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About Dr. Douglas Peterson

Dr. Douglas Peterson, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Elk Grove, CA. He has 34 years of experience. His specialties include General Practice, Legal Medicine and Pediatrics. Dr. Peterson is affiliated with Sutter Delta Medical Center. He speaks English.

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9260 Laguna Springs Dr
Elk Grove, CA 95758
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Dr. Douglas Peterson has the following 3 specialties

  • General Practice

    A general practitioner is similar to a family practitioner in that they treat patients of all ages with a variety of health concerns. These doctors treat everyday ailments, some acute and chronic diseases, and also provid health checkups, physicals, inoculations and preventative care.
    General practitioners differ from family practitioners because they are not required to complete an additional residency in family medicine after completing their medical school residency. Like family practitioners, general practitioners will also provide referrals to patients who are in need of a specialist.

  • Legal Medicine

    Legal medicine specialists advise on a variety of laws and regulations regarding health care and public health. This include disability claims, hospital law, privacy laws and physicians’ obligations and liabilities. They typically have a medical degree and a law degree so they're able to address specific legal issues that apply to medical professionals, hospitals and clinics.
    Compared to forensic medicine, which deals with determining cause of death in criminal investigations, they deal with issues that impact patient care and they’re also typically involved in assessing illegal substance use in athletes.

  • Pediatrics

    A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
    While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
    Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.

Board Certifications

Dr. Douglas Peterson is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Peterson is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Sutter Delta Medical Center
  • Education

    34 Years Experience

  • University of California at Davis

    Graduated in 1979

  • Accepted Insurance

    Please contact the office for more information.

Locations & Directions

CCHCSCDCR, 9260 Laguna Springs Dr, Elk Grove, CA
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