We found 4 geriatricians who accept Humana Bronze HMO near Warner Robins, GA.
Dr. Navin Taneja's areas of specialization are adult nephrology and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Taneja's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Dr. Fabian Franco practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Franco takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.
Dr. Roberto Icarro's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Icarro's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.
Dr. Rommer Tayag practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patient ratings for Dr. Tayag average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.
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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.