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We found 4 geriatricians who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Long Beach, CA.

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Dr. Loida P Constantino MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
1777 N Bellflower Boulevard; Suite 104
Long Beach, CA
(562) 961-8820

Dr. Loida Constantino works as a family medicine practitioner and geriatrician in Long Beach, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Constantino (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Constantino's hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. She is a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. The average patient rating for Dr. Constantino is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Constantino honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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John Donald Adams Jr DO
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
2777 Pacific Avenue; Suite E
Long Beach, CA
(562) 426-6571

Dr. John Adams specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). After completing medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Tripler Army Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Adams honors. Dr. Adams (or staff) speaks Spanish, Vietnamese, and Russian. Dr. Adams is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Donald Gilles Brown MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
2699 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA
(562) 426-3333; (562) 988-7000

Dr. Donald Brown is an internist and geriatrician. Dr. Brown is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lakewood Hospital, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Alia Khan-Hudson MD
Specializes in Geriatrics (Elderly Care), Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine)
2699 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA
(310) 478-3711; (714) 436-4858

Dr. Alia Khan-Hudson practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is a graduate of Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women. Dr. Khan-Hudson takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Khan-Hudson (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. She is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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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.