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

Dr. Swarupa Vedere practices adult hospital medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Manchester, CT, New Haven, CT, and North Haven, CT. Her areas of expertise include hospital care. Dr. Vedere honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences and then she performed her residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Eastern Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

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

Dr. Susan Giles is a geriatrician and adult rheumatologist. Dr. Giles is affiliated with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. She accepts Medicare insurance. She attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Stein's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Stein is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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

Dr. Michael Underwood sees patients in Manchester, CT. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. Dr. Underwood is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He takes Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Preventive Care

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

Dr. John Schifferdecker's areas of specialization are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is professionally affiliated with Eastern Connecticut Health Network. Dr. Schifferdecker honors Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Schifferdecker attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

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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.

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