We found 4 geriatricians who accept Managed Health Network near Santa Cruz, CA.
Dr. Naghmeh Pooya's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pooya honors. Dr. Pooya is a graduate of The National University of Iran. Dr. Pooya trained at Easton Hospital for residency. Dr. Pooya speaks Persian. Dr. Pooya's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Pooya's practice is open to new patients.
Dr. Erin Baldwin practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Santa Cruz, CA and Camarillo, CA. Before completing her residency at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Dr. Baldwin attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Baldwin has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.
Clinical interests: Geriatric Medicine, Geriatric rehabilitation, Optimizing quality of life and independence in older ... (Read more)
Dr. William Morris is a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and geriatrician. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Morris studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Morris's training includes residency programs at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Patient ratings for Dr. Morris average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He is accepting new patients.
Dr. Christian Negard specializes in geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Santa Cruz, CA. Dr. Negard's areas of expertise include physiology, depression, and exercise. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Negard attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Negard (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.
Clinical interests: Depression, Exercise physiology, Geriatric rehabilitation, Geriatric Medicine
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Geriatrics is the subspecialty of internal medicine that provides primary care to older adults. Physical health tends to decline with age, and geriatricians work to manage such age-related concerns as chronic illness, frailty, multiple medications, and declining mental health to keep seniors as active and independent as possible.
Some of the most common concerns seen by a geriatrician include:
- Mobility issues, including the need for canes and walkers, as well as preventing falls
- Osteoporosis, a weakening of the bones, which affects as many as a quarter of all men and half of all women over fifty
- Loss of hearing or vision
- Incontinence, or the inability to control one’s bladder
- Memory loss, including dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
A geriatrician may also provide their patients with comprehensive care that includes checking on their social health. Seniors are at increased risk for poverty, loneliness, abuse, and injuries in the home. As part of their health care, a geriatrician may inquire about family support, living conditions, or the ability of a patient to perform daily self-care tasks.
In some cases, a geriatrician may serve as an advisor to other physicians on a specific case or condition. However, most of the time geriatrics is a primary care specialty, and geriatricians provide routine health care to the older patients they work with.