  • Sports Medicine
  • Knee Surgery
  • Bone Fracture
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Herniated Disc
  • Laminectomy
  • Hip Surgery
  • Scoliosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Joint Replacement
  • Arthroscopy

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Reviews

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Have to drive 2 hours to be on time for an appointment, to wait one full hour, if not more, just to get called in for history information that I've provided several times. They set the time, and expect patients to be timely, yet they have no consideration when it comes to providing a timely service. Forget trying to schedule anything else for that day. I've spent nearly 4 hours waiting to have 5 minutes with a doctor or PA. Ridiculous.

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Little explanation of my injury, scope of treatment plan and discontinuity of care

Doctor and staff are too busy and unavailable. Waiting times for the doctor are two hours, one time four hours. He takes appointments one day a week and is not available every week. He has offices in three cities and takes his staff with him. There is a lack of competency. At my intake there appeared to be little done by a PA to make any diagnosis and he prescribed a generic shot of cortisone which I refused. It was only after a basic MRI that there was any diagnosis and I felt comfortable accepting any cortisone but even then the doctor just told me he would put it where it hurt. When I could have been given the 'scipts for my physical therapy and secon MRI three weeks ago, by having his office handle them I finally got into the pt yesterday and found out the MRI is likely not yet ordered. I cannot see submitting myself to surgery under this kind of treatment in this office. I am going to another office. Trust your instincts here.

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my right knee

first of all we live 2hrs away, my girlfriends appointment today is at 4pm, we waited 1.5 hrs before we got called back to the room, then dr. anand came in and said rosie how is your pain, my lady said my knee is in alot of pain around the knee and in the back of my knee and my knee gives out on me and i fell 2 times, dr anand says you have a torn meniscus fluid in the knee and arthritis, but he failed to mention about the spurs and the cyste behind my knee, and to top it off the visit was only 5 minutes, so my lady says can you give me a drs. excuse for work he says we can do that, also i have been off work for 7 weeks prior to all this happening so the dr says have you had an mri done my lady said no, so we leave out of the room to talk to the receptionist and she gives my lady a excuse for work and the excuse said no squatting or kneeling, so i said wait a minute if this dr. is a qualified orthopaedic surgeon how do you expect me to give this excuse to my job, so rosie explained to them that i need a form to return to work or excuse me from work, the receptionist said i have to talk to the dr. so they saked us to wait in the waiting room and i said no we want to talk to the dr. so he rewrote the drs. excuse but this time it says work status restricted duty no squatting or kneeling and if no light duty then ttd temporaily total disability. so my question to the dr is if you told my lady about all the problems she has with her knee and knowing that she has been off for 7 weeks and why would you send her back to work if she needs surgery?

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One Star

The reason people have an appointment is to be seen on a reasonable time frame, not four hours later. The staff is rude and unprofessional and complaining isn't allowed. After waiting an eternity in excruciating pain to be seen, he sees me for only five minutes. The doctor's conduct is absolutely nasty he chastised me for actually asking when I was going to be seen. I expected to be treated like a human being from this doctor but all I got was the exact opposite.

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good doc

very happy with my visit,good patient care

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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    41 Years Experience

  • Topiwala National Medical College

    Graduated in 1977

  • Maimonides Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Veerinder S Anand accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • 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 Select HMO
    • Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield California
    • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
    • Blue Shield CA PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
    • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
    • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • UHC West
    • UHC SignatureValue Flex1
    • UHC SignatureValue Flex2
    • UHC SignatureValue Flex3
    • UHC West SignatureValue HMO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District, 1318 S Imperial Ave, El Centro, CA
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