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Hello!  I am Dr. Shannon M Tapia, MD.  I am a fellowship trained, board certified Geriatrician.  I am passionate and dedicated to improving the Geriatric Medical care of our elders here in Lubbock.  Please explore the site or call to find out how Direct Senior Care can help you or your loved ones.     

Services Direct Senior Care (Dr. Tapia) Provides -

  • HOUSE-CALLS only
  • Comprehensive Geriatric Consults in any setting
  • Medical Directorship

  • Education/Presentations

  • Consultation for Geriatric Programs

  • Advocacy

  • Appropriate Referrals for Medicare covered services

  • Community Outreach and group educational sessions for Advanced Directives, Caregiver education/support, and Dementia

Dr. Tapia's Areas of Expertise
  • Whole-person approach to prevention and wellness for aging.

  • Cognition/Dementia/Memory Loss

  • Capacity Evaluations

  • Functional Assessments

  • Medication Management and Polypharmacy

  • Care of complex adult patients with multiple chronic medical conditions

  • Diagnosis of complex medical issues

  • Fall Prevention

  • End-of-Life Discussions and Advanced Directives

  • Palliative Care and Symptom management towards end-of-life.

  • Many more

  • Dr. Tapia is NOT an expert website developer.

Benefits of having a Geriatrician

DISCLAIMER

The material on this site, including any exchanges in the comments section of the blog, via the contact page exchange, or otherwise is for informational and educational purposes only.

Any comments Dr. Tapia may make unpaid regarding an individual's voluntarily shared story or comments should not be construed as establishing a physician-patient relationship between Dr. Tapia and a caregiver, or a care recipient.

Unless you or your loved one formally enrolls in Direct Senior Care as a patient, none of Dr. Tapia's written or verbal communication should be considered a substitute for individualized medical assessment, diagnosis or treatment.

If you would like to formally establish a relationship with Dr. Tapia as one of your physicians, schedule an  appointment with her directly (this is the most ideal option for comprehensive and appropriate medical care).

Privacy and Disclosures

Your privacy is extremely important to me.  Your information will never be sold to anyone, whether you browse the site, email, or schedule an appointment with me.

Furthermore, the Fax services Direct Senior Care uses are HIPAA compliant (as is the EMR).  Of note, texting via mobile devices on data plans can never be HIPAA secured.  If you would like to share sensitive information with Dr. Tapia for informal advice (see Disclaimer), voice-call or secure email is preferred.  For persons establishing a physician-patient relationship with Dr. Tapia via DSC, all HIPAA laws and standards are followed with storage and exchange of Protected Health Information.

Dr. Tapia has no financial disclosures.