The doctors at Physicians Eldercare all share a special interest in working with older adults. Our team includes physicians with expertise and advanced credentials in chronic disease managements, mental health and dementia, and helping families face end-of-life issues together. Our physicians serve as medical directors in our nursing facilities.
My goal has always been to provide the highest quality of medical care to my patients and their family. A fundamental tenet to achieve this involves having a clear understanding of the patients and their family's goals and wishes and only then appropriately adjusting the care provided to suit the needs of everyone involved. Not only does this apply to geriatric care, but to medicine in all its aspects.
B.A. in Philosophy, University of Chicago; Completed requirements for B.A. in Biology, University of Chicago
Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Internal Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Board eligible in internal medicine
I have special interests in palliative care and behavioral medicine. I especially enjoy helping patients with advanced directive planning. I empower patients to be active in decision making regarding the care options available.
B.S. in Exercise Science/Zoology, University of Massachusetts
State University of New York, Upstate Medical College, Syracuse, NY
Family Practice, St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Syracuse, NY
Board Certified in Family Medicine, Certified Medical Director
North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Directors Associations
I am interested in post-acute rehabilitation care, managing chronic and complex illnesses with the aim to restore functional ability. I approach each patient as an individual human being who deserves dignity and respect no matter where he or she is on life’s journey. I focus on realistic goals and expectations and on maximizing quality of life and comfort at the end of life.
B.A. in Biology, University of Rochester
State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine
Internal Medicine, University of California at San Francisco
Geriatric Medicine, University of California at San Francisco
Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Certified Medicine Director
American Geriatrics Society, American Med. Direct. Association
As we approach our golden years, it is important to address our changing needs and take an integrative approach to facilitate the quality of our lives and the connections to our loved ones. It is my steadfast belief that patients and their families should be involved with medical decision making and be active participants. It is my proud duty to be involved with a patient’s care and to communicate with their families in order to accomplish this. I have particular interest in rehabilitative medicine, behavioral medicine, and polypharmacy. I am happy to be part of the team at Physicians Eldercare and part of your community.
BA, State University of New York
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
Family Practice, Southside Hospital, Bay Shore, NY
American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians, North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians
I enjoy the practice of medicine. It is the interaction with patients, their families and communities that I find interesting. This interaction does not change for the geriatric population. It sustains them!
B.S. in Psychology, University of Maryland
University of Louisville
Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital. Family Medicine, Medical Center of Beaver County
Allergy and Immunology, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Board Certified in Family Practice, Certified Medical Director
American Medical Directors Association, American Association of Family Physicians, American Medical Association, American Geriatrics Society
To provide compassionate and comprehensive care across a spectrum of the geriatric population while empowering the patient to fully participate in their own health care to achieve a better quality life.
B.A. Biology, University of Puerto Rico
University of Puerto Rico
Family Medicine, University of Puerto Rico
Geriatric Medicine, University of Puerto Rico
American Board of Family Medicine with added qualifications in Geriatric Medicine
Most important to me is providing high quality of care to all my patients and my commitment to quality improvement processes. My special interests include addressing polypharmacy, palliative care and infectious diseases within post-acute care facilities.
B.S. in Biochemistry, State University of New York at Stony Brook
New York Medical College, Vahalla, NY
Internal Medicine, St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center of New York
Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, Certified Medical Director from The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine in Hospice and Palliative Medicine
The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine
As people go through the process of aging, functional and medical changes occur. These changes are often challenging and require a team approach to management. I believe that active involvement by a physician can greatly improve the quality of a patient’s experience. I have enjoyed working as a partner with my patients and their families to manage complex geriatric problems through the years.
B.S. in Microbiology, University of Georgia
Medical College of Georgia
Internal Medicine, Wake Forest University - Bowman Gray School of Medicine
Geriatric Medicine, Wake Forest University - Bowman Gray School of Medicine
Geriatric Medicine certificate of added qualification, Diplomate of American Board of Hospice and Palliative Care, American Board of Internal Medicine eligible, Certified Medical Director
American Medical Directors Association, past president of NC chapter
Whether a person is in a nursing home for short term rehabilitation or long term care I strive to provide compassionate, comprehensive care that is patient-centric and consistent with the patient’s goals.
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
East Carolina University School of Medicine, Greenville, NC
Family Medicine, Pitt Memorial Hospital, Greenville, NC
American Board of Family Practice
NC Medical Society, American Academy of Family Physicians
Rehabilitation, Diabetes, Hypertension, Lifestyle modifications for healthy living, Wound management, Cardiovascular disease, Pulmonary disease, Orthopedic injuries, Musculoskeletal disorders
B.S. in Biochemistry, Eastern Carolina University
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Family Practice, Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, NC
Board Certified in Family Medicine
North Carolina Medical Society, NCAFP, AAFP, Christian Medical Society
To care for the geriatric population and their family is rewarding and fulfilling. Guiding the patient and their family through short term rehabilitation or long term care while providing excellent medical care is my main goal.
B.S. in Biology, University of Puerto Rico
University of Puerto Rico
Internal Medicine, Veterans Affair San Juan Medical Center, San Juan, PR
Board eligible in Internal Medicine
What I enjoy most about Geriatric Care is being the guide to this vast, complex world of healthcare and medical illness. It is important to truly understand the expectations and perspectives of my patients. Each patient and their family are unique and I enjoy spending the time to get to know each of them. In this way, I can bring out the best in their health and well-being at each stage of their changing lives.
B.S. in Biology with honors with a specialization in Health Humanities, Michigan State University
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Internal Medicine, Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, CA
Certified Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine
American Medical Association, North Carolina Medical Society
Able to meet the needs and wishes of families when caring for their loved ones.
BA in Biology, Rutgers University
University of Medicine and Dentistry-School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ
UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, NJ
Family Medicine, Medical Review Officer
American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
The most valuable and rewarding aspects of medicine relate directly to the care of patients, and that is where my true interests lie. In caring for the geriatric population, I enjoy partnering with patients and their families to help achieve the goals that we set together. Giving patients a voice in their most important healthcare decisions helps to ensure their contentment, especially when there are difficult choices to be made.
B.S. in Biological Sciences / Pre-medicine, Ohio University
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Family Medicine, Waukesha Memorial Hospital, Waukesha, WI
American Academy of Family Physicians, North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Association
Patients in nursing homes and assisted living facilities are often lonely and enjoy talking about their past experiences. I enjoy listening, and find it helps them feel more empowered. I address the patients and families concerns about health care issues with respect and endeavor to make their lives more meaningful.
Bachelor of Science, Honors in Genetics, McGill University, Quebec, Canada
McGill University, Quebec, Canada
University of Western Ontario, Ontario Canada
American Board of Family Practice
My philosophy has always been to treat all patients on an individual basis, and with respect, compassion and dignity. I believe this to be extremely imperative, with special emphasis in dealing with the geriatric population. I always welcome and encourage patients and their families not only to ask questions and understand their problems thoroughly, but to play an active role in their treatment. I feel this goes a long way in the healing process.
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Science, Karnataka Medical College, Hubli, India
University of Bombay
General Surgery, Bronx Lebanon Hospital, Bronx, NY
General Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital, Hartford, CT
American Board of Surgery
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
I have a special interest in caring for the fragile elderly with chronic medical problems, considering and simplifying their multiple medications, and working toward maintenance of comfortable and good state of health.
B.S. General, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines
University of Santo Tomas, Manilla, Philippines
Internal Medicine, Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, WV
Geriatrics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Certified Medical Director
American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, American Geriatric Society, American Medical Directors Association
BS in Biology and Chemistry, North Georgia College
Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, GA
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Geriatric Medicine, Wake Forest University - Baptist Medical Center, Winston Salem, North Carolina
American Board of Internal Medicine, Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatric Medicine, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
American Geriatrics Society, American Medical Directors Association, The American College of Physicians, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
I enjoy helping people to control their diabetes and congestive heart failure to decrease the complications of these problems and improve quality of life. I also enjoy helping patients and their families with end-of-life issues so that their family members progress through the end-of-life journey with comfort and dignity.
B.S. in Chemistry, Wake Forest University
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Family Practice, University of Alabama at Birmingham Huntsville Regional Medical Campus
American Academy of Family Physicians