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We found 6 geriatricians who accept Catastrophic Compass 6850 near Hallandale, FL.

Dr. Clifford Jay Benezra, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2100 E Hallandale; Suite 307
Hallandale, FL
 

Dr. Clifford Benezra's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Benezra is affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine.

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Dr. Alix Gay, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2600 Van Buren Street
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Alix Gay practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patient reviews placed Dr. Gay at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Meharry Medical College. Dr. Gay (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Gay's professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Pembroke and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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

Dr. Jean Bourque's areas of specialization are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Hallandale, FL, Boca Raton, FL, and Coconut Creek, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Bourque average 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bourque is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Bourque 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's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); she sees patients in Hollywood, FL. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. Dr. Marranzini takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Marranzini trained at Orlando Regional Medical Center for her residency. She speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 590
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Scott Oxenhandler's medical specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist) and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Oxenhandler is affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. He attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Oxenhandler include: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

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Dr. Hernando Giraldo, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
200 E Hallandale Beach Boulevard
Hallandale Beach, FL
 

Dr. Hernando Giraldo works as a family practitioner and geriatrician in Hallandale, FL. He 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.

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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.