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We found 10 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 specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Palo Alto, CA. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. Dr. Cheng has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Cheng accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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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 specializes in geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Navarro's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She welcomes new patients. She studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Her residency was performed at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Navarro (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Spanish.

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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 practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khwaja is a graduate of Leiden University Medical Center. For her professional training, Dr. Khwaja completed a residency program at St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach. Dr. Khwaja speaks Dutch. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Illness, Alzheimer's Disease

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

Dr. Thaichan Jobalia's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is conversant in Vietnamese. Her clinical interests include general care. Dr. Jobalia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before performing her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Dr. Jobalia attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Jobalia is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jobalia honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jobalia has a closed panel.

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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's specialty is geriatrics (elderly care). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Dr. Iyengar performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Iyengar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Kannada, Tamil, and Hindi. Dr. Iyengar is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 is a geriatrics (elderly care) specialist in Sunnyvale, CA and Mountain View, CA. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garg takes. Dr. Garg's practice is open to new patients. 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) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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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 practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care) in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Lai is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his 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 an internist and geriatrician in Palo Alto, CA. She attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center for residency. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Davidson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Davidson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She 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 is an internist and geriatrician. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Lam accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, Dr. Lam completed his residency training at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center.

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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 works as a general internist and geriatrician. Before performing her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Hsu attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is professionally affiliated with 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.