Kaiser Permanente physician
My gender: Male
Accepting new patients. Referral may be required.
Hello, I’m Dr. Chokler, a surgeon practicing with Kaiser Permanente in the Antelope Valley. I am happy to be a part of Kaiser Permanente’s member care team. While seeking out a surgeon is a task few would choose, let me assure you that I will do everything in my power to have your procedure go as smoothly as possible so you may enjoy a rapid recovery. If you have any questions, I’m here to help.
I attended UCLA both as an undergraduate and for medical school. During my time at UCLA, I was a volunteer researcher in the school’s cardiothoracic lab. It was there that I first discovered my fascination with surgical procedures. Later, as I served my internship and residency at LA County/USC Medical Center in Los Angeles, I found I had an aptitude for the technical aspects of surgery. During my rotations, I had a chance to familiarize myself with the Kaiser Permanente organization. I liked the way they worked. There was very little of the red tape and delays so often found in other health care organizations. Once I’ve determined an appropriate course of action and have the member’s consent, I am free to proceed. Elsewhere, I’d face delays or rejections just because paperwork hadn’t been submitted properly. Kaiser Permanente provides the support and infrastructure I need to focus on providing great member care.
Entrusting your surgery to someone you don’t know can be a scary proposition. That’s why I take the time to listen, as well as explain and make sure you are comfortable with the facts before we advance to the next stage. I’ll always be honest with you. Whether it is good news or bad, you’ll get it from me straight, so you can make an informed decision on how you wish to proceed. By being an active participant, fully engaged in the decision-making process, you’ll have the opportunity to help steer all decisions.
Outside of my practice, spending time with family is my top priority. I also try to keep in shape physically by visiting the gym regularly. For mental stimulation, I enjoy reading or going to the movies.