We found 3 geriatricians who accept United Healthcare Plans near Kansas City, MO.
Dr. Peter Holt is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is especially interested in aging and dementia. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Holt honors. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.
Clinical interests: Dementia, Aging
Dr. Christine Sankpill, who practices in Kansas City, MO, is a medical specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Sankpill graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). She takes Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Dr. Sankpill is affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Hedrick Medical Center, and Saint Luke's East Hospital.
Dr. Janell Jones' specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She practices in Garnett, KS and Kansas City, KS. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, Viant, and more. Dr. Jones is professionally 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.