We found 3 geriatricians who accept Humana Premier near Boca Raton, FL.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
106 Ne 2nd Street
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Jean-Claude Bourque's areas of specialization are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Hallandale, FL, Boca Raton, FL, and Coconut Creek, FL. He is affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. He graduated from the University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Bourque's patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2500 N Military Trail; Suite 260
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Lisa Martinez's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is affiliated with the University of Virginia Medical Center. She studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Martinez trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for her residency. Dr. Martinez is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
170 Ne 2nd Street; #23
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Sara Wahba's medical specialty is family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Wahba accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended medical school at Ain Shams University Faculty 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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