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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 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. After attending Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology for medical school, she completed her residency training at Hospital of Saint Raphael. She takes Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Girish Shroff's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Douglasville, GA. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shroff studied medicine at B.J. Medical College. He is conversant in Gujarati. Dr. Shroff 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 practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patient ratings for Dr. Desai average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with WellStar Cobb Hospital and WellStar Douglas Hospital. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Veer Narmad South Gujarat University. Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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

Dr. Walisa Maynard's specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Walisa Maynard practices in Austell, GA. Dr. Maynard honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Maynard is a graduate of 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.

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