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Alan W. Shindel



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269 reviews
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Apr 25, 2020
Dr Shindel is so responsive I am so grateful for him.
Mar 24, 2020
Very thorough and kind. Really listened and wanted what was best for me.
Mar 05, 2020
Dr. Shindel is very knowledgeable regarding my polycystic kidney disease has a great manner about him that makes you feel he truly cares about your issues and wants to help you get better.
Feb 14, 2020
Feb 11, 2020
The physician Dr Shindel was really thorough and solid. I would like to see him again but the problems with the office staff left me feeling so unwelcome that I will to continue unless I receive an explanation from the office manager or can be seen at another clinic/hospital site.
Jan 18, 2020
Dr Shindel explained the alternatives available to me and made me more confident in the direction I decide to go
Jan 13, 2020
I was impressed with Dr. Shindel!
Jan 10, 2020
It was our first time meeting Dr. Shindel and we liked him very much. It was a comfortable and easy appointment.
Jan 02, 2020
The Care Provider( I'm assuming is the Dr). he was very nice polite patient courteous and seemed concerned and understanding etc. he even suggested I could watch the procedure/test thing on the screeen. what I don't understand is WHY the bleeding when I would pee etc and what couple it possibly be as it was terribly scary and I had prior blood tests in ER hospital at Eden and I was admitted for 2 daus( foljs at UCSF ER just a day before that was rude and not helpful and let me leave not feeling flood and still bleeding and in pain and lied about some test results-told me everything was ok). anyway I need further tests or soemthing and I feel definitely a follow up appt to further check things or see how things are going. So I didn't get an answer about "why " the bleeding when pee. I was told by Dr that "bladder looked ok or whatever. I again thought I saw something like "piece of meat" that shouldn't be there in beginning and no place else when looking on screen. I again forgot to ask them as so much was going on and I was trying to not be in pain. also I'm still not feeling best- still pain lower stomach/pelvic area( I don't kmow where everything was) and lower back some times .
Dec 24, 2019
this provider is for male with bladder problems not for female which I am. basically it was waste of doctor's and mine time.
Nov 20, 2019
good experience
Oct 30, 2019
professional clear communication and understanding. good experience
Sep 16, 2019
The doctor answered all my questions with patience and care.
Aug 28, 2019
Was aware of history and made good recommendations
Aug 27, 2019
Love the doctor. Love his team.
Aug 21, 2019
time is incredibly valuable to me. I drove 3.5 hours to Berkeley with the hopes of doing actual tests and getting to the root of the issue. not only was the doctor quick there was 0 testing done. costing me hundreds of dollars in the wasted days of making the trip. I expected to get there and be there for hours doing whatever tests I needed to do. now I have to make another trip just to do the tests where the doctor doesn't even know what's wrong with me other than just wanting pictures and me to take medication. I am not okay with those answers and I want a doctor that fights to find the issue not just have me come back over and over for their insurance paycheck.
Aug 21, 2019
Talked about my problem. Put a plan together. Follow up in 6 weeks.
Aug 13, 2019
Dr. Shindel is fantastic. He's empathetic easy to discuss hard to discuss subjects with and very professional. Top of the line.
Jul 31, 2019
The doctor brought two others into the (small) room with me to discuss my issues with sexual dysfunction. One of them was female who was never introduced to me and was apparently typing in notes from the discussion. Because of the subject I was a bit uncomfortable with this situation. It could have been handled more discreetly.
Jul 22, 2019
it was a good experience
Jul 22, 2019
It is a lot of information to absorb in a short visit especially on a "sensitive" issue. I think the Resident? and Intern? who met with me first could have been clearer about their roles (e.g. we are a resident and intern and are doing an initial screening prior to you seeing the Dr.). I understand and support the learning but I felt like they could have learned as much by shadowing Dr. Shindel versus having me go through two exams.
Jul 10, 2019
I had a very uncomfortable visit with this provider. I came in to talk to the doctor about some personal/private matters and when the doctor came in he brought 4 students with him without my consent. Since everyone would not fit into the room the door was left open and two students were waiting by the door. I felt like my privacy was invaded and felt very uncomfortable. Also the doctor seemed like he was in a rush to leave. He didn't know my medical history well and quickly explained things which I did not understand. Overall it was not a pleasant experience. I felt invaded and rushed. This was an appointment that was of importance to me and I walked out with frustrated and confused with no direction to any resolution.
Jun 19, 2019
The doctor treated me with respect and took my concerns seriously. He did an appropriate check up and made recommendations for further tests and treatment.
Jun 18, 2019
The hospital was awesome
Jun 14, 2019
Time with the doctor felt rushed. I had a lot of questions as a result of all of the new information given to me about my fertility issues but not enough time with the doctor to talk about next steps. I felt like I was being treated for a "condition" where the only recommendation was surgery rather than having all of my concerns about fertility and family planning taken into consideration.
May 31, 2019
good experience
Apr 20, 2019
Dr Shindel is professional responsive and is kind.
Apr 20, 2019
Dr. Shindel is a good Doctor who is in the path to becoming a great Doctor.This is from a patient perspective. I say this being a Doctor myself for 40+ years.Good to great is matter of time.
Apr 16, 2019
I am Very happy with Dr. Shindel
Mar 20, 2019
I don't know how I could expect any more from Dr. Shindel and his staff. they certainly et a very high standard for other health care providers.
Mar 19, 2019
I think he was just super rushed that day.
Feb 25, 2019
Dr Shindel was very helpful
Feb 15, 2019
I had complete a 5-6 page questionnaire provided by this specific clinic so that the Doctor would have an in-depth understanding of my medical issues relating to this visit to Urology Dept. He showed no evidence of having read this at all; lots of work wasted! The Doctor also was closed to input from me about an alternative approach to the problem and published in a professional medical journal; he didn't want to discuss the related issues adequately in my view. Yes I know that he is the doctor but I'm the one most impacted by what is decided. He also seemed very rushed and gave me what seemed like perfunctory information related to my issue. He was otherwise quite knowledgeable. I didn't feel like I was part of the dialogue however.
Feb 15, 2019
The visit was a very good experience
Feb 15, 2019
Perhaps it was because I arrived late and I was one of the last appointments of the day but Dr. Shindel was speaking extremely quickly and it felt like my appointment was rushed even though I was able to find a new thing to try to sort out my problem. To solve this on my own I'll arrive a bit early next time and schedule appointments earlier in the day.
Jan 24, 2019
The provider was very good
Jan 17, 2019
Dr. Shindel is very courteous and respectful at all times. Clearly explains everything from medicines to procedures everything. I highly recommend him.
Jan 16, 2019
just great
Jan 08, 2019
Jan 02, 2019
communication on our first visit was as good as it should have been but the second time around it was much better.
Dec 19, 2018
Rockstar urologist!
Dec 17, 2018
The physician was not at all enthusiastic about offering solutions to my condition. Immediately upon entering the room he informed me that he knew I had seen another physician that he was acquainted with (not a UC doctor) and appeared irritated that I was now seeing him for the same thing. While he technically answered my questions his curt demeanor came through loud and clear and I left without any encouragement on how to address my problem. The staff was nice but I would certainly never recommend this doctor. He showed no compassion or interest.
Dec 14, 2018
Everything was clearly explained and I left feeling confident in the ability of the provider to help with the issue.
Dec 09, 2018
Doctor was very nice and polite - but I felt rushed thru the appointment and didn't have time for a real discussion.
Nov 16, 2018
Dr. Shindel was excellent!