Ratings for Dr. Paul M. Matsumoto
Dr Matsumoto is an excellent physician for me. He initially started seeing me for my Type II Diabetes, along with a load of other issues that had brought on myself. He is very down to earth, and tells it to me straight, which is what I like. I when I mess up he lets me know but gives me encouragement. He takes a steady approach with meds and doesn't want to rely on them too much, which is good for me since it helps me to want to be more fit. The staff is great there as well, very helpful and patient.
Dr. M is a good doctor but he totally mis diagnosed my problem for 5 yrs I have suffered lower stomach problems. In the end , 5 yrs of antibiotics every 2-3 months and more tests than I can count my problem turned out to be 2 ingunal hernias. I don't know why this was so difficult to diagnose, I pointed out the bulge on numerous office visits. I think Dr. Matsumto cares a lot for his patients. I sure wish he had found my problem sooner.
I have been a patient of Dr. Matsumoto's since 2006. Over the course of those years I have seen him for burns, kidney stones, lateral epicondylitis (r), and other illnesses. I have never had to wait for an appointment or any trouble getting seen in an emergency. Dr. Matsumoto is very helpful, knowledgeable, and cares about my health. What I like best is that he does not push medications on you, as I am one that prefers holistic treatment. In short . . . AWESOMENESS.
We brought our dad to Dr. Masumoto to establish his primary care. Dr. Masumoto was very patient in listening to all our concerns. He adjusted the medications and his explanation of each one was thoroughly discussed. Our dad is quite particular as to choosing a doctor and he was very pleased with the visit. We were given referrals to specialist right away.
I've been going to Dr. M for 5 years now and haven't had any problems scheduling a time to see him and he's always been very kind. He never hesitated to refer me to specialists. One thing I found frustrating is that he stays neutral on any issue I ask him about- which might be a good thing for some but hard for me, because I ask for advise when I can't make a final decision and usually leave his office w/o an answer.
I've been very pleased with the visits I've had with Dr. Matsumoto. He's easy to talk to and seems genuinely caring and concerned with whatever's going on with me. The only caveat I can offer is that if during the course of an annual physical, if the conversation turns to something that is outside of the scope of an ordinary physical, you will be billed for an extra office visit (I'm not sure if this is the doctor's policy, or the insurer's policy). Otherwise: big smiley face.
Dr. M is very unhelpful and seemingly uncaring. He thinks everything is viral and needs to be waited out. I understand that Dr.'s dont want to over medicate, but he UNDER-medicates. Sometimes we need helpl to stop the wheezing that's 3 weeks old, the cough that is horse, etc.
I saw Dr. Matsumoto b/c my primary dr was not available.I was very sick & unable to work.He said I had a viral cold & it could not be treated & I would have to wait it out.He really didn't do much.My work is very strict about attendance & being out sick w/ this illness caused me to go over my sick time.I had to bring in papers from work for the dr to fill out to get excused before I could return.He refused to excuse me for the entire time I was sick saying I should have come back to see him!But he TOLD me there was nothing he could do b/c it was viral.I filed a complaint & all they said was he still refused to cover me & there was nothing they could do.I will NEVER see Dr. Matsumoto again or go to the Sharp at 2020 Genesse in San Diego!I'm sure they got plenty of money from my insurance since I did get sick a lot last year but now they won't get a dime from me!I have been pretty healthy since then but if I do need to see a dr it won't be Dr. Matsumoto & it will not be that practice!
Dr. Paul M. Matsumoto's Credentials
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- College Of Osteo Of The Pacific (Grad. 1995)
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