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We found 6 geriatricians near Austell, GA.

Dr. Victor Manuel Alvarez, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine, Geriatrics
4040 Hospital West Drive
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Victor Alvarez is a hospice and palliative medicine specialist, family practitioner, and geriatrician. Dr. Alvarez is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Pontifical Bolivarian University Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Paulding Hospital, and WellStar Cobb Hospital.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3875 Austell Road; Suite 203
Austell, GA
 

Dr. James Sexson practices general internal medicine in Austell, GA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Sexson at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sexson trained at Carraway Methodist Medical Center. Dr. Sexson is professionally affiliated with WellStar Cobb Hospital.

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Dr. Nana Abena Arthur, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3950 Austell Road; Box 22
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Nana Arthur's medical specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist) and geriatrics (elderly care). She honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Arthur is a graduate of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. She trained at Hospital of Saint Raphael for her residency. Her professional affiliations include WellStar Paulding Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and WellStar Douglas Hospital.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
6025 Professional Parkway; Suite 200
Douglasville, GA
 

Dr. Girish Shroff sees patients in Douglasville, GA. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shroff graduated from B.J. Medical College. He is conversant in Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with WellStar Douglas Hospital.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
6025 Professional Parkway; Suite 200
Douglasville, GA
 

Dr. Saurabh Desai specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Desai is a graduate of Veer Narmad South Gujarat University. Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Desai is affiliated with WellStar Cobb Hospital and WellStar Douglas Hospital.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
4040 Hospital West Drive
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Walisa Maynard is an Austell, GA physician who specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Maynard is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Maynard studied medicine at Howard University College of Medicine.

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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.