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We found 33 geriatricians who accept CIGNA Plans near Brooklyn, NY.

Dr. Melvyn L Hecht, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
4802 Tenth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Melvyn Hecht works as a general internist and geriatrician in Brooklyn, NY. Before completing his residency at Kings County Hospital Center, Dr. Hecht attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Hecht's clinical interests include pain, osteoporosis, and palliative care. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Health First are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hecht accepts. He has received the following distinction: Faculty Teaching Attending of the Year. Dr. Hecht (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Hecht has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Osteoporosis, Palliative Care, Memory Loss, Alzheimer's Disease, Rehabilitation

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Dr. John Pete Getsos, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
184 E 70th Street; Level B1
New York, NY
 

Dr. John Getsos sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Getsos has indicated that his clinical interests include dementia. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at Jersey City Medical Center, Dr. Getsos attended St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Getsos (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Greek, and Italian. Dr. Getsos is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone East Side Medical and Cardiovascular Associates.

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Clinical interests: Dementia

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Dr. Salwa Mikhail Gerges, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
97 Amity Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Salwa Gerges' specialty is geriatrics (elderly care). In addition to English, Dr. Gerges (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. She studied medicine at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Gerges trained at Jersey City Medical Center. She takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
314 West 14th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. John Dellosso works as an internist and geriatrician. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Dellosso honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at St. Vincent's Hospital. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Dellosso is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Dr. Emil George Baccash Jr., MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
20 8th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Emil Baccash specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). In addition to English, he speaks Italian. Clinical interests for Dr. Baccash include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Baccash is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. After attending Sapienza University of Rome for medical school, he completed his residency training at Methodist Hospital. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Baccash takes Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Baccash has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Lung Problems, Dementia, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems, High Cholesterol

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
301 E 17th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Adam Karp's area of specialization is geriatrics (elderly care). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Karp include dementia. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Karp (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Karp is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Dementia

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
251 E 33rd Street; Suite 2 South
New York, NY
 

Dr. Laszlo Feher's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in New York, NY. Dr. Feher's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Feher include hypertension (high blood pressure), type 2 diabetes, and asthma. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Before completing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Feher attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Feher speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Screening, Type 2 Diabetes, Hypertension, Dementia, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Asthma, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Michael Hunter Perskin, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
530 1st Avenue; Hcc Suite 7b
New York, NY
 

Dr. Michael Perskin sees patients in New York, NY and New Yrok, NY. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Areas of expertise for Dr. Perskin include hypertension (high blood pressure), musculoskeletal pain, and type 2 diabetes. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Perskin honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School, he completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Hypertension, Dementia, High Cholesterol, Type 2 Diabetes, Chest Pain, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
530 1st Avenue; Hcc Suite 7b
New York, NY
 

Dr. Caroline Blaum is a New York, NY physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Her training includes residency programs at Detroit Receiving Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. These areas are among Dr. Blaum's clinical interests: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), atherosclerosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Blaum is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Blaum (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. She is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Incontinence, Hypertension, Dementia, Diabetes, Atherosclerosis, Lewy Body Dementia, Memory ... (Read more)

Dr. Chitoor S Govindaraj, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Geriatrics, Adult Pulmonology
8714 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Chitoor Govindaraj's areas of specialization are adult critical care, geriatrics (elderly care), and adult pulmonology. Dr. Govindaraj's clinical interests include pulmonary testing. His professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Staten Island University Hospital - South, and Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Govindaraj's education and training includes medical school at Madras Medical College and residency at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Govindaraj (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Greek, and Italian.

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Clinical interests: Pulmonary Testing

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Geriatrics
342 East 67th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Franklin Marsh is a gastroenterologist in New York, NY. Dr. Marsh is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Marsh include liver disease and upper endoscopy (EGD). His education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and residency at Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Marsh takes Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Upper Endoscopy, Liver Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Endoscopy

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Dr. Anna Clarissa Clarissa Aluquin Marissa Alquin Araw, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
530 First Avenue; Hcc Suite 5d
Manhattan, NY
 

Dr. Anna Araw's areas of specialization are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Araw's clinical interests include hospice (end-of-life care). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Healthfirst, and more. Before completing her residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Dr. Araw attended medical school at St. Luke's College of Medicine, William H. Quasha Memorial. Dr. Araw is conversant in Filipino. She is professionally affiliated with PeaceHealth Medical Group - Whatcom, PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Hospice

Dr. Michael Larry Abott, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Geriatrics, Adult Pulmonology
263 Seventh Avenue; Suite 5h, Nym Medical Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Michael Abott's specialties are adult critical care, geriatrics (elderly care), and adult pulmonology. Dr. Abott (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. Clinical interests for Dr. Abott include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. His professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Maimonides Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and performed his residency at Coney Island Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Abott honors Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Sarcoidosis, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Treatment, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Jennifer Barnett Breznay, MPH, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
4802 10th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Jennifer Breznay's specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She practices in Brooklyn, NY and Bronx, NY. Dr. Breznay is affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital. She accepts Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. She speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Geriatrics, Adult Rheumatology
80 5th Avenue; Suite 1605
New York, NY
 

Dr. Donald Bernstein sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialties are geriatrics (elderly care) and adult rheumatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Bernstein is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Bernstein studied medicine at New York Medical College. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Dr. Nirmala Rao Tummalapenta, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
41. Eastern Parkway; Apartment #1b
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Nirmala Tummalapenta is a general internist. Dr. Tummalapenta is in-network for Aetna Medicare, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Tummalapenta is a graduate of Coimbatore Medical College and a graduate of New York Methodist Hospital's residency program. Dr. Tummalapenta (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Tummalapenta is affiliated with Montefiore 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.