We found 5 geriatricians who accept Catastrophic Compass 6850 near Hallandale, FL.
Dr. Clifford Benezra's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Benezra attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Benezra is affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.
Dr. Alix Gay's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Gay's training includes residency programs at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Meharry Medical College. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Gay is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Pembroke and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.
Dr. Jean-Claude Bourque is a family medicine practitioner and geriatrician. The average patient rating for Dr. Bourque is 2.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Bourque studied medicine at the University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bourque include: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.
Dr. Neldes Marranzini's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patient reviews placed her at an average 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. Marranzini accepts. She trained at Orlando Regional Medical Center for her residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.
Dr. Hernando Giraldo is a family medicine practitioner and geriatrician. 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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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.