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We found 14 geriatricians who accept Medicaid near Northport, NY.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY
 

Dr. Paula Lester specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Lester takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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Dr. Richard B Schwarz, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology, Geriatrics
325 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY
 

Dr. Richard Schwarz practices adult nephrology and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Schwarz accepts several insurance carriers, including Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Adrianna Jeanne Garite, DO
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
270 Park Avenue; Hh - Department of Medicine
Huntington, NY
 

Dr. Adrianna Garite works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and geriatrician in Mineola, NY and Huntington, NY. She honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Garite is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Garite is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY
 

Dr. Edward Weissman is a general internist and geriatrician in Northport, NY. He honors Family Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Weissman (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. He is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
270 Park Avenue; Hh - Department of Medicine
Huntington, NY
 

Dr. Mike Langis specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Langis attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Greek. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital. Dr. Langis has an open panel.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
325 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY
 

Dr. Alan Fetterman specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Fetterman takes several insurance carriers, including Elderplan, Cigna, and Aetna. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
68 Hauppauge Road
Commack, NY
 

Dr. Carlos Fermo works as a general internist and geriatrician in Commack, NY and Stony Brook, NY. He honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Fermo studied medicine at Emilio Aguinaldo College. He completed his residency training at PinnacleHealth. He speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY
 

Dr. Jan Maby practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center. Dr. Maby graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Tetyana Divinskiy, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
270 Park Avenue; Hh - Department of Family Practice
Huntington, NY
 

Dr. Tetyana Divinskiy is a family practice physician and geriatrician in Huntington, NY. She attended medical school at Vinnitsa National Medical University. Dr. Divinskiy honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Divinskiy (or staff) speaks Russian and Ukrainian. She is affiliated with Syosset Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Glen Cove Hospital. Dr. Divinskiy welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
 

Dr. David Siskind's areas of specialization are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in West Islip, NY. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Siskind graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
68 Hauppauge Road; Medicine Department
Commack, NY
 

Dr. Mohammed Alam's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Commack, NY. Dr. Alam graduated from Sir Salimullah Medical College. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid. Dr. Alam (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
68 Hauppauge Road
Commack, NY
 

Dr. Karen Blau's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); she sees patients in Commack, NY. She graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Blau takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
120 Daly Road
East Northport, NY
 

Dr. Lisa Honkanen's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She practices in East Northport, NY. Dr. Honkanen attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. She accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY
 

Dr. Linda Honkanen sees patients in Northport, NY. Her medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Honkanen is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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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.