Dr. Brian First | a Sharp-affiliated Internal Medicine Doctor in San Diego
Dr. Brian First

Dr. Brian First

Welcoming new patients

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Specialties

  • Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine (Board Certified)

Advanced Degree

  • Medical Doctor (MD)

The Sharp Experience

Quality care begins with a clear understanding of a patient's specific concerns.

Locations

  • Sharp Community Medical Group
    4282 Genesee Ave., Suite 103
    San Diego, CA 92117
    Hours:
    Mon. - Fri., 7 am to 5 pm
  • Sharp Community Medical Group
    4320 Genesee Ave.
    San Diego, CA 92117
    Hours:
    Mon., Tue., Thurs., Fri., 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Biographical Details

Age: 64
In practice since: 1979
Gender: Male

Additional Languages Spoken

  • Afrikaans

Medical Group

Hospital Affiliations

Education

  • Medical School: University of Witwatersrand (South Africa)
  • Internship: Baragwanath Hospital (South Africa)
  • Residency: Baragwanath Hospital (South Africa)
  • Residency: Charity Hospital (New Orleans, LA)
  • Fellowship: University of California, San Diego

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
    Elect Choice EPO, Health Fund PPO, HMO, Managed Choice POS, National Advantage PPO, Open Choice PPO, QPOS POS, Traditional Choice PPO, US Access POS, Value Network HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross
    California HMO, EPO, Plus POS, Prudent Buyer PPO
  • Beech Street
    PPO
  • Blue Shield
    HMO, POS, PPOs
  • Care1st
    Medi/Medi
  • Champus Tricare
    For Life, Prime
  • ChoiceCare/Humana
    PPO
  • CIGNA
    HMO, Open Access POS, PPOs
  • Commercial/Indemnity Insurance
  • Coventry Healthcare
    PPO
  • Covered CA
    Sharp Health Plan Bronze HMO, Sharp Health Plan Gold HMO, Sharp Health Plan Platinum HMO, Sharp Health Plan Silver HMO
  • Health Net
    EPO, HMO, PPOs, Select POS, Seniority Plus Retirees HMO
  • Healthsmart
    PPO
  • Medicare
    Assignment, Sharp Pioneer ACO, UHC-AARP MedicareCompleteValue, UHC-AARP MediComplete Premier, UHC-AARP MediCompleteEssential, UHC-Secure Horizons Retiree, UHC-Sharp Secure Horizons
  • MultiPlan
    PPO
  • Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
    PPO
  • Sharp Health Plan
    Choice HMO, Performance HMO, Premier HMO, Value HMO
  • United Healthcare
    Signature Options PPO, Signature Value EPO, Signature Value HMO, Signature Value POS
  • VEBA
    Performance HMO-Network 1 HMO

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Treatments & Conditions

  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Back Evaluation/Treatment
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Depression
  • End-of-Life Care
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Geriatrics
  • Headache
  • Hemorrhoids
  • LGBT Health
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Weight Management

Practice Features

  • Lab on Premises
  • Nursing Home Visits

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  • Sharp Community Medical Group
    Phone: 858-292-0108
    4282 Genesee Ave., Suite 103
    San Diego, CA 92117
  • Sharp Community Medical Group
    Phone: 858-569-5850
    4320 Genesee Ave.
    San Diego, CA 92117

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