Ratings for Dr. David W. Gothard
The best, knowledgeable, compassionate Dr. alive. He is retired now but was my family physician for 15 years. You would always have a long wait to get in but it was worth the time. We will greatly miss him. Have a great retirement. Greg and family!!!!!!!
TERRIBLE - please do not go here! The doctors are fine once you get in; however, I have had endless problems - confusing policies on getting an appt; no call backs; I've not ONCE been seen by Dr. Gothard; I am utterly dissatisfied with this office, their failure to follow through on what they agreed to; the care is ok, staff are decent, but good luck with appointments! I hate to give complaints, but this office takes the cake! Please avoid these doctors if you can.
Most of my entire family has been Dr. Dave's paint for almost 30 years. Since, PIH has taken over most of the Drs. in Whittier, it has become almost impossible to get an appt.They also archieved many records that are still needed by the patient. Dr. Gothard is one of the best.But, it's so difficult to see him now. They also changed all their phone numbers and we had his direct line before. They try to refer you to their urgent care, which you would be better off going to the county. They misdiagnosed my son, said he had a stomach problem when he told them he thought it was urinary or kidney and he ended up in the hospital with an acute kidney problem.
I travel 40 miles to see this doctor--he is the most considerate and caring doctor I have ever met. He takes the time to answer questions--and even solicits them! He is the best diagnostician I know, I think because he takes the time to really listen. When my father was dying he made a house call and only charged it as an office visit. He called my mother afterwards to extend condolences and see if she needed anything--and she wasn't even his patient. He is always available by phone and has never charged me for a phone call.
Dr. David W. Gothard's Credentials
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- Boston University School Of Medicine (Grad. 1968)
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