We found 5 geriatricians near Manchester, CT.
Dr. Swarupa Vedere specializes in adult hospital medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Manchester, CT, New Haven, CT, and North Haven, CT. Dr. Vedere's clinical interests encompass hospital care. She is affiliated with Eastern Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System. She attended Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital of Saint Raphael for residency. Dr. Vedere honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.
Clinical interests: Hospital Care
Dr. Susan Giles is a geriatrician and rheumatologist in Waterbury, CT and Manchester, CT. She is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. She is affiliated with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.
Dr. Jeffrey Stein specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in South Windsor, CT. Dr. Stein accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital.
Dr. Michael Underwood's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Manchester, CT. Dr. Underwood takes Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital.
Clinical interests: Preventive Care
Dr. John Schifferdecker specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Schifferdecker highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Eastern Connecticut Health Network.
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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.