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We found 5 geriatricians who accept Blue Preferred Plus near Livonia, MI.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
2001 South Merriman Road; Suite 100
Westland, MI
 

Dr. James Meza works as a family medicine physician and geriatrician. Dr. Meza is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Wayne. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Meza honors.

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Dr. Mohammad Tariq-Yasin Yasin Kang, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
36475 Five Mile Road
Livonia, MI
 

Dr. Mohammad Kang practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Detroit, MI and Livonia, MI. Dr. Kang honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of International. He completed his residency training at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. In addition to English, Dr. Kang (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Kang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and Sinai-Grace Hospital.

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Dr. Ronald Y Barnett, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
36123 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, MI
 

Dr. Ronald Barnett's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Saint Clair Shores, MI, Warren, MI, and Farmington, MI. In his practice, Dr. Barnett focuses on bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, preventive care, and general care. Dr. Barnett has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Barnett's education and training includes medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and residency at Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and McLaren Health Care.

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Clinical interests: General Care, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Preventive Care

Dr. Frank Douglas Winters, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
38253 Ann Arbor Road
Livonia, MI
 

Dr. Frank Winters is a physician who specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include holistic medicine, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and electrocardiogram (EKG). Dr. Winters is professionally affiliated with Garden City Hospital, St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and Botsford Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Electrocardiogram, Bone Density Test, Holistic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
2151 Monroe Street
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Marcel Elanjian is a family medicine physician and geriatrician in Dearborn, MI. He is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Taylor and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. Dr. Elanjian is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Priority Health, 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.