Dr. George Papas is recognized as a leading primary care doctor in San Diego and throughout Southern California. At his state-of-the-art facility in San Diego's University Heights neighborhood, Dr. Papas is committed to offering patients of all ages the individual attention they need to ensure their health and medical needs are properly met.

In private practice since 1982, Dr. Papas is experienced in diagnosing and managing a broad array of both acute and chronic medical conditions. In addition to routine physical exams and preventive care visits, Dr. Papas helps patients with chronic medical issues like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and chronic pain get the care they need to enjoy optimal health and wellness. He is also experienced in treating acute illnesses and medical conditions, and in performing in-depth assessments and evaluations to identify and modify risk factors to help patients avoid serious diseases at every age.

At his solo practice, Dr. Papas is widely known for the added attention and care he offers each patient, striving to provide a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere that incorporates state-of-the-art medical equipment and technological advances like electronic patient records and electronic prescribing for added convenience.

After completing his undergraduate degree at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Dr. Papas earned his medical degree at University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Medicine and completed his residency in internal medicine at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago. Today, he remains dedicated to learning new techniques and technology so his patients can feel confident they're receiving the safest, most effective, most appropriate and advanced care available.

Dr. Papas maintains an affiliation with Scripps Mercy Hospital, where he served as chief of the family practice section for many years. He accepts all major forms of insurance and speaks both English and Spanish.

Our Office

We provide a friendly atmosphere where you will get personalized care for your individual needs.

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Our Team

Dr. Papas and team are experienced in treating all ages and different types of medical problems. They utilize the newest technology which allows them to make your visit easy and convienent. 

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  • Carnegie Mellon University, 1970

Medical School

  • University of Chicago, 1974


  • Michael Reese Medical Center


  • Alameda County Public Health
 Kaiser Pemanente
  • Private Practice in San Diego
, March 1982 to present


  • Chief, Family Practice Section, 1992, 1998, 1999

  • Scripps Mercy Hospital

Major Insurance Plans Accepted

We accept most major insurance plans including HMO, PPO, Tricare, and Medicare. Please contact our office if you have any questions.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross of California
Assurant Health
Bankers Life and Casualty Company
Beech Street
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Health Net


George Papas, MD
2883 Meade Avenue
University Heights

San Diego, CA 92116
Phone: 619-943-1164

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