We found 7 geriatricians who accept Blue Shield near New York, NY.
Dr. Sunil Mehra's specialties are geriatrics (elderly care) and adult pulmonology. 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 Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Syosset Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. He has an open panel.
Dr. Bettina Chrysofakis-Baiduc is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chrysofakis-Baiduc graduated from Hannover Medical School.
Dr. Karen Levine-Tanco works as a general internist and geriatrician. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Secure Horizons are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Levine-Tanco takes. She is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. Her medical residency was performed at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Levine-Tanco has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. Dr. Levine-Tanco (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and French. She welcomes new patients.
Dr. Cardinale Smith works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist, adult hematologist, and adult oncologist in New York, NY. These areas are among Dr. Smith's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and pain. Dr. Smith is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith has an open panel. Dr. Smith graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Smith is conversant in Spanish.
Clinical interests: Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Pain and Palliative Care, Thymoma (Thymic Carcinoma)
Dr. Stuart Folick is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Folick is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He has an open panel. 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.
Dr. Il Paik is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and geriatrics (elderly care). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst. Before completing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Paik attended medical school at National University of Asunción Faculty of Medical Sciences. In addition to English, Dr. Paik speaks Spanish.
Dr. Mujibur Majumder's areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Brooklyn, NY. Before completing his residency at Sound Shore Medical Center, Dr. Majumder attended medical school at Sher-e-Bangla Medical College and Dhaka Medical College. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Majumder honors. Dr. Majumder (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hebrew, and Spanish.
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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.