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Steven William Kohler, MD

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My specialty:
Emergency Medicine

Kaiser Permanente physician

I speak: English, Spanish

My gender: Male

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About me

Welcome! I’m a partner in the Southern California Permanente Medical Group and work as an emergency physician at the Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center. I appreciate the opportunity to tell you a bit about my work and about myself.

Biography

I grew up in San Diego and graduated from Point Loma High School. I attended UC San Diego and graduated from UC Davis with a degree in biochemistry in 1985. I worked as a research molecular biologist for five years prior to returning to school to pursue a medical degree. Early on in medical school, I grew to love the Emergency Department—the complexity of cases, the high acuity, and the quick thinking necessary to thrive in such an environment. More than any other specialty in medicine, teamwork is vital in the Emergency Department—and that turned out to be a good fit for me. I decided on a career in emergency medicine, and now I enjoy my work more than ever.

About my practice

I work in a very busy Emergency Department serving nearly 500,000 members. The pace and chaos can be stressful, but I’m blessed with an outstanding group of partners with whom to practice. We come from the most competitive emergency medicine residency training programs and have a dedicated staff of nurses and support personnel who are uniformly dedicated to delivering high-quality, compassionate care to members who are often at their most vulnerable. I’m also part of the faculty for our recently established emergency medicine residency program.

How I thrive

Outside of work, I’m blessed with a wonderful family. I enjoy skiing and water sports, and I practice yoga regularly. Regular exercise allows me to be healthy in both body and spirit, and to excel under the often-rigorous demands of emergency medicine. I also enjoy playing the piano and cooking. I consider it an honor and privilege to be an emergency physician.

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My office

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Medical groups and plans

Southern California Permanente Medical Group

Acute Care-med/surg Department
4647 Zion Ave, San Diego, CA 92120

I have admitting privileges at the following hospitals.

Plans accepted

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Contact information

  • Admitting
  • 619-528-0140
  • California Relay Service
  • 711 (TTY for the hearing/speech impaired)
  • Operator/information
  • 619-528-5000
  • Pharmacy information/refills by phone
  • 1-866-370-1958 (toll free)

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My training, certifications and licensing

Medical school

Eastern Virginia School of Medicine
Norfolk , VA

Board certification

Emergency Medicine

American Board of Emergency Medicine

To verify board certification for an individual practitioner, please visit the American Board of Medical SpecialtiesExternal Link, the American Medical AssociationExternal Link, or the American Osteopathic AssociationExternal Link websites.

Medical training

Internship

Emergency Medicine

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Tucson , AZ

Residency

Emergency Medicine

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Tucson , AZ

Joined Permanente Medical Group

1998

License Information

License number

A61541

License status

ACTIVE

License type

PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON

License issuing state

CA

National Provider Identifier (NPI)

1942377858
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My hospitals

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9455 Clairemont Mesa Blvd , San Diego , CA 92123

I have admitting privileges at this hospital.

Setting the standard: Measuring care quality in our hospitals(PDF)

4647 Zion Ave , San Diego , CA 92120

I have admitting privileges at this hospital.

Setting the standard: Measuring care quality in our hospitals(PDF)

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This page was last updated on:

11/11/18