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    William Morris

    William J. Morris, M.D., MPH


    Geriatric Medicine

     
    Not Accepting new patients

    Hospice and Palliative Medicine

     
    (Board certified in Internal Medicine)
    Limited practice status —
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    Commercial Crossing Office
    2850 Commercial Crossing
    Santa Cruz, California 95065
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    (831) 458-5511 
    Main Clinic (Santa Cruz)
    2025 Soquel Avenue
    Santa Cruz, California 95062
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    (831) 423-4111 
     

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    Hospital Affiliation(s)


    Education & Training

    Medical education:
    University of California, San Diego, 1989
    Internship:
    University of Maryland, MD, 1990
    Residency:
    Preventive Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, 1992; Internal Medicine at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, 1994

    Department

    Palliative Care, Geriatric Medicine

    Additional Information

    Hospice, palliative care and end-of-life issues; hepatitis C, pain management, substance abuse treatment/methadone maintenance treatment

    Spoken Languages

    Primary:
    English
    Additional:
    Spanish (Fair)

    Personal Interests

    Dr. Morris has been married for 21 years and has three daughters aged 14, 16 and 17. He also has a 10-year-old nephew and 17-year-old niece living with him. In his spare time he enjoys gardening and running.

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    Philosophy of Care

    I went into palliative care because it allows me to spend the time with patients, to really get to know them and hear their concerns. To me, this is the core of what medical care should be. The health care team should give patients information regarding their diagnosis, prognosis and treatment options. However, patients need to provide their doctor with their values and priorities in life so that together they can make treatment decisions. It is this interaction that for me is the most important part of what I do as a physician.




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