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We found 13 geriatricians who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum EPO near Miami, FL.

Dr. Rafael Antonio Barrial-Farinas, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3661 South Miami Avenue; Suite 104
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Barrial-Farinas' areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Miami, FL. Dr. Barrial-Farinas obtained his medical school training at Central University of the East School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hackensack University Medical Center. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, obesity, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Barrial-Farinas is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Diabetes, Obesity, Preventive Care, Weight Loss

Dr. Robert Charles Cava, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1 Andalusia Avenue; Suite 101
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Robert Cava's areas of specialization are adult critical care, general internal medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). In addition to English, Dr. Cava (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Cava's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and performed his residency at Grady Memorial Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts AvMed, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and BlueOptions, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Luis Silvano Veras, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
747 Ponce De Leon Boulevard; Suite 606
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Luis Veras is a general internist and geriatrician. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Veras attended Santo Domingo Institute of Technology for medical school and subsequently trained at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Dermatology, Geriatrics
1435 W. 49th Place
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Jose Mendez sees patients in Hialeah, FL and Miramar, FL. His medical specialties are family medicine, dermatology (skin disorders), and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Mendez is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Joel A Danisi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1201 N.w. 16th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Joel Danisi works as a general internist and geriatrician. Dr. Danisi is affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1611 Nw 12th Avenue; Box 016960 M851
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Khin Zaw is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Zaw accepts 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 General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1201 N.w. 16th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Michael Mintzer works as an internist and geriatrician in Miami, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System. Dr. Mintzer attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He takes 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 General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1201 N.w. 16th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Evan Cherniack practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Miami, FL. He studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Cherniack is professionally affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1201 N.w. 16th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Osvaldo Rodriguez is an internist and geriatrician. Dr. Rodriguez is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1490 Nw 27th Avenue; Suite 130
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Aliuska Carmenate's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carmenate honors.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
870 Fisherman Street
Opa-locka, FL
 

Dr. David Kramer is a family medicine practitioner and geriatrician. Dr. Kramer is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Geriatrics
1201 Nw 16th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Luis Samos is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology and geriatrics (elderly care). He 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 General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1611 Nw 12th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Flavia Kutwak sees patients in Miami, FL. Her medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, 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.