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We found 7 geriatricians who accept Blue Shield near New York, NY.

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

Dr. Sunil Mehra sees patients in Middle Village, NY, Lic, NY, and Astoria, NY. His medical specialties are geriatrics (elderly care) and adult pulmonology. The average patient rating for Dr. Mehra is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mehra honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Government Medical College, Amritsar and Government Medical College, Patiala and performed his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Mehra (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Syosset Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Karen Louise Levine-Tanco, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
277 8th Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Karen Levine-Tanco's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She practices in New York, NY. Dr. Levine-Tanco (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and French. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University, she performed her residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Secure Horizons, and more. Dr. Levine-Tanco has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
305 West End Avenue
Suite 214, NY
 

Dr. Bettina Chrysofakis-Baiduc specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Chrysofakis-Baiduc is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage. She is a graduate of Hannover Medical School.

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Dr. Cardinale B Smith, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Geriatrics
1190 5th Avenue
New York, NY
 

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 graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Smith's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and pain. Dr. Smith is in-network for Amerigroup, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Smith speaks Spanish. Dr. Smith's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Palliative Care, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Thymoma

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Dr. Il Joon Joon Paik, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Geriatrics
305 W End Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Il Paik specializes in adult gastroenterology and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in New York, NY. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended National University of Asunción Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Paik is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Geriatrics, Adult Pulmonology
1 Brookdale Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Mujibur Majumder is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care) specialist. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Sher-e-Bangla Medical College and Dhaka Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Majumder completed a residency program at Sound Shore Medical Center. Dr. Majumder (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Hebrew, and Spanish.

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

Dr. Stuart Folick's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patient ratings for Dr. Folick average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Folick completed his residency training at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Folick is conversant in Spanish. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.