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We found 12 geriatricians who accept Aetna QPOS near Palo Alto, CA.

Dr. Peter Hon-Jei Cheng, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
795 El Camino Real; Jamplis Building, Level A
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Peter Cheng's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Palo Alto, CA. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Cheng is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cheng is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Dementia, Aging

Dr. Minerva Victorio Navarro, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Minerva Navarro's medical specialty is family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Navarro graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. She completed her residency training at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Navarro (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Samina Javaid Khwaja, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
795 El Camino Real; Jamplis Building, Level A
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Samina Khwaja specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Khwaja's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Leiden University Medical Center, Dr. Khwaja performed her residency at St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach. In addition to English, she speaks Dutch.

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Clinical interests: Alzheimer's Disease, Chronic Illness

Dr. Thaichan Jobalia, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Thaichan Jobalia sees patients in Mountain View, CA and Los Gatos, CA. Her medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). In her practice, she is particularly interested in general care. Dr. Jobalia's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Jobalia attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center for residency. She speaks Vietnamese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Jobalia is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Dementia, General Care, Rehabilitation

Dr. Bradford William Duncan, MS, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Bradford Duncan sees patients in Palo Alto, CA. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Duncan's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Vibha Ramaswamy Iyengar, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Vibha Iyengar practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Iyengar is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time. She studied medicine at Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. For her professional training, Dr. Iyengar completed a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). In addition to English, Dr. Iyengar (or staff) speaks Kannada, Tamil, and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Depression, Alzheimer's Disease, Palliative Care, Chronic Illness

Dr. Tanu Garg, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Tanu Garg specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Garg obtained her medical school training at Maulana Azad Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Garg (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Garg's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Depression, Sleep Disorders, Exercise Physiology, Chiropractic Therapy, Alzheimer's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steve Richard Lai, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
795 El Camino Real; Jamplis Building, Level A
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Steve Lai, who practices in Palo Alto, CA, is a medical specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Lai is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lai is open to new patients.

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Dr. Daniele M Rottkamp, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Geriatrics
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Floor 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Daniele Rottkamp is an adult endocrinology and geriatrics (elderly care) specialist in San Francisco, CA, Palo Alto, CA, and San Carlos, CA. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. In addition to English, Dr. Rottkamp speaks French. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Jessica Davidson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
795 El Camino Real; Jamplis Building, Level A
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Jessica Davidson specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Davidson is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Davidson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Davidson welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Depression, Alzheimer's Disease, Chronic Illness, Hospice

Dr. Albert H Lam, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
795 El Camino Real; Jamplis Building, Level A
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Albert Lam's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Lam takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Depression, Alzheimer's Disease, Syncope, Parkinson's Disease, Rehabilitation

Dr. Amy Hsu, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
795 El Camino Real; Jamplis Building, Level A
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Amy Hsu's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hsu is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group, and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC).

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Clinical interests: Depression, Chronic Illness, Alzheimer's Disease, Rehabilitation

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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.