We found 4 geriatricians who accept United Healthcare Choice near Saint Louis, MO.
Dr. Tony Tang's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Tang has indicated that his clinical interests include general care. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tang accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Ross University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He is conversant in Vietnamese. Dr. Tang is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. He is open to new patients.
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Dr. Consuelo Wilkins practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Wilkins is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Wilkins is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
Dr. Julie Gammack works as a general internist and geriatrician in Saint Louis, MO. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gammack honors. She attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School.
Dr. Milta Little works as an internist and geriatrician in Saint Louis, MO. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. 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. Dr. Little is conversant in Spanish.
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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.