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About Julie R. Sierra, MD

Julie Sierra, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine doctor. She provides primary care for adults, including preventive care and diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic diseases. Dr. Sierra treats individuals from their late teens (age 18 and older) to older adults, and her clinical interests include (but are not limited to) women's health, disease prevention and screening, and chronic disease management. She also manages the care of people with multiple medical problems ranging from diabetes and hypertension, to thyroid disease, heart conditions, and many others.

As a primary care physician at an academic medical center, Dr. Sierra supervises and teaches medical students and residents. Her research interests include the care of underserved populations.

Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Sierra was an internal medicine doctor and the clinic medical director at San Ysidro Health Center in California. In addition, she was an internal medicine doctor at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Group in Honolulu and an assistant professor at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.

Dr. Sierra completed her residency training at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare in Evanston (now NorthShore University HealthSystem), Ill, where she was chief resident. She earned her medical degree at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. She is board certified in internal medicine.

Dr. Sierra has supplied medical care to underserved populations around the world, including El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Cuba.

Outside of work, Dr. Sierra stays active through yoga and swimming. She enjoys international travel, social justice, immigrant rights, political activism and dog rescue.

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Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Residency

  • Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, IL

Gender

  • Female

Languages

  • Spanish

Date Joined Staff

  • 2017-09-01

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Conditions and Treatments

  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Primary Care
  • Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Hypertension
  • General Internal Medicine
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted