Paul D. Wagner, MD, FACP, FAAHPM is a board-certified internist providing primary care at San Diego Medical Group.
Dr. Wagner provides preventive care and treatment of acute and chronic diseases for adults. He has a particular interest in diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and thyroid disease.
Dr. Wagner earned his medical degree at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego and is board certified in Internal Medicine with a subspecialty in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
Dr. Wagner is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He also has memberships in the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Directors Association, California Medical Association, California Association of Long Term Care Medicine and the San Diego County Medical Society.
Before becoming a doctor, Dr. Wagner spent six years studying for the ministry earning a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts in seminary. Dr. Wagner has been practicing medicine since 1992, and he believes his career "encompasses the entirety of my training in medicine and the ministry."
Internal Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine
UC San Diego School of Medicine
Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego
Dr. Wagner Elected as American College of Physicians Fellow
Paul D. Wagner, MD, FACP has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the society of internists. Fellowship with the ACP is an honorary designation recognizing achievements in internal medicine and contributions to the practice of medicine. Fellowship is a mark of distinction. It says that your doctor has made a special effort to be the best physician possible. Ultimately, it says your doctor cares about delivering the best possible health care.
Dr. Wagner was elected upon the recommendation of peers and the review of the ACP Credentials Subcommittee. He may now use the letters “FACP” – Fellow of the American College of Physicians – after his name in recognition of this honor.
Dr. Wagner has been practicing g medicine since 1992 and has a private practice near Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
The American College of Physicians is the largest body of internists in the world. Membership includes more than 116,000 internists and related subspecialists. Internists are specialists in the prevention, detection and treatment of illnesses in adults.
Dr. Wagner Credentialed as a Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Paul D. Wagner, MD, FACP has been credentialed as a Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. In addition to the practice of medicine as an internal medicine specialist, Dr. Wagner is now a specialist in the practice of hospice and palliative medicine.
The practice of hospice and palliative medicine commits to the prevention and relief of suffering during serious or life-threatening conditions. Hospice and palliative medicine physicians have proven skills and experience to enhance patients’ quality of life while treating their symptoms.
Working together with a team of experienced healthcare professionals, the hospice and palliative medicine physician provides a broad range of services to patients including expert relief of pain; treatment for a broad spectrum of other symptoms such as fatigue, breathlessness, nausea and anxiety; attention to emotional and spiritual needs; guidance for complex treatment medical choices; and coordination with other healthcare providers including the primary care physician and specialists such as oncologists, surgeons and cardiologists.
Fellowship with the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine is attained through an approved credentialing process. This specialty designation recognizes achievements and contributions in the practice of hospice and palliative medicine. Dr. Wagner was credentialed upon the completion of required testing and clinical experience. He may now use the letters “FAAHPM” – Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine – after his name in recognition of this honor.