David B. Fittingoff, M.D.

Languages: English
Specialties:
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Board certified endocrinologist David Fittingoff, M.D., was influenced by his father, also an endocrinologist, to pursue a career in medicine. Plus, the challenge of the specialty intrigued him. With few cures for endocrine problems, such as diabetes and thyroid conditions, helping patients control symptoms and their overall health takes a thorough understanding of the patient and the disease itself. Dr. Fittingoff received his medical degree from Hahnemann University and went on to complete an internship at LAC/USC Medical Center, a residency at Wadsworth VA Medical Center and Sepulveda VA Medical Center, all in Los Angeles, Calif., and a fellowship in endocrinology at the Sepulveda VA. He is an assistant clinical professor of medicine at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center's division of endocrinology. Dr. Fittingoff enjoys traveling, cooking skiing and playing tennis.
Education
Institution
Type
Drexel University College Of Medicine, (F/K/A Hahnemann) Philadelphia, PA
Medical School
LAC - USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Internship
Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington, VA
Residency
Veterans Affairs W. Los Angeles Healthcare Systems, CA
Residency
Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington, VA
Fellowship
Health Plans Accepted
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna POS/EPO
  • Aetna Preferred Provider Organization
  • Anthem Blue Cross California Care HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Covered CA HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Covered CA PPO/EPO
  • Blue Shield of CA 65 Plus Senior Plan HMO
  • Blue Shield of CA Covered CA HMO
  • Blue Shield of CA HMO Plan
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS/EPO
  • Cigna Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)
  • Health Net Covered CA PPO
  • Health Net HMO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Health Net Seniority Plus HMO
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana HMO
  • Medi-Medi (Medicare-Medi-Cal)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Secure Horizons Secure/UHC HMO
  • TriWest PPO
  • United Healthcare EPO
  • United Healthcare HMO
  • United Healthcare POS
  • United Healthcare PPO
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology & Metabolism
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Endo, Diab & Met.
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology
Clinical Interests
  • Diabetes Management
  • Diabetic Foot Care
PATIENT RATINGS AND COMMENTS

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.3 out of 5 (130 Ratings, 41 Comments)


100

03/29/2018
Dr. Fittingoff is a great doctor and always shows concern and courtesy.
30

03/21/2018
front office [...] was amazing. very caring took me back right away. dr fiottingoff just came in told me positive for flu asked me what meds I wanted. isn't that the drs jobs ? no one went over my medications with me. I'm on auto immune suppressants. ended up in hospital for 3 days in critical care unit.
100

03/06/2018
all good
100

02/28/2018
Dr. Fittingoff is always very thorough and follows through immediately with lab results.
100

02/26/2018
provides information about how to use and improve diabetes treatment and medicine
70

02/26/2018
I HAD TO WAIT IN THE EXAMINATION ROOM FOR AN EXTENDED TIME WAITING FOR THE MEDICAL ASSISTANT TO COME BACK AND ADMINISTER A FLU SHOT. I THOUGHT I HAD BEEN FORGOTTEN.
90

02/21/2018
Dr. Fittingoff routinely ran blood tests for my white blood count even though I am a Type 2 diabetic. Because of his thoroughness he caught the development of CML and immediately sent me to a Oncologist for further tests and care. I did, in fact, have CML and am being treated [...] and I am recovering very well. I feel Dr. Fittingoff's care and keen eye for detail saved my life! I thanked him for it personally through tears.
100

02/07/2018
Dr Fittingoff is very attentive and very knowledgeable.
30

02/06/2018
i have a somewhat unique medical history. the doctor was dismissive when listening to the issues I have relating to that history, rudely skeptical of the requests I made for particular lab tests [...]. doctor refused to consider ordering an iron infusion for me (a treatment I received several times to treat low/nearly low ferritin level) and refused to consult with a hematologist on my behalf. instead he referred me to a hematologist to review lab results that he plainly should understand and treat. I now must spend more [...] time reviewing the same data Doctor has to get proper treatment. I am not pleased.
100

01/26/2018
excellent
50

01/21/2018
I don't care for this doctor or his bedside manner. I saw him in the extended care so didn't have a choice. I had the flu and was experiencing a cough and wheeze. He is aloof and I didn't want to ask him anything more than was absolutely necessary. I'd prefer not to see him again.
90

01/19/2018
I saw this provider at Urgent Care. He was very good and took care of my injury.
100

01/17/2018
this doctor has been with me a long time and been very helpful to me
90

01/16/2018
THIS WAS MY FIRST VISIT. We were just getting to know each other and reviewing my medical history. A satisfactory interview.
40

12/08/2017
Dr. Fittingoff seemed to pass of my illness as a virus... it lasted 3 weeks. Was probably an early sinus infection but I was too mad to go back.
100

12/04/2017
I was in so much pain and he took me in right away. the meds he gave me helped me a lot. I still have pain and I don't know if I have an approval for the chiropractic doctor. But the doctor was very helpful.
100

11/20/2017
Dr. Fittinghoff saved my life by ordering blood count tests every three months I come to see him. He caught an abnormality in my WBC and referred me immediately to see a Hematologist/ Oncologist who ran many blood tests. I was diagnosed with CML which would have gone undetected without Dr. Fittinghoff's excellent care and watchful eye!
60

11/09/2017
When I can actually get ahold of my Doctor and Doctors assistant they are AMAZING. So knowledgable, they're the reason I drive from Valencia. But when I'm experiencing an urgent matter, forget it.
100

11/06/2017
I like Dr Fittingoff very much [...]
80

10/25/2017
Dr. Fittingoff does a good job monitoring my thyroid condition. I feel well taken care of.
100

10/21/2017
I switched to this doctor, Dsvid Fittinghoff, and I really like his professionalism, caring and patience. Hebis a down to earth and s great physician.. I would definitely going to stay with him as long as it takes.
100

10/21/2017
Dr. Fittingoff was very kind and a good listener. It was a positive experience.
90

10/11/2017
Excellent professional, courteous staff.
80

10/04/2017
Provider seemed not to be up on the latest ontological therapies and I am a patient with cancer who needed to see this endocrinologist. The provider was OK.
100

09/30/2017
Dr. Fittingoff was great. Proper bedside manners, appears to genuinely care about my issues, listened to and answered all of my questions thoroughly in a way I could uunderstand. All of the staff I encountered were helpful and nice. I have already recommended this doctor and plan to see him again to monitor my health.
100

09/13/2017
Good experiences
100

09/13/2017
Dr Fittingoff is wonderful. [...] his assistant is the best
90

09/04/2017
good
30

08/25/2017
[...] was insensitive and offered no viable help, no referral, or suggestions for topics of discussion.
100

08/24/2017
generally good
100

08/23/2017
Even though Dr. Fittingoff is not my primary Doctor, I was able to see him and get medication for my UTI. I appreciated his taking the time to see me.
100

08/08/2017
I was referred to Dr. Fittingoff by my ENT after thyroid surgery. I got an immediate appointment and was extremely satisfied with my appointment and my future care plan Dr. Fittingoff outlined.
100

08/04/2017
So far I have received excellent service from the whole staff.
100

08/02/2017
staff exceptionally polite and friendly. Dr. Fittingly listens to what I'm saying, and responds accordingly.
100

08/02/2017
Dr Fittingoff has been my PCP for 18 years. He has always been a consummate professional. He tracks my meds, makes adjustments as needed, provide clear info from latest research on DM.
70

08/01/2017
Dr. Fittinghoff was an older doctor with lots of experience. He wasn't as personal as some other doctors I have.
100

07/28/2017
All good.
50

07/26/2017
I saw him through their urgent care and when I arrived I was told the doctors were at lunch. That is equal to a restaurant not having any food. Why would an urgent care doctor leave the facility when it was only open from 10-3. Regardless of the hours who can an urgent care doctor leave???????????
40

07/06/2017
at times Dr Fittinghoff can have an attitude and dismiss my questions and concerns.
80

06/26/2017
I always get the referrals as soon as I requested it, thank you!
80

05/28/2017
Very good at understanding my health problems.
 
7345 Medical Center Drive Suite 600
West Hills, CA 91307
(818) 346-4436
Affiliated Facilities
Providence Tarzana Medical Center