Specialized Primary Care

Conveniently located at Covenant Place in West St. Louis County, we provide high-quality, primary care for older adults. At each visit, we take into account your medical, social, and personal needs to build your custom care plan.

Our Geriatric Medicine specialists are specially trained to help you:

  • Maintain your independence
  • Improve your quality-of-life
  • Reduce emergency room visits and hospitalizations
  • Manage new illnesses
  • Review medications

We focus on evaluating and managing age-related conditions like falls and frailty, memory, depression, malnutrition, osteoporosis, functional decline, stroke, diabetes, general health concerns and wellness education related to the aging process.

Washington University Geriatric Care
Covenant Place
# 8 Millstone Campus, Ste. 1500
St. Louis, MO 63146

Appointments: 314-273-GERI (4374) 
Fax: 314-983-0155

Your Care Team

Lenise Cummings-Vaughn, MD, CMD

Lenise Cummings-Vaughn, MD

Clinical interests: Provides care for older adults in the outpatient, inpatient and long-term care settings. She is the Medical Director of the Stay Healthy Clinic, a clinic created by a Barnes-Jewish initiative to decrease re-hospitalization in those older adults at greatest risk. In addition, she sees patients in the Older Adult Assessment Clinic located in the Center for Advanced Medicine on the Washington University Center Campus. The clinic focuses on assessment of older adults with health issues such as memory loss, confusion, immobility, incontinence, falls, medication, nutrition and depression. She is also an attending on the inpatient geriatric consult service at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Cummings-Vaughn is also the attending and Associate Medical Director at Parc Provence, a state-of-the-art long-term care facility for Alzheimer’s patient in West County. Dr. Cummings-Vaughn has a great passion for evidence based medicine and geriatric education and provides instruction to medical students, residents and fellows. She devotes significant time to developing and providing medical and interdisciplinary education with support from a Geriatric Academic Career Award from the Health Resources and Services Administration.

Kaori Sakurai, MD

Kaori Sakurai, MD

Clinical Interests: Preventive health care, health promotion, hypertension, gastroesophageal reflux, osteoporosis and advance care planning.

Kaylene Inama

Kaylene Inama, AGPCNP-BC

Clinical interests: Primary prevention, addressing polypharmacy, maintaining independence and shared decision making.

Jenna Killips, MSW

Clinical interests: Maintaining autonomy, dignity and independence, advance care planning, caregiver burnout and advocacy.