We found 5 geriatricians who accept Blue Preferred Plus near Livonia, MI.
Dr. James Meza works as a family practitioner and geriatrician. 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. Dr. Meza is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Wayne.
Dr. Mohammad Kang specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kang obtained his medical school training at International and performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. In addition to English, Dr. Kang (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Kang is professionally affiliated with Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and Sinai-Grace Hospital.
Dr. Ronald Barnett specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Areas of expertise for Dr. Barnett include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, preventive care, and general care. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and McLaren Health Care. He is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and a graduate of Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals' residency program. The average patient rating for Dr. Barnett is 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
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Dr. Frank Winters specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Livonia, MI and Canton, MI. His areas of expertise include the following: holistic medicine, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and electrocardiogram (EKG). Dr. Winters's hospital/clinic affiliations include Garden City Hospital, St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and Botsford Hospital. He is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.
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Dr. Marcel Elanjian's specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Dearborn, MI. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Elanjian at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Priority Health, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Taylor and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.
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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.