We found 3 geriatricians who accept Medicaid near Albany, NY.

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Dr. Mary Elizabeth Rappazzo, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
4 Palisades Drive; Suite 100
Albany, NY
 

Dr. Mary Rappazzo is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is a graduate of Albany Medical College. Patients gave Dr. Rappazzo an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
301 Hackett Boulevard
Albany, NY
 

Dr. Michael Burke specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in East Greenbush, NY and Albany, NY. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Burke trained at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital for residency.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
113 Holland Avenue
Albany, NY
 

Dr. Julie Phillips sees patients in Albany, NY. Her medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Phillips attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Albany Stratton VA Medical Center.

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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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