We found 3 geriatricians who accept MultiPlan near Kansas City, MO.
Dr. Peter Holt specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Kansas City, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Holt include aging and dementia. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Holt attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Holt has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.
Clinical interests: Dementia, Aging
Dr. Christine Sankpill is a physician who specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and geriatrics (elderly care). Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sankpill accepts. Dr. Sankpill is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Sankpill completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Sankpill's hospital/clinic affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Hedrick Medical Center, and Saint Luke's East Hospital.
Dr. Janell Jones is a physician who specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Jones is in-network for Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jones is affiliated with Anderson County Hospital.
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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.