We found 7 geriatricians who accept Medicare near Carlsbad, CA.
Dr. Gerald Ondash specializes in family medicine, general internal medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Ondash has indicated that his clinical interests include general care. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, Dr. Ondash attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Health. His practice is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Internal Medicine
Dr. Andres Zimmermann is an internist and geriatrician. Dr. Zimmermann speaks Spanish. He studied medicine at National University of San Marcos. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zimmermann is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net.
Dr. Eric Barco's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After attending Ross University School of Medicine, Dr. Barco completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital.
Dr. Irving Bloom works as an internist and geriatrician. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bloom is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Dr. Brennan Shutt practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Areas of expertise for Dr. Shutt include general care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, and Scripps Green Hospital. Dr. Shutt accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time. He is a graduate of Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Shutt completed his residency training at Naval Medical Center San Diego.
Clinical interests: Geriatric Medicine, Internal Medicine
Dr. Isabel Pereira's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Pereira is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Pereira (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Italian.
Dr. Stephen Tinio's areas of specialization are family medicine, geriatrics (elderly care), and adolescent medicine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more.
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Geriatrics is the subspecialty of internal medicine that provides primary care to older adults. Physical health tends to decline with age, and geriatricians work to manage such age-related concerns as chronic illness, frailty, multiple medications, and declining mental health to keep seniors as active and independent as possible.
Some of the most common concerns seen by a geriatrician include:
- Mobility issues, including the need for canes and walkers, as well as preventing falls
- Osteoporosis, a weakening of the bones, which affects as many as a quarter of all men and half of all women over fifty
- Loss of hearing or vision
- Incontinence, or the inability to control one’s bladder
- Memory loss, including dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
A geriatrician may also provide their patients with comprehensive care that includes checking on their social health. Seniors are at increased risk for poverty, loneliness, abuse, and injuries in the home. As part of their health care, a geriatrician may inquire about family support, living conditions, or the ability of a patient to perform daily self-care tasks.
In some cases, a geriatrician may serve as an advisor to other physicians on a specific case or condition. However, most of the time geriatrics is a primary care specialty, and geriatricians provide routine health care to the older patients they work with.