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We found 18 geriatricians who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Essential Health near Saint Petersburg, FL.

Dr. Vijaya Lakshmi Cherukuri, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
218 Pasadena Avenue S
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Vijaya Cherukuri's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); she sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cherukuri include depression, heart problems, and hernia. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Andhra Medical College and Rangaraya Medical College and then she performed her residency at Long Island College Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Cherukuri (or staff) speaks Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Depression, Flu Shot, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Heart Problems, Physical ... (Read more)

Dr. Linda Scott Morse, MPH, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
5800 49th Street North; Suite S-201
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Linda Morse's specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patient ratings for Dr. Morse average 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Morse's professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. In addition to English, she speaks Thai.

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Clinical interests: Depression, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Breast Exam, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mihaela Soran, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
620 10th Street N.
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Mihaela Soran practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is conversant in Romanian. She is affiliated with Suncoast Medical Clinic. Dr. Soran graduated from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and then she performed her residency at Danbury Hospital. She accepts 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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Dr. Cynthia Anderson Paganini, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
4200 54th Avenue S; Edmundson Hall
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Cynthia Paganini's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); she sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Paganini's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at UNC Hospitals. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Herpes, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, Skin Issues, Lupus, Alzheimer's Disease, Hepatitis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1839 Central Avenue
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Humberto Perez practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended World University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Perez is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Paracentesis, Electrocardiogram, Ear Problems, Joint Aspiration, Nose Problems, Joint Injections

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
7111 1st Avenue S
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jane Kienle is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kienle 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. She graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Michael Timothy Reilly, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
1201 5th Avenue N; Suite 401
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Reilly is a family medicine practitioner and geriatrician in Saint Petersburg, FL and Oakland Park, FL. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Bayfront Medical Center. Dr. Reilly's areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and geriatric health. The average patient rating for Dr. Reilly is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Ankle Problems, Shingles, Skin Issues, Arrhythmias, Sexually ... (Read more)

Dr. David Alan Levine, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
4957 38th Avenue N; Suite B
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. David Levine specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Levine's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and WellPoint. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Levine's residency was performed at Bayfront Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Depression, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Electrocardiogram, Hypertension, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
5985 49th Street North
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Brea's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. Dr. Brea honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences. Dr. Brea is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Northside Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Immunization, Hypertension, Influenza, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Samir C Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
700 Tyrone Boulevard N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Samir Shah's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Saint Petersburg, FL, Pinellas Park, FL, and Tampa, FL. Dr. Shah (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include diabetes and alzheimer's disease. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Government Medical College and residency at The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Shah accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Breast Cyst Aspiration, Burns, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kiritkumar D Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
7047 66th Street
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Kiritkumar Patel specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Pinellas Park, FL and Tampa, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include geriatric health. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. His education and training includes medical school at Government Medical College and residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and Boston Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Burns, Musculoskeletal Problems, Joint Aspiration, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth Arthur Neifeld, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2191 9th Avenue North; Suite 110
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Neifeld specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Neifeld include diabetes, geriatric health, and shingles. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Neifeld attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He speaks German. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Nutrition Counseling, Diabetes, Shingles, Skin Issues, Geriatric Health, Joint Injections, ... (Read more)

Dr. Corey Hadley Evans, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Sports Medicine
1201 5th Avenue North; Suite 408
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Corey Evans works as a family practitioner, geriatrician, and sports medicine specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Evans include sports health and wounds. Dr. Evans is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group. After completing medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Florida Hospital and the University of Missouri Health System. The average patient rating for Dr. Evans is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Evans has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Wounds

Dr. Mark Samuel Eichenbaum, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
4320 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Mark Eichenbaum's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Eichenbaum accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Flushing Hospital Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital.

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Dr. John Lindsey Shover, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
8133 54th Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. John Shover practices family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shover accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Northside Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cryosurgery, Depression, Ear Infection, Pap Test, Parkinson's Disease, Hypertension, Pneumonia, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
5880 49th Street North; Suite 101 N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Akshay Desai's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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.