We found 14 geriatricians who accept Humana Simplicity near Lees Summit, MO.

Dr. Kathryn Clare Vandenberg, DO
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Geriatrics
290 Ne Tudor Road
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Kathryn Twenter's medical specialty is adult hospital medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Her professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Shawnee Mission Health, and Saint Luke's East Hospital. She graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Twenter is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Mary I Lightfoot, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
20 Ne Saint Luke's Boulevard; Suite 350
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. Mary Buss' specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She practices in Lees Summit, MO. In her practice, she is particularly interested in general care. Dr. Buss honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). She is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital.

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Clinical interests: General Care

Dr. Kristi Kim Shaumeyer, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3066 Sw Grandstand Circle
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Kristi Shaumeyer is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is affiliated with Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road. Dr. Shaumeyer accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3066 Sw Grandstand Circle
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Nancy Squire is an internist and geriatrician. Her professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Carondelet Health, and Research Medical Center. Dr. Squire attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Squire honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Dr. Jonathan Gendel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
506 Nw Murray Road
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Jonathan Gendel practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Lees Summit, MO and Kansas City, MO. His areas of expertise include general care. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital. Dr. Gendel obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Gendel is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice.

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Clinical interests: General Care

Dr. Herbert Edward Hall III, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Geriatrics
258 North East Tudor Road
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Herbert Hall's specialties are family medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His professional affiliations include Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Carondelet Health. Dr. Hall honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Hall speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Stephanie Marie Westley, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3066 Southwest Grandstand Circle
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. Stephanie Garcia is a physician who specializes in family medicine, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Garcia accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Her professional affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville.

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Dr. Joy Eleanor Steinkamp, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
3066 S.w. Grandstand Circle
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Joy Cuezze is a family practice physician and geriatrician. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cuezze honors. She graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Her professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville.

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Dr. Sara Rachel Fearn, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
3066 Sw Grandstand Circle
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Sara Fearn practices family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Fearn is affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Carondelet Health. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fearn honors. She attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
7900 Lee's Summit Road
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Jon Dedon sees patients in Kansas City, MO. His medical specialty is geriatrics (elderly care). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Dedon has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
600 Ne Meadowview Drive
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Malathi Tadakamalla is a physician who specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Tadakamalla attended medical school at Kakatiya Medical College. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
7900 Lees Summit Road
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Kathleen Tang-Beltran is a physician who specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Tang-Beltran is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
7900 Lees Summit Road
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Kavita Jadhav is a Kansas City, MO physician who specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and geriatrics (elderly care). She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3066 Sw Grandstand Circle
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Ryan Sears specializes in family medicine, general internal medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). He is professionally affiliated with Carondelet Health. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sears graduated from Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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.