We found 4 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's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Rappazzo is affiliated with St. Peter’s Health Partners (SPHP) Medical Associates. She studied medicine at Albany Medical College. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Michael Burke practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Burke's residency was performed at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
101 Jordan Road; Suite 100
Troy, NY
 

Dr. Michael Wolff's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wolff accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. He attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Wolff is professionally affiliated with Samaritan Hospital.

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

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

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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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