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

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

Dr. Savio Manatt practices legal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Manatt speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He studied medicine at Government Medical College, Kottayam and the University of Kerala. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Manatt has an open panel.

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

Dr. Khaja Asadullah practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Franciscan Alliance. After attending Deccan College of Medical Sciences for medical school, Dr. Asadullah completed his residency training at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Asadullah honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Gary Marcotte is a family medicine practitioner and geriatrician. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Marcotte attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Marcotte is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Viant, and Community Care Network (CCN). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Rekha K Sharma, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1423 Chicago Road
Chicago Heights, IL
 

Dr. Rekha Sharma is a general internist and geriatrician. Dr. Sharma is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, MetroSouth Medical Center, and Sinai Health System (Chicago). She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is accepting new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at King George Medical University and residency at Georgetown University Medical Center.

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

Dr. Kathleen Osheawilk is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Osheawilk studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

Dr. David Wilk's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Wilk accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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.