We found 8 geriatricians who accept Aetna near West Orange, NJ.
Dr. Theresa Redling's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Redling studied medicine at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency training at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Redling include dementia. Dr. Redling is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Redling (or staff) speaks Sign Language and Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Barnabas Health Medical Group.
Clinical interests: Complex elder care, Dementia, Educating other practitioners in caring for the elderly
Dr. Pratibha Kulkarni works as an interventional radiologist and geriatrician. She is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Before performing her residency at United Hospitals Medical Center, Newark, Dr. Kulkarni attended L.T. Municipal Medical College for medical school. Dr. Kulkarni is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Kulkarni accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.
Dr. Anne-Marie Gracia specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Gracia obtained her medical school training at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at The University Hospital, Newark. She honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, AARP, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
Dr. Sandhya Shah is a Newark, NJ physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is professionally affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Shah obtained her medical school training at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and performed her residency at United Hospitals Medical Center, Newark. She takes Magellan Health Services, Aetna, Group Health Incorporated (GHI), and more.
Dr. Suganthini Umakanthan practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Umakanthan takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Jaffna Faculty of Medicine and residency at Coney Island Hospital. Her professional affiliations include Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Barnabas Health Medical Group.
Clinical interests: DementiaDeliriumPalliative Care
Dr. Jashvant Amin is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Amin is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center. He attended Medical College Baroda for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Dr. Michele Elkins' specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. She completed her residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Elkins is professionally affiliated with Atlantic Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center.
Dr. Rani Gundavarapu's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Gundavarapu honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad. Dr. Gundavarapu (or staff) speaks Spanish, Italian, and Hindi. Dr. Gundavarapu is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.
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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.