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
348 Ratings
259 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
4.7
Provider included you in decisions
4.7
Patients' confidence in CP
4.7
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.
Mar 31, 2022
Good
Mar 31, 2022
Good
Mar 31, 2022
Good
Mar 31, 2022
Good
Mar 31, 2022
Good
Mar 31, 2022
Good
Mar 30, 2022
Dr Valdez was very professional and a great listener. She answered all my questions with total knowledge of what I was requesting. I highly recommend her for anyone looking for an endocrinologist. She and her staff and are totally Awesome.
Mar 30, 2022
Krystal Valdez and her staff are caring and considerate. I have never been kept waiting more than just a few minutes. My experience here has always been good.
Mar 30, 2022
I really like the staff here
Mar 30, 2022
Over all I am pleased with my experience with Dr. Valdez and her staff.
Mar 25, 2022
Very thorough & feel confident with her plan
Mar 24, 2022
With hearing problems it was harder to understand with her mask on. Nice my wife was able to come in with me to help hear what was said when I didn't understand what the doctor said.
Mar 23, 2022
Experience was good.
Mar 21, 2022
There were no delays.
Mar 20, 2022
I really appreciate the option to do a zoom or telephone call on routine appointments and the consideration for time too. Thank you
Mar 19, 2022
Friendly helpful staff. Excellent Doctor care
Mar 19, 2022
Went above and beyond to be helpful
Mar 19, 2022
Very knowledgeable
Mar 11, 2022
Always good
Mar 11, 2022
Good
Mar 11, 2022
Good
Mar 11, 2022
Food
Mar 11, 2022
Good
Mar 11, 2022
Good
Mar 8, 2022
Very good
Mar 8, 2022
Nurses were excellent
Mar 7, 2022
She took all my typed up information & said she would update the portal for me.
Mar 6, 2022
Wait was really long but exam was good
Mar 6, 2022
She was very helpful
Mar 6, 2022
Doctors was very interested in my shoulder and helpful
Mar 6, 2022
Took to long
Mar 3, 2022
Always a great experience
Mar 3, 2022
Always a great experience
Mar 3, 2022
Great experience and easy too
Mar 2, 2022
Very goodAnswered all my questions
Mar 2, 2022
Very welcoming from the moment I walked in the door staff and physician
Feb 28, 2022
Mia was very kind& thorough
Feb 12, 2022
No wait time and a wonderful staff, can't ask for more.
Feb 12, 2022
She is always respectful and explains things completely. And very calm and nice
Feb 11, 2022
Excellent, friendly staff. Doctor explained everything and what to expect.
Feb 10, 2022
I love Dr Valdez and her staff at the Atascadero office!
Feb 10, 2022
All of the staff were extremely helpful
Feb 10, 2022
Dr. Valdez is always friendly and professional. Takes the time to explain her rationale for decisions.
Feb 10, 2022
Drs assistant is always pleasant and professional.
Feb 9, 2022
This isn't necessarially the staff problem. I was called the morning of my original appointed and it was changed to be 4 days later. I had already registered for the first one. Upon arriving I was told that I needed to fill out the forms again because it was a new appointment. Re-entering all of the medications and famiily health history didn't change so I think it is redundent.
Feb 8, 2022
The staff are exceptional in every way!
Feb 8, 2022
Dr. Valdez truly listens and takes care of me. She is beyond professional, she is caring and respectful.
Feb 6, 2022
I've recommended Dr Valdez to others
Jan 15, 2022
Friendly staff
Jan 15, 2022
Dr.Valdez was very clear with describing possible issues and treatment
Jan 14, 2022
Excellent service. My favorite is the messaging via the patient portal. Dr Valdez is a keeper. Very professional and knowledgeable.
Jan 8, 2022
Al good
Jan 8, 2022
All good
Jan 8, 2022
All good
Jan 8, 2022
Mia was professional, clear,concise and helpful. It was my first time meeting her and I think she is a great asset to the office.
Jan 8, 2022
I always see Dr Valdez rather than an assistant, which helps me feel both cared for and listened to.
Jan 8, 2022
I feel confident that my privacy is protected.
Jan 8, 2022
I feel very fortunate to have found Dr Valdez.
Jan 8, 2022
I worry about driving home when it's dark and they make sure I'm finished with enough time to get home.
Jan 6, 2022
Waited approx 6 months to get appt but well worth the wait
Dec 29, 2021
Staff and Dr have been great!
Dec 21, 2021
Great
Dec 21, 2021
Great
Dec 21, 2021
Great
Dec 21, 2021
Great
Dec 21, 2021
Great
Dec 21, 2021
Great
Dec 17, 2021
Very friendly and helpful.
Dec 17, 2021
Very personable and informative
Dec 17, 2021
I always recommend Dr. Krystal Valdez and speak of her in a positive light.
Dec 17, 2021
Yes, good.
Dec 17, 2021
Yes.
Dec 17, 2021
Efficient and informative
Dec 16, 2021
They go out of their way to make things work
Dec 15, 2021
Office atmosphere is safe and calm
Dec 15, 2021
I feel like Dr Valdez and I are a team in deciding the best choices for my health.
Dec 15, 2021
Thorough and efficient exam. Excellent care by Dr. Valdez.
Dec 12, 2021
Sylvia is So Nice, kind and helpful!!
Dec 12, 2021
Mia is great too, explaining everything
Dec 12, 2021
Dr. Valdez is so Wonderful! Explaining everything. Please give a commendation to her and Mia and Sylvia! Everyone was so thoughtful and helpful and kind! We Really appreciated each of them!
Dec 12, 2021
Great experience. From Sylvia, Mia and Dr.Valdez
Dec 9, 2021
Great office
Dec 9, 2021
Great
Dec 9, 2021
Great Dr.
Dec 9, 2021
Great
Dec 8, 2021
Love Dr Valdez!!! I recommend her to all my family & friends. Not only is she knowledgeable & up on the latest treatments, but she is caring & really listens.
Dec 6, 2021
Thorough and complete discussion with options.
Dec 4, 2021
Very polite & professional team.
Dec 4, 2021
Very thoughtful, polite and caring. Went the "extra mile" in all activities & procedures.
Dec 4, 2021
Dr. Valdez is highly professional, compassionate, and thorough. She is an excellent communicator & intuitive listener.
Dec 4, 2021
Excellent service!
Dec 4, 2021
Dr. Valdez has built a competent, professional and friendly team.
Dec 4, 2021
Organized & Friendly team.
Dec 1, 2021
Good
Dec 1, 2021
Good
Dec 1, 2021
Good
Dec 1, 2021
Good
Dec 1, 2021
Good
Dec 1, 2021
Good
Nov 28, 2021
The office is clear and staff is polite. Wait time is short.
Nov 28, 2021
They were nice.
Nov 28, 2021
Hope doctor can offer more information about risks, benefits,etc.of different options to help patient make decisions.
Nov 28, 2021
Registering online is very fast.
Nov 27, 2021
Wonderful
Nov 27, 2021
Good visit
Nov 26, 2021
Excellent experience. Staff is awesome.
Nov 26, 2021
Excellent knowledge and instructions. Explained everything thoroughly. Gave information I had not been told/found through research in 20 years of being diabetic.
Nov 12, 2021
Very Professional
Nov 12, 2021
Very Professional
Nov 12, 2021
Very Professional
Nov 12, 2021
Very Professional
Nov 12, 2021
Very Professional
Nov 12, 2021
Very Professional
Nov 11, 2021
Nice experience
Nov 9, 2021
On line check-in is not great when it's sent in a separate text from the confirmation email
Oct 23, 2021
Woman who checked me in was super great. Really nice. A++
Oct 18, 2021
Good
Oct 18, 2021
Good
Oct 18, 2021
Good
Oct 18, 2021
Good
Oct 18, 2021
Good
Oct 18, 2021
Good
Oct 14, 2021
The amount of time I had to wait to get an appointment was extremely long but other than that everything was great.
Oct 9, 2021
Dr Valdez is a great listener, very knowledgeable and explains things in a manner that is easily understandable.
Oct 9, 2021
Great experience, I would highly recommend this practice.
Oct 9, 2021
I really appreciate the friendly and helpful staff.
Oct 9, 2021
Sylvia, Front desk receptionist is extremely friendly and helpful! Easy to communicate with, as well as efficient.
Oct 9, 2021
It wasn't the regular medical assistant, she was from Tenant and very well trained.
Oct 7, 2021
Vary good and informative
Oct 7, 2021
Vary good
Oct 7, 2021
Vary good
Oct 7, 2021
Ecsepcanal
Oct 7, 2021
The staff in the reception area were amazing. I didn't have childcare and had to bring along my 4 year old who is very hyper and they were so kind to me.
Oct 7, 2021
Dr Valdez is amazing. She is concerned not just for my health but that of my family and expressed ways to make positive life style habits. She listens and asks me to make sure I am happy with the next steps/outcome of my appointment. I truly appreciate this dr.
Oct 6, 2021
ALWAYS A GOOD EXPERIENCE. Staff is helpful and kind.
Oct 1, 2021
Dr. Valdez was a complete delight. She is confident and competent. She was prepared with information, had reviewed my file, knew how to access information, and had excellent explanations. She brought my concerns into focus and provided answers. She devised a plan, scheduled tests, and set up a check-up appointment. I feel well cared for. She's excellent.
Oct 1, 2021
Good
Oct 1, 2021
Good
Oct 1, 2021
Good
Oct 1, 2021
Good
Oct 1, 2021
Good
Oct 1, 2021
Good
Sep 28, 2021
None
Sep 28, 2021
She is one of the best I have had: very knowledgeable, almost like the doctor
Sep 28, 2021
She is always very thorough and positive
Sep 24, 2021
Everyone is always very nice!
Sep 24, 2021
The office staff has not been great with monitoring messages I leave for doctor regarding important prescriptions that doctor needed to address. Issue has still not been resolved and I am disappointed
Sep 22, 2021
Mia was very helpful and friendly while being very professional. She builds a great repor. Same with front desk staff. Dr Valdez is the same, and proactive in preparing for my visit. For this Tuesday visit, by the Friday before she reviewed my lab results and submitted an rx so I could start it earlier. Dr Valdez is
Sep 22, 2021
Mia is very friendly, caring, and professional.
Sep 22, 2021
Dr. Valdez is attentive and proactive in preparing for visits. See comment in first section.
Sep 18, 2021
Dr. Valdez is an excellent doctor please don't pull a fast one and send her off (like Dr. Rice), i'll be very upset
Sep 16, 2021
Dr. Valdez was wonderful! Very thorough and clear on options for treatment. I never felt rushed. Highly recommend her!
Sep 7, 2021
Somewhat of a wait to get on the call, but no longer than in person
Sep 6, 2021
The staff is always prepared and helpfull
Sep 6, 2021
Great nurse/assistant
Sep 6, 2021
Dr Valdeze is excelent
Sep 6, 2021
Little to no wait time.
Sep 6, 2021
Very friendly
Sep 2, 2021
Excellent!
Sep 2, 2021
Excellent!
Sep 2, 2021
Excellent service!
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 29, 2021
Great, caring assistant.
Aug 29, 2021
Dr. Valdez is a courteous professional. She is a pleasure to be with.
Aug 29, 2021
Great
Aug 29, 2021
Great experience! Thank you!
Aug 29, 2021
Helped us fill out the forms on the cell phone, very nice!
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 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
Staff didn't have a name badge on so had to ask their names. They wore gloves and masks
Aug 26, 2021
Would recommend if their insurance accepts this clinic.
Aug 26, 2021
Always try to get there early before my appointment time.Like she is in her own building.
Aug 25, 2021
Still not able to log into the portal
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 21, 2021
Greeted warmly.
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
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 19, 2021
Just as it should be.
Aug 19, 2021
Scheduling a follow up a appointment seamed be a problem.
Aug 17, 2021
Everyone is friendly and competent. Thank you.
Aug 17, 2021
I liked that she told me my blood pressure results without having to ask.
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 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
I've already recommended Dr. Valdez to friends.
Aug 17, 2021
Very good experience.
Aug 14, 2021
Great experience and Sylvia is amazing to work with in reception
Aug 14, 2021
Mia was very polite and attentive
Aug 14, 2021
Dr. Valdez is always great
Aug 6, 2021
Wonderful
Aug 6, 2021
Verygood
Aug 6, 2021
Great
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
Great
Jul 17, 2021
Good
Jul 17, 2021
Gr8 staff, xlnt M.D.
Jul 14, 2021
Very. Happy
Jul 14, 2021
Good
Jul 14, 2021
Good
Jul 12, 2021
MA was very efficient & friendly
Jul 11, 2021
All good.
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 6, 2021
Wonderful ladies at front desk.
Jul 6, 2021
So friendly and through.
Jul 6, 2021
Appreciated the doctors clear explanations and how through she was. David is in good hands here.
Jul 6, 2021
Keep up good work.
Jul 6, 2021
Everything from check in to time seeing doctor was great.
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
everything was fine.
Jun 26, 2021
good
Jun 26, 2021
good
Jun 26, 2021
good
Jun 26, 2021
good
Jun 26, 2021
good
Jun 26, 2021
It was a well informed visit with Dr. Valdez.
Jun 24, 2021
very satisfactory
Jun 24, 2021
very good
Jun 24, 2021
very good
Jun 24, 2021
very good
Jun 24, 2021
good
Jun 24, 2021
good
Jun 21, 2021
everything went smoothly; staff were courteous and efficient
Jun 21, 2021
Good very acommodating and on time.
Jun 21, 2021
good and courteous.
Jun 21, 2021
With same language it's easy to communicate talk,specially the care given.
Jun 21, 2021
good.
Jun 21, 2021
very well and so easy.
Jun 21, 2021
good on time
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
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 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 3, 2021
Everybody was very Nice
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
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.