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We found 6 family medicine practitioners who accept Blue Shield of California PPO near Santa Barbara, CA.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
28 W Mission Street
Santa Barbara, CA
 

Dr. Scott Kozak specializes in family medicine and practices in Santa Barbara, CA. Dr. Kozak speaks Spanish. He is a graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kozak accepts.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
533 E Micheltorena Street; Suite 101
Santa Barbara, CA
 

Dr. Scott Saunders' medical specialty is family medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Saunders is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
200 N La Cumbre Road; #e
Santa Barbara, CA
 

Dr. Kirk Gilbert practices family medicine in Santa Barbara, CA. He is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Gilbert has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
1809 Cliff Drive; B
Santa Barbara, CA
 

Dr. Joel Brandt is a family medicine practitioner. Patients rated Dr. Brandt highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
517 W Junipero Street, Unit 1; 334 S Patterson Avenue #120
Santa Barbara, CA
 

Dr. Douglas Jackson's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Jackson attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
517 W Junipero Street
Santa Barbara, CA
 

Dr. William Guddal's area of specialization is family medicine. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Guddal accepts. Dr. Guddal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German.

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What is Family Medicine?

Currently in medical care in the United States, there are four main primary care specialties: family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, and geriatrics. Internal medicine is primary care for adults, pediatrics is primary care for children and infants, and geriatrics is primary care for seniors. Family medicine, the broadest specialty, is primary care for all ages.

A family medicine physician is a medical ‘home base’ for patients. They treat all ages, all sexes, all organs, and all diseases. They can see every member of the family, from birth through old age. This allows family medicine doctors to develop long-term relationships with their patients and to understand how their patients’ role in the family affects their health. They can provide check-ups, immunizations, screening services, gynecological exams and obstetric care, routine health care, and health counseling. When more specialized care is needed, a family medicine doctor can refer their patients to appropriate specialists. They can become educators and advocates for their patients in the sometimes overwhelming health care system.

As health care changes in this country, family medicine is a growing specialty for families and individuals who are seeking more personalized health care and a more personal relationship with their physician.