Dr. David Geffner

Endocrinology
Santa Monica, CA
53 years experience male

Locations

UCLA Department of Medicine Practice Group

Los Angeles, CA

Address

200 UCLA Plaza Ste. 530, Los Angeles, CA
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My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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Fax

3102671899

UCLA Department of Medicine Practice Group

Santa Monica, CA

About

Bio

Dr. Geffner is a practicing adult and pediatric endocrinologist who has worked for large medical groups across Southern California. After obtaining his M.D. at Georgetown University School of Medicine he did his internship and subsequently his residency at the Cornell Cooperating Hospital House Staff Training Program in New York. He finished fellowships in endocrinology at the New York Hospital and UCLA-Wadsworth VA where he became Assistant Chief of Endocrinology before leaving for clinical practice. He continues to teach courses and was a member of the Committee on Scientific Integrity at UCLA where he is a full clinical professor. When his is not seeing patients he is teaching fellows, residents, and medical students at UCLA affiliated hospitals. He is a member of several professional societies including the Endocrine Society, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and the American Thyroid Association. He has served on several national and local committees for several of these organizations. He is past President of the Los Angeles County Chapter of the American Diabetes Association and is an advisor to groups such as The American College of Medical Quality and the Rand Corp. He presently consults for the Medical Board of California of which he was a member, for Medicare, and for the Center for Health Dispute Resolution. He was a JACO surveyor for the California Department of Health Services and Institute for Medical Quality. He is an invited speaker at national, professional, and community meetings and has served on the editorial advisory boards and review panels for several journals as well as publishing original articles in the fields of thyroid, diabetes, calcium, adrenal, sexual function, delivery of health care, and disease state management. He is the co-chair of the Thyroid Disorders Educational Initiative and a speaker for the Diabetes Educational Initiative and several pharmaceutical companies.

Specialties
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Endocrinology

Endocrinology, Board Certified

Doctor Q&A

954 Answers
279 Agrees
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience Endocrinology
None: mosapride, metoclopramide, renzapride, and zacopride all have side effects. Metoclopramide is the only one clinically available in the US
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience Endocrinology
It's low: If 2000-5000 IU of OTC Vit D does not help you can have your doctor Rx a 50,000 IU capsule to take once a week for a few weeks, than monthly
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience Endocrinology
Could be: see an endocrinologist to check serum prolactin levels. The discharge may be clear or milky

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He is an experienced and very knowledgable endocrinologist.
Dec 28, 2013
Very accurate and timely responses.
Sep 1, 2012
Very practical, useful answers.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! My thyroid med was doubled 3 wks ago/arms hurt awful/will check with Dr/said I'd need labs soon/must be a little bit too much. Thanks so much!
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Thx my lab work. (Both of them) were done in the AM & if its the"typically" between 300-1100 & mine is [email protected] age 30 y not any kind of therapy
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Thx. the doc said the normal lab is between 300-1100. I'm 30 & @ 280. Also been on 95mg of methadone everyday for 7 mos. so y no therapy 4me

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Georgetown University School of Medicine, DC
Graduated 1967MD

Awards

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Affiliations

UCLA Department of Medicine Practice Group

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