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 has a special interest in general care. Dr. Tang accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Tang speaks Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. Dr. Tang 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 specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Saint Louis, MO. Before performing her residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Wilkins attended Howard University College of Medicine for medical school. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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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's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); she sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Gammack is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School.

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

Dr. Milta Little practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Little is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of SSM St. Mary's Health Center, St. Louis' residency program. She is conversant in Spanish.

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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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