We found 3 geriatricians who accept Humana Premier near Boca Raton, FL.
Dr. Jean-Claude Bourque works as a family medicine practitioner and geriatrician. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. Dr. Bourque accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bourque attended medical school at the University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bourque include: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors.
Dr. Sara Wahba's areas of specialization are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She graduated from Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Wahba is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.
Dr. Lisa Martinez is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Martinez graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Martinez is professionally affiliated with the University of Virginia Medical Center.
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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.