Dr. Melinda Chen, MD

Dr. Melinda Chen, MD

Critical Care Specialist, Internist

14 Years of Experience

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    Melinda Chen, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine doctor. She provides primary care for adults, including preventive care and diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic diseases. Her research interests include population health, the social determinants of health, and changing methods of delivering primary care to patients. Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Chen was a physician with the Environmental Exposures Clinic at Veterans Affairs New Jersey Healthcare System. She also has experience as a primary care physician for older adults and for patients with developmental disabilities. Dr. Chen completed residency training in internal medicine at University of California, San Francisco and a fellowship in clinical epidemiology and health sciences research at Weill Cornell Medical College. She earned her medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles. She is board-certified in internal medicine. When not seeing patients, she enjoys spending time with family, cooking and travel.UC San Diego Health linksFor more information, see http://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/primary-care/Pages/default.aspx.

    Medical Specialties and Areas of Expertise

    Critical Care Specialist


    Education & Training

    Medical Degree - UC Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles

    Other Degree - UC San Francisco, School of Medicine, San Francisco

    Other Degree - Weill Medical College of Cornell University

    Medical Degree - Primary Care Physician

    Board Certifications

    American Board of Internal Medicine

    Medical Procedures Performed

    procedures performed by a Critical Care Specialist, like Dr. Melinda Chen, may include:

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    UC San Diego Health - La Jolla - Primary Care Internal Medicine

    8939 Villa La Jolla Drive

    La Jolla, CA 92037

    (858) 657-8000

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    UC San Diego Health

    200 West Arbor Dr

    San Diego, CA 92103

    (858) 657-7000

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Melinda Chen accepting new patients?

    No, Melinda Chen is not accepting new patients at this time.

    Does Melinda Chen offer online booking?

    Please contact Dr. Chen's office at (858) 657-8000 for information about online booking, telehealth, or to schedule an appointment.

    Does Melinda Chen offer telehealth appointments?

    Please contact Dr. Chen's office at (858) 657-8000 for information telehealth appointment availability or for scheduling assistance.

    Which language(s) does Melinda Chen speak?

    Melinda Chen speaks English.

    Which board certifications does Melinda Chen have?

    Melinda Chen is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

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