We found 4 geriatricians who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare near Boynton Beach, FL.
Dr. Sol Velezcortes specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Velezcortes is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Bethesda Health.
Dr. Deborah Friedlander is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Friedlander graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Bethesda Health.
Dr. Gerardo Quinonez practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Quinonez accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.
Dr. Fellipe Oliveira, who practices in Delray Beach, FL, is a medical specialist in geriatrics (elderly care) and adult rheumatology. Dr. Oliveira accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.
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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.