Dr. Shelley Salpeter, MD


Geriatric Medicine | Female

Dr. Shelley Salpeter, MD

Dr. Shelley Salpeter, MD is a geriatric medicine doctor who practices in San Mateo, CA. She is 62 years old and has been practicing for 35 years. Dr. Salpeter is affiliated with Mills-Peninsula Medical Center.

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

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    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Redwood City |
Great Doctor!!!
Palo Alto, CA |
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
in San Francisco, CA |
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.
in Moss Beach, CA |
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.
in menlo park, CA |
Brilliant, caring physician.....my husband and I can't save enough wonderful things about the care she provides!
We regret the day Dr Salpeter walked into our elderly mother's hospital room, introduced herself, and offered to be her treating physician.
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Dr. Salpeter's Care Philosophy

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

Dr. Salpeter's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Geriatric Medicine
  •  Board certified in Geriatric Medicine, Hospice Care and Palliative Medicine and Internal Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society, 1982
    • Essential Science Indicators Award, Clinical Medicine, 2007
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  • Media & Publications
    • Over 50 publications, in the field of evidence-based internal medicine

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Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Cognitive Decline
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Frailty


  • Medical School
    University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1982

  • Internship Hospital
    New England Medical Center

    Completed in 1984

  • Residency Hospital
    Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Completed in 1985

    University Of California San Francisco

    Completed in 1986

  • Undergraduate School
    Weill Cornell Medical College

    Graduated in 1975

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

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