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C. Christopher Donner, MD, FACP, FACE

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How are star ratings for providers determined?
Star ratings are based on responses to survey questions that focus on a patient's likelihood to recommend the provider's office to family and friends as well as the provider's care, including whether the provider listened carefully, spent enough time with you, explained things in an easy-to-understand way, and seemed to know important information about your medical history. Press Ganey averages and converts all survey responses into a single star rating, with five stars being the highest.

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About

Professional Distinctions

  • Board of Directors (2007), Santa Barbara County Medical Society
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Southern California
  • Recognized by Castle Connolly as among the nation's Top Doctors

Community Involvement

  • President, Board of Directors, Sansum Santa Barbara Medical Clinic, Inc.
  • Medical Director, Doctors' Weight Management Program

At Sansum Clinic since:

 1985 (36 years)

Training & Certification

Medical School/Graduate School

University of Southern California

Fellowships

  • Endocrinology, Stanford University Medical Center, Geriatrics, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Palo Alto

Certifications

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Additional Information

Affiliations

  • Member, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • Member, American Diabetes Association
  • Member, Santa Barbara County Medical Society

About Ratings

How are star ratings for providers determined?
Star ratings are based on responses to survey questions that focus on a patient's likelihood to recommend the provider's office to family and friends as well as the provider's care, including whether the provider listened carefully, spent enough time with you, explained things in an easy-to-understand way, and seemed to know important information about your medical history. Press Ganey averages and converts all survey responses into a single star rating, with five stars being the highest.

Who receives a Press Ganey survey?
Press Ganey emails or mails surveys to patients who received care at UC San Diego Health. This process ensures that feedback comes directly from patients who have been treated by our providers.

Are all comments posted?
We post both positive and negative comments from patient surveys. We do screen the comments to eliminate private patient information, foul language and irrelevant information.

How are my ratings and comments shared?
The survey is voluntary and confidential. Comments displayed on our website are anonymous. No patient names or contact information will be displayed.

Why doesn't my provider have a star rating?
Star ratings are displayed on a provider's profile only after Press Ganey receives a minimum of 30 survey responses within the past 12 months. This provides balance and ensures that the data is statistically valid.

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