We found 3 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 specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Angi accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Andhra Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Monmouth Medical Center for residency.

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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 is an 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 takes. She is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a graduate of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital's residency program. Dr. Goldberg's professional affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center and Barnabas Health Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Palliative Care, Aging

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

Dr. Jessica Israel sees patients in Long Branch, NJ. Her medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She is in-network for MagnaCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Israel 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.

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