We found 8 geriatricians who accept Blue Shield near New York, 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.
Dr. Cardinale Smith, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult hematology, and adult oncology. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise consist of esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and pain. Dr. Smith is in-network for Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith studied medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Smith speaks Spanish. Dr. Smith is accepting new patients.
Clinical interests: Pain, Palliative Care, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Thymoma
Dr. Bettina Chrysofakis-Baiduc specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Hannover Medical School.
Dr. Karen Levine-Tanco sees patients in New York, NY. Her medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Levine-Tanco (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and French. 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. Dr. Levine-Tanco takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Levine-Tanco has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. She is accepting new patients.
Dr. Mujibur Majumder, who practices in Brooklyn, NY, is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). After completing medical school at Sher-e-Bangla Medical College and Dhaka Medical College, Dr. Majumder performed his residency at Sound Shore Medical Center. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Majumder (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hebrew, and Spanish.
Dr. Irina Lelchuk specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Lelchuk is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and Fidelis, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Russian.
Dr. Il Paik is an adult gastroenterology and geriatrics (elderly care) specialist in New York, NY. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst. Dr. Paik studied medicine at National University of Asunción Faculty of Medical Sciences. He trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.
Dr. Stuart Folick's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Folick attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Lenox Hill Hospital for residency. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Folick honors. He speaks Spanish. He is accepting new patients.
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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.