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John Elder, MD

Rating: 4.75 of 5 Stars

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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Locations Accepting new patients?
  • Not at this time


Professional Distinctions

  • Specialist in Clinical Hypertension as designated by the American Society of Hypertension.
  • Medical Director, Santa Barbara Community Dialysis Center
  • Participates in clinical research trials for new drugs, especially blood pressure medications
  • Presents annual lectures on kidney disease to diabetic patients

Practicing since:

 1982 (41 years)

At Sansum Clinic since:

 1990 (33 years)

Training & Certification

Medical School/Graduate School

  • Creighton University


  • Internal Medicine, St. Mary's Hospital & Medical Center, San Francisco


  • Nephrology, University of California San Francisco


  • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology, American Board of Nephrology

Additional Information


  • Member, American College of Physicians - American Society of Internal Medicine
  • Member, American Society of Hypertension
  • Member, American Society of Nephrology
  • Member, International Society of Nephrology
  • Member, National Kidney Foundation