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We found 13 geriatricians who accept Blue Shield near Stanford, 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. 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. 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

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
770 Welch Road; Suite #250
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Yusra Hussain specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Palo Alto, CA. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Hussain attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She speaks Arabic.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Maria Kristina Gestuvo specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Dr. Gestuvo speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Geriatrics
300 Pasteur Drive; Falk Cvrc 263
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Kiran Khush works as a cardiologist and geriatrician. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, General Pediatrics
300 Pasteur Drive Room S025; Mc 5103
Stanford, CA
 

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

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
300 Pasteur Drive
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Kirsti Elder practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Elder is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine.

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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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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Meera Sheffrin sees patients in San Francisco, CA and Stanford, CA. Her medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Sheffrin speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC).

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3801, Miranda Avenue; 100-2c
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Vj Periyakoil is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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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.