We found 4 geriatricians who accept Humana Catastrophic near Austell, GA.
Dr. Victor Alvarez's medical specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), family medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Alvarez attended medical school at Pontifical Bolivarian University Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for his residency. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Paulding Hospital, and WellStar Cobb Hospital.
Dr. Girish Shroff works as a general internist and geriatrician. Dr. Shroff's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes 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. He is affiliated with WellStar Douglas Hospital.
Dr. Saurabh Desai works as a general internist and geriatrician in Douglasville, GA. Dr. Desai is professionally affiliated with WellStar Cobb Hospital and WellStar Douglas Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at Veer Narmad South Gujarat University. Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi.
Dr. Walisa Maynard is a specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Maynard honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Maynard attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine.
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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.