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Mon, May 25

1301 20th St #280, Santa Monica, CA 90404, USA


Mon, May 25

Dr. Richard Corlin

Gastroenterologist

Santa Monica, CA


In-network insurances:

AARP, AIG, Aetna, Affinity, Amerigroup, AmeriHealth, American Republic Insurance Company, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Assurant, Beech, Champva, CalPERS, CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, CenCal Health, Cigna, Consolidated Health Plans, Coventry Health Care, First Health, GEHA, GWH-Cigna, Guardian, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, HealthNet, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Highmark Blue Shield, Humana, Liberty Mutual, Medicare, Meridian Health Plan, MetLife, Optima Health, Oxford, Palmetto GBA, Providence Health Plans, SCAN Health Plan, The Hartford, Travelers, Tricare, UniCare, Workers' Compensation, Zenith

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Voro score

80% recommended

24 out of 30 patients recommend this doctor after their visit.

Other reviews

Zocdoc

4.5(30)

Approach

Dr. Corlin received his medical degree from Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia, PA. While at Hahnemann Medical College, he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. After medical school, he stayed in Philadelphia to complete his Internal Medicine internship and residency at Hahnemann Hospital. While completing his residency, he was selected as a Post-Graduate Scholar by the American College of Physicians. Once he received his board certification in Internal Medicine, he served two years in the Heart Disease and Stroke Control Program for the United States Public Health Service. Following his position at the U.S. Public Health Service, he attended UCLA’s Gastroenterology Fellowship Program and completed his gastroenterology training in 1972. Dr. Corlin made history while training at UCLA. He established UCLA’s first Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Unit, and became director of the unit. In 1975, Dr. Richard Corlin co-founded Southern California Medical Gastroenterology Group, Inc. and has been practicing medicine in Santa Monica ever since. In addition to his time in practice, Dr. Corlin has devoted a substantial amount of his energy and efforts to healthcare reform by helping to establish health policies and medical practice guidelines. In 1979, he was appointed by the Governor of California to serve on the Board of Medical Quality Assurance. In 1991, he was selected to serve a four-year term on the Advisory Committee to the Director of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Corlin’s renowned commitment to the institution of healthcare led to his election as the President of the American Medical Association in 2001.

Biography

Educations

Drexel University, MD

Certifications

Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

Trainings

Hahnemann University Hospital (residency)
University of California, Los Angeles (fellowship)

Wait time

Patients typically wait less than 15 minutes before being seen.

Bedside manner

Patients say this doctor has excellent bedside manner.

Reviews (30)
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 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor? highly professional experience
Weixiu S.Jun 19
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Really liked him. Very professional and excellent doctor.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?This is a great doctor, very professional and caring. The only negative was that the office staff did not have my patient information that was supposed to have been sent by ZOCDOC.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I thought he was the perfect doctor. knowledgeable, kind, thoughtful. The office staff was also great, and Sabrina was very helpful.
Norman N.May 21
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?This was my second appointment with Dr. Corlin. The first was about 7 years ago. I appreciate his easy, yet professional, manner. He answered my questions respectfully and gave me the information I was seeking.
AnonymousApr 16
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?Appreciated his time and expertise. Arranged for as procedure to be performed on a very short term basis.
 Doesn't recommend this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very disappointed in my experience with Dr. Richard Corlin. I had been experiencing a lot of stomach problems with digesting food, so I gave him a visit. He seemed very knowledgeable and professional and assured me that we would be able to figure out what was wrong. He first said that I needed to have an endoscopy procedure performed. This was an expensive procedure not covered by insurance, but he assured me that the results obtained from it would solve my issue. I had the procedure performed, and waited to hear the results. 3 days later, I hadn't received any updates, so I called the office to get the results. No answer - straight to voicemail. I left a voicemail with my name and phone number asking for a call back. I never got a call back. I called 3 more times and asked for the results, but I could never get through. So, I decided to make another appointment. When I arrived, I asked him about the results, and he said he didn't know why I hadn't received my results back earlier. He said that the results were inconclusive, so I would have to take another test, a gastric emptying study. Once again, this procedure was not covered by insurance, so I had to pay out of pocket. Once again, I did not receive the results of my procedure, so I called the office - no reply; straight to voicemail. I called 7 more times, leaving a voicemail with my name and phone number each time before I FINALLY received a call back. The receptionist said that they had, in fact, returned my calls, but they called an old work number for a job I no longer have, even though their answering machine explicitly asks you to leave your phone number to be reached at and even though I had left my current phone number with every call. Anyway, they once again said that the results were inconclusive and that I would need to come back in for another appointment if I wanted any more help. At this point, I was really frustrated because I had paid for two expensive procedures not covered by insurance as well as two doctor visits and had gotten absolutely no results. Additionally, it was a huge struggle just to get them to tell me my test results after all. I decided to cut my losses with this doctor and to stop going to him. Visiting Dr. Corlin was an extremely disappointing experience, and I would highly discourage anyone from visiting him.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very pleased.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?Great.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?There is a professional ease to this office. Nobody looks forward to Doctors visits, but this is the exeption to that rule. Great Great Great experience.
 Doesn't recommend this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Satisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?Office staff is slow and unreliable; doctors to whom he referred me only accepted cash payments out of pocket.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?He always takes the time to listen to me and my concerns and fully explain the treatment he is prescribing.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Colin had a very welcoming, professional demeanor. The staff was very personably and efficient.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very thorough and reassuring. Makes me feel like I can ask anything. Didn't feel rushed.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?He was such a Professional but with a very good bed side manner. Very easy to talk too.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Professional staff, timely appointment, and ease of scheduling were great.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Satisfactory
AnonymousSep 22
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Good
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent
AnonymousOct 29
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent
AnonymousOct 15
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent
AnonymousMar 15
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Good
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: More than 1 hour
Bedside manner: Satisfactory
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent