We found 6 family medicine practitioners who accept Blue Shield near Fortuna, CA.
Dr. Donald Baird is a Fortuna, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Baird average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Baird studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine.
Dr. Ruben Brinckhaus is a physician who specializes in family medicine. He studied medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Brinckhaus accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish.
Dr. Tamara Dennis practices family medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Dennis studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine.
Dr. Mark Roback is a Fortuna, CA physician who specializes in general practice and family medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Roback studied medicine at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Stephanie Dittmer specializes in family medicine. Dr. Dittmer accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. She studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.
Dr. Philip Olkin specializes in family medicine. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Olkin honors Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.
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Currently in medical care in the United States, there are four main primary care specialties: family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, and geriatrics. Internal medicine is primary care for adults, pediatrics is primary care for children and infants, and geriatrics is primary care for seniors. Family medicine, the broadest specialty, is primary care for all ages.
A family medicine physician is a medical ‘home base’ for patients. They treat all ages, all sexes, all organs, and all diseases. They can see every member of the family, from birth through old age. This allows family medicine doctors to develop long-term relationships with their patients and to understand how their patients’ role in the family affects their health. They can provide check-ups, immunizations, screening services, gynecological exams and obstetric care, routine health care, and health counseling. When more specialized care is needed, a family medicine doctor can refer their patients to appropriate specialists. They can become educators and advocates for their patients in the sometimes overwhelming health care system.
As health care changes in this country, family medicine is a growing specialty for families and individuals who are seeking more personalized health care and a more personal relationship with their physician.