Elder Care announces the addition of Dr. Walter Lajara to medical staff

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital
Elder Care announces the addition of Dr. Walter Lajara to medical staff

BARTLESVILLE — Elder Care in Bartlesville recently announced that Walter Lajara-Nanson, MD, has accepted the position of Medical Director of the W.R. Bohon Senior Health Clinic which includes the Center for Aging and NeuroHealth.

Lajara is certified in both neurology and psychiatry by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry. He has conducted extensive research in the field and is published in numerous medical journals. Lajara has had a diversified neurology practice, implementing deep brain stimulation, vagal nerve stimulation, Duopa and Baclofen pump therapies. Lajara was instrumental in the development of the Center for Aging and NeuroHealth at Elder Care. Lajara speaks throughout the region, teaching and lecturing on Parkinson’s disease. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Neuropsychiatric Association and the Movement Disorders Society.

In an effort to provide a comprehensive system of care, Elder Care’s Center for Aging and NeuroHealth will focus on the treatment of patients with Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, severe spasticity and treatment resistant epilepsy.

“Our mission in the treatment of these diseases is to provide clinical services, therapies and supportive care for the patients, their families and caregivers at any stage of the diagnosis,” says Lajara. “I am excited to be a part of a truly unique new system of comprehensive care for patients and their families.”

“Lajara is highly respected in his field and sought after for his expertise in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders,” says Mike Fogle, CEO & Executive Director of Elder Care. “We have a multi-disciplinary team of professionals that can facilitate a host of clinical and support services for patients and their families. We realize that there are many challenges associated with diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. From specialized physical therapy, to caregiver support groups and respite opportunities, our talented team is here to help whenever the need arises.”

Elder Care, located in Bartlesville, is the region’s leading non-profit provider of services for seniors and caregivers. Its mission is to help mature adults live happy, healthy, independent lives. In addition to the Senior Health Clinic, services include: physical therapy, home care, case management, adult day health programs, fitness classes, caregiver support groups, social networking, educational events and volunteer opportunities. Elder Care is a United Way Agency.