We found 4 geriatricians who accept Coventry Gold HMO near Lakeland, FL.

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Dr. Nayankumar Rameshbhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Geriatrics
4315 Highland Park Boulevard; Suite D
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Nayankumar Patel's specialties are adult hospital medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is a graduate of B.J. Medical College and a graduate of Crozer-Chester Medical Center's residency program. He has a special interest in hospital care. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville, Lakeland Regional Health (LRH), and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
4710 S. Florida Avenue
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Ruben Adriano works as an internist and geriatrician. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Adriano attended the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center for medical school and subsequently trained at Grant Hospital of Chicago for residency. He is affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2815 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Glen Zaide's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Lakeland, FL. Dr. Zaide obtained his medical school training at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and performed his residency at Elmhurst Hospital Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zaide takes. He is affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3058 Highlands By The Lake Way; #6
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Morris Kutner's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Lakeland, FL. On average, patients gave Dr. Kutner a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kutner honors.

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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.

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