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We found 6 geriatricians who accept Humana Catastrophic near Gainesville, FL.

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

Dr. Henrique Kallas sees patients in Gainesville, FL. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). For his professional training, Dr. Kallas completed a residency program at New York Hospital Queens. His clinical interests encompass preventive care. Dr. Kallas is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the following distinctions: 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 professionally 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 practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). In his practice, he is particularly interested in failure to thrive, hip pain, and memory loss. Dr. Solberg honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Jagiellonian University Medical College. Dr. Solberg's residency was performed at Hospital of Saint Raphael. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include HRSA Geriatric Academic Career Award; Geriatric Medicine and ABIM; and Internal Medicine and ABIM. Dr. Solberg (or staff) is conversant in German and Polish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. He has a closed panel.

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

Dr. Bhanuprasad Dwarkadas Sandesara, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Bhanuprasad Sandesara's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Gainesville, FL. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad for medical school, Dr. Sandesara completed his residency training at Forest Park Hospital and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). In addition to English, Dr. Sandesara (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi.

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

Dr. John Meuleman is a Gainesville, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). 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. Meuleman is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Meuleman completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. His professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Dr. Mallory Bridgit Otto, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Mallory Otto's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); she sees patients in Gainesville, FL. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Family Health Plus are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Otto accepts. She attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Otto (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Otto is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Dr. Jacobo Hincapie Echeverri, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2004 Mowry Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Jacobo Hincapie Echeverri's specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care). United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hincapie Echeverri accepts. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Hincapie Echeverri is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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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.