We found 4 geriatricians who accept Coventry Gold HMO near Lakeland, FL.
Dr. Ruben Adriano's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patient reviews placed Dr. Adriano at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and then went on to complete his residency at Grant Hospital of Chicago.
Dr. Nayankumar Patel's specialties are adult hospital medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His education and training includes medical school at B.J. Medical College and residency at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. His areas of expertise include hospital care. Dr. Patel is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).
Clinical interests: Hospitalist
Dr. Glen Zaide specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Zaide is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and a graduate of Elmhurst Hospital Center's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).
Dr. Morris Kutner is a general internist and geriatrician in Lakeland, FL. Dr. Kutner's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as 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.