Ray E. Aquitania, MD

★★★★☆
Ray E. Aquitania, MD specializes in Neurology and has 25 years of experience.
32.7849 -117.006
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8881 Fletcher Parkway

La Mesa, CA

91942

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25
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University Of Health Sciences/chicago Med School
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Awesome doc. Came in for what I thought was carpal tunnel. Only to find out it was all in my neck. Therapy fixed it right up. Thanks, Dr. A.

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Awesome doc. Came in for what I thought was carpal tunnel. Only to find out it was all in my neck. Therapy fixed it right up. Thanks, Dr. A.

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I like his style: interested, curious, decisive. After a detailed interview of my problems, he even asked my friend (who came with me to the appointment) if she noted anything in my appearance or behavior that might help him help me. A few possibilities were discussed with me before he told me his best diagnosis and plan of care. It's been a month now, and the face numbness is virtually gone.

5
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I like his style: interested, curious, decisive. After a detailed interview of my problems, he even asked my friend (who came with me to the appointment) if she noted anything in my appearance or behavior that might help him help me. A few possibilities were discussed with me before he told me his best diagnosis and plan of care. It's been a month now, and the face numbness is virtually gone.

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Can't thank this doctor enough. Listened to my long-term problem and set out a treatment plan, which worked!

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Can't thank this doctor enough. Listened to my long-term problem and set out a treatment plan, which worked!

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Much better than any neurologist I've seen, and I've been to about 5 in 3 cities. He likes to focus on what we can do for my condition, and he always tries to improve on my treatment and lessen my pains.

5
★★★★★

Much better than any neurologist I've seen, and I've been to about 5 in 3 cities. He likes to focus on what we can do for my condition, and he always tries to improve on my treatment and lessen my pains.

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Once a full interview and examination were done, with some testing with a machine to check nerves and muscles, an MRI was next. Soon after, a problem was found on MRI and we looked at the films in a later visit. He took time to show the abnormalities on the films and made sure I saw them too. Long story short, neck injections and some medicines and advice on how I should change my lifestyle and habits got rid of my neck and arm pains. I feel great now. Dr. Aquitania is a confident doctor, and he was able to get to the root of the problem. Kudos to him.

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Once a full interview and examination were done, with some testing with a machine to check nerves and muscles, an MRI was next. Soon after, a problem was found on MRI and we looked at the films in a later visit. He took time to show the abnormalities on the films and made sure I saw them too. Long story short, neck injections and some medicines and advice on how I should change my lifestyle and habits got rid of my neck and arm pains. I feel great now. Dr. Aquitania is a confident doctor, and he was able to get to the root of the problem. Kudos to him.

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Dr. Ray Aquitania is a great doctor. Being someone who has been treated by several neurologists in her lifetime, I must say that Aquitania??s bedside manner is much better than most. He takes any length of time required with you in order to get a full understanding of your condition, symptoms, timeline, etc. He asks a lot of questions about how you??re feeling and actually listens to the answers! He is quick about it though; very little time is wasted once he comes in the room and it can seem as though he??s trying to usher you into the next category as quickly as he can. Please know that this isn't a bad thing. Most other neurologists have such a high opinion of their time that they will not even take a few extra minutes to answer your questions, let alone really listen to your answers even when it??s them asking you the question. So the fact that Aquitania does give you that time (even though it's in a manner that may seem short to some) is really a delightful difference between him and other neurologists that I've had the mis-pleasure of seeing.
My first visit was a referral and he asked me to bring everything I had in terms of labwork, results, xrays, etc. He spent about 45-50 minutes in the room with me talking about my health and asking a ton of questions about the background of my condition, current symptoms, length of time of each, etc. He did a physical exam which was basic nerve tests such as walking heel-to-toe, touching my nose, following his finger, etc. At the end, he talked to me about my personalized plan of attack, which was long and very detailed since this was to be the beginning of a ton of additional labs and tests. The really fantastic thing he did ?? and continues to do at ALL APPOINTMENTS - was to write down the Plan of Attack/??To Do List.? On a sheet of his letterhead, he wrote down all of the steps we were going to be taking in the order they needed to be taken and he included ALL of the instructions for me. He made a copy of the paper so he had one in the chart and one for me. This way, in case I forgot what was coming up or what tests I had left, I only needed to pull out that sheet of paper to find out.
Sample: 1. Get Bloodwork Done, 2. Call me the day after your bloodwork between 3:00-5:00PM for results, 3. If I give you the OK on that call, get your MRI, 4. Call me the day after your MRI by noon for the results... It's fantastic to have the doctor himself write out "Call me (at this time)" in your "To Do" notes. This way you don't feel like a fool when you call early and have the office staff say something like "You just had the bloodwork done yesterday. The doctor will call you sometime this week. (translation: "Don't call us again, we'll call you when we??re ready.") For anyone else who has ever waited for some major news to come in with lab results, it's a terrible feeling to essentially get reprimanded for calling a doctor too soon. If anything, Aquitania writes out for you to call him because he takes your case seriously enough that he wants to be sure to keep everything moving forward in a timely manner.
I see Aquitania frequently and every office visit is the same as the first as far as his procedure goes. The difference being that he usually doesn't do additional physical exams unless you??re having issues with a limb, vision, hearing, etc. He still asks a ton of questions on your current symptoms and he still creates a plan of attack at each visit so that you leave his office with your "To Do" list in-hand. If this sounds like a method that will work for you, then I??m sure you??ll grow to love it. At least you never leave his office with questions on what will come next.
The only negative that can be off-putting is that there are days I have a hard time dealing with his office staff. For the most part, the ladies are friendly and helpful. However, they are busy so it??s about 50/50 on whether the phone is answered, which means that you leave a message and they call you back with answers. Depending on who is calling, you might only get a few answers to a handful of questions? or I??ve had times when one item out of three I left the message on isn??t addressed. I understand that they do a number of tasks within his office, but it can take 2-3 days before you end up with a full answer to your original call. So please be aware of this factor prior to seeing him since staff interaction may be a deal-breaker for some.
FYI ?? My insurance is Blue Shield of CA HMO and within that, I'm part of the Sharp Community Medical Group. My co-pay is $25 - $10 higher than my PCP since Aquitania is a specialist. Please be aware that his office visits may run higher than your co-pays to other doctors. I hope my review has given you enough information on what you can expect from Dr. Aquitania and that you??ve found it helpful. Good luck to all with finding someone who works both for you and with you!

5
★★★★★

Dr. Ray Aquitania is a great doctor. Being someone who has been treated by several neurologists in her lifetime, I must say that Aquitania??s bedside manner is much better than most. He takes any length of time required with you in order to get a full understanding of your condition, symptoms, timeline, etc. He asks a lot of questions about how you??re feeling and actually listens to the answers! He is quick about it though; very little time is wasted once he comes in the room and it can seem as though he??s trying to usher you into the next category as quickly as he can. Please know that this isn't a bad thing. Most other neurologists have such a high opinion of their time that they will not even take a few extra minutes to answer your questions, let alone really listen to your answers even when it??s them asking you the question. So the fact that Aquitania does give you that time (even though it's in a manner that may seem short to some) is really a delightful difference between him and other neurologists that I've had the mis-pleasure of seeing.
My first visit was a referral and he asked me to bring everything I had in terms of labwork, results, xrays, etc. He spent about 45-50 minutes in the room with me talking about my health and asking a ton of questions about the background of my condition, current symptoms, length of time of each, etc. He did a physical exam which was basic nerve tests such as walking heel-to-toe, touching my nose, following his finger, etc. At the end, he talked to me about my personalized plan of attack, which was long and very detailed since this was to be the beginning of a ton of additional labs and tests. The really fantastic thing he did ?? and continues to do at ALL APPOINTMENTS - was to write down the Plan of Attack/??To Do List.? On a sheet of his letterhead, he wrote down all of the steps we were going to be taking in the order they needed to be taken and he included ALL of the instructions for me. He made a copy of the paper so he had one in the chart and one for me. This way, in case I forgot what was coming up or what tests I had left, I only needed to pull out that sheet of paper to find out.
Sample: 1. Get Bloodwork Done, 2. Call me the day after your bloodwork between 3:00-5:00PM for results, 3. If I give you the OK on that call, get your MRI, 4. Call me the day after your MRI by noon for the results... It's fantastic to have the doctor himself write out "Call me (at this time)" in your "To Do" notes. This way you don't feel like a fool when you call early and have the office staff say something like "You just had the bloodwork done yesterday. The doctor will call you sometime this week. (translation: "Don't call us again, we'll call you when we??re ready.") For anyone else who has ever waited for some major news to come in with lab results, it's a terrible feeling to essentially get reprimanded for calling a doctor too soon. If anything, Aquitania writes out for you to call him because he takes your case seriously enough that he wants to be sure to keep everything moving forward in a timely manner.
I see Aquitania frequently and every office visit is the same as the first as far as his procedure goes. The difference being that he usually doesn't do additional physical exams unless you??re having issues with a limb, vision, hearing, etc. He still asks a ton of questions on your current symptoms and he still creates a plan of attack at each visit so that you leave his office with your "To Do" list in-hand. If this sounds like a method that will work for you, then I??m sure you??ll grow to love it. At least you never leave his office with questions on what will come next.
The only negative that can be off-putting is that there are days I have a hard time dealing with his office staff. For the most part, the ladies are friendly and helpful. However, they are busy so it??s about 50/50 on whether the phone is answered, which means that you leave a message and they call you back with answers. Depending on who is calling, you might only get a few answers to a handful of questions? or I??ve had times when one item out of three I left the message on isn??t addressed. I understand that they do a number of tasks within his office, but it can take 2-3 days before you end up with a full answer to your original call. So please be aware of this factor prior to seeing him since staff interaction may be a deal-breaker for some.
FYI ?? My insurance is Blue Shield of CA HMO and within that, I'm part of the Sharp Community Medical Group. My co-pay is $25 - $10 higher than my PCP since Aquitania is a specialist. Please be aware that his office visits may run higher than your co-pays to other doctors. I hope my review has given you enough information on what you can expect from Dr. Aquitania and that you??ve found it helpful. Good luck to all with finding someone who works both for you and with you!

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5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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quick to get an appointment. test he did to quantify the problem was well-explained and done efficiently. good communication skills -- I knew exactly what the problem and plan of action was.

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quick to get an appointment. test he did to quantify the problem was well-explained and done efficiently. good communication skills -- I knew exactly what the problem and plan of action was.

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Top notch. Knows what he is talking about, and gives you recommended options and details of such. Office visits are always to the point and helpful. Staff are very helpful, but they are usualy very busy.

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★★★★★

Top notch. Knows what he is talking about, and gives you recommended options and details of such. Office visits are always to the point and helpful. Staff are very helpful, but they are usualy very busy.

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Ray E. Aquitania, MD Office Locations:

619-667-2700

8881 Fletcher Parkway

La Mesa, CA

91942

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8881 Fletcher Parkway

La Mesa, CA

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