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 specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cheng include elder care. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Cheng performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College 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: Dementia, Elder Care, Hospice, 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 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). Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Lai attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lai accepts. Dr. Lai's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Palo Alto, CA. His areas of expertise include hospice (end-of-life care), depression, and parkinson's disease. Dr. Lam honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. 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. Dr. Lam is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Depression, Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, Syncope, Parkinson's Disease, Elder Care, Hospice, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jessica Davidson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
795 El Camino Real; Jamplis Building, Level A
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Jessica Davidson specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center for residency. Dr. Davidson's clinical interests include elder care. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Davidson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Davidson's professional 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, Elder Care, Chronic Illness, Hospice

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

Dr. Yusra Hussain is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Hussain is conversant in 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 specialties are 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 several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

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

Dr. Kiran Khush, who practices in Stanford, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and geriatrics (elderly care). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Harvard Medical School.

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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 works as a geriatrician. Dr. Hsu's clinical interests encompass elder care. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Hsu trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for her residency. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group, and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC).

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

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

Dr. Peter Pompei is a general internist and geriatrician in Stanford, CA. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Pompei studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks French.

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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 practices in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Elder honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Meera Sheffrin's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She practices in San Francisco, CA and Stanford, CA. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Sheffrin studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC).

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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 graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. She 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
3801, Miranda Avenue; 100-2c
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Vj Periyakoil's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is an in-network provider for 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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