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Dr. Gabriel Fabella, MD

Internist, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

**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.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • Primary Care Doctor
  • Internist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of the Philippines Manila College of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine
  • State University of New York, Buffalo, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • University of the Philippines Manila College of Medicine (Internship)

Professional memberships

  • American College of Physicians

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Filipino

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1124060827

Office locations

Vantage Care

10737 Camino Ruiz, 115

San Diego, CA 92126

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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!!
Less than 1 year ago
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I came in early and I was immediately attended to.
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Dr. Fabella is the best. He is very thorough. Been going to that office for 33 years. Also he explains everything.
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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 arethorough and very helpful when taking care of all aspects related to special outside testing and care, or simply rescheduling your next visit.
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Nurses Rose Ann and Reina are best!
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Very Professional and very nice! Always a pleasure to see Dr. Fabella! His staff is so amazing! A Doctor for life in my book!!
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excellent
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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. Iam very very blessed I found him! Vantage Care is the BEST!!
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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.
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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!
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Great personality.
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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.
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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!!!!
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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 itmeans 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!
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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.
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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. Ihave moved from the Mira Mesa area to East County and refuse to switch my Primary care Dr's. Office so I make the drive.
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The doctor made me comfortable and staff were very welcoming. I am glad I made the right choice of visiting his office.
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Excellent
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This appointment was a quick one, in and out, with good results.
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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.
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Excellent service from the front staff and Dr. Fabella. Thank you..
More than 1 year ago
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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!
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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.
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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!
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Friendly, organized and efficient staff. Dr. Fabella was professional, inspired confidence and personable. I am quite happy.
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I was in and out pretty quick with know problems.
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Dr. Fabella is the best and his staff are terrific!
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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..
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Great Dr. And awesome staff!
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Dr. Fabella's office is slways professional and courteous
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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 doto 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!!!
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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.
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As always, Dr. Fabella and staff are professional, caring, funny! and skilled. THANK YOU :)
More than 1 year ago
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Doc Fabella examined my dad with respect and love. I highly recommend his service.
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It was a good visit with good news.
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Always prompt, professional and polite.
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Visit went fine, all my questions were answered and that's about it. Always have a good visit. Would definitely recommend.
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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!!!
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Always good. Dr. Fabella and his staff are always pleasant and knowledgeable. Highly recommended!
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It was very pleasant and warm from the nurse and by Dr Fabella. I was glad I made an appointment to see him.
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The staff and Dr. Fabella are very professional and courteous. I highly recommend this office to anyone looking. Thank you. Brent
More than 1 year ago
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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.
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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! :)
More than 1 year ago
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He is up to date on medical issues I face. He listens.
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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!!!
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His office is always courteous and professional
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Dr. Fabella is consistently professional, courteous, and has a great sense of humor!
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Perfecto
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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.
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Great staff and doctor
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