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We found 15 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) and practices in Palo Alto, CA. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Cheng is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cheng accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cheng's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Dementia, Aging

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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Duncan is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Duncan honors. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care) in Palo Alto, CA. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. Dr. Lai's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice 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's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); she sees patients in Palo Alto, CA. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Davidson is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Davidson completed a residency program at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Davidson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French.

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

Dr. Daniele M Rottkamp, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Geriatrics
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Floor 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Daniele Rottkamp's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Rottkamp welcomes new patients. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. She is conversant in French.

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

Dr. Yusra Hussain is a Palo Alto, CA physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Hussain is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks 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 sees patients in Palo Alto, CA. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Lam is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency 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
300 Pasteur Drive; Mc 5303
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Peter Pompei is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Pompei accepts 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. He speaks French.

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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 works as a general internist. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Yaskin honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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

Dr. Kiran Khush practices adult cardiology and geriatrics (elderly care). She graduated from Harvard Medical School. She honors 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
300 Pasteur Drive
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Kirsti Elder is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Elder studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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

Dr. Maria Kristina Gestuvo sees patients in Palo Alto, CA. Her medical specialties are 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 is a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Gestuvo speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Lawrence Ma's specialties are general internal medicine, geriatrics (elderly care), and general pediatrics. 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. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He is affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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

Dr. Meera Sheffrin specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sheffrin takes. She is a graduate of 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 works as a general internist and geriatrician. She is an in-network provider for 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.