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We found 9 geriatricians who accept United Healthcare Plans 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 areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Palo Alto, CA. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Cheng honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Dementia, Aging

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

Dr. Minerva Navarro's specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She practices in Mountain View, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. Dr. Navarro (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Navarro is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Her training includes residency programs at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Navarro accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Thaichan Jobalia practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Mountain View, CA and Los Gatos, CA. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Jobalia include general care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has a closed panel. Dr. Jobalia graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Jobalia completed a residency program at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. She speaks Vietnamese.

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Clinical interests: Dementia, General Care, Rehabilitation

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

Dr. Vibha Iyengar is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Iyengar takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Iyengar (or staff) is conversant in Kannada, Tamil, and Hindi. Dr. Iyengar's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

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

Dr. Tanu Garg practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. She attended Maulana Azad Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Garg (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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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's specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Palo Alto, CA. He 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. Dr. Lai trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lai's office for an appointment.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Davidson honors. Dr. Davidson attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Davidson trained at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Davidson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Davidson's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Stephen Nichols is an internist and geriatrician. He studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nichols takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center for residency. Dr. Lam 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

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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.