We found 4 geriatricians who accept Health Net PPO near Whittier, CA.

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Dr. Michael O Roach, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
15625 Imperial Highway
La Mirada, CA
 

Dr. Michael Roach's specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in La Mirada, CA. He is affiliated with PIH Health and AppleCare Medical Group. Dr. Roach is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a graduate of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's residency program. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
7624 Painter Avenue; Suite 100
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. William Welsh sees patients in Whittier, CA. His medical specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Welsh takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with PIH Health and AppleCare Medical Group.

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Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine, Geriatrics
7624 Painter Avenue; Suite 100
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Michael Maguire's medical specialty is general practice, family medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Maguire takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at Oakland General Hospital, Dr. Maguire attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with PIH Health and AppleCare Medical Group.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
7624 Painter Avenue; #100
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Lowryn De Castro is a physician who specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. De Castro honors Health Net insurance.

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What is Geriatrics?

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.

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