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Qualifications and Experience
Awards and Publications
Dr. David Senechek is a 1988 Honors graduate of Harvard Medical School and M.I.T., where he was distinguished with the Lamport Biomedical Research Prize for Best Original Research. He completed his residency at the University of California, San Francisco, is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and also holds a degree in Astronautical Engineering with honors from the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Verified Patient Reviews
It was good. I'm used to getting my labs during my visit with the dovtor. Unfortunately this plus the drive from San Jose may prevent me from seeing him again. Overall pleasant experience!
As always, Dr. Senechek listened to my concerns and spent a lot of time explaining things and coming up with a plan of action for my complex health issues. He was very knowledgeable, helpful, kind and compassionate.
Great Doctor! He's very thorough and on point.
Excellent as always.
He's an outstanding professional person. Extremely knowledgable on every aspect of the word. It's always a pleasure meeting with him.
Dr. Senechek is an excellent doctor!
I've been a patient for 15+ years. While you may have to wait from time to time, the doctor always spends as much time as you need answering all of your questions. He is very thorough and I have always appreciated his approach to patient care.
I've been a patient since 1998 and Dr. Senechek is a life saver. A true professional but most importantly he truly cares and the health and well being of his patients.
Excellent!!!!!! Very thorough, informative, helpful, and efficient.
Definitely took his time and answered a lot of my questions.
Dr. Senechek is a very gifted, fabulous-very comforting, very thorough, very friendly, kind and compassionate. What I noticed and experienced in Dr. Senechek is, he pays attention to what I say and is a very thorough doctor and for sure many doctor lack of this. Whenever I had a problem and needed help, his assistance always quick to accommodate not just me but I often hear from others as well. Dr. Senechek has so much patience and he listened, explain everything in details and help to make me feel comfortable even he follow up with other specialist who is taking care of me to understand how the treatment is going. Bottom line, this is what a patient needs a doctor like Dr. Senechek and I can’t thank him enough for his compassion and professionalism!
Dr. Senechek is awesome as ever.
Dr. Senechek has been my primary physician for several years. I love his warmth and compassion. Extremely intelligent, knowledgeable. He never rushes through an appointment, always takes time to answer all my questions. I always recommend him to friends.
Not a very comfortable place to be
I have been a patient of Dr Senechek's for over 20 years. He has literally saved my life twice and I can highly recommend him as one of the best physicians that I have every visited. He is always professional and explains things precisely so that you have a firm grasp of what may be wrong as well as his recommended treatment plan.
Dr. Senecheck, explains things so clearly for a patient to digest. He approaches my care in such a thoughtful manner that I know that his diagnosis is very comprehensive.
Very good bedside manner and does very well with explaining what going with the patient
Very good professional!!! Highly recommended !!!
As usual, friendly and sound advice with a little bit of personal experience thrown in!
Dr. Senecek is a doctor's doctor. He is thorough, clear and inspiriing. If only all doctors had the same outlook on the profession that he does we would all be better off. The term health care professional applies here. He really cares about his patients health and he is always professional in the way he talks with you. I am 72 years old and have the feeling he will try to get me to live forever.
My husband and I have been going to Dr. Senechek for years. We LOVE Dr. Senechek because he's such an amazing doctor and he's uber intelligent! Dr.Senechek is always very thorough. He's very detailed when he talks about the treatment plans and medication because medicine and curing people is his passion. He is very compassionate and he has great bedside manner. He always make me feel comfortable and makes me laugh. He treats each patient as a unique individual & prescribes accordingly to their special medical needs. Dr. Senechek has massive massive knowledge of medicine. His brain is like a huge medical library. It's the size of a galaxy. He's incredibly brilliant. He is creative w medicine & treatment plan to minimize side effects. He's the best doctor in San Francisco!
Doctor was more talkative than most and explained the medical procedures and results, but did so very rapidly. Felt like I was being speeded along both times. The last time some paperwork was left incomplete which caused me to have to go back again.
He was rude and unprofessional, not even apologizing for my hour long wait. His assistant was a little bit nicer and at least conversational, but still not very apologetic. I got the impression that "general check-ups" weren't his thing, but I expected more after telling him this was my first check-up in 10 years (I feel like that makes someone want to care a bit more about their patient's health). I paid for a visit and blood tests and never received any info back from him about the results. It's now been over 3.5 months, and I have decided that I shouldn't wait any longer. Not worth taking a half day at work, save yourself some money and frustration.
Pretty bad. Office was the least professional medical environment I've ever been in. that didn't bother me too much actually. It felt more like a crappy college professors office than a medical office. 2 things really made it bad. First, I was running late and got there at 10am for my 10am appointment. There was no receptionist. So I sat in this weird tiny waiting room for an hour before speaking to someone. Second, I found him on Zocdoc by looking up "Travel Medicine". He was an internist not a travel med specialist, but I assumed that he had experience with travel medicine since he was listed under travel medicine. After the hour wait, he told me that he doesn't do travel medicine, I need to go to the public health clinic for that. My Zocdoc note to the doctor when I made the appointment was that I was looking for a "Travel Medicine Consolation." This was a weird facility. The Dr. is a bit off putting. And this experience was 100% waste 3 hours.
He is a doctor who thinks and works with you for the best results possible.
Dr. Senechek is an amazing HIV/AIDS doctor - he is current on new meds, side effects, and efficacy.
He's very good, and extremely knowledgeable.
He has always been knowledgeable, explains in way the average person can understand, and understanding. A great Doctor.
Very compassionate doctor and explained a lot about my overall health during this challenging time in my life. I absosulty love this doctor!
i laughed; i cried; i cheered ... fine family fun - a big thumb's up ... oh, wait - that's my proctology appointment! : ]
I found my primary physician...
Very patient. Explains all that you need to know. Is positive and makes you feel good too.
Excellent attention and straight forward!
Thoughtful, patient, an excellent advocate, very knowledgeable, kind, spends as much time as is needed, a rarity these days.
The doctor was very tgorough and followed up with me the recommendations he had made at my last visit I was pleased with his care and folllow up review and future recommendations
Dr. Senecheck is knows HIV/AIDS, current meds, up on side effects and the treatment of those side effects. I feel so much better now that he changed my HIV regimen.
He knows his stuff and explains things very thoroughly so you can understand!
It is always a pleasant visit with Dr. David Senechek. He always takes time to answer your questions.
I was very satisfied. The doctor listens and is thorough in his evaluations Thank you Doctor Senechek
He was great!
Dr. Senechek is very knowledgeable and explains things very clearly in a way that makes sense to me. The wait was longer than I liked but he was faced with a few emergency visits by some patients which I completely understand.
Dr Senechek is an excellent doctor!
Dr. Senechek was great again! Follow up appointment this time about lab work. He was very knowledgable about how labs do their work and about current research in medicine. Thankfully he was able to explain everything in easily understandable terms right down to the molecular level.
He was really nice and caring
This guy is awesome. He was in the Airforce, he went to MIT and Harvard. He was a rocket scientist before he became a doctor, how cool is that? He's so experienced he has seen it all, and he works with my other doctors. Seriously, if you are tired of searching around SF for a doctor who isn't going to give you a bunch of hippie bologna, Dr. Senecheck is your guy! Needless to say, I'm keeping him as my primary care doctor.
Excellent & efficient visit, just the way I like it. I brought up the items that I wanted to discuss, and Dr. Senechek addressed them professionally and expediently. Great visit.
I arrived a half an hour early to my appointment and waited approximately 15 minutes to see Dr. Senechek. Dr. Senechek is a very thorough, competent and knowledgeable doctor, and takes his time in answering his patient's questions and addressing their concerns. He really does care about his patients! Unlike many other doctors, Dr. Senechek does not rush his patients out of the office. His staff are very courteous and professional!
Very thorough, knowledgable, helpful.
Dr. Senechek was very knowledgeable and professional. He was very attentive to my needs and related to me very well.
Dr. Senechek is fantastic! I actually have a primary doctor but can never get into see her. Only the nurse practioners are available which is extremely frustrating. Because I could not see a doctor at my own practice, a very good friend and longtime patient recommended I go see Dr. Senechek. I was able to get into see Dr. Senechek almost immediately and I love that I could see his availability and I could book my appointmenet on ZocDoc. The online experience is infinitely better than waiting on hold for 20-30 minutes to just try to get a live person at my former doctor's office practice. And I sincerely appreciated and valued seeing a doctor! Dr. Senechek asked a lot of great questions, gave helpful advice and listened. Given my upcoming travel schedule, he also proactively prescribed me something in case my stomach bug resurfaces. I asked him about another ailment (tennis elbow) and he listened, walked me through the cause and gave me some solutions -- and next steps if the condition does not improve. I really appreciated his thougthful approach. I highly recommend seeing Dr. Senechek. He is straight forward, very knowledgeable, thoughtful and just a nice person.
Dr Senechek was fantastic. Took extra time to talk over my situation and come up with individualized solutions to make me feel better.
I was very pleased. The information received will make a BIG positive impact on my health.
I was very pleased.
Dr. Senechek is a knowledgable doctor. The only downturn was the wait time in this one instance. I have been here before and waited less than 30 minutes. Overall my experience was good.
As always Dr. Senechek is able to put my mind at ease.
He knows what he is doing. I trust him.
Dr. Senechek is an excellent doctor. He always give good answers to your questions. He does not over-react if something is not well with your health and takes action immediately.
I have been going to Dr. Senechek for years and find him to be a highly competent and excellent professional and caring doctor, who takes time to talk to his patients and discuss results for tests and his examinations.
Dr. Senechek has been my doctor for nearly 20 years! He has always made me feel like top priority, is very knowledgable, friendly, and caring.
Short and sweet
I always appreciate Dr. Senechek because of his knowledge of HIV/AIDS treatments and the issues that come with the treatment. I am in very good hands, he is on top of my treatment and potential side effects. He is very easy going - not intimidating - and welcomes all questions and concerns. Dr. Senechek is Top Notch!
Having seen Dr. Senechek for 20 years, I am always impressed with his time spent with me in prevention and continuing care. He explains sometimes intricate medical terms and procedures to me, the layperson, in a compassionate way and in a way I can understand! He's a great doctor and nurturer and I am grateful he is the leader of my health care team!
At first it seemed like it was going to be rushed but I was pleasantly surprised. Doctor gave me a physical and then sent me to get some blood work, EGK, and x-rays done during the best check-up I've ever had. Also gave me some referrals to address some concerns that have been on my mind. Will go again.
As usual, I had great experience. Thank you for all your help!!
Dr. Senechek is not only brillant he is very friendly and kind.
Have been seeing Dr Senechek for some time now, and he continues to be a thorough, informed physician who takes time to answer questions and address concerns that I have. He keeps up to date on the latest drugs and how his patients are doing on them. This is a physician who truly cares about his patients.
Very matter-of-fact and to the point. I liked the efficiency as well as the detailed information he provided me with.
Dr. Senechek is top notch! He is very smart, knows his meds, knows his HIV/AIDS issues and is current!
Dr. Senechek is the best! Always on top of the latest info, seen enough to know what does and doesn't work. No matter how big or small my ailment, he always treats me with the utmost of care.
I think Dr. David Senechek is an excellent doctor with a courteous staff!
He is the best dr I have ever seen!
He has been my doctor since 1999 and involved in all aspects of my medical care when I've been away from the Bay Area. As always, my vist today -no exception, he is thorough, focused. He makes the time to listen and to discuss why he is doing, what he is doing, giving risks and benefits: a true scientist, pure empiricist!
He is an incredible doctor. He knows what he is doing and is well informed about medical practice and procedure. I trust him to make medical decisions but most importantly, he puts you in charge of your health. He teams with you and expects you to also be responsibile for your health care and rightfully so. We are in this together.
Unprofessional dirty environment, never followed up with blood work, billing was messed up by boyfriend/office assistant. Overall a horrible experience.
Extremely knowledgeable and attentive
I've worked with Dr. Senechek for many years, and he's only gotten better. His advice is also honest and accurate. I highly recommend him.
The doctor was very helpful and provided me with a lot of useful information. He was thorough, but not too complicated. And he was very quick.
Very professional, very helpful. Super-friendy support staff as well!
David always amazes me. I never feel rushed during my visits. He always gives you a full explaination of your condition and the reason for the treatment he chooses. I can't say enough good things about him and his staff.
Dr. Senechek always gives expert advice and every visit is an education as well as a pleasure.
very very knowledgeable - always a positive experience
Dr. Senechek has always been highly knowledgeable about hiv treatment therapies, explains lab work thoroughly, and I have trusted his judgment on my medical treatment plan for years. I have recommended him to many of my friends.
Time to find a new general practitioner. Two appointments, two times nearly an hour late with no explanation.
very good, smart doctor. wears a 3 piece suit. classy guy.
He saw me on the same day, so while I had to wait an unnecessarily long time (the staff called me to come in early, then had me wait 1 hour), I understood. Dr. Senechek was fantastic once he came in. He was brisk, but he was really thorough and made sure I had everything I needed down to the last detail before I left. He wrote me RXs, for my travels "just in case," and he saw that I got to the lab ok to have my blood work done.
Dr Senchek is a very smart man and wants the best for his patients. He is truly a one of a kind and it's hard to find good care these days. I drive from Burlingame to see him, because I know I can trust his medical advice and get well if I go to David. He can always fix the problem!
He's as smart and practical as they come. He treats me as a adult and ALWAYS leaves me better educated.
I have always found him to be extremely bright, a gentleman, and I never feel rushed.
He makes me feel ok to talk about problems. It's so easy to ask questions. I would not go to any other Doctor. He is the best Thank You. Dr.
great personality, holistic approach to medicine, extensive knowledge of human body
I've known Dr. Senechek for over 15 years. He is an incredibly gifted physician. He has an uncanny knack of being able to condense complex concepts down to a level that seems intelligible to us laymen. His superlative academic record from MIT and Harvard certainly brings clarity to why he's such a brilliant practitioner. I love Dr. Senechek, his practice saved my life. Literally. But that's a story for another time.
Dr. Senechek is a phenominal doctor. He's very thorough with his diagnosis and he really takes the time to scentifically explain everything. His treatement program cured me. He's uber, uber intelligent, and very compassionate. He's been my doctor for 3 years now. When I first moved to San Francisco it was extremely difficult and frustrating to find a new physician who understands my needs and concerns. Then, a friend of mine referred me to Dr. Senechek to save me from the wacky or snooty doctors in the San Francisco.
Had to wait more than 40 minutes past my appointment time. Surgery was grubby, in need of renovation.
I always like Dr. Senechek. He's quick, professional, and even educational. I have a better view on my health every time I see him.
I have nothing but sincere appreciation of Dr. David Senechek and his god gifted incredible medical skills, Also his staff they are an awesome friendly and courteous folks. Dr, Senechek personally called for referral to make sure his patient get appointment and been taking good care by another doctor. Dr. Senechek always very kind, compassionate and listen to his patients. I admire Dr. Senechek very much and thank him for his care and helpfulness as well as his staff members whenever I desperately needed their help for my health issues. He always explain everything in details to make you understand your issues and his care for my recovery, I have been Dr. Senechek patents for little over 6years and believe me if you are lucky enough to be referred and accepted to Dr. Senechek, thank your lucky stars I do, everyday-:)
Dr. Senechek isn't the typical doctor to try and get you in and out as quickly as possible. He was very friendly, conversational, and full of good health and life advice. Very smart guy who obviously has lived a very impressive life. I would highly recommend him for anyone looking for a primary care doctor.
This doctor was over an hr late in his office to see me. I appointment was at 10 am. I got there at 945 to fill out paperwork. The doctor didn't arrive in the office until 11 am. I am a very healthy & active 25 yr old. I have a strict diet (eat only clean foods ie; veggies, chicken, fruits, oats, sweet potatoes, salads, cottage cheese etc) I exercise 6x a wk. Three days weight training/6 days running/cardio. I have been extremely bloated for a couple months now. I have no idea what's going on, but my stomach looks like I'm pregnant (I took 2 tests both were negative). I went to this doctor hoping to get answers. Instead, he was short with me. Made me feel rushes. He told me to do crunches. Anyone who knows anything about health & nutrition would know abs are made in the kitchen. I eat 95% clean. My exercise is 100% on. I can't believe how rude & unhelpful he was after I waited an hr to see him. What a waste of my time. He also boasted about his intelligence & ability to solve the most complicated health problems. He talked about how great of shape he was in & spoke of his fitness regiment. He mentioned he was in is mid 50s when he appeares to be in his 70s. He has bright red hair & eye brows that he clearly dyed himself. He looked unhealthy & ridiculous. Why would anyone take this guy seriously? Save your time & money. Go elsewhere.
Dr. Senechek put me on a medication that made me extremely sick over the period of six months and caused acute kidney injury. I took myself off the medication and checked the drug manufacturer's website: there were specific contraindications for my medical condition written in bold face type. When I repeatedly tried to book an appointment, the office was often closed during scheduled business hours and no staff person called me back. I was informed by my insurance that Dr. Senechek was no longer with my medical group and I was assigned another primary care doctor. I had been a patient of Dr. Senechek for over fifteen years. My last appointment was scheduled so I could tell him how I felt and pick up my medical records--his office was closed and my last lab report was pinned to the door. Thanks for our so-called patient-doctor relationship! Over the last few years I have seen a capable and informed physician and his office deteriorate into an incompetent mess. Dr. Senechek, for the sake of your patients, stop doing them a disservice and close your practice.
The best doctor I have ever had. He's knowledgeable and conveys his information to help me make important decisions for my health. He cares and his systematic approach to solving a health problem is paramount. His down-to-earth approach is comforting. I suffered for many years with diverticulitis and dismissed by doctors as having just nervous bowel or IBS. His approach to my healthcare has helped me dramatically. After recent surgery and now recovering, I feel that I have made substantial life changing for the better. Many Thanks to Dr. Senecheck!
Dr. S, is the best. Quick efficient and gets me feeling better.
he is the best doctor I have every seen
This was the fastest appointment I've had! Heck they even took me back 20 minutes early!
Great, always asks what's wrong, listens and informs.
As always, Dr.Senechek was very cordial. I appreciate him listening to my questions and giving me very good recommendations. The two ladies working at his office were very helpful as well.
Dr. Senechek is awesome, though I did have to wait a while. Highly recommended.
Dr. Senecheck is an excellent physician. Cares about the entire patient and not just the issue that brings you to the office.
It was my first time seeing Dr. Senechek and he was very friendly. He seemed like a great doctor.
He's great! Really cares about his patients and seems to demand very high standards. I'm a brand new patient and he told me if I ever needed to get in same day they would make it work.
Doctor senechek is very knowledgable and a awesome doctor!
I've been seeing Dr Senechek for over 15 years and have always enjoyed his thorough and friendly manner.
Dr. Senechek is an excellent doctor. I highly recommend him to anyone!
Dr. Senechek knows his business, really listens and takes his time to answer all your questions in an educational manner by either using plain English words or specific medical terminology. You set the bar.
Great bedside manner, provided me with a number of referrals to other doctors that I needed to see in the city (I'm new to SF)
I have been Dr. Senechek's patient for 17 years and am always impressed with his concern relentless quest to improve my health and well-being. He is very knowledgeable; yet also takes the personal time to explain and involve me in my health care plan--very professional!
Excellent first consultation. I was given very clear directions for follow-up tests and visits. Everyone on the office was extremely pleasant and helpful.
I've been a patient for 10+ years. Dr. Senechek is very thorough and takes the time to explain everything.
I've been seeing Dr. Senechek for years and I trust him completely. He really listens and he's the most intelligent doctor I've ever had. He's friendly and direct and completely upfront. Oh and I credit him with convincing me to finally quit smoking more than seven years ago. Thanks, Doc!
Dr. Senechek is a compassionate, thorough doctor who seems to really care about his patient's health. I went in asking about one thing and ended up having a long discussion about my general health. I highly recommend Dr. Senechek to SF newcomers like myself.
As always, very cordial.
An excellent doctor.. very comprehensive and gives solid advice!!
While visit a dear friiend of mine in the hospital over ten years ago I met Dr. Senechek. My friend, the patient, was such a maven when it came to taking care of hisbhealth. Gerald research all doctors in San Franscico thoroughly and went through several before finding Dr. S. He was a very proactive patient and his relationship with Dr. S is what fit. Gerald chose Dr. Senechek and I could see why. His bedside manner, vast knowledge, clear explanation, and superb professionalism gave comfort to all us going through such a horrible time. I quicky chose Dr. Senechek as my doctor as well. It has been over ten years since that time and I am confident in Dr. S.. He Rocks! Sincerely, Gari James Cuevas
Dr. Senechek is GREAT! I had serve stomach pain and went to the ER twice in the span of 24 hours to have it treated spending no less than 14 hours total there..and they weren't able to figure out what was wrong. Dr. Senechek prescribed some meds that immediately fixed the problem. Thank YOU!
takes time to let patient explain reason for appointment, asks about other conditions, concerns, explains options, reviews patient prescription & testing regimen consistently, office visit 'wait' time is minimal
Doctor Senechek is brilliant! He knows his HIV/AIDS treatments, possible side effects, etc. He is incredibly patient, he is an excellent listener and answers all questions and concerns. He did not rush me. I am very grateful that he continues to practice.
As always he is an amazing doctor.
Conscientious. Focused on you.
Great doctor! Listened to all my concerns, acted in my best interest, and will definitely be going back. Appointment went very smoothly.
I look forward to the visit he's has the right dynamic in personal delivery and professional delivery. Thank you Dr. Senechek
Dr. Senechek is phenomenal. Saved me a ton of money (over $1k per year), took the time to understand my conditions and recommend many options (not just 1), and has a great sense of humor.
Dr. Senechek is a great doctor. Always takes time to explain things to you, and gives great advice. I'd highly recommend him.
The Doctor was very thorough in his examination as well as explaining every item we discussed and wrote it down for me. He asked many questions to assist in proper diagnosis as many Doctors do not do..I highly recommend him He also took the time to discuss or explain any other concerns or questions I had.
Best doc on the planet! Really listens. Spends time with his patients.
Dr. Senechek has been our family doctor for eight years. He is spends a lot of time with you and listens. His expertise in infectious deseases sets him apart; he really is a specialist practicing a family paratice. He is great.
I have been a patient of Dr. Senechek for 17 years. He has always been caring, responsive and thorough. i would absolutely recommend him to friends and colleagues.
Very productive and informative - excellent!
Dr Senechek is not only a great doctor, but he hears what you have to say; he relates to your situation and inspires you with those of his own. I'm a fan!
Extremely knowledgeable in infectious diseases (ie, my cough/viral infection). Great conversation explaining the reasoning of what he was prescribing.
Dr. Senecheck was very thorough and I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for medical services
He has been my doctor for at least 15 years and I would never think of seeing anyone else (except a specialist if I needed one).
Very informative and answered all my questions. He was very nice and even gave me a cookie on the way out!
Dr. Senechek was extremely knowledgeable, had good recommendations for other physicians and took the time to ask excellent questions and provide good responses. I feel comfortable having him as a new Primary Care Physician.
Intelligent, energetic, concerned, light-hearted, knowledgable, confident - all one could want. Highly recommended. - Jack Gescheidt
I read some unflattering reviews about Dr. Senechek on Yelp, but in most the reviewer conceded the doctor knew medicine well. So, because it's more important to me that my doctor know medicine than be my buddy I gave Dr. Senechek a try. He was late to both my morning appointments and was clearly in a rush during my first visit. However, the doctor's bedside manner is pleasant and I really do believe that he cares for his patients. During my follow-up visit he sat down explained to me in detail all of the results and significance of my lab work - and he gave me a copy of the labs. No other doctor I've had before has done that. I would recommend Dr. Senechek to anyone whose principal concern is having a doctor who knows his stuff.
Definitely took his time explaining what he was prescribing and why, definitely would recommend to anyone!
I just moved to the Bay Area and haven't had time to find a doctor by word of mouth, so I chose Dr. Senechek based largely the other reviews here. I'm glad I did. Dr. Senechek listened carefully as I described my symptoms, and he took the time to thoroughly explain his diagnosis and suggested treatment plan. His office manager, Mark, was extremely polite and put together my new patient file with a minimum of hassle and paperwork on my part. Highly recommended.