Darian V. Minkunas, MD
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I speak: English, Lithuanian
My gender: Male
Where I practice
I am originally from Ohio, where I completed most of my education. My original plan after graduating Ohio State University was to continue on to graduate school with the intention of making a career in molecular genetic research. Plans changed when during a job at the National Institute for Health (NIH), I gained an appreciation for clinical medicine and so returned to Ohio for medical school. On my first trip to the Northwest I was overwhelmed by the beauty of the land and the pace of life. I moved here in 1995 for residency, followed by a fellowship in geriatric psychiatry at Oregon Health & Science University — and have stayed ever since.
About my practice
Since joining Kaiser Permanente I have worked in various roles, mostly providing consultation and medication management in the clinic. For the last several years I have been seeing patients in our geriatric psychiatry clinic, and I really enjoy working with older adults. I believe a collaborative approach to health care is crucial. Working with primary care and other specialists, nurses, social workers, and families is key to providing the best care possible for each patient, particularly as we age.
- Culturally specific care: specializing in care for Eastern Europeans; affirming provider for LGBT+ individuals
- Population specialties: geriatric
- Language capacity: English and Lithuanian
- Areas of focus: geriatric care, dementia care
How I thrive
Balancing my personal life with work is crucial for me in maintaining a sound body, mind, and spirit. I do this by spending time with my family, which includes big dogs. Reading, oil painting, science fiction, gaming, and regular exercise also help invigorate and refresh me as I travel on life's journey.
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