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Laura Fernandez, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    Harvard University Multicampus Geriatrics Fellowship, Boston, MA06/2017Geriatric medicine fellowship
    Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington, DC06/2015Internal medicine chief residency
    George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC06/2014Internal medicine residency
    Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GAMD05/2011Medicine
    Harvard University, Cambridge, MABA06/2004History of science

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    I am a primary care geriatrician seeing patients through the UCSF Care at Home program. I focus on older adults with dementia, significant mobility problems, and other illnesses that leave them unable to easily leave their homes. I prioritize practicing care that takes into accounts patients' unique medical histories, cognitive abilities, health literacy, and goals of care.

    One day a week, I also see patients in the hematology-oncology clinic. I perform comprehensive assessments for patients who are preparing for bone marrow transplants, to help maximize their cognitive health and daily life function as they face serious illness and challenging treatments.

    I also am interested in medical education, particularly teaching communication skills and clinical reasoning. I enjoy working with learners of all types, including medical students, nurses, residents, fellows, and anyone else who wants to learn about the care of older adults.

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    1. Triantafylidis LK, Hawley CE, Perry LP, Paik JM. The Role of Deprescribing in Older Adults with Chronic Kidney Disease. Drugs Aging. 2018 11; 35(11):973-984. PMID: 30284120.
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    2. Perry L. Toenail Examination Reveals Unmet Care Needs. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 09 01; 178(9):1283. PMID: 30193246.
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    3. Perry Fernandez L, Catalanotti J, Croffoot J. Unwarranted Cancer Screening: A Teachable Moment. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 05 01; 176(5):590-1. PMID: 27019281.
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    4. Perry L, Kendrick D, Morris R, Dinan S, Masud T, Skelton D, Iliffe S. Completion and return of fall diaries varies with participants' level of education, first language, and baseline fall risk. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2012 Feb; 67(2):210-4. PMID: 22042725.
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