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

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

Dr. Tilak Mallik works as an endocrinologist and geriatrician in Marrero, LA and Gretna, LA. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mallik (or staff) speaks Bengali and Hindi. Dr. Mallik's hospital/clinic affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner.

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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 works as an internist and geriatrician. Dr. Lacorte graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with Ochsner and Touro Infirmary.

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

Dr. Alok Gupta's medical specialty is family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Gupta studied medicine at Osmania Medical College. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Gupta (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Telugu, and Hindi. He 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 is affiliated with Touro Infirmary. Dr. Abdo is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Abdo (or staff) speaks Lebanese and French.

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

Dr. Sheldon Hersh is a general internist and geriatrician. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing his residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans, Touro Infirmary, and Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Hersh attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Hersh is affiliated with Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System.

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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 is a New Orleans, LA physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Kawasaki is professionally affiliated with Tulane Medical Center and Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System. Dr. Kawasaki accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Kawasaki attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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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's specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in New Orleans, LA. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Touro Infirmary.

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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 specializes in adult infectious disease and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Sanders is professionally affiliated with Touro Infirmary. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sanders takes. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Sanders 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 specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as 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.

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