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Qualifications and Experience
**PLEASE BE ADVISED We only book Immigration Physicals on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays** Dr. Gabriel Fabella is a compassionate, knowledgeable internist and primary care doctor treating patients in San Diego, California, and the surrounding communities. His approach to practice centers on prevention, and patient education about nutrition is his primary goal as a provider. Dr. Fabella holds certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a member of the American College of Physicians. Originally from the Philippines, Dr. Fabella attended the University of the Philippines in order to pursue his medical degree. He continued his medical education at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Here, he received his residency training in internal medicine. Patients visiting Dr. Fabella can receive a full range of medical services. He provides flu shots, annual physical examinations, general consultations, and treatment for specific illnesses and issues. When he is not treating patients, Dr. Fabella involves himself in volunteer initiatives for abused women. He also enjoys golf, tennis, and basketball.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Fabella's Medical Assistants are very courteous, caring, and knowledgeable. Dr. Fabella is a wonderful doctor -- kind, professional, cheerful and thorough. Dr. Fabella is the best doctor in San Diego!!
I came in early and I was immediately attended to.
Dr. Fabella is the best. He is very thorough. Been going to that office for 33 years. Also he explains everything.
Doctor Fabella is always 100% tuned in to my concerns and questions during my appointments. His kind demeanor puts you at ease, and makes you comfortable as soon as he steps into the exam room. His competent and friendly staff are thorough and very helpful when taking care of all aspects related to special outside testing and care, or simply rescheduling your next visit.
Nurses Rose Ann and Reina are best!
Very Professional and very nice! Always a pleasure to see Dr. Fabella! His staff is so amazing! A Doctor for life in my book!!
Went to see Dr. Fabella and again without fail he was at his best! His nursing staff is excellent also! He also has excellent receptionist staff! I can only say great things about this 'TOP NOTCH DOCTOR" and his staff. I am very very blessed I found him! Vantage Care is the BEST!!
Knowledgeable and professional. It is obvious he truly cares as he asks questions and listens to the answers. Office staff is very efficient as well.
Dr Fabella always takes the time it takes to listen & hear my concerns & needs. He asks appropriate questions and discusses next steps for your understanding & agreement. Always helpful!
Professional office, health complaint and symptoms listened to and recorded. Physician knowledgeable with problem, knew further testing required for specific treatment. Very efficient and timely.
I've never been to a doctor's office where everyone is professional and cordial and you're in and out in no time. The doctor answers and possible questions and generally in layman's term. So glad that Dr Fabella is my PCP!!!!
TOP NOTCH DOCTOR!! EXCELLENT VISIT!! I went in for my yearly physical exam! The staff are so considerate and personable. Dr. Fabella has a extremely funny whit about him! He is also personable and makes me feel at ease and it means a lot because I suffer from major anxiety. My office visits always turn out great! Dr, Fabella listens to your concerns and you can be so honest with him! He is very understanding! Always willing to help and give his best! I am so thankful for him!
Always a pleasure to visit at Dr. Fabella's. Medical Assistants are cheerful, professional and caring; Dr. Fabella is thorough & explains matters clearly, & always with a great sense of humor.
Dr. Fabella, Rose and Rena are all very professional and I am always seen right away. Dr. Fabella always takes the time to answer all my questions and makes sure all my needs are taken care of at each visit. I have moved from the Mira Mesa area to East County and refuse to switch my Primary care Dr's. Office so I make the drive.
The doctor made me comfortable and staff were very welcoming. I am glad I made the right choice of visiting his office.
This appointment was a quick one, in and out, with good results.
Dr..Fabella and his two staff ladies are the best. I recently move 20 miles away but I like that doctor's office so much that I decided just to keep going there dr. Fabella is awesome, professional and has a good bedside manner. His nurses are very professional and helpful.
Excellent service from the front staff and Dr. Fabella. Thank you..
If you feel nervous or concerned before your visit, Dr. Fabella encourages. If you're up for laughs, he has a quick wit. No matter what the issue is, Dr. Fabella helps me to understand and relax about it. That's important!
Dr. Fabella is a good man with a great since of humor. His staff runs a tight ship. I've never had a Dr. be more consistent with his schedule as him.
As always, Dr. Fabella is knowledgeable, careful to explain, and very funny! He sets this patient at ease when I'm unsure about a prognosis. Terrific!
Friendly, organized and efficient staff. Dr. Fabella was professional, inspired confidence and personable. I am quite happy.
I was in and out pretty quick with know problems.
Dr. Fabella is the best and his staff are terrific!
first time to meet Dr. Fabella, as i moved from Phoenix to San Diego... He is a warm person and i felt comfortable with him.. happy i picked up the right doctor..
Great Dr. And awesome staff!
Dr. Fabella's office is slways professional and courteous
Yes Dr. Fabella is a EXCELLENT DR. His bedside manner is very professional. Dr. Fabella listens to the concerns of his patients. I have experienced this. Feel comfortable to be honest with him. He will do all he can do to help you. I am going to get my flu shot today! His staff ran out of shots in early Oct. and called me right away. I wasn't planning on going till the end of Oct. anyways(Staff knew this from my last appt.) but they still called.! Very nice!!Very considerate!!!
I love Dr. Fabella. He's one of my favorite practitioners, EVER. His staff is so friendly and caring, it's "almost" a pleasure to have to go to the doctor.
As always, Dr. Fabella and staff are professional, caring, funny! and skilled. THANK YOU :)
Doc Fabella examined my dad with respect and love. I highly recommend his service.
It was a good visit with good news.
Always prompt, professional and polite.
Visit went fine, all my questions were answered and that's about it. Always have a good visit. Would definitely recommend.
Dr. Fabella is a great doctor. He is honest with you as a patient about whatever you are there for. He is very kind. I find that later afternoon appointments are great because there is a very low wait time. Thanks Dr. Fabella for having excellent ethics!!!
Always good. Dr. Fabella and his staff are always pleasant and knowledgeable. Highly recommended!
It was very pleasant and warm from the nurse and by Dr Fabella. I was glad I made an appointment to see him.
The staff and Dr. Fabella are very professional and courteous. I highly recommend this office to anyone looking. Thank you. Brent
As always, Dr. Fabella is cheerful, knowledgeable, professional & quick-witted. He's even a surgeon. His MA's are also very polite and attentive. I always feel special & well-taken care of when I am there for my appointments.
Dr. Fabella's office is always courteous and professional and the wait times are usually minimal--especially if you make an appt on Zoc Doc! :)
He is up to date on medical issues I face. He listens.
Would highly recommend Dr Fabella and his staff. Wait time was very minimal and staff was professional and pleasant. Wish all doctor's visits were as pleasant as this!!!
His office is always courteous and professional
Dr. Fabella is consistently professional, courteous, and has a great sense of humor!
Dr. Fabella has a wonderful beside manner and is very professional. I never have to wait more than a couple of minutes past my appointment time. His staff is very friendly and makes me very comfortable during visits. Edward M.
Great staff and doctor
Dr. Fabella is an excellent Internist, with a great sense of humor. I enjoy my visits!
I always love seeing Dr. Fabella. He is extremely intelligent and a funny guy too!
Dr. Fabella knows his stuff, very understanding of your symptoms and gets you in and out of the office with the right diagnosis. There is no fuss. He is a great Doctor, highly recommend him. Best, David S
Visit went fine, ran on time, in and out quickly, took the action we needed to take.
it was awesome. i felt comfortable and Dr. Fabella was straightforward with all of my questions.
Friendly and Thorough
Dr. Fabella and his staff are awesome!
I love Dr. Fabella. He is very knowledgeable, figures out issues right away, and also funny!
I've been seeing Dr. Fabella for a number of years and I really appreciate that he is always on time and often I can get a same day appointment.
I am a physician and took my mother to be evaluated by Dr. Fabella. However, I found him to conduct a superficial evaluation. He did not elicit a proper medical history nor did he do a physical examination. Instead he sent us to numerous consultants. Why do that without first doing your own evaluation? Needless to say, we decided to go elsewhere.
Excellent. Answered all my questions.
Dr. Fabella is an outstanding Internist. Professional, courteous, great sense of humor. Highly recommend Dr. Fabella to everyone!
I'm fully satisfied with my visit included both the staff and the care being provided to me.
Dr. Fabella has been my family's doctor for a long time. Appointments with him are always brief and informative, which is great! When he comes in to see you he makes jokes to make you feel comfortable. Would recommend for anyone with a busy schedule.
Dr. Fabella is fabulous! Caring, professional, funny, won't criticize. Highly recommend the assistants there too.
The office staff is fine. However this doctor makes you sign a waiver to not go through a jury and go through arbitration instead when you sign up with him for your first visit. It seems rather odd to me and Ithe first impression I got was he is paranoid he may get sued by everyone who comes to his clinic. The medicine given to me by him gave me a bad side reaction. I called back to ask his advice and mentioned that I would like to stop taking it and requested if I could be given a different one or do something different. Instead of recommending a different medicine he asked me to come in and sign a waiver if I stopped taking that medicine I got the impression that this doctor did not show me that he cared what happens to me he was worried of getting sued. I don't ever want to go back to this doctor again. I went to another doctor he was very compassionate and nice and gave me an alternate medicine which so far agrees with me. There are better doctors out there in my personal opinion. I hope if you choose to go to him you have a better experience than what I did. Even though his office staff were ok I can't recommend him to anyone because of the experience I had with him. I'm really turned off towards this doctor.
I am very pleased wit Dr. Fabella and his staff. Always courteous and friendly. He has been accurate in his diagnosis and referred e to competent specialists when necessary.
Dr. Fabella's office is always very courteous and professional!
Very Thorough doctor.
Great service....as always Wayne
I will more than likely recommend him to by friends and family. The staff are friendly and welcoming.
Gabes a good man.
The entire staff is always courteous and professional--highly recommended. Dr. Fabella has an excellent 'office manner.' Cheerful and professional.
Since it was a first visit, it is also a very short initial screening and not a lot treatment. Medical staff give you the right answers to your questions. I do not have much to say about my first visit.
it was great. He has been my primary doctor for years.
Dr Fabella is very professional. highly recommended.
Seemed like he just wanted to get my checkup over with, very quick and not thoughtful at all.
Awesome doctor. Good bedside manner
Very courteous and professional and almost no waiting by appt.
He's very professional with a friendly and pleasant 'bedside' manner....
My experience with Dr. Fabella was great. He has a great bedside manner and greeted me with a warm smile. It is clear that Dr. Fabella is knowledgeable and he really cares for his patients. When the medication he prescribed was initially denied by my insurance he took the time to call and get it approved. Glad I found Dr. Fabella!
Dr Fabella is a great Doctor. Listens, informs you and give you great medical care. He is also funny!
Dr Fabella is great! He makes my parents always feel very special ! The office is busy but worth the wait, the way they talk about him as being so good to them is priceless! I hope we don't have to change them due to these Insurance changes going on!! It would break their hearts Jennie 87 and Joel 87! Thank you staff for being so sweet to them as well!
Friendly and competent
Great Doctor! Good care and recommendation, good humored and pleasant.
I like Dr. Fabella and his team because they are the best combination of personable and professional.
Dr. Fabella is a great Dr. I like how fast and effecient he and his staff are. Waiting periods have never been a problem for me, in fact, if I'm running late they make time for me. These are good people.
We have always loved seeing Dr Fabella, he always made my parents feel like he has known them for along time, treated them like they were very special, we love the way he is so friendly and so genuinely concern about them!
He is very professional, and really listens to what you have to say. His medical advice is easy to understand.
Excellent doctor and staff. Have gone to Dr. Fabella for years.
He's always on time and listens very well.
Aside from the wait time… visit was short and sweet!
He is a great doctor. Always thorough and explains things very well to you.
Such a nice guy and he really knew what he was talking about!!
Great doctor. Very concerned about his patients. Been with him for years. He has a great and caring staff.
I liked the Dr and the office staff. He listened to my concerns and now we are getting those concerns taken care of. Thank you
To the point. Love to hear good news.
It was good.
Nice and efficient staff and nurse. Doctor Fabella was friendly and professional. I am happy finding this Doctor close to my home.
I hated to go to his office the location of the place was professional clinic and their is free parking lots was great , I arrive to clinic on time for my appointment i checked with the nurse and every thing was great then she took me inside the clinic which was wierd looking with trade male and one chair she took my vitals by strange thing I don't remember when was the last time some one took my temp from my ear I guess when I was AKID , then she took my pulse by weird blue thing she ask me few question then the doctor enter the room he look in hurry took my information while he is standing he didn't allow me to talk much I couldn't say all my complain he just put the word he want in my mouth and he only wanna tell me that every thing cover with my insurance and prescript for me med which as I remember I ask him I don't want medication !!!!!!!! it was horrible time I schedule follow up for labs I don't think I will go to that place again
The nurses, front desk personal and Dr. Fabella are all excellent. I would highly recommend this office to anyone.
It was fast. I think he was in a hurry because he basically asked me two questions and then perscribed me medication. And my appointment was over in 5mins. I was not very pleased with that because I had other concerns that I wanted to address.
Very good experience
Was dismissive, would not listen properly, didn't give me a choice in what he prescribed. Told me he would get his office to call me to help set up an appointment and they never did. I would not recommend this doctor.
Great visit! They called my name with very little wait time and once placed in my room the doc came in almost immediately! (unlike other doctors where they lead you back but you still have to wait 15-20 for him to see you) Nurses and reception were very friendly as well. When I had blood drawn the nurse was quick about putting the needle in and extremely gentle.
I think my appointment with Gabriel went good
Dr. Fabella was so helpful, nice and I saw me very promptly. He explained why I was sick and how to keep the kids in the house from getting sick as well.
It was a pleasant visit, the doctor's knowledge was right on the spot and what I have loved most about it was that he did not prescribed additional tests that most of the doctors do...just for the sake of adding some extra $$ to their cash flow. His sense of humor was a bonus to the visit.
It was very satisfying. Although I had to wait about 10 minutes for a receptionist because she was on a lunch break. Office hours lunch break was between 12 & 1 pm, so there was nobody in the reception window when I arrived 10 minutes before my appointment at 1pm. I suggest the first appointment after launch should be 1:30pm.
Friendly, professional. Listened to how I feel. Highly recommended!
Dr. Fabella made me feel like he cared. He is very personal and takes the time to listen to you. I have been to many doctors and I think I have found the right one.
Doctor is good and listens to the patient's complaint. He is organized to go through the lab-tests to make final conclusion.