We found 4 geriatricians who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Long Beach, CA.
Dr. Loida Constantino works as a family medicine physician and geriatrician in Long Beach, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Constantino is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Constantino (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.
Dr. John Adams is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Adams honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is accepting new patients. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Adams completed his residency training at Tripler Army Medical Center. Dr. Adams (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, and Russian.
Dr. Donald Brown is a general internist and geriatrician. Dr. Brown's professional affiliations include Lakewood Hospital, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School.
Dr. Alia Khan-Hudson is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). In addition to English, Dr. Khan-Hudson (or staff) speaks Urdu. She 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. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.
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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.