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Athena E. Andersen M.D.

Athena E. Andersen M.D.

(714) 288-3230
Primary Specialties
  • Family Medicine
     (Board Certified)
  • Affiliations
    St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group
    Practice Started
    2004
    Additional Languages Spoken
    Spanish
    Primary Office
    2212 E. Fourth Street
    Suite 202
    Santa Ana, CA 92705
    Fax:
    (714) 744-5294
    Web Page:
    www.sjhmg.org

    Education & Training

    Education
    Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee WI
    Medical School: University of California - Irvine - 1997
    Internship: University of California - Irvine - 2002
    Residency: University of California - Irvine - 2004
    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.

    Accepted Health Plans

    EPO - AETNA ELECT CHOICE
    EPO - COVENTRY (FORMERLY CCN/FIRST HEALTH
    HMO - BLUE SHIELD LOCAL ACCESS PLUS
    HMO - BLUE SHIELD NETVALUE
    HMO - BLUE SHIELD SAVENET
    HMO - CHOC HEALTH ALLIANCE
    HMO - MEDICAL CALOPTIMA
    HMO - UNITED HEALTHCARE OF CA
    MCA - MEDICARE ASSIGN
    MCD - MEDICAID
    MDA - MEDICARE ASSIGN
    POS - AETNA - MANAGED CARE CHOICE
    POS - BLUE CROSS PLUS (POS)
    POS - BLUE SHIELD OF CALIFORNIA (POS)
    POS - CIGNA
    POS - HEALTH NET
    POS - PACIFICARE POS (UNITED HEALTHCARE)
    PPO - ANTHEM BLUE CROSS
    PPO - AFFILIATED HEALTH FUNDS
    PPO - BEECH STREET
    PPO - BLUE CROSS PRUDENT BUYER
    PPO - FIRST HEALTH
    PPO - INTERPLAN
    PPO - HEALTH NET
    PPO - ORANGE COUNTY FOUNDATION
    Insurance ID Numbers

    Aetna: 463312
    Blue Cross: 1BJ016
    Blue Shield: 00A813800
    Blue Shield 65+: 6S0224
    CIGNA: 1411367002
    Health Net: 3203134890
    Health Net Seniority Plus: 5147134890
    SCAN: 086390123
    United Healthcare ( Pacificare / Secure Horizons): N/A

    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.

    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