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Dr. Karen Louise Levine-Tanco, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
275 8th Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Karen Levine-Tanco works as an internist and geriatrician. Dr. Levine-Tanco accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. She has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Levine-Tanco (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and French. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Sunil Mehra is a geriatrician and pulmonologist in Middle Village, NY, Lic, NY, and Astoria, NY. Dr. Mehra attended Government Medical College, Amritsar and Government Medical College, Patiala for medical school and subsequently trained at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center for residency. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mehra (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Syosset Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. Dr. Mehra is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Bettina Chrysofakis-Baiduc is an internist and geriatrician. She attended medical school at Hannover Medical School. Dr. Chrysofakis-Baiduc is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage.

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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, 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 has indicated that Dr. Smith's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and pain. Dr. Smith accepts Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Smith speaks Spanish. Dr. Smith is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Mujibur Majumder practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Sher-e-Bangla Medical College and Dhaka Medical College. Dr. Majumder's medical residency was performed at Sound Shore Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Majumder (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hebrew, and Spanish.

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

Dr. Stuart Folick's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Folick is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency 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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Dr. Irina Lelchuk, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
65 Broadway; Suite 1102
New York, NY
 

Dr. Irina Lelchuk is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Lelchuk is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, Fidelis, and more. She is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She speaks Russian.

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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 works as a gastroenterologist and geriatrician. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Paik is a graduate of National University of Asunción Faculty of Medical Sciences and a graduate of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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.

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