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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 specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Mallik (or staff) speaks Bengali and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mallik accepts.

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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 a general internist and geriatrician. Dr. Lacorte's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lacorte takes. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. His professional 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 specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Baton Rouge, LA and New Orleans, LA. Dr. Gupta is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at Osmania Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks 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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Abdo is professionally affiliated with Touro Infirmary. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abdo takes. Dr. Abdo (or staff) is conversant in Lebanese and French.

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

Dr. Sheldon Hersh is an internist and geriatrician in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Hersh attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He trained at Charity Hospital, New Orleans, Touro Infirmary, and Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hersh honors. Dr. Hersh is professionally 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's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); dr. Lumie Kawasaki sees patients in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Kawasaki is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Kawasaki graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Kawasaki is affiliated with Tulane Medical Center and Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System.

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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 is a family medicine practitioner and geriatrician in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Hudson is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is 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 is a specialist in adult infectious disease and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Sanders is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received the distinction of New Orleans Super Doctors. Dr. Sanders is affiliated with Touro Infirmary.

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

Dr. Rachel Oreck is an internist and geriatrician in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Oreck honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine.

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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.