We found 3 geriatricians who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Long Beach, CA.
Dr. John Adams practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Adams takes. Dr. Adams graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Adams's training includes a residency program at Tripler Army Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Adams (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He is open to new patients.
Dr. Donald Brown sees patients in Long Beach, CA. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Brown studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.
Dr. Alia Khan-Hudson's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Khan-Hudson is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women. In addition to English, Dr. Khan-Hudson (or staff) speaks Urdu.
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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.