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

Dr. James Meza sees patients in Westland, MI. His medical specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Meza is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Wayne. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Meza completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Meza takes.

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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's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Detroit, MI and Livonia, MI. After attending International for medical school, he completed his residency training at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. Kang honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. In addition to English, Dr. Kang (or staff) speaks 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 is an internist and geriatrician. These areas are among his clinical interests: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, preventive care, and general care. Dr. Barnett's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and McLaren Health Care. He attended Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Barnett is 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 works as a family medicine practitioner and geriatrician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Winters include holistic medicine, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and electrocardiogram (EKG). He is affiliated with Garden City Hospital, St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and Botsford Hospital. He studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Dearborn, MI. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Elanjian is 3.0 stars out of 5. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Priority Health are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elanjian accepts. Dr. Elanjian's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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.