We found 30 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 sees patients in Brooklyn, NY. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hecht include pain, osteoporosis, and palliative care. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Health First, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hecht has received the following distinction: Faculty Teaching Attending of the Year. Dr. Hecht (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is an internist and geriatrician in New York, NY. Dr. Getsos is especially interested in dementia. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jersey City Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Getsos (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and Italian. He 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 Geriatrics
97 Amity Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Salwa Gerges is a geriatrics (elderly care) specialist. She accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. She studied medicine at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Gerges trained at Jersey City Medical Center. Dr. Gerges (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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

Dr. John Dellosso is a general internist and geriatrician. He is rated highly by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Dellosso accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Dellosso studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at St. Vincent's Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Chitoor Govindaraj's medical specialty is adult critical care, geriatrics (elderly care), and adult pulmonology. Dr. Govindaraj has a special interest in pulmonary testing. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and more. He studied medicine at Madras Medical College. His residency was performed at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Govindaraj (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and Italian. Dr. Govindaraj is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Staten Island University Hospital - South, and Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC). He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pulmonary Testing

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

Dr. Emil Baccash is a general internist and geriatrician. Clinical interests for Dr. Baccash include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Patients gave Dr. Baccash an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Methodist Hospital, Dr. Baccash attended Sapienza University of Rome for medical school. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Baccash speaks Italian. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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

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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 is an adult critical care specialist, geriatrician, and adult pulmonologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abott include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Abott average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Abott graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at Coney Island Hospital. Dr. Abott (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Maimonides Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

Dr. Adam Karp is a geriatrician in New York, NY. In Dr. Karp's practice, he is particularly interested in dementia. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and a graduate of Maimonides Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Karp (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. He is professionally 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 is a general internist and geriatrician. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Feher include hypertension (high blood pressure), type 2 diabetes, and asthma. Dr. Feher is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Feher attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Feher has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors.

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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 is a general internist and geriatrician in New York, NY and New Yrok, NY. His clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), musculoskeletal pain, and type 2 diabetes. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Perskin accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency.

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

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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 is a family practitioner and geriatrician. In addition to English, she speaks Filipino. In her practice, Dr. Araw focuses on hospice (end-of-life care). Dr. Araw's hospital/clinic affiliations include PeaceHealth Medical Group - Whatcom, PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Araw graduated from St. Luke's College of Medicine, William H. Quasha Memorial and then she performed her residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst.

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Clinical interests: Hospice

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

Dr. Caroline Blaum specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Her areas of expertise include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), atherosclerosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Blaum is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. She honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Blaum attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Blaum trained at Detroit Receiving Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Dr. Blaum (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic.

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

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

Dr. Jennifer Breznay practices family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital. Dr. Breznay obtained her medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. She honors Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Sunil Mehra, MD
Specializes in Geriatrics, Adult Pulmonology
23-10. 30th Avenue
Lic, NY
 

Dr. Sunil Mehra's specialties are geriatrics (elderly care) and adult pulmonology. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Mehra's professional affiliations include Syosset Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mehra honors. He is open to new patients. Dr. Mehra graduated from Government Medical College, Amritsar and Government Medical College, Patiala and then he performed his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Mehra (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
910 Park Place
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Golda Johnson's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is a graduate of the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Johnson completed her residency training at Interfaith Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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

Dr. Donald Bernstein is a specialist in geriatrics (elderly care) and adult rheumatology. He works in New York, NY. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Bernstein takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is a graduate of New York Medical College.

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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.