Get to know Internist & Geriatrician Dr. Minas Kochumian, who serves patients in Northridge and Arcadia, California.
New York City, Jul 7, 2020 (Issuewire.com) – Dr. Kochumian is a reputable internist & geriatrician with advanced training in the care of elderly patients. In private practice in Northridge, California, he offers a full range of services and procedures using the latest in medical technology.
Striving to provide quality medical care and educate patients, the doctor has many years of expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, heart disease, gastrointestinal diseases, and more. With a focus on palliative and hospice care, he is also the Medical Director of Hospice of Grace in Arcadia, California.
Possessing strong management skills, Dr. Kochumian is committed to compassionate care and symptom management as well as quality of life. He is respected and revered in the community as a quality physician who takes the needed time to listen to his patients’ needs and to respond with solutions and interventions that make better days for his clients. He is a source of knowledge and support for the Hospice of Grace caregivers and team, as well as the individual patients and their families. He attends the Hospice of Grace interdisciplinary team meetings, offering advice and guidance in their quest to provide quality of life.
“Geriatrics is a field of medicine that deals with elderly people. The main focus of medical doctors in this field – geriatricians – is the overall health of elderly patients, and diagnosis and treatment of any illnesses they may encounter. Elderly-patient care often involves multiple health concerns at the same time, and patients may not respond to treatments in the same way as younger patients. Geriatricians are trained to deal with these unique situations. Social aspects involving elderly patients, such as home support, may also be evaluated by a geriatrician providing care” as stated by the doctor.
Among his professional affiliations, he is a member of American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians, the California Medical Association, the Los Angeles County Medical Association, the American Palliative and Hospice Association, and the Armenian American Medical Association.
A 1994 graduate of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Dr. Kochumian went on to serve his residency in internal medicine at Kaiser Permanente Southern California.
Before long, he became board-certified in internal medicine and geriatic medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine, a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization driven by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world.
Internal medicine is the medical specialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases. Physicians specializing in internal medicine are called internists. They manage and prevent common and complex diseases by providing comprehensive care and promoting overall well-being.
Geriatrics, or geriatric medicine, is a specialty that focuses on health care of elderly people. It aims to promote health by preventing and treating diseases and disabilities in older adults. The responsibilities of geriatricians include diagnosing and treating illnesses, referring patients to specialists, and monitoring drug regimens. To be successful as a geriatrician, one should demonstrate exceptional communication skills, empathy, as well as good judgment and decision-making skills.
An authority in his field, Dr. Kochumian has been elected to the very prestigious America’s Top Physicians list every year since 2006. He has also received the Consumer’s Top Physician Award and Excellence in Patient Care Award by the American Geriatric Society.
He is fluent in English, Armenian, and Turkish.
Learn More about Dr. Minas Kochumian:
Through his findatopdoc profile, https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/380210-Minas-Kochumian-Geriatrician, through his private practice, http://kochumianmd.com/about-us-layout-2/meet-the-doctor/ or through Hospice of Grace, https://www.hospiceofgrace.com/volunteer/
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