Dr. Spencer T. Lowe

Doctor (M.D.)

Location:
Burlingame, California Map External Link
Gender:M
Specialty:Rheumatologist
Website:
Practice: Peninsula Medical Group
Hospital:
Phone:650-652-8515
Med. School:Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University
Grad. Year: 1986

Answers Email: Unknown
Online Appt. Scheduling: Unknown
Accepting New Patients:Y

Profile updated 04/04/14    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 2.6 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 7 reviews. Dr. Spencer T. Lowe has a fair overall rating on RateMDs.com. neutral

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Rheumatologist-related: rheumatic diseases, musculoskeletal problems, scleroderma, musculoskeletal pain, arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, polymyositis, Raynaud's phenomenon, vasculitis, connective tissue diseases, rheumatic fever
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RID: 5074178
 
06/02/14 SYSTEM: 'birds of a feather' rating (based on Medicare patients-in-common): 3.5  Respond
RID: 2446421
14/10/12 5 4 5 5 I have seen Dr Lowe for 5 years. He is always attentive, considerate, calm and reassuring.Never have I felt rushed. His treatment of my RA has been excellent and I have improved so much. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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RID: 1571527
26/10/11 1 1 1 1 He doesn't care about you. He cares about your insurance & MONEY. I went to another doctor in this network & end up with a bill of $500 just my daughter's physical b/c they said we asked questions. So don't ask any questions, they charge ridiculously!!!! & rush you thru. If they don't rush, they charge you by the minute or by the questions you asked.  Respond
RID: 1511106
12/08/11 4 4 5 5 I don't know about the other three reviewers, but I've been seeing Dr. Lowe for over 8 years now as a primary care physician and have always found him to be patient and extremely knowledgeable. I have not felt rushed through the appointments at all and have found his staff to be very amenable to making appointments even when it's an urgent issue. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
Paid (or co-pay): $15
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RID: 1311953
10/12/10 3 3 1 1 First off they overcharged me on copay $20, should have been $15 then the doctor rushed through the appt with the comment "I'm really busy, I have other patients" this was my first appt! Then he calls to tell me the results of my blood test and I tell him about the extreme pain I'm in hoping he has some advice on how I can relieve it and I'm told "I don't know, I'm busy, I don't know" uh duh you should know you are a doctor. I spent that night in pain and tears yet again worrying that I have another doctor that doesn't care about my pain, only his payment from my insurance. I WILL NEVER SEE HIM AGAIN AND I WARN ALL OTHERS NOT TO EITHER. 
Insurance: United Healthcare
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RID: 1182996
04/06/10 4 5 1 1 I've seen this dr 3 times and all 3 were ridiculous. He's rude, doesn't listen and just wants you out of his office as fast as possible. Didn't address any concerns I had. Great example: He asked how many mgs one of my medications I take. I told him it's the same as the first time I saw him and it should be in my file. He said and I quote, "Yeah I don't have that here." Nice! I agree with the other comment about his handshake. Also, he cut me off because his cell phone was ringing and said he would see me in a month. WOW! Currently looking for another doctor.  Respond
RID: 636891
11/07/08 1 2 1 2 this "doctor" was so rude, unprofessional, curt, short-tempered,inappropriate as to office conduct, accusatory, authoritative, ego-centric -- He was yelling at me and I was so shocked that I left the office in tears. I would never go back to him! I thought they taught doctors to remain calm, cool & collected at all times, or that has been my experience --- but he was NOT! Also, his handshake was so wimpy & creepy that I felt it was like that of a child -- I didn't want those hands on my body either. He was really creepy, condescending & very unprofessional.  Respond