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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 hospice and palliative medicine specialist and geriatrician. Dr. Johnston accepts Amerigroup, Regence, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Johnston attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. She 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 practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Shergill's professional affiliations include PeaceHealth Medical Group - Whatcom and PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Government Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Government Medical College and Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. Dr. Shergill (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi.

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Dr. Carletta 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); she sees patients in Bellingham, WA. Dr. Vanderbilt is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Regence, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She attended Indiana University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency. 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 specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). 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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Lindner attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Lindner is in-network for Regence, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Angie Lee is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She attended The University of Sydney Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center. Dr. Lee accepts Regence, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Cantonese. She 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's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His professional affiliations include PeaceHealth Medical Group - Whatcom and PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital, Dr. Lindenbaum attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. He accepts Regence, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Anna Clarissa Araw's areas of specialization are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); she sees patients in Bellingham, WA. Regence, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Araw takes. She attended St. Luke's College of Medicine, William H. Quasha Memorial and then went on to complete her residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. In addition to English, Dr. Araw speaks Filipino. Her 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.

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