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We found 6 geriatricians who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Dyer, IN.

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Dr. James Alfred Wallace, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Geriatrics
801 Mac Arthur Boulevard; Suite 401
Munster, IN
 

Dr. James Wallace is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Wallace's areas of expertise include cancer. Before completing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Wallace attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Wallace is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Dr. Thomas Jude Di Filippo, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
24 Joliet Street
Dyer, IN
 

Dr. Thomas Difilippo specializes in family medicine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Difilippo is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU), Dr. Difilippo attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Difilippo is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Kathryn Henkle Mulligan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
Dyer, IN
 

Dr. Kathryn Mulligan's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patients gave Dr. Mulligan an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Mulligan attended medical school at Rush Medical College and the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. She is affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network. Dr. Mulligan's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Harish Ambalal Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Geriatrics
24 Joliet Street
Dyer, IN
 

Dr. Harish Shah practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and geriatrics (elderly care). He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He is a graduate of Medical College Baroda and a graduate of Christ Hospital's residency program. Dr. Shah is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
Dyer, IN
 

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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Specializes in Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
701 Superior Avenue
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Mohammad Rahmany is a family practitioner, general internist, and geriatrician in Highland, IN and Munster, IN. He is affiliated with Franciscan Healthcare - Munster and Franciscan Alliance. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Rahmany is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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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.