We found 4 geriatricians who accept Humana Catastrophic near Austell, GA.
Dr. Victor Alvarez practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), family medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alvarez takes. He graduated from Pontifical Bolivarian University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Alvarez's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Paulding Hospital, and WellStar Cobb Hospital.
Dr. Saurabh Desai specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Desai is professionally affiliated with WellStar Cobb Hospital and WellStar Douglas Hospital. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Desai graduated from Veer Narmad South Gujarat University. Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi.
Dr. Girish Shroff's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Douglasville, GA. He is conversant in Gujarati. He is affiliated with WellStar Douglas Hospital. Dr. Shroff attended medical school at B.J. Medical College. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shroff is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.
Dr. Walisa Maynard's specialties are 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 graduated from 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.