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About St. Joseph Health

SJH provides a full range of care facilities including 16 acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics and physician groups. All of our hospital and home health entities are accredited by the Joint Commission. In our award-winning facilities, SJH maintains a "continuum of care," matched to the diverse needs of the urban centers, smaller cities and rural communities who depend on us every day.

Nancy Councelbaum, MD

4.6 out of 5 (170 Ratings)
Specialty
  • Geriatric Medicine
    (Board Certified)
  • Internal Medicine
    (Board Certified)
Additional Language Spoken
English
Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • Hoag Affiliated Physicians
  • Hoag Medical Group
Address
Hoag Medical Group
16300 Sand Canyon Ave.
Suite 311
Irvine, CA 92618
Accepting New Patients

Primary Office

Address
Hoag Medical Group
16300 Sand Canyon Ave.
Suite 311
Irvine, CA 92618
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Phone
(949) 791-3101
Fax
(949) 791-3112

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  • Meet The Doctor

    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • Geriatric Medicine
      (Board Certified)
    • Internal Medicine
      (Board Certified)
  • Biography

    Biography

    Biography

    With a focus on remaining healthy at any age, Dr. Councelbaum chose a career in medicine as she enjoys both working with people and the science of the body. She finds her career extremely rewarding as is allows her to help people on a daily basis.

    Dr. Councelbaum brings over 25 years of practicing medicine to her role as an internist at Hoag Medical Group. She strongly believes that quality health care requires a team and she actively works with her patients to help them meet their goals. As she states it best, “I encourage all of my patients to stay active and involved in their overall health care. This leads to more successful outcomes and happier patients.”

    With a focus on preventative health, Dr. Councelbaum treats adult patients of all ages. She attended medical school at the University of Southern California and completed her residency at LAC-USC Medical Center. Additionally, she is also board certified in geriatrics.

    Outside of the office, Dr. Councelbaum enjoys spending time with her husband and family as well as exploring Orange County and traveling.

    Certifications
    Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Insurance Accepted

    Insurance Accepted

    Accepted Health Plans
    • HMO - AETNA
    • HMO - BLUE SHIELD 65 PLUS CHOICE
    • HMO - BLUE SHIELD 65 PLUS SENIOR
    • HMO - BLUE SHIELD NETVALUE
    • HMO - BLUE SHIELD OF CALIFORNIA
    • HMO - CIGNA
    • HMO - CIGNA (HOAG/SJHS PREFERRED)
    • HMO - HEALTH NET
    • HMO - SCAN
    • HMO - UNITED HEALTHCARE OF CA
    • MDCR - MEDICARE
    • OAP - CIGNA
    • PPO - AETNA
    • PPO - AFFILIATED HEALTH FUNDS
    • PPO - ANTHEM BLUE CROSS
    • PPO - BEECH STREET
    • PPO - BLUE SHIELD OF CALIFORNIA
    • PPO - CIGNA
    • PPO - COVENTRY (FORMERLY CCN/FIRST HEALTH/AFFORDABLE)
    • PPO - FIRST HEALTH
    • PPO - HEALTH NET
    • PPO - INTERPLAN / HEALTHSMART
    • PPO - MULTIPLAN/PHCS
    • PPO - ORANGE COUNTY FOUNDATION
    • PPO - UNITED HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS
    Insurance ID Numbers

    Aetna: *841046
    Blue Cross: *YNL162
    Blue Shield: 00G570050
    CIGNA: 1212944003
    CIGNA Select: 1212944006
    Health Net: 3620060583
    Health Net Senior: n/a
    SCAN: 996-137563
    United Healthcare: *0279630103

    *Provider ID is the same for both HMO and Medicare Advantage Plans

  • 27-Aug-2018
    She was great this visit, but I've had difficulty with communication over the phone, with long time for answers. In general I've felt uncared about and have been thinking about finding another MD. I even went to another MD in the office before this visit because the wait time for an appointment was ridiculous! I finally got some decent answers after a chest x-ray but it took 2years!
    22-Aug-2018
    Always excellent.
    26-Jul-2018
    Overall she is good, not excellent in time management as she spends too much time typing gathered data of visit, and asks too many trivial or redundant questions. Overly thorough. In addition, she is very quick in referring specialists for every little things.
    15-Jul-2018
    One of the top physicians I have ever had.
    27-Jun-2018
    Very good!
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