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

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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 areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). The average patient rating for Dr. Cheng is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cheng is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Cheng's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Dementia, Aging

Dr. Samina Javaid Khwaja, MD
Specializes in Geriatrics
795 El Camino Real; Jamplis Building, Level A
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Samina Khwaja specializes in geriatrics (elderly care). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Khwaja welcomes new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Leiden University Medical Center and performed her residency at St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach. Dr. Khwaja is conversant in Dutch.

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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 is a hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care) specialist in Palo Alto, CA. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lai obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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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 sees patients in Palo Alto, CA. Her medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Davidson takes. Her education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Davidson (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Davidson 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 practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Lam studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lam honors. Dr. Lam is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Depression, Alzheimer's Disease, Syncope, Parkinson's Disease, Rehabilitation

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

Dr. Yusra Hussain is an internist and geriatrician in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Hussain is conversant in Arabic. She is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She takes 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 is an internist, geriatrician, and general pediatrician in San Diego, CA, Palo Alto, CA, and Stanford, CA. Dr. Ma is professionally affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. 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. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ma takes.

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

Dr. Kirsti Elder's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Elder is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Kiran Khush is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Khush is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Maria Kristina Gestuvo's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); she sees patients in Palo Alto, CA. She studied medicine at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Dr. Gestuvo takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Amy Hsu, MD
Specializes in Geriatrics
795 El Camino Real; Jamplis Building, Level A
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Amy Hsu's specialty is geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Hsu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group, and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). She attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. She completed her residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She honors 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

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

Dr. Meera Sheffrin specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Sheffrin honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally 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's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); she sees patients in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Periyakoil honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.

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