We found 14 geriatricians who accept Blue Shield near Stanford, CA.

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

Dr. Samina Khwaja's area of specialization is geriatrics (elderly care). Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Khwaja's practice is open to new patients. She attended medical school at Leiden University Medical Center. Dr. Khwaja's training includes a residency program at St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach. She is conversant in Dutch.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Illness, Alzheimer's Disease

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 is an internist and geriatrician in Palo Alto, CA. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cheng is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Cheng completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Cheng's professional affiliations include 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. 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's specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Lai studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lai's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes 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's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Her education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Davidson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is a Palo Alto, CA physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Lam honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Dr. Lam attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 works as an internist and geriatrician in Palo Alto, CA. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hussain accepts. Dr. Hussain attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She speaks Arabic.

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Dr. Lawrence Ma, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, General Pediatrics
300 Pasteur Drive Room S025; Mc 5103
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Ma's medical specialty is general internal medicine, geriatrics (elderly care), and general pediatrics. He is professionally affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Dr. Ma is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency.

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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 attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, 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 in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Elder is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine.

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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. She is conversant in Spanish. She is a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gestuvo accepts.

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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 is a specialist in geriatrics (elderly care). She works in San Francisco, CA and Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Hsu's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group, and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). Before completing her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Hsu attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more.

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Clinical interests: Depression, Chronic Illness, Alzheimer's Disease, Rehabilitation

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

Dr. Peter Pompei's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Pompei is conversant in French. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield.

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

Dr. Meera Sheffrin practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Sheffrin attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Sheffrin 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 medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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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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