We found 4 geriatricians who accept Coventry Gold HMO near Lakeland, FL.
Dr. Ruben Adriano's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Before performing his residency at Grant Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Adriano attended the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center for medical school. Dr. Adriano is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).
Dr. Nayankumar Patel's areas of specialization are adult hospital medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Patel's education and training includes medical school at B.J. Medical College and residency at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. He has a special interest in hospital care. He accepts United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).
Clinical interests: Hospital Care
Dr. Glen Zaide's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school and subsequently trained at Elmhurst Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Zaide is affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).
Dr. Morris Kutner works as an internist and geriatrician in Lakeland, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO.
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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.