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We found 5 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 physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Boston Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Wallace focuses on cancer. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wallace takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

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

Dr. Kathryn Mulligan practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Mulligan takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Rush Medical College and the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Rush University Medical Center. She is affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Harish Shah's medical specialty is adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah accepts. He is open to new patients. After attending Medical College Baroda for medical school, he completed his residency training at Christ Hospital.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
Dyer, IN
 

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

Dr. Mohammad Rahmany's areas of specialization are family medicine, general internal medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). The average patient rating for Dr. Rahmany is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Healthcare - Munster and Franciscan Alliance. He welcomes 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.