We found 3 geriatricians who accept United Healthcare Plans near Kansas City, MO.

Dr. Peter S Holt, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
4440 Broadway Street
Kansas City, MO

Dr. Peter Holt practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Holt is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Holt completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). These areas are among his clinical interests: aging and dementia. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Holt is affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical interests: Dementia, Aging

Dr. Christine M Sankpill, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
4401 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO

Dr. Christine Sankpill's specialties are hospital medicine (hospitalist) and geriatrics (elderly care). She practices in Kansas City, MO. She attended medical school at 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). Dr. Sankpill takes Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Hedrick Medical Center, and Saint Luke's East Hospital.

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Dr. Janell Elaine Jones, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS

Dr. Janell Jones specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Jones accepts Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Jones trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Jones is affiliated with Anderson County Hospital.

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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.

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