We found 5 geriatricians who accept Humana Catastrophic near 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's professional affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Paulding Hospital, and WellStar Cobb Hospital. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Pontifical Bolivarian University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Dr. Alvarez is conversant in Spanish.
Dr. James Sexson is an Austell, GA physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Sexson is professionally affiliated with WellStar Cobb Hospital. Before completing his residency at Carraway Methodist Medical Center, Dr. Sexson attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sexson takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.
Dr. Girish Shroff practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). In addition to English, he speaks Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with WellStar Douglas Hospital. Dr. Shroff studied medicine at B.J. Medical College. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.
Dr. Saurabh Desai's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). The average patient rating for Dr. Desai is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Veer Narmad South Gujarat University. Dr. Desai (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Desai's professional affiliations include WellStar Cobb Hospital and WellStar Douglas Hospital.
Dr. Walisa Maynard specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Austell, GA. Dr. Maynard takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Maynard studied medicine 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.