We found 4 geriatricians who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1498 near Boynton Beach, FL.
Dr. Sol Velezcortes is a Boynton Beach, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Velezcortes graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Bethesda Health.
Dr. Deborah Friedlander works as an internist and geriatrician in Boynton Beach, FL. Dr. Friedlander is affiliated with Bethesda Health. She studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Friedlander average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Friedlander honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Dr. Gerardo Quinonez is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Quinonez attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.
Dr. Fellipe Oliveira's specialties are geriatrics (elderly care) and adult rheumatology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Oliveira accepts.
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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.