We found 7 geriatricians who accept Medicare near La Mesa, CA.
Dr. Majid Shahbaz practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in La Mesa, CA. He speaks Persian. These areas are among his clinical interests: abuse, depression, and physical disabilities. Dr. Shahbaz is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Shahbaz obtained his medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shahbaz's office for an appointment.
Clinical interests: Depression, Sports Health, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Tuberculosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)
Dr. Stephen Reitman is an internist and geriatrician. His areas of expertise consist of preventive care, arthritis, and headache. Patients gave Dr. Reitman an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Reitman is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Reitman's office for an appointment.
Clinical interests: Headache, Preventive Care, Arthritis
Dr. Aireen Gutierrez works as a geriatrician in Chula Vista, CA and San Diego, CA. She is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Sharp Rees-Stealy. Before performing her residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Dr. Gutierrez attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Gutierrez accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.
Dr. Maria Salinas specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Salinas accepts the following insurance: Medicare and Kaiser Permanente.
Dr. Eric Emont's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is in-network for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. Dr. Emont is a graduate of the University of Panama School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.
Dr. Elizabeth Rhee's areas of specialization are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); she sees patients in San Diego, CA. Dr. Rhee is in-network for Medicare 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.