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 practices family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Wayne. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Meza attended the University of Michigan Medical School.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kang takes. His education and training includes medical school at International and residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. Kang (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. He is affiliated with 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 works as an internist and geriatrician in Saint Clair Shores, MI, Warren, MI, and Farmington, MI. In his practice, Dr. Barnett focuses on bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Barnett completed a residency program at Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and McLaren Health Care.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

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

Dr. Frank Winters is a family medicine physician and geriatrician in Livonia, MI and Canton, MI. Dr. Winters is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include holistic medicine, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and electrocardiogram (EKG). He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Winters's hospital/clinic affiliations include Garden City Hospital, St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and Botsford Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Marcel Elanjian is a Dearborn, MI physician who specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Elanjian's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Priority Health, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Elanjian is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Taylor and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.

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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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