As people age, their health care needs shift. Loanne B. Tran, MD, MPH understands the importance of providing quality care for seniors in and around Arcadia, California, while respecting their autonomy and preserving their dignity. There are different aspects to Senior health care, and each patient has a unique set of needs and challenges.
At the very center of her senior care approach, Loanne B. Tran, MD, MPH emphasizes compassion and sensitivity. Older adults often feel very unsettled having to rely upon increasingly invasive medical care. After a lifetime of caring for others, pursuing career goals and gaining life experience, it is hard to relinquish control and accept changing ability levels. This is why it is vitally important to treat seniors as partners in their own healthcare and empower them to make decisions and pursue options that they believe will have the greatest positive effect.
As patients enter their later years, it becomes increasingly important to come in for more frequent assessments and health screenings. The risk of disease and age-related impairments increases as people age, and staying on top of matters is a great way to minimize the negative impact of any issues that might arise. It is also important to develop a relationship with a good primary care physician, who will be able to recognize any cognitive declines in a timely manner. For some patients who are well into their elder years, bringing trusted loved ones into the process can also be very beneficial.
In some cases, older patients require a level of care that cannot be accomplished in a home setting. They might move into an assisted living facility or a nursing home that offers comprehensive medical care. Such a move does not negate the need to maintain a continuum of care with one’s primary care physician. Regular office visits can ensure that a senior patient is receiving proper care in the residential setting, and can also help families understand their options for medications, rehabilitation services or cognitive care.
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“Compared to previous doctors I've had, Dr. Tran has been the most welcoming...She's always on time and I love how polite all of her nurses and receptionists are.”
“[Dr. Tran] listens well, describes diagnosis clearly, gives good instructions, [and] spends time making sure patients understand.”
"She is a lovely and great doctor. [She has been] our family doctor for more than 8 years and attends to all our medical needs. "
"Dr. Tran is very knowledgeable and explains in detail what the condition is and what I need to do. I highly recommends her to all my friends and family."