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Karl Gebhard, MD, MS
Diplomate, American Board of Family Medicine
Mission Hospital Affiliated Physicians (MHAP)
Health Plan Provider ID
Aetna Commercial 863665
Anthem Blue Cross 0XL082 (commerical & senior)
Blue Shield 00G805671 (commercial & senior)
Cigna Select 3476295013
Health Net Commercial 3207099482
Health Net Senior 5270099482
Secure Horizons 018352-0121
United Healthcare 018352-0121
"Healthcare should always be a personal matter. I make an honest effort to get to know my patients and become an ongoing part of their lives. My patients are more than just a name and medical file on a computer screen. One of my favorite quotes is by Sir William Osler: 'The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease'. I also believe that if we make it pleasant and convenient for patients to come in, they're going to take better care of themselves. I don't mind working in the evening or a weekend because I know patients appreciate it."
Dr. Gebhard is a California native, having grown up in the south bay area of Los Angeles. He attended Loma Linda University for his undergraduate, graduate and medical school education. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Gebhard is Board Certified in Family Medicine and has a Master of Science in Nutrition. He spends his free time road biking, restoring classic automobiles, sailing, and working towards his private pilot license.
Health Plan Provider ID
Aetna 139251 (commercial & senior)
Anthem Blue Cross 0UW498 (commercial & senior)
Health Net Commercial 0634099482
Health Net Senior 1997099482
Humana Senior 863543
OneCare Senior 00G805670
Secure Horizons 021963-0309
United Healthcare 002278-0327 (South Coast)
004789-0260 (Saddleback Memorial)
013944-0251 (Saddleback San Clemente)
Favorite childhood book: "James and the Giant Peach"
Favorite movie: "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"
Favorite book: "The Andromeda Strain"
Karaoke song: anything by Johnny Cash
Favorite zoo animal: Australian wombat
Favorite snack: fruit, cheese, stuffed olives
Favorite thing to do on vacation: explore and sleep in
First job: dishwasher and food server at a senior board and care facility
What makes me laugh the most: Steve Martin movies
How I keep fit: ride my bike and go to the gym
How I manage stress and/or relax: exercise, sail, look at the stars
Favorite thing about being a Physician: each day is different, its rewarding to make a difference in people's lives