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Oakland Hospitals

Aging brings with it a unique set of challenges that change with the passing years.  Your medical needs are one of the most important things that will change with time.  The medical care that was satisfactory throughout your adult life becomes insufficient to cope with the chronic and acute health issues that accompany old age.

The doctor you relied on for most of your life will need to be replaced by a physician who specializes in geriatric care.  A geriatrician will be familiar with the signs and symptoms of potential trouble and treat you before something minor can become something serious.

Oakland seniors are fortunate that there are many geriatric doctors and hospitals that have geriatric departments, conveniently close to them.

Read on to find out more about geriatric medical services in Oakland.

Senior Medical Service Providers in Oakland

The US News and World Report rates over 5,000 hospitals across the U.S., with lists for each major American city.  

Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center is ranked in several important specialties and has board certified geriatricians on staff.  According to the US News and World Report Kaiser Permanente is ranked for:

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Colon Cancer Surgery

Heart Failure

Hip Replacement

Knee Replacement

Lung Cancer Surgery

Kaiser Permanente is a both a general medical and surgical hospital with 267 beds, that is also a teaching hospital.

The Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland has an advanced oncology department that deals with all kinds of cancer, although the hospital is well-known for their breast cancer treatment at the Medical Center’s Breast Health Center.

Alta Bates is rated high-performing in the treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Heart Failure and Hip replacement surgery, three conditions that disproportionately afflict the senior population.

Alta Bates is ranked average by US News and World Report for colon cancer surgery as well as for heart bypass surgery.

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center provides a wide range of community health education and prevention services, patient support groups, and an assortment of complimentary therapies.

How to Find Geriatric Care in Oakland

While finding the geriatric medical care you need isn’t as easy as leafing through the phone book, it isn’t as difficult as it might seem either.

You can begin by using online search tools that are provided on some websites.  Two good online search tools are:

Healthinaging.org has a very good online search tool.

US News and World report, doesn’t just rank hospitals; use their doctor search to scour the directory for geriatricians that are right for you.

Don’t forget that friends and family can be a valuable source of information.  Ask people you trust for advice about what to look for in a geriatric doctor, and for references to professionals they have had good experiences with.

Oakland Hospitals

Aging brings with it a unique set of challenges that change with the passing years.  Your medical needs are one of the most important things that will change with time.  The medical care that was satisfactory throughout your adult life becomes insufficient to cope with the chronic and acute health issues that accompany old age.

The doctor you relied on for most of your life will need to be replaced by a physician who specializes in geriatric care.  A geriatrician will be familiar with the signs and symptoms of potential trouble and treat you before something minor can become something serious.

Oakland seniors are fortunate that there are many geriatric doctors and hospitals that have geriatric departments conveniently close to them.

Read on to find out more about geriatric medical services in Oakland.

Senior Medical Service Providers in Oakland

The US News and World Report rates over 5,000 hospitals across the U.S., with lists for each major American city.  

Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center is ranked in several important specialties and has board certified geriatricians on staff.  According to the US News and World Report Kaiser Permanente is ranked for:

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Colon Cancer Surgery

Heart Failure

Hip Replacement

Knee Replacement

Lung Cancer Surgery

Kaiser Permanente is both a general medical and surgical hospital with 267 beds, and is also a teaching hospital.

The Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland has an advanced oncology department that deals with all kinds of cancer, although the hospital is well-known for their breast cancer treatment at the Medical Center’s Breast Health Center.

Alta Bates is rated high-performing in the treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Heart Failure and Hip replacement surgery, three conditions that disproportionately afflict the senior population.

Alta Bates is ranked average by US News and World Report for colon cancer surgery as well as for heart bypass surgery.

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center provides a wide range of community health education and prevention services, patient support groups, and an assortment of complimentary therapies.

How to Find Geriatric Care in Oakland

While finding the geriatric medical care you need isn’t as easy as leafing through the phone book, it isn’t as difficult as it might seem either.

You can begin by using online search tools that are provided on some websites.  Two good online search tools are:

Healthinaging.org has a very good online search tool.

US News and World report, doesn’t just rank hospitals; use their doctor search to scour the directory for geriatricians that are right for you.

Don’t forget that friends and family can be a valuable source of information.  Ask people you trust for advice about what to look for in a geriatric doctor, and for references to professionals they have had good experiences with.

Finally, don’t be afraid to research other sources of information online, there are many other websites that provide valuable reviews and information about doctors and hospitals in the area.

Learn more about Oakland Senior Services here:

Oakland Concierge Services

Oakland Rehab Centers

Oakland Senior Centers

Oakland Volunteer Opportunities for Seniors

Things to Do in Oakland

Senior-Friendly Workplaces in Oakland

Oakland Veterans Support Groups

How to Get Around Oakland Without Driving

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