We found 4 geriatricians who accept United Healthcare Choice near Saint Louis, MO.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
4675 South Grand Boulevard
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Tony Tang practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Saint Louis, MO. He is conversant in Vietnamese. In his practice, he is particularly interested in general care. Dr. Tang is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Fenton, MO, and Des Peres Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Tang attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: General Care

Dr. Consuelo H Wilkins, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
4570 Children's Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Consuelo Wilkins' specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She practices in Saint Louis, MO. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wilkins honors. Before completing her residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Wilkins attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Wilkins is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1402 S Grand Boulevard; Schwitalla Hall - Geriatric Medicine
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Milta Little's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Des Peres Hospital. Dr. Little attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at SSM St. Mary's Health Center, St. Louis. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Julie K Gammack, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3660 Vista Avenue; #204
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Julie Gammack practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Gammack is professionally affiliated with Des Peres Hospital. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School.

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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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