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Dr. Joseph Chammas, MD

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29 years of experience
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Dr. Joseph Chammas, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in San Diego, CA. They specialize in General Surgery, has 29 years of experience, and is board certified in Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery. They graduated from Medical College Of Wisconsin and is affiliated with Palomar Medical Center Poway, Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido and Palomar Medical Center Escondido.

Dr. Chammas works at Sharp Cardiovascular Thorac Ctr in San Diego, CA with other offices in Escondido, CA. They are accepting new patients and accepts Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of California and CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Locations

  1. 1
    Sharp Cardiovascular and Thoracic Center
    8010 Frost St Ste P, San Diego, CA 92123 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions
  2. 2
    Clinical Familia De Santa Maria Inc.
    701 E Grand Ave Ste 200, Escondido, CA 92025 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions

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  • Palomar Medical Center Poway
  • Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido
  • Palomar Medical Center Escondido

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    May 25, 2022
    Dr. Chammas is a carrying physician that goes the extra mile for his patients. Dr. Chammas saved my life and I’m for ever grateful to him.
    Sophia Katsamagas — May 25, 2022
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    About Dr. Joseph Chammas, MD

    Specialties
    • General Surgery
    Specialties
    Years of Experience
    • 29 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English, Arabic
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    NPI Number
    • 1902888522
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    Education & Certifications

    Residency
    • Med College Of Wisconsin
    Residency
    Internship
    • Med College Of Wisconsin
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • Medical College Of Wisconsin
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Board Certifications
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    Dr. Joseph Chammas, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Chammas is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Chammas has an average wait time of Under 10 minutes at their office(s).

    Dr. Chammas accepts Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of California and CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, and other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

    Dr. Chammas has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    4 patients have reviewed Dr. Chammas. The overall rating for this provider is 5.0. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Chammas.

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