We found 20 geriatricians who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Essential Health near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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Dr. Alan A. Smith, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Preventive Medicine
1769 66th Street N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Alan Smith specializes in general practice, family medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and BayCare Health System. Dr. Smith takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After attending the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Dr. Smith completed his residency training at Bayfront Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Suprapubic Bladder Aspiration, Nose Problems, Peripheral Nerve Block, Abscess Incision and ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Vijaya Cherukuri is a specialist in adult hospital medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She works in Saint Petersburg, FL and Gulfport, FL. Her clinical interests 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. Dr. Cherukuri 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 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. Cynthia A 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. She attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at UNC Hospitals for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Paganini include diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. Dr. Paganini takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Paganini is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group.

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

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

Dr. Jane Kienle is a general internist and geriatrician. She is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kienle takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Humberto Perez works as a general internist and geriatrician in Saint Petersburg, FL. 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. Dr. Perez studied medicine at World University. For his professional training, Dr. Perez completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Endotracheal Intubation, Paracentesis, Electrocardiogram, Ear Problems, Joint Aspiration, Nose ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mihaela Soran's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); she sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. She attended medical school at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Soran's medical residency was performed at Danbury Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Romanian. She is affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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

Dr. Michael Reilly is a family practitioner and geriatrician in Saint Petersburg, FL and Oakland Park, FL. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and geriatric health. Dr. Reilly is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System. Dr. Reilly accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Bayfront Medical Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Ankle Problems, Shingles, Skin Issues, Arrhythmias, Sexually ... (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's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Neifeld is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Neifeld's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, geriatric health, and shingles. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Health System. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Neifeld is conversant in German.

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

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

Dr. Samir Shah is an internist and geriatrician. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Hindi. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and alzheimer's disease. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, BayCare Health System, and Northside Hospital. He is a graduate of Government Medical College. Dr. Shah's residency was performed at The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati and Boston Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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

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

Dr. Corey Evans is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in family medicine, geriatrics (elderly care), and sports medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Evans include sports health and wounds. Dr. Evans is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group. Dr. Evans 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 St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Florida Hospital and the University of Missouri Health System for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Wounds

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

Dr. Kiritkumar Patel is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Patel has a special interest in geriatric health. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. After attending Government Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Patel is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and BayCare Health System.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Tracheal Suctioning, Burns, Musculoskeletal ... (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. The average patient rating for Dr. Levine is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and WellPoint are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Levine honors. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at Bayfront Medical Center.

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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 an internist and geriatrician. Patient reviews placed Dr. Eichenbaum at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Eichenbaum attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Health System.

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

Dr. Akshay Desai's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Desai honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Geriatrics, Adult Rheumatology
6711 38th Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Fellipe Oliveira, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in geriatrics (elderly care) and adult rheumatology. Dr. Oliveira (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Suncoast Medical Clinic. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Oliveira honors.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
8133 54th Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. John Shover sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shover is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, 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.

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