We found 7 geriatricians who accept Medicare near La Mesa, CA.
Dr. Majid Shahbaz is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Shahbaz attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Shahbaz completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. His clinical interests include abuse, depression, and physical disabilities. Patient ratings for Dr. Shahbaz average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Shahbaz speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.
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Dr. Stephen Reitman's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in La Mesa, CA and San Diego, CA. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Clinical interests for Dr. Reitman include preventive care, arthritis, and headache. Dr. Reitman's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Reitman is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Headache, Preventive Care, Arthritis
Dr. Aireen Gutierrez's specialty is geriatrics (elderly care). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gutierrez attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Sharp Rees-Stealy.
Dr. Maria Salinas sees patients in San Diego, CA. Her medical specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Salinas studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance.
Dr. Eric Emont's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He takes Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. Dr. Emont graduated from the University of Panama School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.
Dr. Allie Simon works as a family practitioner and geriatrician in San Diego, CA. Dr. Simon studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He honors Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance.
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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.