We found 5 geriatricians near Austell, GA.

Showing 1-5 of 5
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.
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 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.

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

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.

Read more

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

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.

Read more

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

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.

Read more

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

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.

Read more

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Certifications

Credentials

Medical School

Residency

Years Since Graduation

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.

Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.