Meet Our Team – Dr. Benjamin Oldach Chapa-De Indian Health Auburn Grass Valley | Medical Clinic

Meet Our Team Dr Benjamin Oldach

Meet Our Team – Dr. Benjamin Oldach

Chapa-De Indian Health Auburn Grass Valley | Medical Clinic

Dr. Benjamin Oldach Provides Collaborative and Accessible Care to Patients at Chapa-De Indian Health

Dr. Benjamin Oldach, DO, says that his approach to care focuses on collaboration and providing an environment where patients have consistent communication with their healthcare team. 

“I am passionate about partnering with my patients to provide patient-centered care that is driven by individual needs, preferences, and desired health outcomes,” said Dr. Oldach. “As a provider at Chapa-De, I am able to spend time with my patients to find the care plan that works best for them. I want my patients to be healthy and to help guide them to make decisions that fit in with their lifestyle and goals.”

Dr. Oldach recently joined the team at Chapa-De’s Auburn Health Center, where he provides adult and pediatric primary medical care. His professional interests include osteopathy, health behavior change, primary care, and substance use disorders.

“I was particularly attracted to the breadth of care that Chapa-De offers,” said Dr. Oldach. “Chapa-De has done a phenomenal job of focusing on the whole person approach and to providing customized and comprehensive care for each patient.”

Born in Bangor, Maine, Dr. Oldach spent much of his childhood in Ohio. He attended Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency at Methodist Hospital of Sacramento. Dr. Oldach says that he has always been drawn to family medicine and working closely with patients who may face disparities.

 “At Chapa-De, I have the rewarding opportunity to provide care to underserved populations in our community. I firmly believe that all people, regardless of their financial situation, are entitled to high-quality, compassionate care,” Dr. Oldach shares.

Dr. Oldach lives in Newcastle and enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking, trail running, camping, and caring for his many animals, including horses, cats, dogs, and chickens.

During the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and before joining the team at Chapa-De, Dr. Oldach found himself working in the Intensive Care Unit at Methodist Hospital. Over the course of the last year, he has experienced the full spectrum of challenges presented by the coronavirus. 

Dr. Oldach understands that patients may feel anxious about visiting health centers due to concerns around COVID-19. He wants to assure the community that Chapa-De has implemented several precautionary health measures to provide a safe environment for both patients and staff. 

“I believe that Chapa-De is doing a really good job of protecting patients and staff during the pandemic,” said Dr. Oldach. “Through the use of telemedicine, video, phone, and in-person appointments, we are able to continue to provide excellent care – even when we are not face-to-face with patients.”

Dr. Oldach encourages his patients to avoid delaying care, as this can be dangerous for their health. Chapa-De is currently accepting new patients and continues to serve American Indians, Alaska Natives, Medi-Cal & Medicare patients, and the uninsured.

“It is important to continue to take care of yourself – both mentally and physically. Get outside and check in with your family, friends, and medical providers. We are here for you,” said Dr. Oldach.

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