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We found 17 geriatricians who accept Empire BlueCross BlueShield near Flushing, NY.

Dr. Shaparak Sedigheh Mojtabai, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2016 Bronxdale Avenue, #302, Primary Office; Bronx Park Med Pavillion
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Shaparak Mojtabai's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Mojtabai's clinical interests include prostate problems, heart problems, and depression. She is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mojtabai accepts. She welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at The National University of Iran, she performed her residency at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. Dr. Mojtabai (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Albanian, and Italian.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Dizziness, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, Macular ... (Read more)

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Dr. Chitoor S Govindaraj, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Geriatrics, Adult Pulmonology
Metro Sleep Medicine, Pc; 2550-c Boston Road
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Chitoor Govindaraj works as an adult critical care specialist, geriatrician, and adult pulmonologist in Brooklyn, NY, Staten Island, NY, and New York, NY. Dr. Govindaraj obtained his medical school training at Madras Medical College and performed his residency at New York Methodist Hospital. He is especially interested in pulmonary testing. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst. In addition to English, Dr. Govindaraj (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Staten Island University Hospital - South, and Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC). Dr. Govindaraj is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pulmonary Testing

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Adolescent Medicine, Geriatrics
222-15 Northern Boulevard
Bayside, NY
 

Dr. Vinay Kapoor's medical specialty is adult endocrinology, geriatrics (elderly care), and adolescent medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kapoor accepts MagnaCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kapoor (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Armenian, and Hindi. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
2138 31st Street
Astoria, NY
 

Dr. Amr Nayel's specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Astoria, NY. He studied medicine at Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Nayel's training includes residency programs at North Shore University Hospital and North General Hospital. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nayel accepts Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Nayel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Glen Cove Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Manuja Chandra Mathur, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2300 Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Manuja Mathur specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Cigna, and more. Dr. Mathur graduated from Deccan College of Medical Sciences. She trained at Montefiore Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Mathur (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. She is affiliated with North Central Bronx Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital.

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Dr. Sunil Mehra, MD
Specializes in Geriatrics, Adult Pulmonology
84-04; Penelope Avenue
Middle Village, NY
 

Dr. Sunil Mehra is a geriatrics (elderly care) and adult pulmonology specialist. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst. Dr. Mehra is a graduate of Government Medical College, Amritsar and Government Medical College, Patiala and a graduate of Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Mehra (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Mehra is professionally affiliated with Syosset Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. William Meng Duke Jr., MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3501 202nd Street
Bayside, NY
 

Dr. William Duke practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Duke (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Georgian. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Duke attended medical school at the University of Liege Faculty of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
72-18 164th Street
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Mallikarjuna Reddy is a family practitioner, general internist, and geriatrician. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Reddy's training includes a residency program at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Reddy (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Telugu, and Spanish.

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Dr. Olawumi Oluwabunmilola Babalola, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
Fh - Department of Medicine; 102-01 66th Road
Forest Hills, NY
 

Dr. Olawumi Babalola, who practices in Manhasset, NY and Forest Hills, NY, is a medical specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Babalola accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. She graduated from the University of Ibadan College of Medicine. Dr. Babalola (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Greek, and Japanese. She is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Babalola's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Zumaira Fatima, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
15211 89th Avenue
Jamaica, NY
 

Dr. Zumaira Fatima practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Jamaica, NY, Lake Success, NY, and New Hyde Park, NY. She is a graduate of Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga. Dr. Fatima's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fatima (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Telugu, and Sign Language. She is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Dr. Fatima welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Nooshi Fatima Karim, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
4500 Parsons Boulevard
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Nooshi Karim specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. She attended medical school at Nalanda Medical College. Dr. Karim (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Karim's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
4207 Utopia Parkway
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. John Pizzolla's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). The average patient rating for Dr. Pizzolla is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Pizzolla is a graduate of the University of Padua Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Pizzolla (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
220-41 Union Turnpike
Bayside, NY
 

Dr. Cristian Harghel practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His professional affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and North Shore University Hospital. Dr. Harghel honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He graduated from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Harghel (or staff) speaks German and French.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
30-12 36th Street
Astoria, NY
 

Dr. Stuart Folick specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Astoria, NY. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Folick welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. Folick attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1621 Eastchester Road
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Carol Kelly's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); she sees patients in Bronx, NY. She is an in-network provider for MagnaCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Kelly attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Kelly (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. She is professionally affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
140-15 Holly Avenue
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Lawrence Diamond practices family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Flushing, NY, Uniondale, NY, and East Meadow, NY. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre and Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Diamond attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Diamond trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and Child Health Plus, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.