East Bay Physicians

About East Bay Physicians

Thank you for visiting the East Bay Physicians page of The Eldercare Channel. A primary care doctor who specializes in the treatment of senior citizens is referred to as an eldercare physician. These doctors are specially trained in the effects of aging on the human body and may be able to provide seniors with a higher level of care than a general physician could. That’s because they can often catch illnesses and ailments early enough for effective treatment and know just what questions to ask or signs to look for when conducting a physical on a senior. Eldercare physicians are more familiar with the illnesses and conditions that are common with the aging process, which is part of what allows them to provide a higher level of care.

Many seniors and caregivers prefer to see an eldercare physician because of the better care that they may be able to receive. As we age, good health care can mean a big difference in quality of life, and is crucial to aging in a healthy way. When looking at potential doctors, have a consult with several before making up your mind. You want to make sure that you are entirely comfortable with a new doctor before going through the hassle of a transfer. Ask about their health care philosophy and experience to get a better idea of what they will be like as a doctor.

If you are trying to find a new eldercare physician for yourself or a loved one, The Eldercare Channel of Contra Costa County may have some resources that can help. Our articles contain tips and advice on different health care options as well many other topics that are important to seniors and caregivers. You will find a directory of eldercare physicians in the area to help you select a doctor who suits your needs.

Our video host, Julie M. Fiedler of Horizon Elder Law & Estate Planning, is a Certified Elder Law Attorney and a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.  She is also a registered nurse. Find out more about Julie and Horizon Elder Law & Estate Planning through Facebook Twitter , and LinkedIn 


East Bay Physicians Articles

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Choices for End-of-Life Caregiving

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Identifying & Thwarting Elder Abuse

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Having your Parents Move In with You

You have a big, beautiful home in Walnut Creek, CA and your parents are talking about maybe moving in with you. They are willing to...

When Driving Becomes Dangerous for Seniors

If you notice your parent taking greater risks behind the wheel, you may want to have a conversation about safe driving. This subject must be handled delicately, as...

Overwhelmed? Maybe You Need Walnut Creek Respite Care

A Walnut Creek geriatric care manager can find many services for your parent or spouse. Among those services is finding respite for a caregiver. When...