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We found 5 geriatricians who accept Health Net PPO near Whittier, CA.

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

Dr. Michael Roach sees patients in La Mirada, CA. His medical specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Roach is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

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

Dr. William Welsh is a Whittier, CA physician who specializes in geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Welsh studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is affiliated with PIH Health.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
14350 Whittier Boulevard; Suite 200
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Marian Jalil's area of specialization is general internal medicine. She is affiliated with PIH Health. Dr. Jalil takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences. Her training includes a residency program at Harrisburg Hospital. Dr. Jalil (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish.

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

Dr. Michael Maguire is a general practitioner, family practice physician, and geriatrician. Dr. Maguire is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Oakland General Hospital's residency program. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maguire honors. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

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

Dr. Lowryn De Castro's specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She practices in Whittier, CA. She is an in-network provider for 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.