Terra Rachele Safer, MD

  • Internal Medicine, Pediatrics
  • Spanish, English
Groups & Affiliations:
  • Hoag Medical Group
Phone: (949) 791-3001

About Terra Rachele Safer, MD

Trained and board certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Dr. Safer is a physician that has the unique ability to treat patients of all ages from newborns to seniors. Not only is being a Med/Peds physician a great benefit to her patients, but this also affords her the ability to treat multiple generations of the same family.

Dr. Safer selected this field as she enjoys getting to know her patients, working as a team, and involving them in every step of their health care. Most importantly, Dr. Safer likes to listen which is where she learns the most to provide the best possible care. She joined Hoag Medical Group because she was drawn to the groups’ core principles which allows her to spend the necessary time with patients and make sure that patient care comes first.

According to Dr. Safer, “I was first exposed to medicine when I was in high school and my dad underwent heart surgery. This was a pivotal point as I realized I enjoyed the field of medicine and the ability to care for others.” Over the past 14 years, Dr. Safer has had a very rewarding career and enjoys treating a variety of patients, practicing a wide breadth of medicine, and creating relationships with her patients. Prior to Hoag Medical Group, Dr. Safer also served as a Clinical Professor at University of California, Irvine.

She has helped train numerous medical students and residents over her 12 years at UC Irvine.

Dr. Safer attended University of California, Los Angeles medical school and completed the Harvard Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency program, training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital. She has a special interest in chronic disease management, adolescent medicine, and preventative care.

Dr. Safer speaks conversational Spanish. Outside the office, she enjoys spending time with her kids, mountain biking, hiking, and staying active.

Insurances Accepted / Provider ID Numbers

Aetna: *752673
Blue Cross: *YNL177
Blue Shield: 00A769573
Blue Shield 65+: 00A769573
Blue Shield CHOICE (Medicare): 00A769573
Cigna: 1951584007
Cigna Select:1951584001
Health Net: 3620093772
Health Net Senior: n/a
SCAN: 966-184853
United Healthcare: *0279630096

*Provider ID is the same for both HMO and Medicare Advantage Plans