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Stefan Moldovan, MD

Dr. Moldovan is a general surgeon in the Escondido area. He is affiliated with Palomar Medical Center and 2 more hospitals.
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Conditions treated

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102 doctors
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102 doctors
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51 doctors
Dr. Moldovan saw more hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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366 doctors
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365 doctors
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Dr. Moldovan saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 85% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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33 doctors
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34 doctors
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16 doctors
Dr. Moldovan saw more inguinal hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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61 doctors
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60 doctors
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30 doctors
Dr. Moldovan saw more gallstones patients than 95% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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64 doctors
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64 doctors
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31 doctors
Dr. Moldovan saw more breast cancer patients than 85% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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96 doctors
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96 doctors
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47 doctors
Dr. Moldovan saw more biliary tract disease patients than 95% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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42 doctors
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42 doctors
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21 doctors
Dr. Moldovan saw more varicose veins patients than 85% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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21 doctors
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22 doctors
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10 doctors
Dr. Moldovan saw more umbilical hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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52 doctors
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51 doctors
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25 doctors
Dr. Moldovan saw more drug allergies patients than 85% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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13 doctors
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13 doctors
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6 doctors
Dr. Moldovan saw more ventral hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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368 doctors
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368 doctors
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184 doctors
Dr. Moldovan saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.

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384 doctors
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384 doctors
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192 doctors
Dr. Moldovan saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.

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19 doctors
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19 doctors
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9 doctors
Dr. Moldovan saw melanoma patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.
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36 doctors
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37 doctors
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18 doctors
Dr. Moldovan saw lymphoma patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.

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200 doctors
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200 doctors
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100 doctors
Dr. Moldovan saw more peripheral vascular disease (PVD) patients than 85% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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181 doctors
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180 doctors
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90 doctors
Dr. Moldovan saw chronic kidney disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.

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79 doctors
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78 doctors
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39 doctors
Dr. Moldovan saw hemorrhoid patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.

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70 doctors
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70 doctors
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34 doctors
Dr. Moldovan saw blood cancer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.

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4 doctors
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4 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Moldovan saw arteriovenous (AV) fistula patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.
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23 doctors
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23 doctors
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11 doctors
Dr. Moldovan saw more cholecystitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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66 doctors
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66 doctors
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32 doctors
Dr. Moldovan saw skin cancer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.

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243 doctors
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242 doctors
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121 doctors
Dr. Moldovan saw high cholesterol patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.

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230 doctors
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230 doctors
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115 doctors
Dr. Moldovan saw asthma patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.

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262 doctors
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262 doctors
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131 doctors
Dr. Moldovan saw obesity patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.

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316 doctors
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316 doctors
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158 doctors
Dr. Moldovan saw type 2 diabetes patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.

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353 doctors
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354 doctors
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176 doctors
Dr. Moldovan saw diabetes patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.

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235 doctors
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234 doctors
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117 doctors
Dr. Moldovan saw chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.

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123 doctors
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122 doctors
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61 doctors
Dr. Moldovan saw swelling patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.
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20 doctors
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20 doctors
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9 doctors
Dr. Moldovan saw appendicitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.

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36 doctors
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36 doctors
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17 doctors
Dr. Moldovan saw lipoma patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.

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Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Moldovan’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Moldovan 31%
Predicted for his patients 20%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Moldovan’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Moldovan’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Moldovan’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Moldovan’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Moldovan’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
59%
outpatient gallbladder removal rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Moldovan’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Moldovan’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Moldovan’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Moldovan’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Moldovan’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
80%
outpatient hernia surgery rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient hernia surgery to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Hernia surgeries are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Moldovan’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Moldovan’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient hernia surgery for patients like Dr. Moldovan’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Moldovan’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Moldovan sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

Graybill Medical Group-Escondido Office
225 E 2nd Ave
Escondido, CA 92025
1,288 miles away

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Credentials
  • Can Tho University of Medicine and Pharmacy
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1990
  • Universitatea de Medicina si Farmacie Carol Davila
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1989
  • Baylor College of Medicine Program
    RESIDENCY

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Moldovan is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Palomar Medical Center
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • Pomerado Hospital
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • Palomar Health Downtown Campus
    Hospital safety grade not available

Insurance accepted

Always check coverage with your doctor’s office.

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Choice Health
  • Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
  • Hawaii Medical Assurance Association
  • Health Net
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Heritage Provider Network
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Hill Physicians
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • MVP Health Care
  • Medica
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • Scott and White Health Plan
  • SelectHealth
  • SynerMed
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare
  • Vantage Health Plan
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield