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    William Morris

    William J. Morris, M.D., MPH

    Geriatric Medicine

    (Board certified in Internal Medicine)
    Accepting new patients
    Dr. Morris only sees Geriatric patients in local nursing homes.

    Hospice and Palliative Medicine

    (Board certified in Internal Medicine)
    Accepting new patients
    Dr. Morris only sees Geriatric patients in local nursing homes.

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    Commercial Crossing Center
    2850 Commercial Crossing
    Santa Cruz, California 95065
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    (831) 458-5511 
    Santa Cruz Center
    2025 Soquel Avenue
    Santa Cruz, California 95062
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    (831) 423-4111 

    Additional Information

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

    Spoken Languages

    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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