We found 4 geriatricians who accept Humana HMO near Marietta, GA.

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Dr. Monica Lynn Gilbert, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Geriatrics
55 Whitcher Street Ne; Suite 420
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Monica Gilbert's specialties are hospital medicine (hospitalist) and geriatrics (elderly care). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. Dr. Gilbert honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing her residency at Carilion Clinic, Dr. Gilbert attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Wellstar Physician Partner in Excellence Award, Wellstar Nursing. She offers interpreting services for her patients.

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Dr. Victor Manuel Alvarez, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine, Geriatrics
475 Dickson Avenue
Marietta, 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). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Paulding Hospital, and WellStar Cobb Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Alvarez attended medical school at Pontifical Bolivarian University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Alvarez accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Shreedhar N Nagnur, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
677 Church Street; Hospitalists Office
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Shreedhar Nagnur, who practices in Douglasville, GA and Marietta, GA, is a medical specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and geriatrics (elderly care). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with WellStar Paulding Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and WellStar Douglas Hospital. Dr. Nagnur takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Palmetto Health Richland and St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, Dr. Nagnur attended medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1930 Powder Springs Road Sw; Suite 1120
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. McKinley Bain's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He attended the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences and Morehouse School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Morehouse School of Medicine for residency. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bain honors. Dr. Bain's professional affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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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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