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Dr. Lawrence Hall, MD

Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

Our Primary Care-Internal Medicine practice welcomes you! Our medical care includes urgent care, internal medicine, general medicine, primary care, and family practice. We treat all common illness including cough/cold/flu, rashes, sprains, headaches, STDs, insomnia, dizziness, erectile dysfunction, and gynecology. We will always attempt to answer your questions thoroughly, so that you never have to worry needlessly, and we will explain complicated things clearly and simply.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • AIG
  • APWU

Specialties

  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Southern California, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Southern California (Internship)

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Chinese (Cantonese)

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1508195876

Office locations

Downtown Medical Group

450 Sutter Street, Suite 1723

San Francisco, CA 94108

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This evaluation isn't so much about Dr. Hall specifically, but Downtown Medical as a whole. This is a practice that puts profits way above patients. I initially saw Dr. Hall for insomnia. He prescribed me Lunestra and Melatonnin, both of whichwere ineffective. I called in to ask for another medication. An ethical medical practice would've given me another prescription without having to come in for another appointment, but not Downtown Medical. As I have no insurance, I had to pay "out of pocket". The next doctor I saw was Dr. Grenier initially seemed interested in helping me and seemed reasonably friendly until it came to the matter of her only giving me a 30 day supply of Ambien with no refills. She said I had to come back to the office for more pills. As I wanted to avoid needlessly paying another large amount of money, I asked if I could simply email or phone her in order for her to determine whether or not she should prescribe me more pills. She refused both of these rational requests and when I asked why, she suddenly dropped her friendly facade and angrily said "If you want more pills, you have to come back in!" I know she was just cowardly following the companys' rule of "Profit first, patient second," but I was still taken aback by her callousness and complete lack of professionalism. I would STRONGLY discourage anybody from going to Downtown Medical.
Less than 6 months ago
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I was rushed out. Didn't learn anything. And have the same exact problems that I went in with. No medication advice or further step advice.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr Hall is awesome
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Dr. Hall listened attentively and was able to get my blood drawn and refer me to 2 doctors within a span of 30 minutes. Wait time is fast if you schedule an early appointment.
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Dr. Hall was very professional and I enjoyed my visit with him.
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Instead of Lawrence Hall, they had me see Firoozeh Dastmalchi in the same practice, and she was excellent! Super fun! really great at explaining what she's doing and what needs to be done. I'd highly recommend her and expect to keep her as my normal doctor.
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Overall a great experience. Was in and out quickly. I thought the dr was very friendly and very willing to make sure she thoroughly evaluated my symptoms before sending me on my way.
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Wait time was really long, about 40 min. The actual appointment was fine. Recommend if you are looking for a doctor and work nearby. Just keep in mind you might be waiting for a while
More than 1 year ago
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I didn't enjoy my visit and won't be returning.
More than 1 year ago
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Quick and easy visit for an annual check up. Dr. Hall was friendly and courteous.
More than 1 year ago
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From new patient to Annual checkup in one hour. Fast, professional, and (to a layman) comprehensive. I booked on zocdoc 18 hours ago and now I'm all checked up! His capable staff is really the most important part of that asmost of the checkup stuff is done with them (Incl dealing with my bcbsil insurance).
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Wrong prescription...
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I actually saw another doctor at Dr. Hall's practice who was amazing. Great bedside manner, listened well, made me felt very well taken care of. Would definitely keep him in my list of doctors. :)
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Hall is thorough and listens very well. He knows to test when he doesn't know something and is more on the preventative medicine side, I would say. He was the only doctor I went to, out of half a dozen,that used common sense when dealing with a prescription issue of mine. Having just moved to the state, I was in desperate need of a certain medication which, due to absurd California state laws, no one would even entertain my problem. I sent Dr. Hall my records and explained to him my problem and he understood immediately and knew I wasn't trying to pull one over him. He was the only one who listened and used reason and logic. Truthfully.
More than 1 year ago
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It was with Dr Grainge. She was great. But the wait was bad.
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He very audibly announced my (embarrassing) symptoms to me outside of the exam room at the reception desk as he was explaining the prescription should take care of it. Mind you, we had already privately discussed this inside the exam room. Unprofessional and embarrassing!
More than 1 year ago
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great service, fast and to the point and that's all I want
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Overcharged me and I had to go back to my insurance provider to get them to reimburse
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Super nice and prof.
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They are friendly and prompt about responding to questions.
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Terrible service, had no idea what my diagnosis was.. Better of searching Google on my own. Oh and for a kicker, one of his secretary gave me the wrong antibiotics. Lucky for me the girl that checked me out caught themistake as I was paying. Check your meds people!
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My appointment is at 9:00AM, and I waited til 10:10AM at waiting area, and another 20 minutes in the exam room.
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Quick, efficient, kind, and informative
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Zoc doc had the wrong availability on the site, the office called me to let me know they wouldn't be able to see me for another hour, fortunately I was able to get in 30 mins after.
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Long wait time
More than 1 year ago
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He did not make sure I understood what was wrong with me.
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Felt like it was a very unfriendly atmosphere.
More than 1 year ago
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I got tossed around between two doctors. I specifically came in for tests, which were never ordered. It was a a complete waste of time, and the second doctor was completely insesitive. He kept screaming my results with the door open.The first doctor was doctor Hall, and I liked him but have no idea why I didn't have him second. Definitely never coming back here.
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The trip was a complete waste of my time. I didn't receive what I came for but I still had to pay.
More than 1 year ago
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Great doctor -knowledgable , to the point , and a very good listener
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Did not seem to care much, very mechanical to the point he almost didn't examine my area of problem which I had stated in forms and in the appointment request. No empathy whatsoever when delivering bad news
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A very comforting experience
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I had to explain the dosage schedule of the common vaccine I was receiving.
More than 1 year ago
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Appointment was scheduled for 10.15am. I didn't see the doc until 11am. Is this normal? I don't know. The staff was professional and courteous.
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The doctor was fine I would go back
More than 1 year ago
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Excellent - obviously extremely experienced and sensible. I feel like I really lucked out here. As a professional myself (I'm and Architect), his professional manner was impressive but friendly.
More than 1 year ago
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My visit was interrupted twice within 10 minutes. I was very disappointed with the nursing staff. They talk over you on the phone, were fairly condescending, and difficult to understand. Their billing was unprofessional. I have to pay threeseparate invoices, which has never happened to me for a basic visit. They were requesting payments prior to doing diligence with my insurance company. They tried to get me to pay more than the billed amount over the phone after they had my credit card number. I felt like the nurse couldn't understand my concern and was trying to rush me off the phone. I won't be back there again.
More than 1 year ago
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Ok but not great. Waited, office staff were pleasant but disorganized
More than 1 year ago
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Great visit.
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He was very pleasant and easy to talk to and his office staff tried to accomodate my insurance needs.
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Dr. Hall was friendly, quick and efficient in providing my annual checkup. I was quickly passed on to the lab team for sample collections and a flu shot. The initial wait time was longer than I would have liked (about 20 minutes) but everything else was solid.
More than 1 year ago
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Don't be conned by their availability. They will call you up and try and change the time. The receptionist seemed at wits end and said the dr would not change.
More than 1 year ago
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He was friendly and professional. He was thorough in his questioning of my symptoms and was patient.
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Office staff is very nice.
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He was very polite and got to the bottom of the issue right away. I saw him for what I knew would be a quick trip (test + antibiotic prescription), so he was great for that, but I'm not sure if I'd see him for a longer-term issue.
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I was so appreciative to see Dr. Hall within two hours of an online search, while traveling away from home.
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Rushed me in and out, probably spent a total of 10 minutes with me. Didn't even give me any medication and just referred me to someone else. Waste of my time
More than 1 year ago
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Doctor visit itself was great. The paperwork at the beginning is a little monotonous, but I haven't found a doctor that does this right yet.
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All paper office. No EMR. As a result, inefficiency rules the day: duplicate entries, etc.
More than 1 year ago
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Friendly and efficient.
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