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James Mayo

James Mayo

Position: Geriatric Care Provider

Organization: Kaiser Permanente Orange County


Why should this person be nominated? (What makes nominee unique; why should they be selected the winner of this category?
As a board certified Family Medicine, Geriatrics and Hospice-Palliative Medicine physician, Dr Mayo is known for his sensitive care and devotion that he shows the elderly and those at the end of life. As a member of our teaching staff for family medicine, Dr Mayo is sharing his knowledge for the care of the elderly, but hopefully with his enthusiasm will spark the interest in currently trainees to seek the extra training needed to have the expertise in care for the frail elderly. The need is only going to exponentially increase while the pool of qualified providers is growing at a slower pace. Dr Mayo's passion for care for the elderly and for education of young minds is what our future will need

What is this nominee’s involvement in senior care or senior issues
Dr Mayo has been acknowledged for his ongoing passion for the elderly and end of life patients. He is devoted to treating everyone he comes in contact with dignity and sensitivity at a most fragile time for patients and caring family. Dr Mayo will always take the time and never make someone feel that he is rushing them. He is known for his Southern tales and anecdotes.