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We found 14 geriatricians who accept Blue Shield of California near San Diego, CA.

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

Dr. Mushrik Kaisey's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Kaisey (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kaisey include hospice (end-of-life care), general care, and palliative care. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. Dr. Kaisey honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is open to new patients.

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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 is an internist and geriatrician in San Diego, CA. He has a special interest in general care. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Fox attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Fox is open to 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 is a geriatrics (elderly care) and adult rheumatology specialist. Her education and training includes medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School and residency at Scripps Clinic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reddy include psoriatic arthritis, lupus, and general care. Dr. Reddy is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital, Sharp HealthCare, and Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines. She welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Carla Fox practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Before completing her residency at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Dr. Fox attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fox include general care. Patient ratings for Dr. Fox average 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Fox has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 practices geriatrics (elderly care) in San Diego, CA. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wang is a graduate of Taipei Medical University. He is conversant in Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy.

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

Dr. William Norcross specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in San Diego, CA. He attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Norcross has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Norcross is affiliated with UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest.

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

Dr. Jairo Romero practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Romero attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Pouya Afshar is a physician who specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and geriatrics (elderly care). Areas of expertise for Dr. Afshar include hospice (end-of-life care), general care, and palliative care. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Afshar accepts. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time. Dr. Afshar is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Scripps Clinic. In addition to English, he speaks Persian.

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Clinical interests: Palliative Care, General Care, Hospice

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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 pulmonologist in San Diego, CA and La Jolla, CA. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramsdell graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. He 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 works as a family practitioner and geriatrician. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is a graduate of the University of Seville Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Rojas has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She attended medical school at Government Medical College, Patiala. Dr. Mehta has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, General Pediatrics
200 W Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Ma practices general internal medicine, geriatrics (elderly care), and general pediatrics in San Diego, CA, Palo Alto, CA, and Stanford, CA. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Ma attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Ma is professionally affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
200 W Arbor Drive; Department 8485
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Bouland works as an internist and geriatrician. Dr. Bouland is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Geriatrics
1615 Sweetwater Road; Suite D
National City, CA
 

Dr. Steven Rough's medical specialty is adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Rough honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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.