We found 5 geriatricians who accept Catastrophic Compass 6850 near Hallandale, FL.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2100 E Hallandale; Suite 307
Hallandale, FL
 

Dr. Clifford Benezra is a Hallandale, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. Dr. Benezra attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He takes United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2600 Van Buren Street
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Alix Gay practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Hollywood, FL. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Gay is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Pembroke and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. 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. Dr. Gay graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Meharry Medical College. He speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
1770 E Hallandale Beach Boulevard; Primary Office
Hallandale, FL
 

Dr. Jean-Claude Bourque is a family practice physician and geriatrician in Hallandale, FL, Boca Raton, FL, and Coconut Creek, FL. He studied medicine at the University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Bourque an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bourque honors. He has received the following distinctions: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3702 Washington Street; Suite 205
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Neldes Marranzini is a general internist and geriatrician in Hollywood, FL and Miramar, FL. For her professional training, Dr. Marranzini completed a residency program at Orlando Regional Medical Center. Dr. Marranzini's average patient rating is 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. Marranzini honors. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Marranzini is professionally affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
200 E Hallandale Beach Boulevard
Hallandale Beach, FL
 

Dr. Hernando Giraldo is a family medicine practitioner and geriatrician. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, 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.