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We found 4 geriatricians who accept BlueSelect Everyday Health 1449 near Hollywood, FL.

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

Dr. Jean Bourque sees patients in Hallandale, FL, Boca Raton, FL, and Coconut Creek, FL. His medical specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bourque studied medicine at the University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Bourque's distinctions include: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors. He is 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 Hollywood, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Marranzini accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Her training includes a residency program at Orlando Regional Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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

Dr. Scott Oxenhandler practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Hollywood, FL. Dr. Oxenhandler takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Oxenhandler has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. He is affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
4401 Sheridan Street
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Claudia Marcelo's areas of specialization are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); she sees patients in Hollywood, FL and Lauderdale, FL. She attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Marcelo takes.

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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.