We found 4 geriatricians who accept United Healthcare Choice near Saint Louis, MO.
Dr. Tony Tang is an internist and geriatrician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tang include general care. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended Ross University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Tang is conversant in Vietnamese.
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Dr. Consuelo Wilkins is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Wilkins attended Howard University College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Duke University Medical Center. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.
Dr. Julie Gammack's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); she sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Gammack is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.
Dr. Milta Little is a Saint Louis, MO physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is conversant in Spanish. She graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at SSM St. Mary's Health Center, St. Louis. Dr. Little accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna.
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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.