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We found 13 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. Dr. Twenter takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time. She attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency.

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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). Dr. Buss's clinical interests include general care. She is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital. 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 in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice.

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Clinical interests: General Care

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

Dr. Jonathan Gendel's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Gendel has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He has indicated that his clinical interests include general care. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Gendel 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). Dr. Shaumeyer 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 has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road.

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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 in Kansas City, MO and Lees Summit, MO. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Squire accepts. Dr. Squire is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Carondelet Health, and Research Medical Center.

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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 specializes in family medicine, emergency medicine, and osteopathic manipulative medicine. He studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Hall is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Carondelet Health.

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Dr. Stephanie Marie Westley, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Hospital 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 honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete 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 works as a family medicine practitioner and geriatrician. She 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. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Cuezze is professionally affiliated with 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 is a family practice physician and geriatrician. Dr. Fearn is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Fearn is affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Carondelet Health.

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

Dr. Jon Dedon is a geriatrician in Kansas City, MO. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of 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 specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Tadakamalla graduated from Kakatiya Medical College. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Kathleen Tang-Beltran's medical specialty is family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Kavita Jadhav's areas of specialization are hospital medicine (hospitalist) and geriatrics (elderly care). She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.