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Gary Jack Birnbaum, MD

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My specialty:
Geriatrics,Palliative&contcare

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English

My gender: Male

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About me

Thank you for visiting my Web page. I am proud to be a member of the continuing care services department at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, California (in my opinion, America's finest city). Our department provides services to members who require assistance with placement in skilled nursing facilities and long-term care. We are specialists in this area. We are all eager to help you make informed choices and good decisions in these important and sometimes difficult matters.

Biography

Before joining Kaiser Permanente in 2004, I was in practice for nearly 20 years in Arizona. I began practice there as a nephrologist (kidney specialist), but over the years became more drawn to general internal medicine and geriatrics. My position at Kaiser Permanente allows me to use the variety of skills and experience from my previous practice and training to benefit our members in continuing care. I believe it is important to view each of our members as part of a full continuum of his or her life, not just a single "snapshot in time."

About my practice

We have a dedicated team in continuing care services. We consist of physicians, mid-level providers (nurse practitioners and physician assistants), social workers, support staff, and administrative staff. We all have specialized training in caring for older members and members with complex medical and social issues. We provide care for this very special group of members − those in skilled nursing or long-term care facilities − with respect for their individuality and their dignity. The physicians in our group also provide medical care to hospice and palliative care to members at home and in the hospital.

How I thrive

For relaxation, I enjoy travel, foreign languages, swimming, and bicycling. Working at Kaiser Permanente and living in Southern California allows me to maintain the balance of mind, body, and spirit that is essential to well-being.

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My office

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My Provider type

Physicians and Surgeons

Medical groups and plans

Southern California Permanente Medical Group

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  • Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO)
  • HMO
  • Medi-Cal Managed Care
  • Point-of-Service Plan (POS)
  • Senior Advantage/Medicare Cost
Continuing Care Department
3250 Fordham St, San Diego, CA 92110

Contact information

  • Advice/appointments/cancel/messages
  • 1-833-574-2273 (1-833-KP4CARE) (toll free)
  • California Relay Service
  • 711 (TTY for the hearing/speech impaired)
  • Operator/information
  • 619-528-5000
  • Pharmacy information/refills by phone
  • 1-866-385-2646 (toll free)

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My training, certifications and licensing

Medical school

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Tucson , AZ
University of Southern California School of Medicine
Los Angeles , CA

Board certification

Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine

Nephrology

American Board of Internal Medicine

Geriatric Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine

Medical training

Internship

Internal Medicine

Los Angeles County/University of Southern California
Los Angeles , CA

Residency

Internal Medicine

Veterans Affairs Medical Center
New York , NY

Fellowship

Nephrology

New York University School of Medicine
New York , NY

Fellowship

Geriatrics

Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center
Phoenix , AZ

Joined Permanente Medical Group

2004

Active license information

License number

G46249

License type

PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON

License issuing state

CALIFORNIA

National Provider Identifier (NPI)

1912055807
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My hospitals

All Kaiser Permanente physicians and podiatrists have admitting privileges or the ability to refer patients to our plan hospitals. Admitting privileges of other providers may vary by plan and facility. Contact your plan administrator for details.

9455 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92123

I have admitting privileges at this hospital.

Setting the standard: Measuring care quality in our hospitals(PDF)

4647 Zion Ave, San Diego, CA 92120

I have admitting privileges at this hospital.

Setting the standard: Measuring care quality in our hospitals(PDF)

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Kaiser Permanente uses the same quality, member experience, or cost-related measures to select practitioners and facilities in Marketplace Silver-tier plans as it does for all other Kaiser Foundation Health Plan (KFHP) products and lines of business.The measures may include, but are not limited to, HEDIS/CAHPS performance, member/patient complaints, patient safety scores, hospital quality measures, and geographic need. Members enrolled in KFHP Marketplace plans have access to all professional, institutional and ancillary health care providers who participate in KFHP plans’ contracted provider network, in accordance with the terms of members’ KFHP plan of coverage. All Kaiser Permanente Medical Group physicians and network physicians are subject to the same quality review processes and certifications.
 
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This page was last updated on:

12/18/2018