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We found 19 geriatricians who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Essential Health near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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

Dr. Vijaya Cherukuri's areas of specialization are adult hospital medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); she sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Gulfport, FL. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, heart problems, and hernia. 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. Cherukuri attended Andhra Medical College and Rangaraya Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Long Island College Hospital for residency. Dr. Cherukuri (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Depression, Flu Shot, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Burns, ... (Read more)

Dr. Adriana Maria Casanova-Delgado, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
560 Jackson Street N; Suite 302
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Adriana Casanova specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Casanova average 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Casanova attended Ponce School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Cabrini Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Paganini graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. She trained at UNC Hospitals for residency. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. Dr. Paganini honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in 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)

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

Dr. Linda Morse is a family medicine physician and geriatrician. Dr. Morse has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. She is conversant in Thai.

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Clinical interests: Depression, Osteoporosis, Breast Issues, Electrocardiogram, Pap Test, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mihaela Soran is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Soran 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. She obtained her medical school training at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and performed her residency at Danbury Hospital. She is conversant in Romanian.

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

Dr. Humberto Perez specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Perez attended medical school at World University. Dr. Perez's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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

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

Dr. Michael Reilly practices family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reilly include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and geriatric health. 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. Dr. Reilly attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He trained at Bayfront Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Jane Kienle's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kienle at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors 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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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
5985 49th Street N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Brea's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Clinical interests for Dr. Brea include diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. Dr. Brea 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. He attended medical school at Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Brea 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 sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Pinellas Park, FL. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). In his practice, Dr. Shah focuses on diabetes and alzheimer's disease. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Government Medical College. His residency was performed at The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati and Boston Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Shah is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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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). He attended Government Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and Boston Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include geriatric health. Dr. Patel takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with 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) and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. His areas of expertise include diabetes, geriatric health, and shingles. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Neifeld honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as 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 is conversant in 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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine, geriatrics (elderly care), and sports medicine. Dr. Evans is rated highly by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of sports health and wounds. He is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Evans honors. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Evans's residency was performed at Florida Hospital and the University of Missouri Health System. Dr. Evans has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Wounds

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

Dr. David Levine's specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, WellPoint, and more. Dr. Levine attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Bayfront Medical Center for residency.

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

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

Dr. Mark Eichenbaum is a general internist and geriatrician. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Eichenbaum completed his residency training at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Eichenbaum is in-network for 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 General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
5880 49th Street North; Suite 101 N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Akshay Desai practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is in-network 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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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.