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Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Geriatrics
71 Haynes Street
Manchester, CT
 

Dr. Swarupa Vedere is a specialist in adult hospital medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Her clinical interests encompass hospital care. She is professionally affiliated with Eastern Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Vedere is a graduate of Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Vedere trained at Hospital of Saint Raphael for her residency. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

Dr. Jeffrey Elliott Stein, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1559 Sullivan Avenue
South Windsor, CT
 

Dr. Jeffrey Stein is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Stein is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stein honors. He studied medicine at New York Medical College.

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Dr. Michael John Underwood, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
256 North Main Street
Manchester, CT
 

Dr. Michael Underwood's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Underwood honors Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Preventive Care

Dr. Susan Stocker Stocker, MD
Specializes in Geriatrics, Adult Rheumatology
515 West Middle Turnpike
Manchester, CT
 

Dr. Susan Giles is a geriatrics (elderly care) and adult rheumatology specialist in Waterbury, CT and Manchester, CT. Dr. Giles is professionally affiliated with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. She studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine.

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Dr. Roula Gaby Rizk, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Geriatrics
71 Haynes Street
Manchester, CT
 

Dr. Roula Rizk's specialty is adult hospital medicine. She is affiliated with Eastern Connecticut Health Network. She honors Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences, Dr. Rizk performed her residency at Staten Island University Hospital.

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Dr. John Schifferdecker, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
554 Talcottville Road
Vernon, CT
 

Dr. John Schifferdecker is a family medicine practitioner and geriatrician. Dr. Schifferdecker attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center for residency. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Eastern Connecticut Health Network.

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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.