THE ELDERCONSULT TEAM
Elizabeth Landsverk, MD
Dr. Landsverk has over twenty years of experience in providing medical care to the elderly. She is board-certified in Internal medicine, Geriatric medicine and Palliative care medicine. Dr. Landsverk founded ElderConsult Geriatric Medicine, a house calls practice, to address the challenging medical and behavioral issues often facing older patients and their families.
Dr. Landsverk is an Adjunct Clinical Professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine. She is also the Medical Director at Silverado Senior Living in Belmont and Kensington Place in Redwood City and has been a Hospice Medical Director.
As a House Calls Geriatrician, she collaborates with local physicians to address the needs of complicated vulnerable elders to alleviate pain, agitation and discomfort through the utilization of geriatric and palliative care techniques.
Dr. Landsverk is a graduate of Stanford University and trained at Cambridge Hospital, Harvard University.
Michelle Dhanak, M.D.
Michelle Dhanak, M.D. has been in clinical practice for almost 25 years. She attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and completed her medical residency in internal medicine at Highland General Hospital in Oakland. For the last nine years she has practiced in New Zealand as a geriatrician, caring for frail elders at home. She has extensive experience caring for people with dementia. She believes in a holistic approach and the importance of partnering with patients and their families. Dr. Dhanak is passionate about promoting dignity, respect, autonomy and self-efficacy for older people. She has a particular interest in utilizing physical activity to maintain physical and cognitive health. Dr. Dhanak is a fellow in the American College of Physicians and the Royal Australian College of Physicians.
Office Manager and Patient Liaison
Jane was in the nursing industry in Australia for many years before coming to California. She has an extensive background in caring for others and joined ElderConsult in 2011. Jane recently earned her Certificate in Gerontology. Jane manages our busy team and juggles many responsibilities common with a growing practice. When not working, Jane enjoys travelling, her dog Maddie, and Giant’s games with her husband. She very active in the
Robert joined ElderConsult team in 2013 and has facilitated many technology projects for the company. He handles much that is involved with Electronic Medical Records, resolves computer issues and generally keeps the technology that our team relies upon, up and running perfectly. Robert lives in the Burlingame area and is an avid computer aficionado.
Victoria was born and raised in the Bay Area. She has loved helping people and animals since childhood and is most happy making a positive difference in others’ lives. She is married with two small children whom she thinks of as her ‘best friends’ and is very involved in family activities and events. They enjoy being outdoors, playing and wonderful adventures on the weekend
Administrative Office Assistant
As our Administrative Office Assistant, Iris is involved with processing new patient charts, obtaining medical records and providing data entry.
Iris lives in the Burlingame area with her husband. She enjoys going out with her husband to the beach and to movies, especially comedies. She loves traveling and has traveled around the US, to Mexico, Spain and Turkey. She is a huge animal lover- and especially loves cats.
Director of Training and Education
Irene was born in San Francisco and grew up in Santa Cruz. She earned her BA at San Jose State University and established a successful career in corporate sales and training. She wanted to change gears and work in an industry that helps others, and became interested in pursuing a career in elder care. She earned a Certificate in Gerontology and completed the training to be licensed as a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA). Irene began at ECGM in July 2011 as Director of Training and Education. She lives in the South Bay, is an avid traveler, reader, walker, and photographer. She spends free time walking the beach or in the redwoods, cooking for family and friends and planning and having fun social events.