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We found 17 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 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. 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. 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. 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

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

Dr. Yusra Hussain's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); she sees patients in Palo Alto, CA. She takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hussain graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She is conversant in Arabic.

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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

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
300 Pasteur Drive; Mc 5303
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Peter Pompei is an internist in Stanford, CA. Dr. Pompei honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks French.

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

Dr. Kiran Khush's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and geriatrics (elderly care). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Khush graduated from Harvard Medical School.

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Dr. Inna Yaskin, MD, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
515 South Drive; Suite 12
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Inna Yaskin practices general internal medicine. Dr. Yaskin is rated highly by her patients. She is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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

Dr. Kirsti Elder works as an internist and geriatrician. She is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Elder accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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

Dr. Maria Kristina Gestuvo is a general internist and geriatrician in Palo Alto, CA. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Dr. Gestuvo accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to 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 and practices in San Diego, CA, Palo Alto, CA, and Stanford, CA. He is professionally affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Dr. Ma accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. 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.

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

Dr. Meera Sheffrin's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Sheffrin is professionally affiliated with San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Sheffrin speaks Spanish.

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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 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.