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We found 5 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 medicine practitioner, and geriatrician in Marietta, GA and Austell, GA. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Pontifical Bolivarian University Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Alvarez speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Paulding Hospital, and 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 works as a hospitalist and geriatrician. Dr. Arthur honors Medicare insurance. Before completing her residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael, Dr. Arthur attended medical school at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Her professional affiliations include WellStar Paulding Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and WellStar Douglas Hospital.

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Dr. Girish I Shroff, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
6025 Professional Parkway; Suite 200
Douglasville, GA
 

Dr. Girish Shroff is a Douglasville, GA physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Shroff is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with WellStar Douglas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shroff honors. He attended medical school at B.J. Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Shroff speaks Gujarati.

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Dr. Saurabh Desai, MD
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) and practices in Douglasville, GA. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Desai graduated from Veer Narmad South Gujarat University. In addition to English, Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks 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 sees patients in Austell, GA. Dr. Walisa Maynard's medical specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Maynard graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Maynard takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, 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.