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Primary Care with the Beacham Center for Geriatric Medicine

Beacham Clinic

The Beacham Center for Geriatric Medicine provides expert primary care for seniors at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Our interdisciplinary team offers a full range of primary care for seniors, including post-hospitalization referrals, treating fractures and falls, frailty, confusion and memory problems. We also coordinate care with other specialists, care providers, family and any in-home healthcare providers. Our comprehensive program eliminates or simplifies stressful decisions for patients and their caregivers, and helps them enjoy their golden years with their family, friends and community.

About the Beacham Center for Geriatric Medicine

  • Our geriatricians are doctors and nurse practitioners who specialize in caring for adults 65 years of age and older. Their extensive training allows them to diagnose, treat and prevent age-related problems that even the best primary care providers and general practitioners might not recognize.

  • The Beacham Center for Geriatric Medicine’s highly skilled doctors, nurse practitioners and staff use their rare knowledge and experience to provide unparalleled primary care for elders. Our care providers blend the expertise, resources and facilities of Johns Hopkins’ top-ranked geriatrics program with a holistic focus on the patient’s quality of life, and arrange their schedules to spend more time with patients and their families than most primary care physicians. This extra attention allows for highly individualized care and the ability to understand and help patients with any complicated medical or social situations they may have. In addition, our easy-to-use electronic medical record system allows patients and primary care physicians to send test results and messages to our geriatricians securely from any online computer.

  • Our geriatricians understand that advancing age comes with its own challenges, which can be complicated and difficult to understand. As one of the pioneering geriatric medicine outpatient practices in the nation, we have extensive institutional experience improving quality of life for seniors. We specialize in all conditions unique to aging, including:

    • Falls and fractures
    • Incontinence
    • Memory problems
    • Confusion

    We also help patients who take many medications (also known as polypharmacy) by identifying serious side effects or, whenever possible, prescribing fewer medications better suited to the patient’s condition.

    To ensure high-quality, continuous care, our doctors and nurse practitioners are available for consultations, and also offer an annual wellness visit to identify problems early and prevent future illness for all Medicare enrollees. During this visit, individual patients meet with a geriatrician to review their conditions, medicines and hospitalizations, as well as discuss their risk factors and how to stay healthy and well. If patients require specialty treatment, our geriatricians coordinate treatment and recovery plans with specialists, other caregivers, and the patient’s primary care physician, as well the patient and patient’s family.

  • Before your first visit, please remember to fill out and bring the following:

    Visitors should park in the mid-campus lot. Handicapped parking spaces are closest to the Beacham Center.

Beacham Center Team

  • Michele Bellantoni, M.D.

    Associate Director, Post-Acute and Long-Term Care at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    Medical Director, Johns Hopkins Bayview Specialty Hospital Programs
    Associate Professor of Medicine

    Michele Bellantoni
  • Cynthia Melinda Boyd, M.D., M.P.H.

    Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology
    Professor of Medicine

    Cynthia Melinda Boyd
  • Danelle Olson Cayea, M.D., M.S.

    Vice Chair for Education, Department of Medicine
    Director, Daniel and Jeannette Hendin Schapiro Geriatric Medical Education Center
    Director, Medicine Core Clerkship
    Director, TRIPLE Course
    Associate Professor of Medicine

    Danelle Olson Cayea
  • Dulce Maria Cruz-Oliver, M.D.

    Assistant Professor of Medicine

    Dulce Maria Cruz-Oliver
  • Samuel Christopher Durso, M.D., M.B.A.

    Jim and Patti Dresher and Dresher Foundation Professor
    Executive Vice Chair, Johns Hopkins University Department of Medicine
    Director, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    Professor of Medicine

    Samuel Christopher Durso
  • Ariel Ruth Green, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

    Associate Professor of Medicine

    Ariel Ruth Green
  • Bruce Allen Leff, M.D.

    Director, The Center for Transformative Geriatric Research
    Professor of Medicine

    Bruce Allen Leff
  • Lisa Marcinko, PA-C

    Physician Assistant

    Lisa Marcinko
  • Stephanie Kim Nothelle, M.D.

    Assistant Professor of Medicine

    Stephanie Kim Nothelle
  • Nancy Li Schoenborn, M.D.

    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Associate Professor of Oncology

    Nancy Li Schoenborn
  • Brian Sharkey

    Nurse Practitioner

    Brian Sharkey

Interpreter Services

If you have partial or total hearing loss or if English is not your primary language, we have access to trained, qualified medical interpreters who are proficient in more than 230 languages. Find out more about language services available through Johns Hopkins Medicine.

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