We found 4 geriatricians who accept Health Net PPO near Whittier, CA.
Dr. Michael Roach sees patients in La Mirada, CA. His medical specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. Dr. Roach is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.
Dr. William Welsh practices family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Whittier, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Welsh a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with PIH Health.
Dr. Michael Maguire's areas of specialization are general practice, family medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Maguire is affiliated with PIH Health. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Oakland General Hospital.
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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.