We found 5 geriatricians who accept Humana Premier near Boca Raton, FL.
Dr. Jean Bourque sees patients in Hallandale, FL, Boca Raton, FL, and Coconut Creek, FL. His medical specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bourque studied medicine at the University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Bourque's distinctions include: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.
Dr. Ginge Brien works as a general internist. He graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Brien completed his residency training at Beth Israel Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Brien honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is conversant in Hebrew. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health North.
Dr. Sara Wahba specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Boca Raton, FL. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She studied medicine at Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine.
Dr. Lisa Martinez's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She practices in Boca Raton, FL. Dr. Martinez is professionally affiliated with the University of Virginia Medical Center. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia.
Dr. Alan Katz practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Boca Raton, FL. Dr. Katz is in-network 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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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.