Dr. Shelley Salpeter, MD

Geriatric MedicineFemaleAge 66

Dr. Salpeter

Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc.

1670 S Amphlett Blvd Ste 300 San Mateo, CA 94402

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(650) 554-1000

Dr. Shelley Salpeter, MD is a Geriatric Medicine Specialist in San Mateo, CA and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine medical school in 1982. She is affiliated with Mills-peninsula Medical Center. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Salpeter to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Salpeter's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Vaccination
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Dr. Salpeter performs Vaccination more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Salpeter performs this procedure more than 80% of her peers

Geriatric Assessment
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Dr. Salpeter performs Geriatric Assessment more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Salpeter performs this procedure more than 80% of her peers

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Salpeter treats Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) more than 71% of her peers

Dr. Salpeter treats this condition more than 71% of her peers

Dr. Salpeter's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Age-Related Cognitive Decline
  • Anemia
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Chronic Diseases
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Frailty
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Heart Disease
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Polyuria
  • Proteinuria
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaccination
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Salpeter accepts the following insurance:

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UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
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Dr. Salpeter's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Salpeter

2.5

Based on 24 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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My husband and I think she is the best doctor we have ever had!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Lea Stublarec – Jul 14, 2021
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Avoid this doctor at all costs, unless you want your loved one to die ASAP. This doctor diagnosed my aunt's lump as a benign lipoma, and discouraged us from getting a second opinion. When the lump started to grow, the doctor suggested hospice (!). We quickly switched primaries, and the lump, which was cancer, was removed. But by then the cancer was in the bone. 4 surgeries later, my aunt is in a lot of pain. All of this could have been avoided if my aunt was operated on right away.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Santa Rosa – Dec 03, 2017
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Dr. Salpeter was wonderful. Incredibly patient and compassionate, she helped my family through a difficult time, and we are very grateful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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San Mateo, CA – Sep 08, 2017
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I had the impression that she and her staff only focused on the dying process and death of a patient instead of working to prolonging life. That's what is wrong the world today, the medical professionals are no lonjurYger healers but choose instead to assist a person to die rather than live.. sad.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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San Leandro, CA – Aug 04, 2017
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Great Doctor!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bill Guthmann in Redwood City – Jun 04, 2017
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I didn't have the pleasure of meeting Dr Salpeter in person (wish I had) but had some very important critical last day convers. with her about my 88 year old stubborn mother who had been battling cancer for 11 years and was about to see the battle end. Dr Salpeter was the most kind and caring physician one could imagine and went beyond the call of duty in so many ways. My mom never trusted anyone nor spoke too kindly of others- but loved Dr Salpeter in their brief encounter. Worthy of a 10
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Palo Alto, CA – Mar 14, 2017
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Ms. Salpeter received my father who was admitted to the skilled nursing facility to rehabilitate from a head injury due to a fall. He had a pre-existing high blood pressure profile and was on an extensive cocktail of medication to keep that in check. Ms. Salpeter decided to ignore those pre existing prescriptions and decided to administer her own BP medications...this resulted in his BP skyrocketing to off the charts and putting his life at risk...despite our urging her administer the meds.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Adam Towle in San Francisco, CA – Sep 29, 2016
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Upon moving into SanMateo County from out of state I was fortunate indeed in establishing Dr. Saltpeter as my primary care physician! 83 at the time and a former world traveler I'd had plentiful experience with MDs her and abroad. None came even close to comparing with Dr. Saltpeter's caring nature and medical expertise. When the MD with whom she shared an office left, Dr. S. too was forced to look elsewhere. When she became a hospitalist it was my loss but a windfall for others.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Robert Swift in Moss Beach, CA – Jul 03, 2016
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Brilliant, caring physician.....my husband and I can't save enough wonderful things about the care she provides!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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lea in menlo park, CA – Jan 26, 2016
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We regret the day Dr Salpeter walked into our elderly mother's hospital room, introduced herself, and offered to be her treating physician.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
10 people found this helpful
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M. RAD in SAN MATEO CA – Dec 27, 2015
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I am a home-care physician, practicing evidence-based medicine with a special interest in geriatrics and palliative medicine

Specialties

  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Hospice Care and Palliative Medicine

Education

1986
University Of California San Francisco
Residency Hospital
1985
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Residency Hospital
1984
New England Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1982
University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine
Medical School
1975
Weill Cornell Medical College
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Essential Science Indicators Award, Clinical Medicine, 2007
  • Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society, 1982

Media & Publications

  • Over 50 publications, in the field of evidence-based internal medicine,

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Dr. Salpeter frequently treats Vaccination, Geriatric Assessment, and Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Salpeter treats.

Where is Dr. Shelley Salpeter, MD's office located?

Dr. Salpeter's office is located at 1670 S Amphlett Blvd Ste 300, San Mateo, CA 94402. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

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Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc.1670 S Amphlett Blvd Ste 300 San Mateo, CA 94402
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Mills-peninsula Medical Center

Burlingame, CA

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

25 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)