We found 6 geriatricians who accept Humana near Olympia Fields, IL.

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Dr. Khaja Asadullah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1423 Chicago Road
Chicago Heights, IL
 

Dr. Khaja Asadullah works as a general internist and geriatrician. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Asadullah's hospital/clinic affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Franciscan Alliance. His education and training includes medical school at Deccan College of Medical Sciences and residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. Dr. Asadullah has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Asadullah accepts. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Savio George Manatt, MD
Specializes in Legal Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
20060 Governors Drive; Suite 204
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Savio Manatt is a specialist in legal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Manatt honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Manatt is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Government Medical College, Kottayam and the University of Kerala. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
1423 Chicago Road
Chicago Heights, IL
 

Dr. Gary Marcotte's areas of specialization are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Marcotte takes Coventry, Viant, and Community Care Network (CCN), as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Marcotte is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1423 Chicago Road
Chicago Heights, IL
 

Dr. Rekha Sharma is an internist and geriatrician. Dr. Sharma's professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Sinai Health System (Chicago), and Franciscan Alliance. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3330 W 177th Street; Suite 1a
Hazel Crest, IL
 

Dr. Kathleen Osheawilk's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She practices in Hazel Crest, IL. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Osheawilk is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3330 W 177th Street; Suite 1a
Hazel Crest, IL
 

Dr. David Wilk is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts 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.

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