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We found 3 geriatricians who accept Coventry Bronze HMO near Tampa, FL.

Dr. Harris Hugh McIlwain MD
Specializes in Geriatrics (Elderly Care), Adult Rheumatology
4700 North Habana Avenue; Suite 201
Tampa, FL
(813) 345-2380; (813) 879-5485

Dr. Harris McIlwain is a geriatrics (elderly care) and adult rheumatology specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. McIlwain's clinical interests: diabetes, geriatric health, and lupus. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. McIlwain is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McIlwain has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes, Geriatric Health, Lupus, Tendinitis, X-Rays In The Office

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Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
409 Bayshore Boulevard
Tampa, FL
(813) 844-5470

Dr. Vanessa Veve works as a general internist and geriatrician. Dr. Veve is in-network 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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Specializes in Geriatrics (Elderly Care), Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine)
5 Tampa General Circle; HMT Suite 120
Tampa, FL
(813) 974-2201; (813) 844-8567

Dr. Vincent Perron's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, 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.