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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 an internist and geriatrician in La Mesa, CA. He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shahbaz include abuse, depression, and physical disabilities. Patient ratings for Dr. Shahbaz average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. In addition to English, Dr. Shahbaz speaks Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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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 works as an internist and geriatrician. Dr. Reitman's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in preventive care, arthritis, and headache. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Reitman attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Reitman's practice is open to 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 is a specialist in geriatrics (elderly care). Before performing her residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Dr. Gutierrez attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Sharp Rees-Stealy.

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

Dr. Maria Salinas practices family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in San Diego, CA. She is an in-network provider for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. Dr. Salinas is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine.

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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's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He honors Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. He graduated from the University of Panama School of Medicine. Dr. Emont is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Anders Nyberg works as a family practitioner and geriatrician in San Diego, CA. Dr. Nyberg honors Medicare insurance. He graduated from Karolinska Institute.

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

Dr. Allie Simon works as a family practice physician and geriatrician. Dr. Simon accepts the following insurance: Medicare and Kaiser Permanente. 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.