Dr. Umesh Gheewala, MD

Geriatric MedicineMaleAge 70

Geriatric Medicine

Dr. Umesh Gheewala, MD is a Geriatric Medicine Specialist in San Mateo, CA and has over 47 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from U Bombay medical school in 1975. He is affiliated with medical facilities Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and Mills-peninsula Medical Center. His office is not accepting new patients.

Dr. Umesh Gheewala, MD

Mills Hospital

100 S San Mateo Dr San Mateo, CA 94401 ()

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Dr. Gheewala's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Cough
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Dr. Gheewala treats Cough more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Gheewala treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Wheezing
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Dr. Gheewala treats Wheezing more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Gheewala treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Abdominal Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gheewala treats Abdominal Pain more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Gheewala treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Gheewala's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Back Pain
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cluster Headache
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Common Cold
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dysentery
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Esophagitis
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fever
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Knee Sprain
  • Laryngitis
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Migraine
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pneumonia
  • Polyuria
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Strep Throat
  • Swine Flu
  • Tension Headache
  • Tonsillitis
  • Torticollis
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaccination
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Gheewala accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
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Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
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
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Gheewala's Reviews

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2.6

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I had such a poor experience at the Urgent Care due to Dr. Gheewala. He claimed they were unable to do incisions and draining at this urgent care. Ok... If he doesn't know how or is uncomfortable, that's fine. But to say no one there does it? He must have mis-read my lab reports, because he claimed I had a history of MRSA (I've never had it), and then proceeded to prescribe two different antibiotics. The absolutely worst part of his practice, is he did not listen at all to anything I said.
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jan 21, 2022
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Terrible. I’ve seen him at the adult urgent care clinic on two separate occasions. I have had to go back again on both occasions. The first time, I had a visible leg infection from a turf abrasion. Leg was swollen and extremely painful. He refused to give me antibiotics and said it will get better on its own after a couple of weeks. I explained, that it was extremely painful. Nope. He sent me on my way. I went back to the clinic for the same issue two days later. The RN tested my leg for staph (it was negative, which was a relief). She prescribed some antibiotics. Cleared up the infection in a couple of days. I will walk out if I have to see him again.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Aug 20, 2019
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After having been injured, Dr. Gheewala was the first doctor I’d seen. I reported having issues in two different areas - but, he insisted on focusing on just one. He ensured me the second area was pain that radiated from the first, and wouldn’t order a MRI for me. I requested a MRI 3 times over a period of 3 months of bed rest that he prescribed. He always declined, saying he was sure that bed rest would prove curative. I went to another doctor after 3 months of bed rest with no relief of pain, who had a MRI done for me. Sure enough, I had torn tendons in my leg, that Dr. Gheewala missed, due to being overconfident and narrow minded. This results in me having to undergo surgery and physical therapy for 4 months after - months that wouldn’t have been wasted if he sought to find the cause of my pain. He should no longer be in practice if he chooses to ignore a patient’s main cause of concern.
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Biography

Dr. Umesh Gheewala, MD is a Geriatric Medicine Specialist in San Mateo, CA and has over 47 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Geriatric Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1979
U HI
Residency Hospital
1977
Saint Agnes Hospital
Internship Hospital
1975
U Bombay
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi

Awards

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Dr. Gheewala frequently treats Cough, Wheezing, and Abdominal Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Gheewala treats.

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Dr. Gheewala's office is located at 100 S San Mateo Dr, San Mateo, CA 94401. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Mills Hospital100 S San Mateo Dr San Mateo, CA 94401
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Gheewala is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Contra Costa Regional Medical Center

Martinez, CA

72% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% higher than the national average

Mills-peninsula Medical Center

Burlingame, CA

82% Patients that would definitely recommend, 12% higher than the national average

26 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)