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We found 9 geriatricians who accept Blue Shield near Huntington Beach, CA.

Dr. Munazza Khan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
275 Victoria Street; #1e
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Munazza Khan is a Costa Mesa, CA physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Clinical interests for Dr. Khan include women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Khan honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. After attending Khyber Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Grant Hospital of Chicago and VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. In addition to English, Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Clinical interests: Women's Health Issues

Dr. Lucia Loredana Dattoma, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3401 W. Sunflower Avenue; Suite 250
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Lucia Dattoma specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dattoma honors. Before performing her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Dattoma attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and New York Medical College for medical school. Dr. Dattoma (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. Dr. Dattoma is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Alia Khan-Hudson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1665 Scenic Avenue; Suite 100
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Alia Khan-Hudson works as a general internist and geriatrician in Los Angeles, CA, Long Beach, CA, and Costa Mesa, CA. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Khan-Hudson studied medicine at Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women. Dr. Khan-Hudson (or staff) is conversant in Urdu.

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Specializes in Addiction Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
510 Superior Avenue; Suite 200b
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Kambiz Karimi's medical specialty is addiction medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Karimi is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Persian.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
520 Superior Avenue; Suite 255
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. John Homan's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Newport Beach, CA. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Homan attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
7755 Center Avenue; Suite 630
Huntington Beach, CA
 

Dr. Deepak Thiagarajan practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Thiagarajan is affiliated with The Miriam Hospital. He attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thiagarajan honors.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
510 Superior Avenue; Suite 200b
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Mercedes Tomioka's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tomioka honors. Dr. Tomioka is a graduate of National University of San Marcos. In addition to English, Dr. Tomioka (or staff) speaks Spanish and Japanese.

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Dr. Ronald Lee, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
9920 Talbert Avenue
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Ronald Lee specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Irvine, CA, Signal Hill, CA, and Fountain Valley, CA. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
8201 Newman Avenue; Suite 101
Huntington Beach, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Salem's specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Huntington Beach, CA and Fountain Valley, CA. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Salem at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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What is Geriatrics?

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.