We found 4 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 works as a family practice physician and geriatrician. Before performing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Roach attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roach honors. 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 family practice physician and geriatrician in Whittier, CA. He studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Welsh an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Welsh honors. Dr. Welsh is affiliated with PIH Health.

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

Dr. Michael Maguire's specialties are general practice, family medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Maguire accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Oakland General Hospital. 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 practices family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) 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.

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