We need help in finding a new Dr for Mom. Any advice?

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By Tues Sept 2. Its difficult to pick one out of a list, we rather get some reference from Drs around the area's of Pomona, Ontario, Montclair, Upland in those areas. She has IVHP, I could go into detail right now but I need to focus on a Dr at this point, we need more Dr's who are more compassionate with Dementia patients! Thank you so much hope to hear from someone soon.

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Do you need a specialist for her dementia care, or a primary care provider? A geriatrician would be what you want for PCP.

I found an excellent Geriatrician for my husband by asking the specialist who followed his dementia. He asked his colleagues and together they came up with a name in my area. If Mom has a doctor you like and will be keeping you could ask for a recommendation in the specialty area you are seeking.

If you don't think the doctor you see on Tuesday is a good match, can you simply spend more time looking and change again?

Good luck! And come back and talk to us some more!
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Check out the website healthgrades, should help you choose.
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If you need one by Tuesday and don't want to throw a dart, call friends, family, neighbors; people you work with; others who are caring for loved ones; people at church. The best recommendations for doctors come from those people you know unless your loved one has some rare disease that calls for special expertise.

Google Geriatitions in the areas you're interested in. Perhaps it will be helpful. Any geriatrician went into that specialty because of a special interest and, no doubt, sees dementia patients dozens of times a week.
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