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 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.

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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 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.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Preventive Care, Arthritis

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

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.

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

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.

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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 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.

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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). He graduated from Karolinska Institute. He takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
10990 San Diego Mission Road
San Diego, CA
 

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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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.

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