We found 7 geriatricians who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze near Miramar, FL.

Dr. Vivian Blanquisco Bilasano, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
603 North Flamingo Road; Suite 267
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Vivian Bilasano's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). The average patient rating for Dr. Bilasano is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Bilasano's training includes a residency program at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. She is conversant in Filipino. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bilasano's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2600 Van Buren Street
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Alix Gay practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Hollywood, FL. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Gay is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Pembroke and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gay graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Meharry Medical College. He speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2905 North Commerce Parkway
Miramar, FL
 

Dr. Neldes Marranzini is a general internist and geriatrician in Hollywood, FL and Miramar, FL. For her professional training, Dr. Marranzini completed a residency program at Orlando Regional Medical Center. Dr. Marranzini's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Marranzini honors. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Marranzini is professionally affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
12741 Miramar Parkway; Building 2, Suite 104
Miramar, FL
 

Dr. Yavir Escovar practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Escovar is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before completing his residency at New York Hospital Queens and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Escovar attended medical school at the University of Guayaquil Faculty of Medical Sciences. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital West.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Dermatology, Geriatrics
12600 Pembroke Road; Suite 312
Miramar, 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 accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
4401 Sheridan Street
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Claudia Marcelo specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Hollywood, FL and Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Marcelo honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
200 E Hallandale Beach Boulevard
Hallandale Beach, FL
 

Dr. Hernando Giraldo is a family medicine practitioner and geriatrician. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield 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.