We found 6 geriatricians who accept United Healthcare Gold near Gainesville, FL.
Dr. Henrique Kallas works as an internist and geriatrician in Gainesville, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Kallas (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. He is especially interested in preventive care. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Kallas's residency was performed at New York Hospital Queens. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: The American Medical Association Physician's Recognition Award and The American Geriatrics Society Geriatrics Recognition Award.
Clinical interests: Healthy living, Preventive health care
Dr. Laurence Solberg works as an internist and geriatrician in Gainesville, FL. In Dr. Solberg's practice, he is particularly interested in failure to thrive, hip pain, and memory loss. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Jagiellonian University Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Hospital of Saint Raphael. He has received the following distinctions: HRSA Geriatric Academic Career Award; Geriatric Medicine and ABIM; and Internal Medicine and ABIM. Dr. Solberg (or staff) speaks the following languages: German and Polish. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. He is not accepting new patients at this time.
Clinical interests: Delirium, Dementia, Failure to thrive, Hip pain, Memory loss, Urinary incontinence
Dr. Bhanuprasad Sandesara's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Sandesara (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). After attending B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad for medical school, he completed his residency training at Forest Park Hospital and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He accepts United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Bronze, and more.
Dr. John Meuleman's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Meuleman's professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.
Dr. Jacobo Hincapie Echeverri's areas of specialization are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Gainesville, FL. He takes United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Bronze, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Hincapie Echeverri is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).
Dr. Susan Nayfield specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Nayfield is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.
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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.