We found 3 geriatricians who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Long Beach, CA.

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Dr. Terry Donald Adams Jr., DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2777 Pacific Avenue; Suite E
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. John Adams' specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Long Beach, CA. Before completing his residency at Tripler Army Medical Center, Dr. Adams attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Adams highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Adams (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Adams's professional affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Donald Gilles Brown, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2699 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Donald Brown specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown takes. He is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Dr. Alia Khan-Hudson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2699 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Alia Khan-Hudson's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She practices in Los Angeles, CA and Costa Mesa, CA. She attended medical school at Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women. Dr. Khan-Hudson takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Khan-Hudson (or staff) speaks Urdu. She is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial 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.

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