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We found 6 geriatricians near Manchester, CT.

Dr. Michael John Underwood MD
Specializes in Geriatrics (Elderly Care), Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine)
256 North Main Street
Manchester, CT
(860) 646-8595; (860) 696-2300

Dr. Michael Underwood is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Underwood is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Exercise and Wellness, Preventive Medicine

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Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
71 Haynes Street
Manchester, CT
(860) 533-6595

Dr. Swarupa Vedere works as an internal medicine hospitalist and geriatrician. Her education and training includes medical school at Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences and residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael. In her practice, Dr. Vedere focuses on hospital care. Dr. Vedere honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Eastern Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System.

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Clinical interests: Hospitalist

Dr. Jeffrey Elliott Stein MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
1559 Sullivan Avenue
South Windsor, CT
(860) 696-2350; (860) 696-2369

Dr. Jeffrey Stein sees patients in South Windsor, CT. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. Dr. Stein is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. He graduated from New York Medical College.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology, Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
515 West Middle Turnpike
Manchester, CT
(860) 432-8400

Dr. Susan Giles is a geriatrician and adult rheumatologist. She studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Giles is professionally affiliated with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

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Roula Gaby Rizk MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
71 Haynes Street
Manchester, CT
(860) 643-5499; (860) 533-6595

Dr. Roula Rizk is an adult hospital medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) specialist. She is professionally affiliated with Eastern Connecticut Health Network. Dr. Rizk is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She attended Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at Staten Island University Hospital.

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Dr. John Schifferdecker MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
554 Talcottville Road
Vernon, CT
(860) 875-6700

Dr. John Schifferdecker works as a family medicine physician and geriatrician. Dr. Schifferdecker has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Schifferdecker is 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.