I joined ElderConsult Geriatric Medicine in September 2017. I am originally from the Bay Area, and joined the practice when I returned to the East Bay from New Zealand, where I had been an internist specializing in geriatric medicine for almost 10 years.
My wonderful 94-year-old mother who lives with dementia drew me home. I wanted the opportunity to live and care for her, to enjoy the experience of three generations living together and ensure my daughter had time with her grandmother.
While in New Zealand, I obtained my fellowship in geriatrics through the Royal Australian College of Physicians. I am also a fellow of the American College of Physicians. I am passionate about caring for elders, and believe in collaborating with them, their families, and the care community to ensure the person is receiving care that addresses their needs, and promotes dignity and independence.
As a Geriatrician, I minimize medications, facilitate increased mobility and enjoyment of each day, treat pain, focus on health in food choices, as well as the difficult behaviors that can be distressing to the elder and their family.
I treat patients in the North Bay and East Bay areas of the San Francisco Bay Area.
ElderConsult treats patients from the North Bay to Carmel.
I am available for the following:
- Assessment and Consultation with family members
- Consultation/evaluation of medications, nutrition, daily living assessment, behavioral challenges/dementia
- House calls and ongoing medical care
- Educational talks for families, staff and elder care professionals
Michelle Dhanak, MD