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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.

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Terra Safer, MD

Specialty
  • Internal Medicine
    (Board Certified)
  • Pediatrics
    (Board Certified)
Additional Language Spoken
Spanish
Address
510 Superior Ave.
Suite 200B
Newport Beach, CA 92663

Primary Office

Address
510 Superior Ave.
Suite 200B
Newport Beach, CA 92663
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Phone
(949) 791-3001

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Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • Hoag Affiliated Physicians
  • Hoag Medical Group

Video

  • Meet The Doctor

    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • Internal Medicine
    • Pediatrics
  • Biography

    Biography

    Biography

    Trained and board certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Dr. Safer is a physician that has the unique ability to treat patients of all ages from newborns to seniors. Not only is being a Med/Peds physician a great benefit to her patients, but this also affords her the ability to treat multiple generations of the same family.

    Dr. Safer selected this field as she enjoys getting to know her patients, working as a team, and involving them in every step of their health care. Most importantly, Dr. Safer likes to listen which is where she learns the most to provide the best possible care. She joined Hoag Medical Group because she was drawn to the group’s core principles which allows her to spend the necessary time with patients and make sure that patient care comes first.

    According to Dr. Safer, “I was first exposed to medicine when I was in high school and my dad underwent heart surgery. This was a pivotal point as I realized I enjoyed the field of medicine and the ability to care for others.” Over the past 14 years, Dr. Safer has had a very rewarding career and enjoys treating a variety of patients, practicing a wide breadth of medicine, and creating relationships with her patients. Prior to Hoag Medical Group, Dr. Safer also served as a Clinical Professor at University of California, Irvine.

    She has helped train numerous medical students and residents over her 12 years at UC Irvine.

    Dr. Safer attended University of California, Los Angeles medical school and completed the Harvard Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency program, training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital. She has a special interest in chronic disease management, adolescent medicine, and preventative care.

    Dr. Safer speaks conversational Spanish. Outside the office, she enjoys spending time with her kids, mountain biking, hiking, and staying active.

    Certifications
    Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
    Diplomate, American Board of Pediatrics
  • 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 - PRIVATE HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS (PHCS)
    Insurance ID Numbers

    Aetna: *752673
    Blue Cross: *YNL177
    Blue Shield: 00A769573
    Blue Shield 65+: 00A769573
    Blue Shield CHOICE (Medicare): 00A769573
    Cigna: 1951584007
    Cigna Select:1951584001
    Health Net: 3620093772
    Health Net Senior: n/a
    SCAN: 966-184853
    United Healthcare: *0279630096

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

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