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We found 8 geriatricians who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Everyday Health Premier near Gainesville, FL.

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Dr. Henrique Elias Kallas, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Henrique Kallas is an internist and geriatrician. He completed his residency training at New York Hospital Queens. His clinical interests encompass preventive care. Dr. Kallas accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Kallas's distinctions include: The American Medical Association Physician's Recognition Award and The American Geriatrics Society Geriatrics Recognition Award. Dr. Kallas (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and French. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Clinical interests: Preventive Care

Dr. Laurence Michael Solberg, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Laurence Solberg specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His areas of expertise consist of failure to thrive, hip pain, and memory loss. His professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Dr. Solberg is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is not accepting new patients at this time. He studied medicine at Jagiellonian University Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Solberg trained at Hospital of Saint Raphael. Dr. Solberg's distinctions include: HRSA Geriatric Academic Career Award; Geriatric Medicine and ABIM; and Internal Medicine and ABIM. Dr. Solberg (or staff) speaks German and Polish.

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Clinical interests: Hip Pain, Failure to Thrive, Dementia, Memory Loss, Urinary Incontinence

Dr. Rajesh Mohandas, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology, Geriatrics
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Rajesh Mohandas works as an adult nephrologist. He has a special interest in chronic kidney disease (CKD). He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. After attending Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram for medical school, Dr. Mohandas completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Kidney Disease

Dr. John Robert Meuleman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. John Meuleman is a general internist and geriatrician. Dr. Meuleman's professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. He is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Meuleman trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2205 Nw 40th Terrace; Suite B
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Alan Goldblatt's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldblatt honors.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2205 Nw 40th Terrace; Suite B
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Cott's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Cott has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2205 Nw 40th Terrace; Suite B
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Joel Rich sees patients in Gainesville, FL. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Rich is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2205 Nw 40th Terrace; Suite B
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Prabir Banik's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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.