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We found 3 geriatricians who accept MultiPlan near Kansas City, MO.

Peter S Holt MD
Specializes in Geriatrics (Elderly Care), Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine)
4440 Broadway Street
Kansas City, MO
(816) 561-9200

Dr. Peter Holt's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Holt's clinical interests encompass aging and dementia. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical interests: dementia, aging

Christine M Sankpill MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Geriatrics (Elderly Care), Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
4401 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO
(816) 932-0340

Dr. Christine Sankpill's areas of specialization are hospital medicine (hospitalist) and geriatrics (elderly care); she sees patients in Kansas City, MO. Her professional affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Hedrick Medical Center, and Saint Luke's East Hospital. She takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Sankpill attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.

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Janell Elaine Jones MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS

Dr. Janell Jones is a family medicine physician and geriatrician in Garnett, KS and Kansas City, KS. She is affiliated with Anderson County Hospital. Dr. Jones accepts Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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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.