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
Dr Blake’s influences: Faith: She embraces core values imparted since childhood. Family: her interests and hobbies are shaped largely by her Caribbean heritage; she appreciates the wisdom and insight that the mature adult offers to medical practice and the community.
B.S. in Biology, University of Miami
Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA
Family Medicine, Riverside Family Medicine, Newport News, VA
East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine Family Medicine Women’s Health Fellowship
American Academy of Family Physicians, National Medical Association, NMA Committee on Public Health and Consumer Affairs, North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians
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
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
I have a son who is a ventilator dependent patient in a nursing facility and I have witnessed the excellent care that he has received. I have always have had compassion for those who cannot care for themselves. I strive to make a difference in the lives of my patients.
B.S. Wake Forest University
Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC
Otorhinolaryngology, Walter Reed Psychiatry, Perry Point VA Medical Center
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
I believe in delivering comprehensive and compassionate care especially to people with complex intertwined medical, social, and emotional problems. I strive to reduce medications and limit medical procedures as much as safely possible. I have enjoyed caring for the elderly since finishing my training in 1987.
BA in Chemistry, Indiana University
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Family Practice, Fort Wayne Medical Education Program, Fort Wayne, IN
American Board of Family Medicine
American Academy of Family Physicians, North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, Christian Medical Dental Association
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
I enjoy getting to know my patients and their families-- partnering with them to provide compassionate, well rounded, person centered care. I have a special interest in preventive medicine and palliative care. It is a privilege to be welcomed into someone's life when they are most vulnerable and potentially make a difference in their overall well being, empowering them to participate in their own care to ensure their values and wishes are respected.
B.S. in Biomedical Science, Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, City College of New York
State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine, Brooklyn, NY
Internal Medicine, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY
Geriatrics, North Shore – Long Island Jewish, Manhasset, NY
Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Hospice and Palliative Medicine
As a family physician, I have provided care to people of all ages. I find that working with the geriatric population can be the most challenging part of primary care, but also the most rewarding. Our elders and their families deserve respectful, compassionate care and I am honored to be able to provide that care and to be a part of a fantastic group of like-minded professionals.
B.S. in Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis, MN
Family Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Joseph’s Program, St. Paul, MN
American Board of Family Medicine
American Academy of Family Physicians, North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians
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
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
have a special interest in geriatric rehabilitation with goals to keep patients functioning at their highest potential. I enjoy the opportunities to meet with patients and their families to come up with goals to maximize their quality of life, establish a plan of care, and work with the post-acute care facility team to deliver the best care possible.
B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY
Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation, Charlotte, NC
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
AMDA, North Carolina Medical Society
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
I enjoy hearing the story of someone’s life. Their interests and activities, how long they have been married, their children and their friends, what they did for a living. I find that regardless of one’s age there are common threads that connect all of us together.
B.S. in Biological Sciences, Wayne State University School of Liberal Arts, Detroit, MI
Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
Internal Medicine, Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA
American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine
American College of Physicians, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Academy of Integrated Holistic Medicine
My primary interests lie in helping patients and their families navigate their paths through life. I agree with Atul Gawande when he says “Our ultimate goal, after all, is not a good death but a good life to the very end.” You may not be able to control the ‘cards you are dealt’ in all of the circumstances of your life but you should be empowered to make the choices you want or need in order to control the path you choose to navigate.
B.A. in Biology, University of Pennsylvania
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ
Family Practice, Barberton Citizen’s Hospital, Barberton, OH
American Board of Family Medicine, Certified Medical Director
American Academy of Family Practice, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Chi Omega Women’s Fraternity
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 am a family physician who came back home after training to take care of my community. I am interested in the ways our nutrition and lifestyles affect our minds, bodies, and spirits throughout our lives. I love listening to stories of our patients to get to know what their lives were like and how this has affected their health. I believe in maintaining a patient’s dignity in all stages of life.
B.S. in Biology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine, Greenville, NC
Family Practice, Riverside Regional Medical Center, Newport News, VA
Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
American Board of Family Medicine
American Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Association
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