We found 4 geriatricians who accept Health Net PPO near Whittier, CA.
Dr. Michael Roach's medical specialty is family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Roach honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Roach attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Roach is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.
Dr. William Welsh practices geriatrics (elderly care) in Whittier, CA. He is affiliated with PIH Health. He attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Welsh is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna.
Dr. Michael Maguire specializes in general practice, family medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Whittier, CA. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Maguire studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Maguire trained 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.