Asha Wurdeman, D.O.

Palliative Medicine
Geriatric Medicine

Certification: Board Certified Hospice/Palliative Care
Board Certified Geriatric Medicine
Board Certified Family Medicine
Medical School: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Family Medicine
Fellowship: Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles
Geriatric Medicine/Palliative Care

Phone: 402-717-3600

Dr. Asha Wurdeman is a board certified family physician who recently completed a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine with experience in Hospice and Palliative Care in Los Angeles, California. Her practice will focus on health care of the elderly with aims to promote health and prevent disease and disability.

She is an active member of multiple medical societies including American Geriatrics Society, American Medical Association and American Academy of Family Physicians.

Interests

Evaluation of Geriatric Concerns including: Dementia Care, Depression Evaluation, Behavioral Concerns, Cognitive Evaluation, Malnutrition, Polypharmacy, Frailty, Incontinence, Socioeconomic Concerns, Preventive care in the elderly and Functional Assessments.

Hospice and Palliative Care: providing compassionate care at the end of life for patients and their families. She has experience with inpatient palliative care consultations with focus on goals of care discussions, family concerns and symptom management.

Palliative Medicine Information

Palliative Medicine specialists focus on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of an illness, regardless of the diagnosis. Their goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family. Palliative care is appropriate at any age and at any stage in an illness and can be provided along with curative treatment.