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We found 4 geriatricians who accept Oxford Health Plans near Long Branch, NJ.

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Dr. Priya V Angi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
300 2nd Avenue
Long Branch, NJ
 

Dr. Priya Angi practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Angi is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center. She attended medical school at Andhra Medical College. Her residency was performed at Monmouth Medical Center. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Angi honors.

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Dr. Shira Goldberg, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
300 2nd Avenue; Suite 005
Long Branch, NJ
 

Dr. Shira Goldberg practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for residency. She honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Goldberg's professional affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center and Barnabas Health Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Palliative Care, Aging

Dr. Barbara E Courtney, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1029 Sycamore Avenue
Tinton Falls, NJ
 

Dr. Barbara Courtney is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is professionally affiliated with Barnabas Health Medical Group. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Courtney completed her residency training at Monmouth Medical Center. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes

Dr. Jessica Leigh Israel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
300 Second Avenue
Long Branch, NJ
 

Dr. Jessica Israel is a Long Branch, NJ physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Israel accepts several insurance carriers, including MagnaCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. She is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus.

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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.