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We found 5 geriatricians near Manchester, CT.

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

Dr. Michael Underwood works as a general internist and geriatrician in Manchester, CT. Dr. Underwood accepts Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Preventive Care

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

Dr. Swarupa Vedere's areas of specialization are adult hospital medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); she sees patients in Manchester, CT, New Haven, CT, and North Haven, CT. Dr. Vedere obtained her medical school training at Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences and performed her residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael. She has a special interest in hospital care. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Vedere's hospital/clinic affiliations include Eastern Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System.

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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 works as an internist and geriatrician in South Windsor, CT. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. Dr. Stein accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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Specializes in Geriatrics, Adult Rheumatology
515 West Middle Turnpike
Manchester, CT

Dr. Susan Giles' areas of specialization are geriatrics (elderly care) and adult rheumatology. Dr. Giles is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. She is affiliated with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

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

Dr. John Schifferdecker's medical specialty is family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Schifferdecker is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Schifferdecker trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He 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.