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We found 7 geriatricians who accept Medicare near La Mesa, CA.

Dr. Majid Shahbaz, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
8851 Center Drive; Suite 408
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Majid Shahbaz works as a general internist and geriatrician in La Mesa, CA. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shahbaz include abuse, depression, and physical disabilities. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has an open panel. Dr. Shahbaz graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Shahbaz's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He speaks Persian.

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Clinical interests: Depression, Sports Health, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Tuberculosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Lee Reitman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
5111 Garfield Street; Suite A
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Reitman specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in La Mesa, CA and San Diego, CA. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Reitman trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for his residency. He is especially interested in preventive care, arthritis, and headache. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Reitman takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Reitman welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Preventive Care, Arthritis

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3914 Murphy Canyon Road; Suite A150
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Aireen Gutierrez works as a geriatrician. Her professional affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Sharp Rees-Stealy. After completing medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Dr. Gutierrez takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
4405 Vandever Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Maria Salinas works as a family medicine practitioner and geriatrician in San Diego, CA. She is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Salinas is an in-network provider for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
10990 San Diego Mission Road; Continuing Care Office 3rd Floor
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Eric Emont is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He takes Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. Dr. Emont attended medical school at the University of Panama School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
4647 Zion Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Anders Nyberg specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in San Diego, CA. He graduated from Karolinska Institute. Dr. Nyberg is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
4647 Zion Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Allie Simon specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is an in-network provider for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine.

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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.