We found 9 geriatricians who accept Humana near New Orleans, LA.

Dr. Tilak Kumar Mallik, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1111 Medical Center Boulevard; S-113
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Tilak Mallik practices endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Mallik is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Mallik (or staff) speaks Bengali and Hindi.

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Dr. William St. John Lacorte, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. William Lacorte's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Metairie, LA and New Orleans, LA. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lacorte studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner and Touro Infirmary.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Other, Geriatrics
1601 Perdido Street
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Alok Gupta's areas of specialization are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Gupta accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Osmania Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Urdu, Telugu, and Hindi. Dr. Gupta is affiliated with Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System.

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Dr. Abir Georges Abdo, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3700 St. Charles Avenue; 2nd Floor - Geriatrics
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Abir Abdo's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Abdo honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Abdo (or staff) speaks the following languages: Lebanese and French. Dr. Abdo is affiliated with Touro Infirmary.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1601 Perdido Street
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Sheldon Hersh specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Hersh is professionally affiliated with Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans, Touro Infirmary, and Loma Linda University Medical Center.

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Dr. Lumie Kawasaki, BA, MD, MBA
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1430 Tulane Avenue; Tw-22
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Lumie Kawasaki specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Kawasaki's professional affiliations include Tulane Medical Center and Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System. Dr. Kawasaki attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Kawasaki honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. William Paul Hudson II, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
1542 Tulane Avenue; Box T4m-2
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. William Hudson sees patients in New Orleans, LA. His medical specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Hudson is professionally affiliated with Touro Infirmary. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease, Geriatrics
1542 Tulane Avenue; Suite 421, Box T4m-2, Lsu - Department of Medicine
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Charles Sanders' specialties are adult infectious disease and geriatrics (elderly care). He is affiliated with Touro Infirmary. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Sanders is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1430 Tulane Avenue; Sl 50
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Rachel Oreck's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); she sees patients in New Orleans, LA. She graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.