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Dr. Thomas Knecht, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

(805) 349-8972

Central Coast Endocrinology

1250 Peach St Ste H San Luis Obispo , CA 93401

Get to Know Dr. Knecht

Accepting Patients



28 Years

Care Philosophy

Endocrinology is a cognitive specialty; the only tools I use are my brain and my pen (well, my keyboard...electronic medical records and e-prescribing!). I try to take the time I deem necessary to think about the problems patients bring to me. This means bucking a system that tries to make doctors practice medicine like preparing a fast food hamburger - takes almost no time, but you get almost no quality. Be prepared for a longer visit with me than you are used to with typical physicians. I take the time to explain disease mechanisms, diagnoses, treatment, and monitoring, and to answer questions. The best informed patient tends to be the most involved in her/his own disease management, and ergo the happiest and healthiest.


UCSD Sch of Med 1990

University Of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics-Categorical Internal Medicine 1993

Ucsd School Of Medicine-Endocrinology 1995

University Of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics-Categorical Internal Medicine 1991

Dr. Knecht's Experience

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Internal Medicine

Awards & Recognitions

Recognized Doctor

Dr. Knecht's Locations

Accepting New Patients


Central Coast Endocrinology

1250 Peach St Ste H, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 349-8972 Fax: (805) 266-7440

Central Coast Endocrinology

911 Oak Park Blvd Ste 105, Pismo Beach, CA 93449

(805) 349-8972 Fax: (805) 773-3120

Central Coast Endocrinology

116 S Palisade Dr Ste 301, Santa Maria, CA 93454

(805) 349-8972 Fax: (805) 346-2644

Affiliated Hospitals

Marian Regional Medical Center

1400 E Church St, Santa Maria, CA 93454

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