We found 5 geriatricians near Austell, GA.
Dr. Victor Alvarez is a physician who specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), family medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Alvarez is professionally affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Paulding Hospital, and WellStar Cobb Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at Pontifical Bolivarian University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Alvarez's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He speaks Spanish.
Dr. Nana Arthur is a hospital medicine (hospitalist) and geriatrics (elderly care) specialist in Hiram, GA, Marietta, GA, and Douglasville, GA. Dr. Arthur's professional affiliations include WellStar Paulding Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and WellStar Douglas Hospital. She takes Medicare insurance. Before performing her residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael, Dr. Arthur attended Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology for medical school.
Dr. Girish Shroff works as a general internist and geriatrician. The average patient rating for Dr. Shroff is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with WellStar Douglas Hospital. Dr. Shroff is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of B.J. Medical College. Dr. Shroff is conversant in Gujarati.
Dr. Saurabh Desai's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. He is affiliated with WellStar Cobb Hospital and WellStar Douglas Hospital. Dr. Desai studied medicine at Veer Narmad South Gujarat University. Patients gave Dr. Desai an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.
Dr. Walisa Maynard works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and geriatrician in Austell, GA. Dr. Maynard is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Maynard is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.
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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.