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We found 6 geriatricians who accept HAP HMO near Southfield, MI.

Dr. Marie Elizabeth Mateo, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Women's Health, Geriatrics
1560 E Maple Road; Suite 101
Troy, MI
 

Dr. Marie Mateo's medical specialty is family medicine, women's health, and geriatrics (elderly care). Her clinical interests encompass preventive care. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mateo graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Mateo trained at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Mateo is professionally affiliated with Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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Clinical interests: Preventive Care, Aging

Dr. Nehman Lorenzo Lauder, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Women's Health, Geriatrics
26400 W 12 Mile Road; Suite 111
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Nehman Lauder practices family medicine, women's health, and geriatrics (elderly care) in Troy, MI and Southfield, MI. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Lauder focuses on preventive care. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lauder accepts. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Lauder is professionally affiliated with Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), Children's Hospital of Michigan, and Sinai-Grace Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Preventive Care, Aging

Dr. Nejla Abdul-Massih A-Massih Israel, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Women's Health, Geriatrics
26400 W 12 Mile Road; Suite 111
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Nejla Israel specializes in family medicine, women's health, and geriatrics (elderly care). The average patient rating for Dr. Israel is 3.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests encompass preventive care. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Israel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. She is professionally affiliated with Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), Sinai-Grace Hospital, and Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Preventive Care, Aging

Dr. Kendra Lee Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Women's Health, Geriatrics
26400 W 12 Mile Road; Suite 111
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Kendra Schwartz practices family medicine, women's health, and geriatrics (elderly care) in Southfield, MI and Rochester, MI. Her areas of expertise include preventive care. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schwartz takes. Dr. Schwartz studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), Sinai-Grace Hospital, and Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Preventive Care, Aging

Dr. Salieha Zaheer, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care, Women's Health, Geriatrics
1560 E Maple Road; Suite 101
Troy, MI
 

Dr. Salieha Zaheer sees patients in Rochester, MI and Troy, MI. Her medical specialties are family medicine, urgent care, and women's health. Dr. Zaheer (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zaheer include preventive care. She is affiliated with Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG). She is a graduate of Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women and Wayne State University School of Medicine. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Preventive Care

Dr. John Alfred Otremba, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
26400 W 12 Mile Road; Suite 111
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. John Otremba's specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Otremba obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at The Toledo Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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Clinical interests: Men's Health Issues, Preventive Care

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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.