We found 4 geriatricians who accept Oxford Health Plans near Long Branch, NJ.
Dr. Priya Angi's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); she sees patients in Long Branch, NJ. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. After attending Andhra Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Angi is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center.
Dr. Shira Goldberg works as a general internist and geriatrician in Long Branch, NJ and Asbury Park, NJ. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldberg honors. Dr. Goldberg is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a graduate of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital's residency program. Her professional affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center and Barnabas Health Medical Group.
Clinical interests: Palliative Care, Aging
Dr. Barbara Courtney's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); she sees patients in Red Bank, NJ and Tinton Falls, NJ. Dr. Courtney attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Monmouth Medical Center. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Courtney is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Barnabas Health Medical Group.
Clinical interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes
Dr. Jessica Israel practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Long Branch, NJ. She is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus. Dr. Israel accepts MagnaCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
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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.