Geriatric Medicine: Primary Care for Seniors
Among the Nation's Best
How is Geriatric Medicine Different?
Dr. Kwi Bulow answers questions about caring for an aging population.
As your body ages, your health care needs change. It's important to work with a physician who has special training in keeping older adults healthy. Our Geriatric Medicine Program internists have certifications in geriatrics and provide general health care for patients age 60 and older, including:
- Primary care
- Health maintenance
- Diagnostic evaluations
- Acute and chronic care
- Medical consultations
To make an appointment with any of our physicians, please call 800-926-8273 (new patients) or 858-657-8440 (existing UC San Diego patients).
Meet Our Geriatricians
Victor Legner, MD, MS
Medical Director, Medicine for Seniors
Dr. Legner was a geriatrics fellow at the University of Washington (one of the top 10 programs nationally), and completed a second fellowship in advanced geriatrics there as well. His clinical interests include outpatient geriatrics and pre-operative evaluations of older adults.
Kwi Bulow, MD
Dr. Bulow has extensive experience in home care and long-term care, and has served as medical director of several home care agencies and skilled nursing facilities. She enjoys the rewards and challenges of working with geriatric patients with a holistic perspective that takes into account not only their medical problems but also their life goals and treatment preferences.
She has been voted “Top Doctor” by her peers and recognized by the San Diego County Medical Society and San Diego Magazine. She has special interests in cancer screening in the elderly, elder abuse, and palliative care. She completed her fellowship in geriatrics at UC San Diego.
Roopali Gupta, MD
Dr. Gupta was a geriatric medicine fellow at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She values the importance of a strong relationship with her patients (and often their family members or caregivers as well) for individualized decision making in the context of high quality, evidence-based medical care. She also holds a passion for medical education, has won regional and national academic teaching awards, and has presented her research nationally.
Jairo Alberto Romero, MD
Dr. Romero is a respected leader in clinical geriatrics in San Diego County and has been active in supporting a number of important community resources, including the Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Centers and the county's Department of Aging and Independent Services.
UC San Diego Health System - La Jolla
Perlman Medical Offices
9350 Campus Point Drive, Suite 2B
La Jolla, CA 92037
Map and driving directions
Make an Appointment
New patients: 800-926-8273
Existing UC San Diego patients: 858-657-8440
See Senior Health for comprehensive health care, including specialized programs for memory loss or aging-related issues