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Physicians for Elderly Patients
My mother, who is 84, will be moving to the Berkeley/Oakland area in January. She will need a good doctor to coordinate all of her care. Does anyone have recommendations for good doctors in Berkeley or Oakland? She will not be a member of Kaiser. Thank you. East Bay daughter
My mother has recently moved to assisted living in the East Bay due to moderate to severe dementia. I was very excited to enroll her with the Over Sixty Clinic in Berkeley, after hearing great things. They are also affiliated with Alta Bates Medical, our provider. However, the MD we have seen twice has been extremely disappointing and honestly does not seem to understand dementia. Dr. Andrea Thatch was also highly recommended, but is not taking new patients. I am wondering if anyone can recommend an excellent MD at Over Sixty Clinic (or other Alta Bates provider) who specializes in dementia...or, willing to change clinics all together if there is an outstanding provider in the Oakland/Alameda/Berkeley area.
If you want to look on the web for names of geriatric psychiatrists(in case any are taking patients now), look at the website for the American Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry ( I think that's the name of the big one) and search their list of board certified geriatric psychiatrists. You can also look at the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology website. I think they are the ones who oversee the board exam, so they probably also have a list of who's passed the test in the bay area. Good luck! JM
Has anyone had any experience with either Dr. Steven Rosenthal or Bruce Robertson? Both are in San Leandro on E14th street. I am looking for a new doctor for my elderly mom who needs a lot of patience! Thanks
My 93-year-old mom-in-law needs a doctor who would make home visits to her at Lakeside Park (dementia home) off Lake Merritt. Her immediate problem is stimulating her appetite, as she's living on Ensure. She's unable to walk well at this point and tires quickly. Any suggestions?
Hi, I am looking for a good, patient general medical or geriatric practitioner for my mother who is elderly. Any ideas for Oakland area, or San Leandro? Thanks. concerned daughter
My parents are moving to the area, probably Rossmoor in Lafayette. My mother, in particular, has had arthritis since she was 30 and has a number of health issues over the years. I would like to find a set of good doctors (primary doctor, wound care, and rheumatology) in the Walnut Creek area to help ease the transition. It would be good to have doctors who are experienced with older patients. Help!
I am taking care of an elderly woman who lives in Oakland. It is very difficult to get her to go visit her doctor, for a variety of reasons. She also says that she never wants to be hospitalized and would like to die at home, when her time comes. If she gets sick at some point, I doubt that she would want to go see her doctor or go to the ER. I have heard that more and more doctors are making house calls these days. Has anyone had any experience with a doctor who does that? Is there anyone you would recommend? The Caregiver
They have reffered us to home bath givers, hair stylists, wheel chair & equiptment,.....plus, with the nurse coming here so often.....she gives us pointers to make it better all the time. The office there made the $ part really easy for us. Also, we have phoned our nurse directly a few times and she came right over.
For Doctors, I don't know if they do make house calls but you should ask them. We have had experience with 3 of them & they were great. Coincidentaly, my HMO Primary Care Physisian, David Teegarden who I adored because he alway recomended alternative methods, excersize, & vitamins, retired from his private practice and works there now. They have really helped us!
Help!!! / Every physican I have called (3) to try to get my 90year old mother (who is quickly going downhill mentally and emotionally) either has a year long waiting list or doesn't take medicare and once they know she is a medicare patient won't let us pay out of pocket because it would be medicare fraud. I have sat on hold waiting for 20 minutes, had phone calls not returned, been passed from person to person getting nowhere. THIS IS RIDICULOUS!!!! Does anyone know of any drs. in the Bkly/Oakland general area that will take a new patient with medicare and give her a complete assessment/ bloodtest etc. We need to do this quickly. Thanks for any help. June
If interested call member services at 704-6010 (they register new patients) and they can sign you up and make an appointment for you. The best of luck to you! Anonymous
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