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Michele R. Staunton M.D.
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Michele R. Staunton M.D.

(949) 364-6000
Primary Specialties
  • Internal Medicine
  • Affiliations
    Mission Heritage Medical Group
    Languages Spoken
    Primary Office
    26800 Crown Valley Pkwy #305
    Mission Viejo, CA 92691
    (949) 364-3213
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    Experience & Education

    Other Specialties/Certifications
    American Board of Internal Medicine
    Fellow, American College of Physicians
    Resident, University of California San Francisco, 1991
    Internship, University of California San Francisco, 1989
    Medical Degree, Vanderbilt University Medical School, 1988
    Undergraduate Degree in English and Psychology with minor in Chemistry, 1984
    Phi Beta Kappa, 1985 Albet Weinstein Prize in Medicine, 1988 American Top Physicians, 2007

    Insurance Information

    Insurance ID Numbers

    Aetna: 536787
    Blue Cross: AFN069
    Blue Shield: 00G680040
    Blue Shield 65+: I20186
    Blue Shield CHOICE (Medicare): X10151
    CIGNA: 2069104005
    CIGNA Select (SJH): 2069104008
    Health Net:3435046281
    Health Net Senior: 5211046281
    SCAN: 95490836
    United Healthcare: 250360022

    Physician Bio

    Dr. Staunton received her undergraduate education from Vanderbilt University where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa. She remained at Vanderbilt where she received her medical degree in 1988. Upon graduation, she was awarded the Albert Weinstein Award for Internal Medicine. She completed her internal medicine internship and residency training at the University of California, San Francisco. Before moving to Mission Viejo with her family in 1995, Dr. Staunton practiced Internal Medicine in the San Francisco Bay Area for four years.

    Dr. Staunton has been active on the hospital staffs of various hospitals with which she has been affiliated, serving on the Infection Control Committee, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Medical Executive Committee, and Intensive Care Unit Committee.

    Dr. Staunton has been practicing internal medicine with Mission Internal Medical Group since 1995. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and is on staff at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center where she has served as Chair of the Department of Medicine for 2005 and 2006. She is currently on the Board of Trustees at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center.

    Areas of Interest

    Internal Medicine

    Board Certified Internal Medicine, 1991, 2001

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