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About Dr. Tamara Goodman
Dr. Tamara Goodman, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Albuquerque, NM, with other offices in Albuquerque, NM and Albuquerque, NM . She has 14 years of experience. Her specialties include Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. Dr. Goodman is affiliated with West Mesa Medical Center, Heart Hospital of New Mexico and Lovelace Medical Center. She speaks English.
Dr. Tamara Goodman has the following 3 specialties
- Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Hospice care & Palliative medicine specialists focus their practice on pain management, symptom relief and qualify-of-life treatments to relieve the suffering of terminally ill patients. These doctors have specialized expertise in the treatment of patients with serious illnesses, advanced diseases and conditions resulting from catastrophic injury. Though often they work within hospice settings, they prevent and alleviate suffering appropriate at any age and stage of disease and can work alongside practitioners providing curative treatments.
Hospice care & Palliative medicine focuses on depression, pain, fatigue, constipation, nausea, shortness of breath, loss of appetite and difficulty sleeping, among other conditions. They also alleviate psychosocial distress and other stressors that accompany terminal illnesses. They are skilled in guiding families through legal and ethical decision-making in end-of-life care and can address spiritual issues at these times. By coordinating care across settings by improving communication among providers, they improve access to information for families so that they understand the patient's condition and treatment options.
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
- Geriatric Medicine
A geriatric specialist is a physician who treats the elderly population and the conditions that most commonly affect them. These doctors have special training in the effects of aging on the body and mind of a patient.
Geriatric specialists treat common ailments faced by senior citizens, such as frailty, incontinence, memory problems, arthritis, senility, decreased functioning and more.
In addition, geriatric specialists keep abreast of the different medications that an elderly person is prescribed to treat their more complex health issues in order to decrease adverse side effects and avoid dangerous drug interactions.
- Alzheimer's Disease
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Dr Goodman was so kind and knowledgeable during a very tressful time for my mother. We really appreciate the time she took to explain things, and she made us feel at ease.
Dr. Goodman is a very caring physician. In my presence, she demonstrated excellent and meaningful, sympathetic ("empathic" nowadays) care, accurate assessment & diagnosis, and pain treatment. I marked the 3 areas which I know/have observed firsthand: Accurate Diagnosis, Bedside Manner, Spends Time with Me. An excellent choice for one's care. [Unsolicited comment]
Dr. Goodman is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
West Mesa Medical Center
Heart Hospital of New Mexico
Lovelace Medical Center
Saint Joseph's Medical Center - Albuquerque
Lovelace Womens Hospital
14 Years Experience
University Of New Mexico School Of Medicine
Graduated in 2003
Dr. Tamara Goodman accepts the following insurance providers.
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