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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 works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist, family practice physician, and geriatrician. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Araw include hospice (end-of-life care). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of St. Luke's College of Medicine, William H. Quasha Memorial. Her training includes a residency program at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. In addition to English, she speaks Filipino. Dr. Araw is professionally affiliated with PeaceHealth Medical Group - Whatcom, PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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 is a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and geriatrician. In addition to English, she speaks Cantonese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include PeaceHealth Medical Group - Whatcom and PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center. Before completing her residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center, Dr. Lee attended medical school at The University of Sydney Medical School. She takes several insurance carriers, including Regence, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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's specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care). She practices in Bellingham, WA. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Johnston attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Regence, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Johnston is professionally affiliated with 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's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Shergill honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and Aetna. Her 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. Dr. Shergill 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 works as a general internist and geriatrician in Bellingham, WA. She attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Vanderbilt trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Regence, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vanderbilt's professional 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 is a Bellingham, WA physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Lindner's professional affiliations include PeaceHealth Medical Group - Whatcom and PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center. Regence, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lindner accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Lindner (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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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 practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Bellingham, WA. He is affiliated with PeaceHealth Medical Group - Whatcom and PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Lindenbaum studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at Strong Memorial Hospital for residency. Regence, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lindenbaum accepts.

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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.