We found 3 geriatricians who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Long Beach, CA.
Dr. John Adams' specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). In addition to English, Dr. Adams (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Adams's professional affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Tripler Army Medical Center. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Adams accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.
Dr. Donald Brown is a hospitalist and geriatrician. He is professionally affiliated with Lakewood Hospital, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Brown accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Dr. Alia Khan-Hudson specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Khan-Hudson (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Khan-Hudson is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. She studied medicine at Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women. Dr. Khan-Hudson honors 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.