We found 21 geriatricians who accept Health Net near Mountain View, CA.

Dr. Jose Rafael Pena, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Geriatrics
435 H Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Jose Pena's specialties are adult hospital medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Chula Vista, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Pena's areas of expertise include the following: depression, general care, and travel vaccines. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Pena attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Depression, Sports Health, Nutrition Issues, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Pain Management, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mushrik Kaisey, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
340 Fourth Avenue; Suite 9
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Mushrik Kaisey is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Kaisey's clinical interests encompass hospice (end-of-life care), general care, and palliative care. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Kaisey welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. Dr. Kaisey (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Palliative Care, General Care, Hospice

Dr. John W Fox Jr., MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
501 Washington Street; Suite 508
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. John Fox's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego. He has indicated that his clinical interests include general care. Dr. Fox is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Fox is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: General Care

Dr. Dana A Copeland, MD
Specializes in Geriatrics, Adult Rheumatology
272 Church Avenue; Suite 1
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Dana Reddy specializes in geriatrics (elderly care) and adult rheumatology and practices in La Jolla, CA and Chula Vista, CA. Dr. Reddy's clinical interests include psoriatic arthritis, lupus, and general care. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Reddy trained at Scripps Clinic for her residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital, Sharp HealthCare, and Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Myositis, Tendonitis, Immunotherapy, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth A Warm, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
230 Prospect Place; Suite 340b
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Warm's areas of specialization are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). These areas are among his clinical interests: cryotherapy, depression, and physical disabilities. Patients gave Dr. Warm an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Warm is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cryosurgery, Depression, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Tuberculosis, Eating Disorders, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Carla G Fox, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
501 Washington Street; Suite 508
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Carla Fox's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). In her practice, Dr. Fox focuses on general care. She is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Fox's education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Fox honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Fox has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: General Care

Dr. Andrew Ming-Yu Wang, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2001 Fourth Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Wang is a geriatrics (elderly care) specialist. Dr. Wang is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Taipei Medical University. He speaks Mandarin.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
4077 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Varuna Gadiyaram specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Gadiyaram's areas of expertise include general care. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gadiyaram takes. She attended medical school at NTR University of Health Sciences. For her residency, Dr. Gadiyaram trained at New York Methodist Hospital. She is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Scripps Green Hospital. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: General Care

Dr. Mariela Noemi Macias, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Geriatrics, Hematology
480 4th Avenue; Suite 409
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Mariela Macias practices medical oncology, geriatrics (elderly care), and hematology (blood disorders). She is an in-network provider for AARP, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Macias attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego for residency. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Macias is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
525 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Aireen Gutierrez, who practices in Chula Vista, CA and San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in geriatrics (elderly care). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Sharp Rees-Stealy. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Dr. Gutierrez is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
4077 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Pouya Afshar's medical specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist) and geriatrics (elderly care). After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Scripps Clinic. In his practice, Dr. Afshar focuses on hospice (end-of-life care), general care, and palliative care. Dr. Afshar is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Afshar is closed to new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Palliative Care, General Care, Hospice

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
200 W Arbor Drive; Mail Code 8201
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jairo Romero is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Romero is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
330 Lewis Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. William Norcross is a physician who specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is professionally affiliated with UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest. Dr. Norcross takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors.

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Dr. Gita Mehta, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
330 Lewis Street; Suite 301 Mail Code 8201-a
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Gita Mehta's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She practices in San Diego, CA and La Jolla, CA. Dr. Mehta studied medicine at Government Medical College, Patiala. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Geriatrics, Adult Pulmonology
200 W Arbor Drive; Mail Code 8415
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Joe Ramsdell is a geriatrician and adult pulmonologist. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Ramsdell has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
330 Lewis Street; Mail Code 9201-a
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Carlos Rojas practices family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in San Diego, CA. Dr. Rojas is conversant in Spanish. He graduated from the University of Seville Faculty of Medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Rojas honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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What is Geriatrics?

Geriatrics is the subspecialty of internal medicine that provides primary care to older adults. Physical health tends to decline with age, and geriatricians work to manage such age-related concerns as chronic illness, frailty, multiple medications, and declining mental health to keep seniors as active and independent as possible.

Some of the most common concerns seen by a geriatrician include:

  • Mobility issues, including the need for canes and walkers, as well as preventing falls
  • Osteoporosis, a weakening of the bones, which affects as many as a quarter of all men and half of all women over fifty
  • Loss of hearing or vision
  • Incontinence, or the inability to control one’s bladder
  • Memory loss, including dementia and Alzheimer’s disease

A geriatrician may also provide their patients with comprehensive care that includes checking on their social health. Seniors are at increased risk for poverty, loneliness, abuse, and injuries in the home. As part of their health care, a geriatrician may inquire about family support, living conditions, or the ability of a patient to perform daily self-care tasks.

In some cases, a geriatrician may serve as an advisor to other physicians on a specific case or condition. However, most of the time geriatrics is a primary care specialty, and geriatricians provide routine health care to the older patients they work with.