We found 7 geriatricians who accept Cigna near Bellingham, WA.

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Dr. Anna Clarissa Clarissa Aluquin Marissa Alquin Araw, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
3015 Squalicum Parkway; Suite 100
Bellingham, WA
 

Dr. Anna Araw is a family practitioner and geriatrician. In addition to English, she speaks Filipino. In her practice, Dr. Araw focuses on hospice (end-of-life care). Dr. Araw's hospital/clinic affiliations include PeaceHealth Medical Group - Whatcom, PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Araw graduated from St. Luke's College of Medicine, William H. Quasha Memorial and then she performed her residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst.

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Clinical interests: Hospice

Dr. Angie Kar Yin Lee, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2901 Squalicum Parkway
Bellingham, WA
 

Dr. Angie Lee's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); she sees patients in Bellingham, WA. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with PeaceHealth Medical Group - Whatcom and PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center. She takes Regence, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at The University of Sydney Medical School and residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Cantonese.

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Dr. Catherine Bree Johnston, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2901 Squalicum Parkway
Bellingham, WA
 

Dr. Catherine Johnston specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care). She attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Regence, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Johnston's hospital/clinic affiliations include PeaceHealth Medical Group - Whatcom and PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center.

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Dr. Simarjit Kaur Shergill, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3015 Squalicum Parkway
Bellingham, WA
 

Dr. Simarjit Shergill works as an internist and geriatrician. She is in-network for Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shergill's education and training includes medical school at Government Medical College and residency at Government Medical College and Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. Dr. Shergill (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi. She is professionally affiliated with PeaceHealth Medical Group - Whatcom and PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center.

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Dr. Carletta Mary Mary Brown Vanderbilt, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3015 Squalicum Parkway
Bellingham, WA
 

Dr. Carletta Vanderbilt is a general internist and geriatrician. She takes Amerigroup, Regence, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Vanderbilt completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include PeaceHealth Medical Group - Whatcom and PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center.

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Dr. Serge Alain Lindner, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3015 Squalicum Parkway; Suite 100
Bellingham, WA
 

Dr. Serge Lindner practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Bellingham, WA. Dr. Lindner takes Regence, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Lindner (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is affiliated with PeaceHealth Medical Group - Whatcom and PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center.

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Dr. Mark Lindenbaum, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3015 Squalicum Parkway; Suite 100
Bellingham, WA
 

Dr. Mark Lindenbaum is a general internist and geriatrician. Dr. Lindenbaum takes Regence, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. His professional affiliations include PeaceHealth Medical Group - Whatcom and PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center.

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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.