We found 7 geriatricians who accept Medicare near La Mesa, CA.
Dr. Majid Shahbaz is an internist and geriatrician in La Mesa, CA. Dr. Shahbaz's education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. His clinical interests include abuse, depression, and physical disabilities. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He speaks Persian. Dr. Shahbaz is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Shahbaz is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Abuse (elder), Alzheimer's disease, Back evaluation and treatment, Weight management, Women's ... (Read more)
Dr. Stephen Reitman's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in La Mesa, CA and San Diego, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in preventive care, arthritis, and headache. Dr. Reitman is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reitman honors. Dr. Reitman is accepting new patients.
Clinical interests: Headache, Arthritis, Preventive Medicine
Dr. Aireen Gutierrez specializes in geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Chula Vista, CA and San Diego, CA. Dr. Gutierrez honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. She trained at Jersey Shore University Medical Center for her residency. She is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Sharp Rees-Stealy.
Dr. Maria Salinas' areas of specialization are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She accepts the following insurance: Medicare and Kaiser Permanente. She attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine.
Dr. Eric Emont specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in San Diego, CA. He is in-network for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. Dr. Emont studied medicine at the University of Panama School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.
Dr. Anders Nyberg practices family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in San Diego, CA. He studied medicine at Karolinska Institute. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.
Dr. Allie Simon practices family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in San Diego, CA. He honors Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. Dr. Simon attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine.
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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.