Comprehensive Geriatric ASSESSMENTS and CONSULTS
Will provide comprehensive consultations in any setting, including functional assessment, thorough medication review, cognitive and capacity evaluation and medical diagnoses and recommendations. Will also provide consults to discuss advanced directives and end-of-life wishes and necessary care coordination which requires the expertise that often only someone medically trained specifically in the aging population can provide.
Direct Senior Care Membership Specialty Practice
Whether it be your longtime home, communal residence or setting with care assistance - Dr. Tapia is the only board certified physician in Geriatrics who will consistently go to the home. In fact, that is all she does because that is most convenient and best for the persons and families she cares for. Just like many persons have a specialist for their heart ( cardiologist), often one requires the expertise of someone versed and trained specifically to navigate all that aging brings in the context of your individual goals and problems. Dr. Tapia would love to be your Geriatrician.
First and foremost, whether it be a one-time visit or via the DSC membership, Dr. Tapia gives you and your loved ones time, access and attention that often the restrictions of the system don't allow for from your PCP or inpatient providers. Dr. Tapia is able to certify and order Medicare covered services (even though she herself does not deal with Medicare) and can help your PCP manage the world of home-health and required paperwork. Most importantly, Dr. Tapia gives you, the patient, access to all your own records to empower you to advocate for yourself in this complicated system.