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

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

Dr. Richard Schwarz is a specialist in adult nephrology and geriatrics (elderly care). He takes Cigna, Aetna, Medicaid, and more. Dr. Schwarz is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Schwarz is affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Paula Lester works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and geriatrician in Northport, NY and Mineola, NY. Dr. Lester is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Lester speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Edward Weissman's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Weissman graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He is in-network for Family Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Weissman (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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Dr. Adrianna Jeanne Garite, DO
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
270 Park Avenue; Palliative Medicine, 2 South
Huntington, NY
 

Dr. Adrianna Garite's areas of specialization are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care); she sees patients in Mineola, NY and Huntington, NY. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garite accepts. She attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Garite is conversant in Spanish. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Mike Langis practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Langis accepts. He speaks Greek. Dr. Langis has an open panel.

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

Dr. Carlos Fermo's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He speaks Spanish. Before completing his residency at PinnacleHealth, Dr. Fermo attended medical school at Emilio Aguinaldo College. Dr. Fermo accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare.

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

Dr. Jan Maby's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Maby is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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

Dr. Alan Fetterman practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Elderplan, Cigna, and Aetna. Dr. Fetterman studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine.

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Dr. Tetyana Divinskiy, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
270 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY
 

Dr. Tetyana Divinskiy is a physician who specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Divinskiy takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Vinnitsa National Medical University. In addition to English, Dr. Divinskiy (or staff) speaks Russian and Ukrainian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and Glen Cove Hospital. Dr. Divinskiy welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
 

Dr. David Siskind practices family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in West Islip, NY. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Siskind attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

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

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

Dr. Linda Honkanen works as a general internist and geriatrician in Northport, NY. She is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Honkanen is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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

Dr. Karen Blau's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She practices in Commack, NY. She takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Lisa Honkanen is an internist and geriatrician. She takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine.

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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.