Randall M. Silver, DO

Primary Care / Family Medicine

Randall M. Silver

35 Casa St., Suite 320
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Phone: (805) 395-3277

Hours:
M-Th: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Patient Satisfaction Survey

Overall Satisfaction
4.5 out of 5
300 Ratings
205 Comments
  • Same-day appointments
  • Fast, convenient and friendly service

Dr. Silver is board-certified in Family Medicine and brings to the group, 20 years of Solo practice experience in treating the entire family from pediatrics to geriatric medicine.

Dr. Silver received his Undergraduate degree from San Diego State University in Microbiology. He then obtained his 4 year Doctoral Degree from College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona California. Dr. Silver then pursued his 3 year Post Doctorate Specialty training in Family Medicine at the University of North Dakota school of Medicine in Fargo N.D. After completing all his formal training, Dr. Silver moved to Northern California in Redding to practice the full spectrum of his training of Family Medicine for approximately 15 years before making his final move to the Central Coast of San Luis Obispo.

Dr. Silver has extended his scope of practice to include challenges of Urgent Care and Occupational Health Care Medicine as well. He is eager share his vast experience and knowledge in improving and maintaining your family health care needs.

Dr. Silver is currently accepting new patients.

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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.
4.5
Care provider concern for questions/worries
4.6
Friendliness/courtesy of Care provider
4.6
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.4
Care provider explanations of prob/condition
4.4
Care provider efforts to include in decisions
4.5
Patients' confidence in Care provider
4.4
Likelihood of recommending Care 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 24, 2020
I was a walk in for testing due to corona virus
Mar 24, 2020
I was a walk in
Mar 24, 2020
I was a walk in
Mar 23, 2020
It is insulting to call doctors "care providers."
Mar 18, 2020
I think I am lucky to have *Dr. Silver.
Mar 17, 2020
staff very helpful & pleasant
Mar 17, 2020
Very capable nurses
Mar 17, 2020
Dr. Silver whisked me through all the recent test results and asked for questions
Mar 17, 2020
I was first customer of the day so wait time was minimal
Mar 13, 2020
the medical prescriptions were much appreciated even though they weren't discussed in the treatment room
Mar 13, 2020
Dr. Silver is very though, competent and courteous
Mar 13, 2020
your survey should always have a N/A option.
Mar 11, 2020
Dr. Silver is always concerned, informative, and positive. I have nothing but confidence in his qualifications and decisions about my heath care.
Mar 9, 2020
Dr. Silver and his staff are great to deal with. Appreciate his efficiency and concern for my health. Glad to have him and his staff in the community. I recommend him to anyone I can.
Mar 9, 2020
Love the early morning appointments.
Mar 7, 2020
friendly staff
Mar 2, 2020
I had an eye infection and the doctor didn't wash hands or put on gloves OR ask me to touch my face before walking up and grabbing my eyelid and pulling it upwards to look at it.
Mar 1, 2020
The Staff and Dr Silver are awesome. Effective Warm caring Professionals. I am a new patient and my Introduction Physical had to be scheduled seven months out. Dr. Silver and his team have been helpful in accessing and directing me to the right professional to address my extremely high blood pressure. I am very impressed and most grateful.
Feb 27, 2020
he spent all of3 minutes in the room. walked out without saying anything. I had another question and the assistant had him come back in. he never mentioned surgery and the next day someone called o give mea surgeons name. not impresses
Feb 27, 2020
he was in and out of the exam room within a minute, pre diagnosed me the moment he opened the door, barely looked at me, and didn't really listen to how much pain I was in.
Feb 26, 2020
Consultation was quick and efficient.
Feb 24, 2020
Staff seem depressed or to pre-occupied to smile & be nice.
Feb 13, 2020
Everyone is efficient and competent, they listen to what you have to say and respond in understandable language. That inspires confidence.
Feb 13, 2020
there were no delays. I arrived early and was seen early.I don't think you can improve upon this part of the process
Feb 13, 2020
arranged for my next appt, lab request sent, and referral made the next day. Again, efficient and competent.
Feb 13, 2020
As good as it gets.
Feb 12, 2020
very good, very informative. doctor walked through medical test results
Feb 6, 2020
n/a
Feb 6, 2020
n/a
Feb 6, 2020
wait in lobby after I checked in was extremely long 40 min.
Feb 6, 2020
n/a
Feb 6, 2020
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Feb 6, 2020
n/a
Feb 5, 2020
great service
Jan 30, 2020
the registration job seems like a tough one wherever I visit. High workload, people are just not usually happy to be at the doctor's office, etc. Some offices are friendlier, however. I've been with Dr Silver for over 10 years. The staff are usually pressed for time. I try to recognize this and smile and say good morning, but it's a tough job, so not always reciprocated.
Jan 30, 2020
I've stuck with Dr Silver in the hopes that I can have a continued conversation with my physician over the years as I've aged from late 40s to late 50s. Dr Silver shows he cares, but there is always a feeling of time pressure in general practice not experienced with specialists. I get that medical practice is expensive and insurance doesn't pay well for general health care. The money is in illnesses not good health. I've stayed with Dr Silver because health care is the individual's responsibility and he is straight forward when I'm straight/honest with him. Simple enough to work with him.
Jan 30, 2020
I was the first patient of the day so there wasn't much chance for delays.
Jan 30, 2020
Pretty good, rapidly took my vitals and sorta said what they were. Good enough service I suppose. I didn't ask if my being a runner was obvious or anything 'cute' so just business - nothing personal was exchanged. Again, some medical offices aren't as rushed feeling and the staff actually act like they care a bit more about people. Not so much here.
Jan 23, 2020
Complicated pre-op exam went very well.
Jan 23, 2020
V.G
Jan 23, 2020
Very good total experience
Jan 23, 2020
V.G.
Jan 20, 2020
The staff was courteous and efficient. I felt very well taken care of and completely comfortable.
Jan 20, 2020
I felt heard by Dr. Silver.
Jan 20, 2020
I've already recommended this practice to others.
Jan 15, 2020
They are all so nice and helpful.
Jan 15, 2020
I always recommend Dr. Silver.
Jan 15, 2020
I was early and I was seen early.
Jan 14, 2020
Needed an appointment before Christmas for pre-op for cataracts surgeries. All doctors were booked. First available appointment was January 13. Had to reschedule the surgeries which complicated my work in the new year. I'm glad every doctor is busy but it was a big surprise that I couldn't get "squeezed in".
Jan 14, 2020
reference #2 - I haven't experienced delays
Jan 11, 2020
Dr. Randall listens to me as a patient. He answers questions but will give personal advice.
Jan 9, 2020
Easy. Efficient. It was just a consultation about meds for a trip.
Jan 9, 2020
I'd asked about the dosage on iron pills I'm taking and this question did not get answered back to me.
Jan 8, 2020
Front office staff are very professional, caring, and supportive.
Jan 8, 2020
Dr. Silver is the Best. Very professional, caring and supportive.
Jan 8, 2020
Went to exam room 2 minutes.
Jan 8, 2020
nurse assistant is professional, caring, and friendly.
Jan 8, 2020
ALL Staff are professional, competent, and friendly.
Jan 8, 2020
I had a good experience
Jan 3, 2020
Great service all around. Thank you.
Jan 3, 2020
There were no delays.
Dec 26, 2019
Things were swift enough in reception and exam room that I did not have time to fill in the questions on the few forms that were requested to fill and sign...
Dec 26, 2019
I really have no idea how private things can be this day in age, I suspect you do all that any office can do.
Dec 24, 2019
He was clearly WAY too rushed to really pay attention to me. That seems to always be the case here.
Dec 23, 2019
Just received flu vaccine
Dec 10, 2019
Pleasant and helpful receptionist
Dec 10, 2019
The Doctor answers all questions asked and follows through with previous concerns.
Dec 1, 2019
#3. Excellent.
Dec 1, 2019
The registration assistant was helping someone one the phone when I arrived but she was a great multi-tasker & assisted the both of us making me feel welcomed. Took 3 mins only.
Dec 1, 2019
The assistant annotated my concerns very well because *Dr. Silver addressed each without me needing to bring them up to him.
Dec 1, 2019
I am new to the area & establishing new health care professional. *Dr. Randall Silver, this staff & the staff of first choice physician partners was my first stop as my primary. He & the staff made this process so very easy & comfortable by guiding me to other professionals & setting up appointments. Kudos to all & those that developed this process.
Nov 23, 2019
Cancelled my phisical. Told me I scheduled two appointments IDID NOT BOOKED ONE FOR MYSELF AND ONE FOR MY HUSBAND WHICH I TH-ROUGHLY EXPLAINED TO THEM. NOW I CAN'T HAVE A PHYSICAL FOR 6 MONTHS
Nov 23, 2019
The typist for my appointment in the exam room typed a bunch of stuff that did not happen???
Nov 21, 2019
I do not like the fact that when I speak to the doctor there is an assistant in the room taking notes. It impedes any confidential discussion I might want to have with the doctor and often the notes taken do not agree completely with what the doctor and I discussed.
Nov 21, 2019
No idea if they washed hands, etc.
Nov 16, 2019
Love everything about this practice!
Nov 14, 2019
the only problem I had was my appointment, which was made 6 months in advance, had to be rescheduled. I was able to reschedule very easily
Nov 12, 2019
I am not efficient at the computer so I don't have access
Nov 12, 2019
the staff is friendly doctor is excellent the office systems are poor and the staff relies on the system and it has let me down two years in a row leading me to consider changing
Nov 12, 2019
lab order incorrect causing a second trip, lab order not available at clinic even though I called the office and they said it was ready
Nov 12, 2019
concern for privacy is excessive and not responsive to the client and their wishes the law is meant to be a guide not a lawyers attempt to limit liability
Nov 7, 2019
The front reception personnel exhibit an attitude that is not inviting; on the other hand Dr. Silver and the nursing staff are excellent and very welcoming
Nov 7, 2019
Both Dr. Silver and Patricia (nurse assistant) were engaging
Nov 7, 2019
Patricia was excellent
Nov 6, 2019
friendly staff both front office and medical
Oct 31, 2019
Would like to be able to set appointments and communicate with office via email.
Oct 31, 2019
He is very efficient but also leaves in a hurry and sometimes you might have one more question. Also there was an error in the transcription of what I said about a symptom.
Oct 30, 2019
very friendly and welcoming staff.
Oct 30, 2019
Dr Silver is fantastic. never a problem or concern with my care.
Oct 30, 2019
always easy to get in on time.
Oct 30, 2019
enjoy Patricia. she is a jewel.
Oct 30, 2019
I do recommend Dr Silver to others when asked about my primary care physician.
Oct 24, 2019
These answers apply to my primary physician.
Oct 21, 2019
both staff were preoccupied on the phone, and hardly made eye contact, didn't put anyone on hold. I was on time but was left sitting without being checked in for 15 minutes, which essentially made me "late," for my appointment. That was unusual. There was no one else in the reception room but me.
Oct 21, 2019
Dr. Silver was very concerned about my having taken myself off statins for a few weeks, due to the doubled dose having affected my memory/recall. When he came in with my labs he was cordial as usual, but sat me down next to him and started drawing exclamation points next to my awful lab values; Cholesterol/total, HDL, LDL VLDL etc. He of course recommended I get back on the statins and suggested I speak to my cardiologist about this. I thought about it for a day, and the next morning went back on the dose I had been on, 40 mg Crestor. He is always very professional, but I could tell he was very concerned. I am too, as I hadn't seen how bad my levels could get withhout the dosage I was on. I didn't feel the need to discuss this with my cardiologist. I also realized there was a lot more I could do with my diet while on the statin, to get my numbers now, rather than relying on the statin alone. I have a good diet, and practiced nutrition as part of my chiropractic practice; so reading and understanding labs, genetics etc. was part of my practice. I'll give a call and let him know, I'm back on the meds.
Oct 21, 2019
The nurse came to my room fairly promptly and after she left, Dr. Silver was right there.
Oct 21, 2019
The nurses are great.
Oct 16, 2019
everyone was great and in a good mood and decorating for Halloween
Oct 14, 2019
Dr Silver noticed some redness up my nose and prescribed an antihistamine. I forgot to ask how long I need to take it, or if it was till the next appt. I may need to call to check.
Oct 12, 2019
always a good experience in this office
Oct 12, 2019
Dr. Silver is great
Oct 10, 2019
the secretary was extremely helpful and kind
Oct 10, 2019
Patricia was amazing. she made the experience
Oct 10, 2019
The person I talked to when making the appointment said to cancel the appointment I had on the 24th for labs and just do it together at this appointment. Apparently they didn't tell the back office about the change. Felt a little rushed through the appointment.
Oct 9, 2019
great experience
Oct 9, 2019
nurse was incredible - as always
Oct 3, 2019
she was very helpful
Oct 3, 2019
excellent staff and attention.
Oct 3, 2019
Staff is very attentive and easy to communicate with.
Oct 3, 2019
Dr Silver was very attentive. However he said he was referring me to Hematologist due to now being able to evaluate/treat my condition. My question would be, why wasn't I sent to a Hematologist in the first place and not to D.O. Just curious.
Oct 3, 2019
Nurse was very attentive and easy to talk to. I felt very comfortable.
Oct 3, 2019
I like FCPP and happy that all my doctors are in this group.
Sep 19, 2019
Good
Sep 19, 2019
very efficient
Sep 18, 2019
zombie like , no greeting or acknowledge meant upon arrival !
Sep 12, 2019
staff has been very kind and patient with me directly, but I did over hear them speaking impatiently about someone on hold (phone).
Sep 12, 2019
at first he came across as unconcerned but listened and provided excellent care in all matters. would highly recommend!
Sep 12, 2019
appointments have always been on time with no delays!
Sep 12, 2019
the staff was very compassionate knowing that I had just lost my mom. I felt they went out of their way to be kind.
Sep 12, 2019
overall feel very confident that my health care needs will be met with integrity and professionalism.
Sep 8, 2019
This was a pre-op appointment - Had all my faith in *Dr. Silver to give me honest answers. I have A-fib. & worry it would act up, felt good after our talk!
Sep 8, 2019
I've always been more than satisfied.
Sep 2, 2019
good
Sep 2, 2019
I neglected to mention a prior problem to the doctor. It had to do with some discomfort in my lower right abdomen. It is still there. It never came up in our conversation. Otherwise it was a good experience.
Sep 2, 2019
good
Sep 2, 2019
good
Sep 2, 2019
good
Sep 2, 2019
good
Aug 30, 2019
great conversation with dr. silver.
Aug 29, 2019
dr's office called me in morning to come in @ 2p to review lab work done previous day that was ordered by another MD.; seems there was a abnormal value. turned out not too be of great concern, but nonetheless needed to be reviewed with me to determine an immediate further follow up if needed.
Aug 29, 2019
Dr Randy Silver has always been respectful of my wants & needs, attentive to explaining courses of care & lab work performed.
Aug 29, 2019
I'm very impressed thank you
Aug 29, 2019
No Delay's
Aug 29, 2019
Pat was very helpful and friendly
Aug 27, 2019
staff very pleasant and efficient
Aug 27, 2019
Covered everything that needed to be covered. All my questions answered
Aug 27, 2019
early morning visit - no waiting
Aug 27, 2019
nurse/assistant cheerful and easy to - had no problems to discuss
Aug 27, 2019
no concerns
Aug 26, 2019
everything very smooth and efficient
Aug 23, 2019
Went pretty well for a Dr's office
Aug 23, 2019
I do not think there were any delays other than the few minutes that is reasonable to expect.
Aug 23, 2019
Frankly if ID are smaller than sandwich boards I did not notice them, fairly sure Dr washed hands, wasn't watching so not sure about BP and Temp assistant
Aug 22, 2019
ALL personnel friendly, courteous, & very good at their jobs
Aug 22, 2019
Dr. Silver is very caring, provides positive feedback and encouragement with my weight loss and making more positive changes in my diet.
Aug 22, 2019
the nurses assistant is excellent
Aug 22, 2019
Overall a very professional and people friendly office.
Aug 22, 2019
he didn't explain well the condition of the patient or discuss it well base on patient's understanding
Aug 13, 2019
Everybody was polite and organized
Aug 13, 2019
I was very satisfied with the appointment with my Doctor.
Aug 13, 2019
Did not have any delays. The duration of my appointment was adequate.
Aug 13, 2019
Very Interested and courteous
Aug 13, 2019
The whole appointment from beginning to end was more than satisfactory and reassuring.
Aug 13, 2019
Everybody appeared to follow all protocols.
Aug 12, 2019
I don't recall seeing any hand washing or ID's, but it didn't matter for this appointment.
Aug 12, 2019
Provider physician recommended, but lousy billing with delays of many months cause problem in using MD services.
Aug 12, 2019
Reception desk was loud about money owed. It was all a mix-up with your Billing Department long delay! between dr. office service & billing client. I had written sent copies of cancelled checks & rather than replying by mail, it held up dr. service.
Aug 12, 2019
Good -
Aug 3, 2019
I've had nothing but great experiences with Dr. Silver and staff. Everyone is very friendly, informative, and helpful.
Aug 3, 2019
I've been very impressed with Dr. Silver. He his thorough and makes clear recommendations.
Aug 2, 2019
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Aug 2, 2019
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Jul 31, 2019
Would be nice to email with questions and schedule changes.
Jul 31, 2019
One of the recommendation details I only saw in the write up later but that might have been because we got off track talking about a symptom I had.
Jul 31, 2019
As usual things happen at the scheduled time.
Jul 31, 2019
Got busy at the end when left and didn't tell me I could go so I sat there for a while wondering what was up.
Jul 30, 2019
All aspects of my visit were positive.
Jul 28, 2019
My wait in the waiting room is generally very short.
Jul 21, 2019
always a great professional appointment at FCPP
Jul 21, 2019
Dr Silver has always been prompt-professional-caring and explained problems and procedures at a level I could understand.
Jul 21, 2019
always professional and courteous
Jul 19, 2019
Dr. Silver's assistant, Courtney has a great personality. She makes you feel very comfortable and at ease. It's all about personality and being a people person that keeps me from switching doctors. Dr. Silver is very thorough as is Courtney.
Jul 17, 2019
This was my annual Medicare physical. *Dr. Silver asked me specifically about ongoing problems and took the time to listen to my responses. *Dr. Silver is very respectful of me and concerned & interested in my comments.
Jul 17, 2019
This doctor and his staff are, by far, the best I have experienced in a long, long time. They are interested in me. They pay attention to me. They have my welfare as goal one. I regularly recommend *Dr. Silver without hesitation.
Jul 15, 2019
Web portal is awkward and requires me to remember a password. I use it very little.
Jul 15, 2019
I questioned whether my low red/white blood cell counts might be due to delayed evaluation by lab test technician (an issue raised by my previous GP), but *Dr. Silver discounted this. I would have preferred authorization of another cell count test, with prompt analysis. We'll see what results from exam by hematologist.
Jul 15, 2019
No one informed me of delays because there were none. 2. No delays.
Jul 10, 2019
good experience. the Doctor Silver was great.
Jul 1, 2019
front desk lady was awesome!
Jun 30, 2019
E-mail has been a problem - My fault - it's corrected now.
Jun 25, 2019
friendly and efficient
Jun 25, 2019
always a good experience-clearly to the point
Jun 25, 2019
no issues
Jun 25, 2019
good fact finder
Jun 25, 2019
Dr Silver is a keeper- he cares and he listens
Jun 25, 2019
good-always washes
Jun 13, 2019
Nothing much got accomplished.
Jun 13, 2019
Old people don't get treated too well. This was no exception.
Jun 12, 2019
NOTHNG BUT GOOD EXPERIENCES
Jun 12, 2019
DOCTOR SILVER IS GREAT
Jun 12, 2019
NO DELAYS
Jun 12, 2019
I'VE NEVER HAD A BAD EXPERIENCE AT THIS PRACTICE
Jun 11, 2019
Everyone appears to be conscientious and well-trained everyone usually has a positive, helpful attitude.
Jun 11, 2019
*Dr. Silver showed concern after my PSA, was aware that it was time to check it again and we detected a rise in the PSA so we feel like you're "ON TOP" of this situation.
Jun 9, 2019
This was an anomaly that I had to wait so long to check in. It's usually quick.
Jun 9, 2019
i did not pay attention to how well staff protected my safety, but there is no " i don't know" button to choose from
Jun 8, 2019
Staff was very helpful, informative, professional, courteous and patient.
Jun 8, 2019
Dr. Silver was very personal, professional and competent.
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