Krystal Valdez, MD

Endocrinology

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Locations

Tenet Health Central Coast Primary and Specialty Care
1064 Murray Ave.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Phone: (805) 269-7100

Tenet Health Central Coast Primary and Specialty Care
6955 El Camino Real, Ste. 200
Atascadero, CA 93422
Phone: (805) 434-4315

Patient Satisfaction Survey

Overall Satisfaction
4.7 out of 5
345 Ratings
293 Comments

Education

  • Fellowship: Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism USF, Tampa, FL
  • Internship: De La Salle University Medical Center (DLS-UMC)
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, NY
  • Medical School: De La Salle University- (DLS-HSI) Dasmariñas City, Cavite, Philippines

About the Provider

We are continuing to improve healthcare access in our communities with Krystal Valdez, MD in our expanding network. Dr. Valdez’s research interests include endocrinology, diabetes, metabolism and thyroid dysfunctions.

As a physician, Dr. Valdez believes in open communication and candidness. This approach fosters the development of strong, productive interpersonal relationships between herself and her patients. She takes pride in her ability to get to know her patients well and build a trustworthy relationship. She is devoted to comprehensive health practices for all of her patients.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Valdez’s other interests include reading novels, cooking, playing the piano, attending live music concerts and traveling.

Dr. Valdez is now accepting new patients and most major insurance plans.

Special Interests

  • Adrenal Disorders
  • Diabetes Management
  • Obesity
  • Pituitary Disorders
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Transgender Medicine

Patient Ratings & Comments

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to provider related questions on our independently administered Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.
4.7
Provider showed concern
4.7
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
4.7
CP spoke using clear language
4.7
Provider explained things clearly
4.6
Provider included you in decisions
4.7
Patients' confidence in CP
4.6
Likelihood of recommending this provider

Comments

Comments are gathered from our Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.
Aug 29, 2021
Great
Aug 29, 2021
Great experience! Thank you!
Aug 29, 2021
Dr. Valdez is a courteous professional. She is a pleasure to be with.
Aug 29, 2021
Great, caring assistant.
Aug 29, 2021
Helped us fill out the forms on the cell phone, very nice!
Aug 29, 2021
Always very helpful staff. Mea, I think, the physician's assistant was caring and helpful, as was Melan? And all the staff!
Aug 26, 2021
Would recommend if their insurance accepts this clinic.
Aug 26, 2021
Staff didn't have a name badge on so had to ask their names. They wore gloves and masks
Aug 26, 2021
Again with my hearing problems even with my hearing aids it is hard to understand her with the masks. They need to slow down in speaking when a person has a hard time understanding them.
Aug 26, 2021
Always try to get there early before my appointment time.Like she is in her own building.
Aug 26, 2021
With masks now and I'm harder of hearing I'm glad my wife could come in if I miss or can't understand them. They speak so fast and she did come closer so I could hear her better.
Aug 25, 2021
Dr Valdez spent quality time with me, we went over my blood panel, she explained each test and answered all my questions. We concluded with Dr Valdez explaining our plan for the next 12 months.
Aug 25, 2021
Due to the portal not working arrival information hand to completed by the receptionist, which took some extra time. The receptionist was friendly, funny and explained the process.
Aug 25, 2021
Still not able to log into the portal
Aug 21, 2021
The receptionist,medical assistant ,and physician were highly engaged in my care.This was in direct contrast to my previous provider.I thought Mia went above and beyond in helping me with my drug plan and securing samples while waiting for a prescription to be filled.
Aug 21, 2021
Attentive and appeared to be helpful.
Aug 21, 2021
Dr.Valdez provided good rationale for a new treatment plan.Appeared interested in my history and gave me good directions for obtaining labs.
Aug 21, 2021
Greeted warmly.
Aug 19, 2021
Just as it should be.
Aug 19, 2021
Scheduling a follow up a appointment seamed be a problem.
Aug 17, 2021
I've already recommended Dr. Valdez to friends.
Aug 17, 2021
I like that you keep to your schedule, so the waiting room is usually empty. Less time being at risk of people I don't know.
Aug 17, 2021
Dr. Valdez is very knowledgeable and still respectful of my ideas. I feel like we're a team, working to improve my health. I enjoy my visits.
Aug 17, 2021
I liked that she told me my blood pressure results without having to ask.
Aug 17, 2021
Very good experience.
Aug 17, 2021
Everyone is friendly and competent. Thank you.
Aug 14, 2021
Dr. Valdez is always great
Aug 14, 2021
Mia was very polite and attentive
Aug 14, 2021
Great experience and Sylvia is amazing to work with in reception
Aug 6, 2021
Great
Aug 6, 2021
Verygood
Aug 6, 2021
Wonderful
Jul 30, 2021
I am disabled and my husband is undergoing chemotherapy. It is wonderful to have the option of a virtual visit and Dr Valdez is WONDERFUL!!!
Jul 25, 2021
I have recommended
Jul 17, 2021
Good
Jul 17, 2021
Great
Jul 17, 2021
Gr8 staff, xlnt M.D.
Jul 14, 2021
Good
Jul 14, 2021
Good
Jul 14, 2021
Very. Happy
Jul 12, 2021
MA was very efficient & friendly
Jul 11, 2021
All very good.
Jul 11, 2021
I felt the doctor (and staff) were fully engaged with me and completely satisfied my expectations.
Jul 11, 2021
All good.
Jul 6, 2021
Keep up good work.
Jul 6, 2021
Appreciated the doctors clear explanations and how through she was. David is in good hands here.
Jul 6, 2021
So friendly and through.
Jul 6, 2021
Everything from check in to time seeing doctor was great.
Jul 6, 2021
Wonderful ladies at front desk.
Jul 4, 2021
Warm and professional assistant. Kind, thorough physician. Great job.
Jul 4, 2021
Great job
Jul 4, 2021
Excellent
Jul 4, 2021
Excellent
Jul 4, 2021
Excellent
Jul 4, 2021
Excellent
Jul 4, 2021
Excellent
Jul 4, 2021
Excellent
Jul 2, 2021
This office is fantastic they always make time to listen and everyone cares about my wellbeing from the front desk to the doctor.
Jun 26, 2021
good
Jun 26, 2021
good
Jun 26, 2021
good
Jun 26, 2021
good
Jun 26, 2021
good
Jun 26, 2021
everything was fine.
Jun 26, 2021
It was a well informed visit with Dr. Valdez.
Jun 24, 2021
very satisfactory
Jun 24, 2021
good
Jun 24, 2021
very good
Jun 24, 2021
very good
Jun 24, 2021
good
Jun 24, 2021
very good
Jun 21, 2021
everything went smoothly; staff were courteous and efficient
Jun 21, 2021
very well and so easy.
Jun 21, 2021
With same language it's easy to communicate talk,specially the care given.
Jun 21, 2021
good on time
Jun 21, 2021
Good very acommodating and on time.
Jun 21, 2021
good.
Jun 21, 2021
good and courteous.
Jun 19, 2021
staff is so nice!! always pleasant and kind
Jun 19, 2021
really was patient in explaining my test results and going over options and helping me understand them
Jun 18, 2021
Good
Jun 15, 2021
the office staff, nurse assistant that went over my medical file, and Dr. Valdez are all #1.
Jun 11, 2021
dr. Valdez is an excellent physician. she listens and definitely makes sure to include me in any treatment decisions. thanks to her
Jun 10, 2021
the nurse who took my stats was excellent
Jun 9, 2021
very kind girls
Jun 5, 2021
I'm so glad that Dr Valdez was able to adjust my medication to a safer level. my previous doctor had left it very high fir too long
Jun 5, 2021
my insurance required a video call. the checkin software you use was automatically sent 3 times prior to the call over different days which was odd
Jun 3, 2021
Good
Jun 3, 2021
She was Great, with lot of information for me to get better.
Jun 3, 2021
Good
Jun 3, 2021
Everybody was very Nice
Jun 3, 2021
Good
Jun 3, 2021
Great Service
May 28, 2021
Great experience all around.
May 24, 2021
like the new location
May 21, 2021
The staff in this office, without exception, is wonderful.
May 21, 2021
I matter to this caregiver. I have not always felt that in other medical offices.
May 20, 2021
as a note I mentioned that I have had many Endocrinologist in my history as most had a 1 size fits all approach and could be VERY curt at best. Dr Valdez was none of that.
May 16, 2021
excellent experience
May 12, 2021
Maribel is awesome.
Apr 27, 2021
no comment all good
Apr 27, 2021
no comment all good!
Apr 26, 2021
they were friendly
Apr 26, 2021
The inner workings of the staff seem to be complementary to the office.
Apr 26, 2021
Everything was neat and cleaned before and after, much appreciated!
Apr 26, 2021
The doctor understood my problems and address them.
Apr 26, 2021
Very kind and courteous.
Apr 26, 2021
They're scheduling was right on track!
Apr 26, 2021
The entire staff was kind and courteous.
Apr 26, 2021
very efficient
Apr 26, 2021
wore masks and checked me in by asking covid related concerns
Apr 26, 2021
very professional and answered questions satisfactorily
Apr 26, 2021
showed concern and offered additional help to resolve medication issues
Apr 26, 2021
office staff extremely helpful.
Apr 26, 2021
was in and out efficiently
Apr 25, 2021
Dr. Valdez is the best and most thorough Endocrinologist we have ever had. We are lucky to have her here on the Central Coast.
Apr 23, 2021
Krystal Valdez was professional and personable at the same time. She took time to understand my health concerns and explained my options and potential outcomes very clearly in terms that I could understand.
Apr 23, 2021
The registration and check in was easy and efficient.
Apr 23, 2021
Staff was pleasant and efficient.
Apr 22, 2021
All excellent
Apr 22, 2021
No wait time, no delays
Apr 22, 2021
No wait, excellent staff and Doctor.
Apr 16, 2021
vary informative
Apr 15, 2021
wonderful
Apr 15, 2021
wonderful
Apr 15, 2021
wonderful
Apr 15, 2021
wonderful
Apr 15, 2021
wonderful
Apr 15, 2021
wonderful
Apr 10, 2021
good
Apr 10, 2021
good
Apr 10, 2021
good
Apr 10, 2021
good
Apr 10, 2021
Every one courteous and professional. good experience
Apr 10, 2021
good experience
Apr 10, 2021
It was a pleasure visiting you office.
Apr 5, 2021
very sweet also
Apr 5, 2021
dr Valdez was very sweet and helpful. she answered all our questions I felt very comfortable with her.
Apr 5, 2021
everyone was extremely nice and helpful
Apr 1, 2021
no comment
Mar 31, 2021
over all a very good informative visit
Mar 31, 2021
Very friendly and professional.
Mar 31, 2021
Very friendly and professional.
Mar 31, 2021
Just as good this time as the last. Very friendly and professional. Very clear about everything!
Mar 31, 2021
Very friendly and concerned.
Mar 31, 2021
Everything was very well done!
Mar 31, 2021
Very good experience. Easy and comfortable. I enjoyed it very much.
Mar 27, 2021
it was a very nice visit with Dr Valdez, the doctor explained all of the details quite well, very understandable.
Mar 25, 2021
This provider shows and proves to be one of the best that I have had, although some questions asked seem to be on the defensive, and really pertains to nothing. Gatorade bottle filled with water does NOT mean I am drinking Gatorade on a regular basis. I drink Gatorade minimally, and in small amounts when dehydrated. I then reuse the bottles as water bottles that I carry with me wherever I go. To drill me on this means nothing.
Mar 22, 2021
Honest conversation and concern.
Mar 22, 2021
Good contact.
Mar 18, 2021
Doctor explains medication well and why she thinks we should go on one direction
Mar 18, 2021
Very nice ladies at the entrance. friendly and smiles
Mar 13, 2021
very highly I have already recommended a friend
Mar 13, 2021
already recommended a friend
Mar 13, 2021
wonderful experience everyone very friendly and thoughtful
Mar 12, 2021
love this practice! have been very happy with every visit here
Mar 12, 2021
Excellent doctor! very understanding in my needs and feelings, listened to me with care and courtesy
Mar 12, 2021
very clean and protected
Mar 12, 2021
Excellent staff, very helpful and kind
Mar 12, 2021
Excellent staff, very courteous and polite
Mar 11, 2021
good
Mar 11, 2021
good
Mar 11, 2021
good
Mar 11, 2021
good
Mar 11, 2021
good
Mar 11, 2021
good
Mar 10, 2021
they were very nice .
Mar 10, 2021
Nothing went wrong. Everything was done right.
Mar 8, 2021
good experience
Mar 7, 2021
very friendly assistant.
Mar 7, 2021
good experience
Mar 7, 2021
This a a very good experience. Dr. Valdez seemed thorough, answered all my questions.
Mar 6, 2021
The medical assistants and physician were all very nice and made the experience a positive one
Mar 4, 2021
Krystal is AWESOME!
Mar 4, 2021
The assistant was AWESOME!
Mar 4, 2021
GREAT
Mar 4, 2021
GREAT EXPERIENCE - very easy to get connected
Mar 3, 2021
Very Good
Mar 3, 2021
Very Good
Mar 3, 2021
she was Very Good
Mar 3, 2021
Everything was Nice
Mar 3, 2021
Very Good
Mar 3, 2021
everything was Nice
Mar 2, 2021
amazing office and nursing staff there!
Feb 24, 2021
We are in pandemic circumstances. All precautions are being observed
Feb 24, 2021
I am very happy with the care I am receiving from Dr Valdez
Feb 24, 2021
I was the only patient. The attention given me was excellent
Feb 24, 2021
Immediate, pandemic safe greeting. Friendly staff member
Feb 19, 2021
Once I actually had my appointment and got to the office everything went even more smoothly than I dared hope. Very efficient and professional.
Feb 14, 2021
No thank you
Feb 14, 2021
Very pleasant
Feb 14, 2021
front desk. Very efficient and pleasant
Feb 12, 2021
Dr Valdez is consistently thorough and clear with respect to my care and explaining care to me.
Feb 12, 2021
Always feel I'm heard and my health is important to the doctor and staff.
Feb 12, 2021
Everyone is very efficient and courteous.
Feb 12, 2021
good experience
Feb 12, 2021
good experience
Feb 12, 2021
very good experience
Feb 12, 2021
good experience
Feb 12, 2021
good experience
Feb 12, 2021
it was a good experience
Feb 10, 2021
awesome staff- very caring
Feb 8, 2021
Dr. Valdez took the time to address all of my concerns
Feb 8, 2021
Great staff
Feb 7, 2021
The entire staff is very efficient.
Feb 7, 2021
Dr. Valdez is great!
Feb 7, 2021
Everyone there are so kind and professional.
Feb 6, 2021
great doctor. kind, informative, efficient
Feb 5, 2021
I filled out the paperwork at home prior to the appointment and mailed it.
Feb 5, 2021
There were no delays in the process and the wait time was minimal
Feb 5, 2021
Staff was very professional and welcoming.
Feb 3, 2021
I was in and out very quickly and left with a referral for a thyroid biopsy to rule out cancer.
Feb 3, 2021
I was referred to Dr Valdez from my PA & although my initial appointment was several months out, they called me to offer me a cancellation & earlier appointment which worked well for me.
Jan 31, 2021
It will be so nice when I can actually see doctor. The phone is hard for me to hear. She does a good job.
Jan 28, 2021
wonderful
Jan 28, 2021
great
Jan 28, 2021
great
Jan 28, 2021
They were all great
Jan 27, 2021
Everyone was very professional
Jan 27, 2021
Was not sent a confirmation or reminder, and did not have a link sent to me before the appointment
Jan 25, 2021
Many doctors' offices these days treat patients, in my experience, as if their health doesn't really matter. What matters is payment. No true with Dr. Valdez and staff. I feel like my health is most important.
Jan 25, 2021
This satisfied what I needed in record time to simplify a procedure others made very difficult. I couldn't be happier with how it went.
Jan 25, 2021
I have received stellar treatment from the Doctor and her staff every time I have needed it.
Jan 22, 2021
excellent experience
Jan 18, 2021
the stuff was very patient with me and actually helped me schedule an appointment for months sooner than scheduled so that's greatly appreciated
Jan 16, 2021
It was a good all-around experience.
Jan 16, 2021
Super doctor. I am so glad to be under her care.
Jan 16, 2021
She was wonderful.
Jan 16, 2021
The staff were all THE BEST!!
Jan 15, 2021
it was a pleasant visit
Jan 15, 2021
Easy and friendly
Jan 13, 2021
Receiving three notifications of the same appt was a bit too much. one email, one text and then a phone call from staff. maybe some need this but I feel one is sufficient for me. otherwise the staff is very professional, the Doctor, kind attentive and knowledgeable . Thank you for the opportunity to share.
Jan 13, 2021
Good
Jan 13, 2021
Good
Jan 13, 2021
Good
Jan 13, 2021
Good
Jan 13, 2021
Good
Jan 13, 2021
Good
Jan 11, 2021
Would have put "very good" but my machine wouldn't go to that section
Jan 11, 2021
Really didn't meet the nurse or assistant. Directed to the office and immediately saw Dr. Valdez
Jan 11, 2021
Dr Valdez was kind, informative and a great listener.
Jan 11, 2021
Office staff and Medical Assistant were very helpful and friendly
Jan 8, 2021
I feel good about trying something new trulicity
Dec 28, 2020
Dr. Valdez is an excellent physician
Dec 28, 2020
Like Dr. Valdez new office
Dec 23, 2020
Very kind and empathetic.
Dec 23, 2020
The doctor was efficient, kind and easy to understand. she answered all of my questions.
Dec 22, 2020
everything went well
Dec 20, 2020
Dr. was very friendly but seemed in a rush and didn't really take me too seriously.
Dec 18, 2020
I love Dr Valdez! I recommend her to friends and patients of my own.
Dec 17, 2020
There were no delays that I needed to be informed about.
Dec 14, 2020
Krystal is the best endo I have ever seen.
Dec 14, 2020
very efficient in the office
Dec 14, 2020
The portal is difficult to access. i have 3 different providers. I have to change my password every time i want to connect to a different one.
Dec 11, 2020
Dr Valdez was friendly and informative. most importantly she asked lots of questions - and smart follow up questions. she listened to my answers, told me what she was thinking, and discussed her observations fully. she was not judge mental or critical - she was confident in her education and specialty training. I appreciated her thoroughness, curiosity, and frank/ confident decision making.
Dec 11, 2020
she was terrific. explained her questions, listened to my answers
Dec 11, 2020
excellent - no waiting because I was filling out my paperwork and didn't get it done - so I finished after the appointment- they were that fast
Dec 11, 2020
everyone was friendly and courteous.
Dec 9, 2020
Good scheduling-no crowding.
Nov 29, 2020
they let me in early because it was cold outside. very friendly and caring staff
Nov 28, 2020
Excellent - No wait to see doctor, great staff and doctor.
Nov 27, 2020
very good team..
Nov 27, 2020
felt safe
Nov 27, 2020
very helpful... explanations were clear and understandable..very helpful
Nov 27, 2020
very efficient
Nov 27, 2020
very friendly and efficient
Nov 23, 2020
Everyone was outstanding the way they did their job and interacted with me.
Nov 21, 2020
Dr. Valdez is an excellent doctor with compassion and empathy. I truly feel like I have an advocate for my health. Whenever she has promised to do something it has been done right away.
Nov 21, 2020
never wait a long time.
Nov 21, 2020
staff is always friendly and courteous.
Nov 21, 2020
the assistant that puts me into the room and takes my vitals is excellent. she puts me at ease.
Nov 16, 2020
Dr. Valdez is very professional, and kind.
Nov 16, 2020
Everything went smoothly.
Nov 16, 2020
Very happy with the new office location, and staff.
Nov 13, 2020
awesome staff all around
Nov 13, 2020
excellent covid precautions
Nov 13, 2020
excellent doctor, highly recommend, polite and kind, good listener, very informative and knowledgeable, extremely satisfied
Nov 13, 2020
very kind assistant
Nov 13, 2020
very efficient office
Nov 13, 2020
excellent staff
Nov 12, 2020
it is unfortunate that the front office does not have any open appointments saved for urgent matters. it has been very hard to arrange appointments at the timing desired by the doctor, leaving me as the patient frustrated.
Nov 11, 2020
Dr Valdez is very thorough, and takes time to discuss your issues.
Nov 9, 2020
We got everything covered in record time. Had blood work done the same day, and they called back the next day. Fastest I've ever had.
Nov 1, 2020
I think very highly of Dr Valdez. So happy she is my doctor!
Oct 27, 2020
I prefer an office visit
Oct 27, 2020
Not sure if I like the experience
Oct 21, 2020
The staff gets along well. They compliment each other with their ability to work as a cohesive group.
Oct 21, 2020
I feel very comfortable with how my information is handled and how the office is run.
Oct 21, 2020
I feel Dr Valdez always works with my best interest in mind. She explains my care clearly, discusses options and listens to my concerns. I have a high degree of confidence in her care.
Oct 21, 2020
I always feel that the nurse listens carefully and strives to make sure she understands what my concerns are.
Oct 21, 2020
COVID protocols were strictly adhered to but did not adversely affect the timely care.
Oct 21, 2020
it always easy to work with this office. Sylvia is helpful and efficient.