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About Dr. Claire Targoff
Dr. Claire Targoff, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Francisco, CA. She has 41 years of experience. Her specialties include Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Targoff is affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center - California Campus, California Pacific Medical Center Opens in new window and Brown & Toland Physicians Opens in new window. Dr. Targoff has received 2 awards. She speaks English.
Dr. Claire Targoff has the following 2 specialties
A rheumatologist is a physician who has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions. Rheumatic conditions involve the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune system, vascular system, and connective tissues.
Some of the conditions that rheumatologists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and lupus. These are all conditions that involve a lot of pain and make mobility difficult. Rheumatologists use medications, such as analgesics, NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs, infliximab, and adalimumab, as well as occupational therapy, in order to decrease pain and improve a patient's quality of life.
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Dr. Claire Targoff has the following 5 expertise
- Hip Osteoarthritis
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
- Rheumatic Diseases
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
Dr. Claire Targoff has 2 board certified specialties
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Dr. Claire Targoff is Board Certified in 2 specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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Dr. Claire is some who who gives her patients her all. She listens, hears and offers her expertise as it relates not only to Rheumatology but to other areas associated with Autoimmune Disease. For those complaining about waits, I wonder if you ever took extra time with the doctor, and kept someone else waiting. The complexity of Rheumatoly causes the need for questions, discussion, testing etc. Trust Dr. Claire, You will not be sorry.
Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
On-Time Doctor Award (2015)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Dr. Targoff is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
California Pacific Medical Center - California Campus
California Pacific Medical Center Opens in new window
Brown & Toland Physicians Opens in new window
UCSF Medical Center / Moffitt-Long Hospitals
John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek Campus
John Muir Medical Center-Concord Campus
California Pacific Med Center Cal Campus Hospital
California Pacific Medical Center- Davies Campus
UCSF Medical Center / Mt. Zion Hospital
California Pacific Medical Center - Davies Campus
41 Years Experience
University Of California Irvine School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1972
Please contact the office for more information.
Locations & DirectionsSutter Pacific Medical Foundation, 2340 Clay St, San Francisco, CA
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