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Athena E. Andersen MD

Athena E. Andersen MD

(714) 288-3230
Primary Specialties
  • Family Medicine
    (Board Certified)
Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group
  • Additional Languages Spoken
    Spanish

Primary Office

Address:
2212 E. Fourth Street
Suite 202
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone:
(714) 288-3230
Fax:
(714) 744-5294
Web Page:
www.sjhmg.org
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Reviews

2-Apr-2017
Everything was fine.
17-Jan-2017
I am very blessed to live close by and to have a doctor that is someone I am able to get into see when I need to, who is as good a doctor as she is and that has an office staff that is also always easy to work with.
22-Nov-2016
*Dr. Andersen is awesome! So caring & understanding.
11-Oct-2016
I can always trust that Dr Andersen is thorough and informative in providing my care. She frequently exceeds my expectations.
21-Sep-2016
Very attentive, easy to talk to and friendly.
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Physician Bio

Philosophy of Care
I believe that the practice of medicine is collaboration between the patient and the physician, with the physician listening carefully to completely understand the needs and desires of the patient. I feel that the physician and patient should work together to determine a treatment plan that is effective and fits with the patient’s lifestyle.

Hobbies
When I am not working with patients, I love to read, paint, create scrapbooks and spend time with my children.

Education

  • Medical School:
    Medical College of Wisconsin , WI
  • Medical School:
    University of California Irvine - Irvine, CA - 1997
  • Internship:
    University of California Irvine - Irvine, CA - 2002
  • Residency:
    University of California Irvine - Irvine, CA - 2004
  • Board Certified in Family Medicine

Areas of Expertise

Dr. Athena Andersen believes that the practice of medicine is a collaborative effort between the patient and the physician, with the physician listening carefully to completely understand the needs and desires of the patient. She feels that the physician and patient should work together to determine a treatment plan that is effective and fits with the patient?s lifestyle. Dr. Andersen received her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She served her family practice internship and residency at the Department of Family Medicine, University of California, Irvine, where she also served as Chief Resident. She is board certified in family practice. Dr. Andersen feels that educating her patients about living a healthy lifestyle is key, as a healthy lifestyle often prevents disease. She has special interests in women?s health, preventive medicine and diabetes. When she is not working, Dr. Andersen loves to read, paint, create scrapbooks and spend time with her children.

Areas of Interest

Women's Health
Mammography
Young Adult/Late Adolescent Care
Diabetes
Family Planning
Walk-in Patients
Women's Mental Health
Wellness, Prevention
Urgent Care
Pap Smear
Preventative Medicine

Accepted Health Plans

  • EPO - AETNA ELECT CHOICE
  • HMO - AETNA
  • HMO - AETNA GOLDEN MEDICARE
  • HMO - BLUE CROSS (CALIFORNIA CARE)
  • HMO - BLUE SHIELD 65
  • HMO - BLUE SHIELD LOCAL ACCESS PLUS
  • HMO - BLUE SHIELD NETVALUE
  • HMO - BLUE SHIELD OF CALIFORNIA
  • HMO - BLUE SHIELD SAVENET
  • HMO - CHOC HEALTH ALLIANCE
  • HMO - CIGNA
  • HMO - HEALTH NET
  • HMO - MEDICAL CALOPTIMA
  • HMO - PACIFICARE
  • HMO - SCAN
  • HMO - SECURE HORIZON
  • HMO - UNITED HEALTHCARE OF CA
  • MCA - MEDICARE ASSIGN
  • MCA - MEDICARE ASSIGNMENT
  • MCD - MEDICAID
  • MDA - MEDICARE ASSIGN
  • MDCR - MEDICARE
  • MED - MEDICARE/MEDICAID
  • POS - AETNA - MANAGED CARE CHOICE
  • POS - BLUE CROSS PLUS (POS)

Insurance ID Numbers

Aetna: *463312
Blue Cross: *1BJ016
Blue Shield: 00A813800
Blue Shield 65+: 6S0224
Blue Shield CHOICE (Medicare): QE0224
CIGNA: 1411367002
CIGNA Select: 1411367008
Health Net: 3203134890
Health Net Senior: 5147134890
SCAN: 863-90123
United Healthcare: *0183460040

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