We found 3 geriatricians who accept MultiPlan near Kansas City, MO.
Dr. Peter Holt practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His areas of expertise include the following: aging and dementia. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Medicare, and more. Dr. Holt graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Holt has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.
Clinical interests: Dementia, Aging
Dr. Christine Sankpill is a specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and geriatrics (elderly care). She works in Kansas City, MO. She is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Sankpill completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). She is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Hedrick Medical Center, and Saint Luke's East Hospital.
Dr. Janell Jones specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital. She graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Jones completed a residency program at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She honors Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.
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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.