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

Dr. Alix Gay, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2600 Van Buren Street
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Alix Gay's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Gay's training includes residency programs at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Meharry Medical College. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Gay is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Pembroke and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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

Dr. Neldes Marranzini's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 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 accepts. She trained at Orlando Regional Medical Center for her residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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

Dr. Vivian Bilasano practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Bilasano's residency was performed at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. Dr. Bilasano is conversant in Filipino. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and 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 sees patients in Miramar, FL. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Escovar speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital West. 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. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Dermatology, Geriatrics
12600 Pembroke Road; Suite 312
Miramar, FL
 

Dr. Jose Mendez is a physician who specializes in family medicine, dermatology (skin disorders), and geriatrics (elderly care). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Mendez is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally 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 practices family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Marcelo studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Dr. Hernando Giraldo, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
200 E Hallandale Beach Boulevard
Hallandale Beach, FL
 

Dr. Hernando Giraldo is a family medicine practitioner and geriatrician. He is an in-network provider for 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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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.