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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's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. He is conversant in Vietnamese. In his practice, Dr. Tang focuses on general care. Dr. Tang is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. He obtained his medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tang's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Consuelo Wilkins practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Wilkins is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Duke University Medical Center. 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 specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Saint Louis, MO. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Gammack graduated from 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's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). In addition to English, Dr. Little speaks Spanish. Her education and training includes medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at SSM St. Mary's Health Center, St. Louis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Little accepts.

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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.