We found 3 geriatricians who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Long Beach, CA.
Dr. John Adams is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Adams (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Adams attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Adams completed a residency program at Tripler Army Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Adams highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He has an open panel.
Dr. Donald Brown's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Long Beach, CA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. Dr. Brown is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.
Dr. Alia Khan-Hudson's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); she sees patients in Los Angeles, CA, Long Beach, CA, and Costa Mesa, CA. Dr. Khan-Hudson (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Dr. Khan-Hudson's professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. She graduated from Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.
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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.