We found 5 geriatricians who accept Humana Silver 3800/HMO Premier near Miami, FL.
Dr. Rafael Barrial-Farinas' areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Miami, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Barrial-Farinas's clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is affiliated with Doctors Hospital. After completing medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine, Dr. Barrial-Farinas performed his residency at Hackensack University Medical Center. 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.
Clinical interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Diabetes, Obesity, Preventive Care, Weight Loss
Dr. Jose Mendez works as a family practice physician, dermatologist, and geriatrician. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Mendez graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.
Dr. Joel Danisi's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Miami, FL. Dr. Danisi is professionally affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System. He studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Dr. Lai-Yuan Liu sees patients in Miami, FL. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze.
Dr. Rossana Lopez is a psychiatry and geriatrics (elderly care) specialist. Dr. Lopez accepts United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Bronze, and more.
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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.