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General Medicine Specialist

George Papas, MD -  - General Practitioner

George Papas, MD

General Practitioner located in University Heights, San Diego, CA

Dr. Papas is a top-rated general medicine practitioner in San Diego and Southern California, dedicated to helping his University Heights patients get the medical care and guidance they need to identify issues in their earliest stages so they can enjoy optimal health and wellness.

General Medicine Q&A

What is general medicine?

A general practitioner is a doctor who provides a broad array of medical care and treatment, including routine physicals and management of acute and chronic illnesses. Also called a general physician or family physician, a general practitioner also helps determine when a patient needs the care of a doctor who specializes in a specific field of medicine, making referrals and serving as a liaison to ensure your care stays focused on your needs. In short, general practitioners can take care of all your regular and routine healthcare needs in addition to ensuring you receive the specialty care you need during all phases of your life for a continuum of care focused on your health issues and medical risks.

How can a general practitioner like Dr. Papas help me manage my health?

Dr. Papas performs comprehensive physical exams for patients on a routine basis as well as for patients who are experiencing symptoms that could indicate the presence of or risk for an acute disease or chronic medical condition. By having regular exams, Dr. Papas becomes familiar with your health history, acting as a proactive partner in ensuring you enjoy the best health possible. He can also arrange for lab work and diagnostic evaluations as needed, so you can feel confident you're getting the best care throughout every stage of life.

How often should I see Dr. Papas for an exam?

Ideally, you should see Dr. Papas each year for a physical exam so he can check for signs of disease or illness, monitor your risk factors for disease, and provide you with medical care and guidance that's optimized for your age, health issues and other factors. If you have a chronic medical condition, you may benefit from more frequent visits and lab work to ensure any treatment you're receiving is working as effectively as it should.

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.

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