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John R. Backman, MD


Monday-Friday 9AM to 5PM


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Dr. John Backman was named a “2018 — Top Doctor” in the annual San Diego Magazine “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence” survey.

Dr. Backman completed medical school from New York University, School of Medicine in 1972. He finished his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Albert Einstein School on Medicine and went on to his Fellowship in Cardiology at the University of California, San Diego.

Dr. Backman has over 35 years of experiences and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease. He has a special interest in preventative medicine. He also evaluates and structures exercise programs for international competitors.

Practices at
San Diego Cardiovascular Associates
Languages Spoken
  • › English
  • › Spanish
Board Certifications
  • › American Board of Internal Medicine
Hospital Affiliations
  • › Naval Medical Center - San Diego, Cardiovascular Disease - 1978
  • › University of California, San Diego, Cardiovascular Disease
  • › Bronx Municipal Hospital Center, Medicine, Residency - 1972
  • › New York University School of Medicine, MD - 1972
Memberships & Associations
  • › Fellow American College of Cardiology
  • › Fellow American College of Sports Physicians
  • › Fellow American College of Physicians
Associated Doctors
Eric A. Hong, MD
Jan Kulhanek, MD
Shiv Sab, MD
Roy T. Avalos, MD
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320 Santa Fe Drive
Ste 204
Encinitas, CA, 92024

Insurances Accepted
  • Beech Street
  • Family Health Centers - PACE
  • Humana ChoiceCare
  • Interplan / HealthSmart
  • Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
  • Pacific Health Alliance
  • Prime Health Services
  • Scripps Employee Medical Plan
  • St. Paul's Eldercare
  • Three Rivers

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Contact John R. Backman, MD for more assistance at (760) 666-4243.