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Dr. Brian First

Dr. Brian First

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

  • Welcomes new patients
  • Offers same-day/next-day appointments
Specialties
  • Endocrinology
  • Internal medicine (Board certified)
Advanced degree
  • Medical Doctor (MD)
858-569-5850
4320 Genesee Ave.,
Suite 104
San Diego, CA 92117

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858-292-0108
4282 Genesee Ave.,
Suite 103
San Diego, CA 92117

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Featured in Sharp Health News plus

Thanking those who served

Sharp thanks veterans like Byrd M. Banks Jr., who was drafted by the U.S. Army in 1943, served in WWII and Vietnam, and enjoyed a successful career with the U.S. Air Force.

Biography plus

I am honored to serve as the medical director of the Senior Health Centers. Our team at the Senior Health Centers specialize in treating older adults who want to remain healthy, active and independent. I have cared for patients over the age of 65 for 35 years and have found interacting with older patients and their families not only a humbling and deeply satisfying experience, but also a tremendous privilege.
 
The principles of my practice include hope, communication and compassion. Outside of work, I enjoy international travel, great food and spending time with family and friends.

Age: 67
In practice since: 1979
Gender: Male
Additional language spoken: Afrikaans

Education plus

  • 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

Treatments and conditions plus

  • Allergy testing
  • Allergy treatment
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Back evaluation and treatment
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Depression
  • End-of-Life Care
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Geriatrics
  • Headache
  • Hemorrhoids
  • LGBT Health
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Weight management
  • Women's health

Insurances accepted plus

  • Aetna PPOs, Elect Choice EPO, Health Fund PPO, Health Fund HMO, HMO, Managed Choice POS, Open Choice PPO, QPOS POS, Select Choice HMO, Value Network HMO
  • AIM HMO, Anthem Blue Cross PPOs, Bronze EPO, California HMO, EPO, Plus POS, Prudent Buyer PPO
  • HMO, POS, PPOs (contact Blue Shield)
  • Care1st
    Medi/Medi
  • For Life, Prime
  • HMO, Open Access POS, PPOs
  • Anthem Blue Cross Bronze EPO, Sharp Health Plan Bronze HMO, Sharp Health Plan Gold HMO, Sharp Health Plan Platinum HMO, Sharp Health Plan Silver HMO
  • EPO, ExcelCare HMO, HMO, PPOs, Select POS, Seniority Plus Retirees HMO
  • Sharp Health Plan Sharp Advantage (HMO), UHC-AARP MedicareCompleteValue, UHC-AARP MediComplete Premier, UHC-AARP MediCompleteEssential, UHC-Secure Horizons Retiree, UHC-Sharp Secure Horizons
  • Bronze HMO, Choice HMO, Gold HMO, Performance HMO, Platinum HMO, Premier HMO, Silver HMO, Value HMO
  • Choice EPO, Choice HMO, Choice Plus POS, Options PPO, Signature Value HMO
  • Performance HMO-Network 1 HMO

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Phone: 858-569-5850
4320 Genesee Ave., Suite 104
San Diego, CA 92117
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San Diego, CA 92117
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