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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 medical specialty is adult hospital medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He has indicated that his clinical interests include hospital care. United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel accepts. Dr. Patel studied medicine at B.J. Medical College. Dr. Patel trained at Crozer-Chester Medical Center for his residency. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville, Lakeland Regional Health (LRH), and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

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

Dr. Ruben Adriano's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patient ratings for Dr. Adriano average 2.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). Dr. Adriano is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He graduated from the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. His medical residency was performed at Grant Hospital of Chicago.

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

Dr. Glen Zaide is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and a graduate of Elmhurst Hospital Center's residency program. Dr. Zaide takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kutner accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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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.