We found 42 family medicine practitioners who accept Blue Shield of California - Blue Shield Spectrum PPO Savings Plan near Santa Cruz, CA.

Dr. Patrick John Meehan, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1301 Mission Street; 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Patrick Meehan's area of specialization is family medicine. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Meehan's areas of expertise include general care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Meehan is not currently accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Natividad Medical Center's residency program. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Depression, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Preventive Care, Chronic Pain, Pain Management

Dr. Suzanne Marie Ware, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2025 Soquel Avenue; 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Suzanne Ware is a family practitioner in Santa Cruz, CA. Her areas of expertise include general care. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ware is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Before performing her residency at Natividad Medical Center, Dr. Ware attended the University of Washington School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Heart Problems, Obesity, Women's Health Issues, General Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shawna Cara Klinesteker, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
115 Locust Street
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Shawna Riddle specializes in family medicine, general internal medicine, and general pediatrics and practices in Santa Cruz, CA and Scotts Valley, CA. She studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Riddle has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Riddle is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Riddle has an open panel.

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Dr. Dawn Monet Faber, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
2025 Soquel Avenue; 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Dawn Faber specializes in family medicine and urgent care and practices in Santa Cruz, CA. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Faber is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Faber studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah.

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Dr. William Kenneth Ebert, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2025 Soquel Avenue; 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. William Ebert works as a family practice physician. Patient ratings for Dr. Ebert average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ebert's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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Dr. David John Beck, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2025 Soquel Avenue; 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. David Beck's medical specialty is family medicine. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Beck include general care. On average, patients gave Dr. Beck a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Beck's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: General Care

Dr. Vickie L Winkler, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
115 Locust Street
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Vickie Winkler's specialty is family medicine. She has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Winkler honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Winkler studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. Her training includes a residency program at Natividad Medical Center. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has a closed panel.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Diabetes, General Care, Menopause, Preventive Care, Intrauterine Device, Cholesterol ... (Read more)

Dr. Tracy Anne Maclay-Inkeles, MPH, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1203 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Tracy Maclay works as a family practice physician. Dr. Maclay's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Maclay is not currently accepting new patients. She graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Natividad Medical Center. She speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Bruce Robert Eisendorf, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2025 Soquel Avenue; 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Eisendorf is a family practice physician. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Eisendorf is especially interested in general care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Eisendorf honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He has a closed panel. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University and a graduate of Mercy Medical Center Merced's residency program.

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Clinical interests: General Care, Alternative Medicine, Mental Health Issues, Nutrition Counseling

Dr. Mark Roy Greenbaum, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
2025 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Mark Greenbaum's medical specialty is family medicine and urgent care. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Greenbaum accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Greenbaum attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.

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Dr. Steven Alberto Cortes, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
550 Water Street; Suite A
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Steven Cortes works as a family medicine practitioner in Santa Cruz, CA and Watsonville, CA. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, Dr. Cortes performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is especially interested in general care. The average patient rating for Dr. Cortes is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Cortes speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, General Care, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Gerard Houlahan, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
115 Locust Street
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Houlahan's specialty is family medicine. Patients rated Dr. Houlahan highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Houlahan include general care. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, Whittier, Dr. Houlahan attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Houlahan speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: General Care, Palliative Care, Hospice

Dr. David Wayne Pilcher, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2025 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. David Pilcher practices family medicine in Santa Cruz, CA and Aptos, CA. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in general care. Dr. Pilcher is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center. Dr. Pilcher (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and German. Dr. Pilcher's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Pilcher is closed to new patients at this time.

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Dr. Kimberly Joyce Owens, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2025 Soquel Avenue; 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Kimberly Owens practices family medicine in Santa Cruz, CA. Her clinical interests include general care. Dr. Owens is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Unfortunately, Dr. Owens is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Depression, Diabetes, Obesity, General Care, Asthma, Menopause, Cholesterol Problems, Infections

Dr. Lindsay Beth Croker, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1301 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Lindsay Croker works as a family practice physician. Dr. Croker's clinical interests include general care. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Croker is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Adolescent Issues, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Preventive Care

Dr. Jennifer Ann Schreck, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
115 Locust Street
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Jenny Schreck is a family medicine physician. On average, patients gave Dr. Schreck a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests encompass general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schreck honors. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Valley Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Schreck is closed to new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Adolescent Issues, Obesity, General Care, Nutrition Counseling

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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.