We found 19 geriatricians who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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

Dr. Alan Smith is a general practitioner, family medicine physician, and geriatrician 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. He attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Bayfront Medical Center. Dr. Smith's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Vijaya Cherukuri is a medical specialist in adult hospital medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Areas of expertise for Dr. Cherukuri include depression, heart problems, and hernia. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Andhra Medical College and Rangaraya Medical College and a graduate of Long Island College Hospital's residency program. Dr. Cherukuri (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Mihaela Soran, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
620 10th Street N.
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Mihaela Soran works as an internist and geriatrician in Saint Petersburg, FL. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Danbury Hospital, Dr. Soran attended medical school at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Soran speaks Romanian.

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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 practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Clinical interests for Dr. Paganini include diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. She 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. Paganini accepts. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at UNC Hospitals. She speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Nandkishor Navnitlal Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
6450 38th Avenue N; Suite 100
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Nandkishor Shah is an internist and geriatrician in Saint Petersburg, FL. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, general care, and alzheimer's disease. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah studied medicine at Medical College Baroda. He trained at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Shah speaks Polish. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Tumor, Abdominal Paracentesis, Electrocardiogram, Foreign Body Removal, ... (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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Perez attended medical school at World University. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is affiliated with 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. Samir C Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
700 Tyrone Boulevard N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Samir Shah specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Pinellas Park, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include diabetes and alzheimer's disease. Dr. Shah is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Before completing his residency at The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati and Boston Medical Center, Dr. Shah attended medical school at Government Medical College. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Hindi. His professional affiliations include 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) and practices in Pinellas Park, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include geriatric health. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Government Medical College, he performed his residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and Boston Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Hindi. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Michael Reilly specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Reilly studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Reilly completed a residency program at Bayfront Medical Center. His areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and geriatric health. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Reilly 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)

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

Dr. Kenneth Neifeld's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. His clinical interests include diabetes, geriatric health, and shingles. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Neifeld honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Neifeld attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Neifeld speaks German. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Jane Kienle works as a general internist and geriatrician. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kienle accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
5800 49th Street N; Suite 201
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Linda Morse's areas of specialization are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morse takes. She attended medical school at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.

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

Dr. David Levine's areas of specialization are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Levine's professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and WellPoint. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his 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's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). The average patient rating for Dr. Eichenbaum is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Flushing Hospital Medical Center.

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

Dr. Corey Evans specializes in family medicine, geriatrics (elderly care), and sports medicine and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. He has a special interest in sports health and wounds. Patients gave Dr. Evans an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Evans is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Florida Hospital and the University of Missouri Health System. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Wounds

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

Dr. Akshay Desai sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Desai takes.

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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.