Dr. Deborah Kado, MD

Geriatric Medicine  |  
Female  |  
Age 52
(4)
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Dr. Deborah Kado, MD
Deborah Kado, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine doctor who specializes in caring for the elderly. Specifically, Dr. Kado's expertise is in evaluating and treating osteoporosis. She directs the osteoporosis program at UC San Diego Health and sees patients in the Endocrinology outpatient clinic in La Jolla. As a professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, Dr. Kado instructs medical students, residents and fellows. Her primary research interests are in understanding the pathogenesis and adverse health outcomes associated with age-related changes in spinal posture. She is a successfully funded National Institutes of Health (NIH) researcher and is an internationally recognized expert in her field.Prior to joining joining UC San Diego Health in 2012, Dr. Kado served on faculty at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics at the Department of Medicine and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.She completed fellowship training in geriatric and osteoporosis clinical research at UCSF, a fellowship in geriatric medicine at UCLA School of Medicine, UCLA Medical Center, and a residency in internal medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Kado earned her medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College and holds a master's of science degree in epidemiology from UCLA School of Public Health. She is board-certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine.

9350 Campus Point Dr

La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Dr. Deborah Kado, MD

Dr. Deborah Kado, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Osteoporosis
very high
more than 97% of peers
Bone Disorders
high
more than 83% of peers
Thyroid Disease
normal
more than 46% of peers

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Specialties

  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Endocrinology
2

Board Certifications

  • Geriatric Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
21

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Goiter
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Harbor Ucla Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Harbor Ucla Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • UC Los Angeles, School of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • UC San Francisco, School of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kado has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kado's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kado to family and friends
2.0
based on 4 total reviews
Dr. Kado's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well
    FAIR
  • Answers Questions
    FAIR
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
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Dr. Kado accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Kado has admitting privileges

UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest
200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92103
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