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We found 12 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 specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patients rated Dr. Cheng highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Cheng is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a geriatrics (elderly care) specialist in Mountain View, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Navarro takes. She graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Navarro's medical residency was performed 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. Her practice 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 is a general internist and geriatrician. In addition to English, she speaks Dutch. Dr. Khwaja is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After attending Leiden University Medical Center for medical school, she completed her residency training at St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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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 is an internist and geriatrician in Mountain View, CA and Los Gatos, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Jobalia speaks Vietnamese. She is especially interested in general care. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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 is rated highly by her patients. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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's specialty is general internal medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Duncan is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Duncan attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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 sees patients in Sunnyvale, CA and Mountain View, CA. Her medical specialty is geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Iyengar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Kannada, Tamil, and Hindi. Dr. Iyengar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended medical school at Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. Her training includes a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Iyengar is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She has a closed panel.

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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 works as a geriatrician in Sunnyvale, CA and Mountain View, CA. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Garg is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for her residency. Dr. Garg (or staff) speaks 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 sees patients in Palo Alto, CA. His medical specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care). He attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. Dr. Lai honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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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 endocrinologist. In addition to English, Dr. Rottkamp speaks French. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Rottkamp attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Rottkamp accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. 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 practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Davidson is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Davidson (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Davidson is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting 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 a Palo Alto, CA physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Lam is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting 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 practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Palo Alto, CA. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Hsu takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.