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Dr. Carolyn D Welty Is this you?

About Dr. Carolyn D Welty

Dr. Carolyn D Welty, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Francisco, CA. She has 43 years of experience. Her specialties include Geriatric Medicine and Pulmonary Disease. Dr. Welty has received 3 awards. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

4 Ratings with 1 Comment

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Carolyn D Welty is Good. Dr. Carolyn D Welty has been rated by 4 patients. From those 4 patients 1 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Carolyn D Welty is 3.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Institute On Aging

3575 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94118
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Specialties

Dr. Carolyn D Welty has the following 2 specialties

  • Geriatric Medicine

    A geriatric specialist is a physician who treats the elderly population and the conditions that most commonly affect them. These doctors have special training in the effects of aging on the body and mind of a patient.
    Geriatric specialists treat common ailments faced by senior citizens, such as frailty, incontinence, memory problems, arthritis, senility, decreased functioning and more.
    In addition, geriatric specialists keep abreast of the different medications that an elderly person is prescribed to treat their more complex health issues in order to decrease adverse side effects and avoid dangerous drug interactions.

  • Pulmonary Disease

    A pulmonologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the lungs and respiratory tract.
    These specialists are similar to critical care specialists in that their patients often require mechanical ventilation to assist their breathing.
    Pulmonologists diagnose and treat patients with conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, COPD, and emphysema. Exposure and inhalation of certain toxic substances may also warrant the services of a pulmonologist.
    Some of the tools and tests pulmonologists use to diagnose a patient are a stethoscope in order to listen for abnormal breathing sounds, chest X-rays, CT scans, blood tests, bronchoscopy, and polysomnography.

  • Expertise

    11 Expertise

  • Emphysema
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Pneumonia
  • Depression
  • Failure to Thrive
  • Asthma
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Chest Infection
  • Weight Loss
  • Angiographic Visualization
  • Tuberculosis (TB)

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Great Doctor, but hard to get an appointment

My elderly mother has been a patient of Dr Welty for several years. Dr Welty is an excellent doctor - she knows her stuff and I trust her opinion. The office for this busy group practice needs a re-do, however. Even with two people at the reception desk, they still seem to be constantly overloaded with phone calls and scheduling. It is very difficult to reach them by phone (frequently get a message saying they are on another line - no voicemail option - and they close every day for lunch so you cannot call then), and the answering service and phone tree are very difficult for old folks to navigate. You have to schedule appointments well in advance - it is almost impossible to get a same-day appointment, and very difficult to get a same-week appointment.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home

    The patient-centered medical home is a way of organizing primary care that emphasizes care coordination and communication to transform primary care into what patients want it to be. Medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patients' and providers' experience of care.

  • Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program

    This program is designed to recognize practices that use information systems to enhance the quality of patient care. To obtain Recognition, practices must demonstrate that they have implemented systematic office

  • Education

    43 Years Experience

  • Keck School Of Medicine Of The University Of Southern California

    Graduated in 1975

  • Caritas Carney Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Carolyn D Welty accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Basic HMO
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna HMO Deductible Plan CA only
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
    • Aetna Vitalidad Plus CA con Aetna
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • BC CA California Care Small Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
    • Blue Cross CA California Care Large Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
    • Blue Cross CA Select PPO
    • Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield California
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus Savenet
    • Blue Shield CA Local Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Local Access + HMO 25
    • Blue Shield CA Trio ACO HMO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
    • Health Net CA HMO Whole Care Network
    • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
    • Health Net CA PPO
    • Health Net SmartCare Large Group
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
    • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • UHC West
    • UHC West SignatureValue HMO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Institute On Aging, 3575 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA

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