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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 family medicine physician and geriatrician. In her practice, Dr. Araw focuses on hospice (end-of-life care). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst. After completing medical school at St. Luke's College of Medicine, William H. Quasha Memorial, Dr. Araw performed her residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. She speaks Filipino. Her professional affiliations include 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's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She practices in Bellingham, WA. She takes Regence, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at The University of Sydney Medical School, she performed her residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Lee speaks Cantonese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include PeaceHealth Medical Group - Whatcom and PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center.

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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 is a Bellingham, WA physician who specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care). She honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Regence, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Johnston's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Her professional 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's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, Aetna, and more. 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) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Shergill is 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's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Vanderbilt accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Regence, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. She is affiliated with 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 an internist and geriatrician. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Lindner attended the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Lindner is an in-network provider for Regence, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Lindner (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Lindenbaum takes Regence, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with 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.