We found 4 geriatricians who accept Health Net PPO near Whittier, CA.
Dr. Michael Roach's specialties are family medicine, general internal medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Roach is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.
Dr. Michael Maguire's medical specialty is family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maguire honors. Dr. Maguire graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Oakland General Hospital for residency. Dr. Maguire is affiliated with PIH Health.
Dr. William Welsh practices family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Welsh has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Welsh is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.
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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.