We found 3 geriatricians who accept United Healthcare Plans near Kansas City, MO.
Dr. Peter Holt is a Kansas City, MO physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He has indicated that his clinical interests include aging and dementia. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Holt accepts. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Holt has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.
Clinical interests: dementia, aging
Dr. Christine Sankpill practices hospital medicine (hospitalist) and geriatrics (elderly care). She takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. She studied medicine at 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 is affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Hedrick Medical Center, and Saint Luke's East Hospital.
Dr. Janell Jones works as a family medicine physician and geriatrician. She is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital. Dr. Jones takes Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical Center's residency program.
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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.