We found 6 geriatricians who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1485 near Melbourne, FL.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
950 S Apollo Boulevard
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Patrick Berger practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in New Smyrna Beach, FL and Melbourne, FL. He studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Berger is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
3661 S Babcock Street; 2nd Floor
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Visalakshi Srinivasan is a Melbourne, FL physician who specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
675 S Babcock Street
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Choi-Ken Velasco specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Geriatrics, Adult Pulmonology
1223 Gateway Drive; Suite 2f
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Arun Koshy specializes in geriatrics (elderly care) and adult pulmonology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1223 Gateway Drive
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Gilbert Fortus is a family practice physician, general internist, and geriatrician in Melbourne, FL. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Fortus is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
469 N Harbor City Boulevard
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Vasudeva Nalipireddy sees patients in Melbourne, FL. His medical specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, 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.