We found 8 geriatricians who accept Blue Shield near New York, NY.
Dr. Karen Levine-Tanco sees patients in New York, NY. Her medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Levine-Tanco is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Secure Horizons. Before performing her residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Levine-Tanco attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. She has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. Dr. Levine-Tanco (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and French. Dr. Levine-Tanco welcomes new patients.
Dr. Bettina Chrysofakis-Baiduc's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She studied medicine at Hannover Medical School. Dr. Chrysofakis-Baiduc honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more.
Dr. Sunil Mehra is a geriatrics (elderly care) and adult pulmonology specialist in Middle Village, NY, Lic, NY, and Astoria, NY. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mehra honors. He attended Government Medical College, Amritsar and Government Medical College, Patiala and then went on to complete his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Mehra (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Syosset Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. He has an open panel.
Dr. Cardinale Smith practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult hematology, and adult oncology in New York, NY. Dr. Smith studied medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Smith include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and pain. Dr. Smith is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Smith speaks Spanish. Dr. Smith is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Pain, Palliative Care, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Thymoma
Dr. Il Paik practices adult gastroenterology and geriatrics (elderly care). He graduated from National University of Asunción Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Paik's residency was performed at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.
Dr. Mujibur Majumder is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). He works in Brooklyn, NY. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Before performing his residency at Sound Shore Medical Center, Dr. Majumder attended Sher-e-Bangla Medical College and Dhaka Medical College for medical school. Dr. Majumder (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hebrew, and Spanish.
Dr. Irina Lelchuk is a general internist and geriatrician in Brooklyn, NY. She speaks Russian. She graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Lelchuk an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.
Dr. Stuart Folick works as an internist and geriatrician in Astoria, NY. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Folick attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Lenox Hill Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Folick average 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Folick has an open panel.
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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.