Dr. Shelley Salpeter, MD

Geriatric Medicine  |  
Female  |  
Age 62
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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.

1670 S Amphlett Blvd Ste 300

San Mateo, CA 94402

Contact Information

(650) 554-1000

Dr. Shelley Salpeter, MD

Dr. Shelley Salpeter, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna

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Care Philosophy

I am a home-care physician, practicing evidence-based medicine with a special interest in geriatrics and palliative medicine
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Dr. Salpeter's Experience

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


  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Geriatric Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Hospice Care and Palliative Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Cognitive Decline
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Frailty

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.


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

Awards & Recognition

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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Salpeter's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Salpeter to family and friends
based on 22 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Salpeter's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
San Mateo, CA |
Dr. Salpeter was wonderful. Incredibly patient and compassionate, she helped my family through a difficult time, and we are very grateful.
San Leandro, CA |
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.
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 accepts 3 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus

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Hospitals where Dr. Salpeter has admitting privileges

Mills-Peninsula Medical Center
1501 Trousdale Dr
Burlingame, CA 94010
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