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

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Dr. Ruben Domingo Adriano, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
4710 S. Florida Avenue
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Ruben Adriano's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Adriano graduated from the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and then he performed his residency at Grant Hospital of Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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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 specializes in adult hospital medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). In his practice, Dr. Patel focuses on hospital care. He accepts United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at B.J. Medical College. He completed his residency training at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

Dr. Glenn Bamez Zaide, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2815 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Glen Zaide is a general internist and geriatrician. Dr. Zaide is affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school, he completed his residency training at Elmhurst Hospital Center.

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

Dr. Morris Kutner is a Lakeland, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patients gave Dr. Kutner an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.