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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 sees patients in Chicago Heights, IL and Olympia Fields, IL. His medical specialties are legal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Manatt accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Government Medical College, Kottayam and the University of Kerala. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Manatt is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Khaja Asadullah specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Frankfort, IL, Olympia Fields, IL, and Chicago Heights, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Asadullah is 2.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Asadullah is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Asadullah studied medicine at Deccan College of Medical Sciences. He completed his residency training at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. Dr. Asadullah 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). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, Viant, Community Care Network (CCN), and more. Dr. Marcotte graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Marcotte's 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's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She practices in Hazel Crest, IL, Chicago, IL, and Olympia Fields, IL. Dr. Sharma is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is a graduate of King George Medical University and a graduate of Georgetown University Medical Center's residency program. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, MetroSouth Medical Center, and Sinai Health System (Chicago). She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Kathleen Osheawilk is an internist and geriatrician. She attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Osheawilk's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

Dr. David Wilk's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wilk is in-network for 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.