We found 4 geriatricians who accept BlueSelect Everyday Health 1449 near Hollywood, FL.
Dr. Jean Bourque works as a family practitioner and geriatrician. Dr. Bourque has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Bourque's distinctions include: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.
Dr. Neldes Marranzini sees patients in Hollywood, FL. Her medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Marranzini's residency was performed at Orlando Regional Medical Center. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.
Dr. Scott Oxenhandler's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). 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. Oxenhandler attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. His distinctions include: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. He is affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.
Dr. Claudia Marcelo's specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She practices in Hollywood, FL and Lauderdale, FL. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Marcelo studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.
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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.