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Dr. Paul Wagner, MD, FACP

Internist, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your first appointment time to complete the checkin process. Paul D. Wagner, MD, FACP is a board-certified internist providing primary care at San Diego Medical Group, an independent practice in San Diego. He is a member of the UC San Diego Health Physician Network. UC San Diego Health Physician Network is an alliance of health care providers based in San Diego, Riverside and Imperial counties. Members of the network collaborate on developing shared systems, infrastructure and quality initiatives to provide high-value health care in the region. Dr. Wagner provides preventive care and treatment of acute and chronic diseasesfor adults. He has a particular interest in diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and thyroid disease. Dr. Wagner earned his medical degree at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego and is board certified in Internal Medicine with a subspecialty in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Wagner is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He also has memberships in the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Directors Association, California Medical Association, California Association of Long Term Care Medicine and the San Diego County Medical Society. Before becoming a doctor, Dr. Wagner spent six years studying for the ministry earning a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts in seminary. Dr. Wagner has been practicing medicine since 1995, and he believes his career "encompasses the entirety of my training in medicine and the ministry." When he’s not at the clinic, Dr. Wagner enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Primary Care Doctor
  • Internist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Scripps Mercy Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Hospice and Palliative Care (Internal Medicine)

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of California, San Diego, Doctor of Medicine
  • Scripps Mercy Hospital, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • University of California, Irvine (Bachelor's)

Professional memberships

  • American College of Physician Executives
  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • American Medical Directors Association

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1023093663

Office locations

San Diego Medical Group

4060 4th Avenue, Suite 100

San Diego, CA 92103

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Dr. Wagner is great! Very personable, concerned about your wellbeing, understanding, and easy to talk with.
Less than 3 months ago
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Nice guy who helped me out in a pinch. Would recommend if you need to see someone quickly to refill your meds. I really don't like the mandatory one-year follow up that you cannot cancel until shortly before the appointment. Ifeel like it's a way to charge people for reasonably forgetting to attend an appointment a year in the future they may not even need.
Less than 1 year ago
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Very nice man, felt very comfortable talking to him. He was detailed and informative.
More than 1 year ago
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It was fine; I'm a little annoyed that I took the time to fill out the online pre-registration and forms through the app, but I still had to fill out hard copies in the office that were completly different. Dr. Wagnerdidn't even look at the online forms. Annoying, not thorough, I wish he had read though my charts (electronic and hard copies) before he walked in the door.
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Dr Wagner is an excellent doctor who listens very carefully what you have to say regarding your illness or pain. I will recommend him to anyone who needs to have a family doctor. I'm pretty sure that you will agree withme after meeting & talking to him a couple of times . ????
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Dr. Wagner is a great doctor with a lot of compassion for people as well.
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It took too long to see Doctor Wagner. My appointment was at 4:30, I saw him until 5:20. I did not like that. It was my first time in your office. I Hope next time, I see him in a reasonable time.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Wagner is a kind and very capable medical professional who runs an organized office. I have confidence in his care.
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Dr. Wagner is the 4th PCP I've had in 3 years. This (my 1st appt.) was a really nice experience. I really liked the way Dr. Wagner talked to me. I feel like he was happy to have me as hispatient and he wants to give me the best possible treatment. I felt very comfortable with the doctor and his office staff. They were all very pleasant, efficient, and informatitive. They pleasantly answered all of my questions and gave me the necessary information I needed to get my tests done and referrals. I really like the computerized check-in. They accept cash, credit cards, and debit. I forgot to ask if they accept checks. They also validate parking if you park in the garage next to his office. I would refer him to my family and friends.
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Problems related to some referrals and refills needed before I see those doctors.
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Dr. Wagner listened to what I had to say,answered my questions, followed up with advice and made necessary referrals. Very pleased on how friendly and professionally I was handled. Great experience for first visit. I have made the right choice.
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This entire process absolutely sucked. It took an imaging place almost a month to schedule an ultrasound. The same ultrasound where it took them all of 20 minutes to perform. The burden was placed on me to coordinate all of thissince the orders were incorrect. I was told by your office that if I wanted to be seen sooner I should go to the ER for imaging and testing. (and likely wait 6 hours there to get this done and spend more on my ER deductible.) I am super glad I am ordinarily healthy. The medical process sucked. Thank God it wasn't anything life threatening or I would be dead before treated. Also, for the intense pain I was having...one month ago, the doc just dismissed it as "I'm young and healthy..." Good luck on his golf game and BMW 7 series. All that hassle and I leave no better than when I was a month ago in knowing what exactly caused any of this in the first place. I didn't even get any advice on how to work with the gallstones they found on my right side other than to live with it.
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He was great and i like him. Seems to be he has acknowledgment. Lets see how the second appointment will go. Thanks,
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Now I understand the 2 minute Dr. but then again I work in court and it takes 2 hours for 2 minutes in front of the judge.
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I was very impressed with Dr Wagner. He was very pleasant and quite thorough. I was in and out in under an hour. Went next door and had my labwork done too.
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Awesome
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Wait time was excellent and I felt Dr Wagner listened to my concerns.
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Dr. Wagner is Friendly & Professional. He answered my questions and is a good listener. I liked him. Thank-You Dr. Wagner, Renee.
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I do not like him at all.
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Excellent communication. Detailed information
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He was very thorough and concerned for my overall health. Nice personality and friendly.
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Dr. Wagner is an excelllent physician and I would recommend him HIGHLY to anyone. He doesn't just do an exam; he really LISTENS to me and he makes me feel that I matter to him. His support staff is excellent also.
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He was friendly and courteous. He seemed to know how to treat my sinus infection, we will see after the medication is gone.
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Professional.
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He's been my dad's doctor for years, and genuinely cares about his patients.
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He listened to what I said about my health, and promptly arranged referal to specialist. He made me feel comfortable to discuss my needs and concerns, not like how Kaiser just gives you the run around.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Wagner was kind and professional in handling my 95 yr. old mother, Ann. He answered all my questions and concerns and put me at ease with her health. Thank You, Carrie
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Dr. Wagner is a very kind and professional doctor. The staff was also very pleasant (on my first visit, the receptionist said "Welcome, it's nice to meet you!"). Also, my appointment time was 4:45 pm and I was seen at exactly4:45 pm, which we all know is VERY rare for a doctor.. Highly recommend.
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Dr. Wagner is professional and to the point. A bit lacking in humor, but then we're not seeing a doctor for a floor show. I feel comfortable having him as my new PCP. His office staff is very friendly and accomodating.
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I thought the receptionist (not sure if she was a nurse) was quite delightful. Very welcoming and fast service. I enjoyed my visit and will definitely visit again for my next check up.
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This was highly unexpected! I found Dr. Wagner through HealthNet- my first experience with Obamacare. Actually the Doc I originally chose stopped accepting new patients and I luckily found Doc Wagner. Highly professional, friendly and efficientdesk staff over the phone and at the appt. Sent me paperwork to have completed within 24 hours. I expected a long wait this afternoon right after work and Doc Wagner came to see me within minutes of being escorted out of the waiting room into an examination office. A really nice, empathetic Doc who was also efficient. VERY pleased so far! Thanks!
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Dr Wagner has been my doctor for over 15 years. He is persistent and extremely knowledgeable. He is courteous, caring, gentle, and compassionate. He explains the options of treatment and allows me to make the final decision. He is always willingto hear all my questions patiently. He is very busy but I never feel rushed. He is as good as it gets. I highly recommend Dr. Wagner. His staff is also very helpful and friendly. Prescriptions are called and filled in a timely manner. I've had no problem scheduling appointments even at short notice. Thank you Dr Wagner at San Diego Medical Group and all your staff for all the wonderful years of service. His staff is also very helpful and friendly.
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Great doctor and office staff... they were efficient, friendly and knowledgeable!
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Dr. Wagner has been my pcp for many years...years ago urged me to take meds for hypertension and I finally agreed and am very glad he persisted as I feel as good now as 69 YO male as I did in my 30's.
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Professional, punctual, and positive. Better than expected!
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By. Far the best doctor! Have had since. I came t San Diego!! Thank's. Alvin
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Both Dr. Wagner and his office staff are great plus I would recommend him and his nurse practitioners highly.
More than 1 year ago
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It was excellent I left feeling better...He was excellent
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He is very good and I plan to keep him as my Doctor.
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I thought he came to the right conclusion about my rash. He gave me a diagnosis and a prescription, went over all my meds with me, and gave me instructions on what to do next to resolve my problem.
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Dr.Paul wagner is the best Dr.compasion, patient,good listen to our needs, he has been our Dr. My sister and I, for many years,we hoppe and pray that he will be our Dr. For years to come. Matilde Soares Davi and Maria S. Burrell
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I love Dr. Wagner, he is the best. ~Jordan
More than 1 year ago
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I had full confidence in his powers of deduction as he tried to solve my mysterious problems. He referred me to the proper screenings and we have solved the problem. I would and will go back. Don't expect warm and fuzzy;he is clinical, but not cold. The office was clean and the females in the front office were kind and organized.
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Very impressed with the service I received. Very friendly staff.
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Once I was seen by Dr. Wagner, it only took him 20 minutes to go over about 4 minor issues and 1 major issue. He also called in 3 prescriptions for me and wrote a letter I needed to give tomy employee. The only downside of the visit was the lack of personal touch because of having to do everything via computer-but I guess that's everywhere today.
More than 1 year ago
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In my first visit to Dr. Wagner, I was really impressed with his office. I am new to San Diego and will definitely be using him as my PMD now. He was attentive, respectful, and helpful.
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He was amazing. I will definitely see him again!
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Dr. Wagner seemed knowledgeable. I only had a brief meeting with him, and it was my first time. He was much more quiet than any doctor I've ever seen before but not unfriendly.
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Very efficient operation. Very helpful.
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Professional, enthusiastic, honest, knowledgeable, took my concerns away during my first appointment, couldn't be more pleased with a doctor! Also the entire office staff was just so pleasant, nothing but smiles & helpfulness from every one. I am very impressed! Thank you!
More than 1 year ago
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