Wayne C. McCormick, MD, MPH is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington, Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric…
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Patient Care Philosophy
Dr. McCormick believes in holistic are and works primarily with patients who have multiple chronic illnesses. He cares for patients in clinics, hospitals and, if needed, nursing homes and at home. His hobbies include hiking and bicycling. Dr. McCormick is board-certified in internal medicine, geriatric medicine, hospice and palliative medicine, public health and general preventive medicine. His research interests are in the epidemiology and health services use of seriously ill patients. He is medical director of several local organizations, including hospice and long term care facilities.
Cycling, gardening, art and my spouse
Dementing illnesses, AIDS, long term care, home care
Dr. McCormick's research focus is health services research and epidemiology of dementing illness (Alzheimers disease and other dementias) and other chronic diseases, including HIV infection in older persons. He is co-investigator for cohort clinical and epidemiological studies of older persons (Aging Changes in Thought Study [3500 older Group Health enrollees being followed for cognitive and functional changes] and the Kame Project [1985 older Japanese-American persons in King County, parallel to the ACT Study]. He also is involved in a number of quality- and process-improvement projects in palliative care and hospice that are amenable to research questions.