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We found 4 geriatricians who accept Humana Bronze HMO near Warner Robins, GA.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology, Geriatrics
130 Hospital Drive
Warner Robins, GA
 

Dr. Navin Taneja is an adult nephrology and geriatrics (elderly care) specialist in Warner Robins, GA. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Taneja accepts. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Dr. Fabian R Franco, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1743 Watson Boulevard; Suite A
Warner Robins, GA
 

Dr. Fabian Franco sees patients in Warner Robins, GA. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1743 Watson Boulevard; Suite B
Warner Robins, GA
 

Dr. Roberto Icarro is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Icarro accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1743 Watson Boulevard; Suite B
Warner Robins, GA
 

Dr. Rommer Tayag sees patients in Warner Robins, GA. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patient ratings for Dr. Tayag average 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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.