We found 4 geriatricians who accept Humana HMO near Marietta, GA.
Dr. Monica Gilbert is a hospital medicine (hospitalist) and geriatrics (elderly care) specialist in Marietta, GA. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and performed her residency at Carilion Clinic. Dr. Gilbert has received the following distinction: Wellstar Physician Partner in Excellence Award, Wellstar Nursing. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Gilbert is professionally affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.
Dr. Victor Alvarez sees patients in Marietta, GA and Austell, GA. His medical specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), family medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Alvarez's hospital/clinic 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. Shreedhar Nagnur is a hospitalist and geriatrician. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Nagnur is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Seth G.S. Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Palmetto Health Richland and St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellStar Paulding Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and WellStar Douglas Hospital.
Dr. McKinley Bain specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Bain's hospital/clinic affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences and Morehouse School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Morehouse School of Medicine. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.
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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.