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We found 10 geriatricians who accept Empire BlueCross BlueShield PPO near Staten Island, NY.

Dr. Theodore John Strange, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
68 Seguine Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Theodore Strange's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is professionally affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Strange average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Strange is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Chitoor S Govindaraj, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Geriatrics, Adult Pulmonology
11 Ralph Place; Suite 213
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Chitoor Govindaraj specializes in adult critical care, geriatrics (elderly care), and adult pulmonology and practices in Brooklyn, NY, Staten Island, NY, and New York, NY. In his practice, Dr. Govindaraj focuses on pulmonary testing. His hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Staten Island University Hospital - South, and Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Govindaraj obtained his medical school training at Madras Medical College and performed his residency at New York Methodist Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Govindaraj (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and Italian.

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Clinical interests: Pulmonary Testing

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Dr. Mario F Alicandri, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Geriatrics
65 Rose Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Mario Alicandri works as an internal medicine hospitalist and geriatrician. Dr. Alicandri graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
5430 Amboy Road
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Frank Cardello's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Staten Island, NY. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cardello honors. He is affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Geriatrics, Adult Pulmonology
501 Seaview Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Louis Sasso's areas of specialization are geriatrics (elderly care) and adult pulmonology. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Sasso is affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South. Dr. Sasso is accepting new patients.

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Dr. James F Kenny, MD
Specializes in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
475 Seaview Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. James Kenny sees patients in Staten Island, NY. His medical specialties are emergency medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Kenny is professionally affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South. He is in-network for MagnaCare, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Kenny studied medicine at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Kenny (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and Russian.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2627b Hylan Boulevard
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Barbara Malach's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Malach average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Malach takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Anita Barbara Szerszen, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
500 Seaview Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Anita Szerszen works as a general internist and geriatrician in Staten Island, NY. Dr. Szerszen studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Amerigroup, AARP, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Szerszen takes. Dr. Szerszen (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. Dr. Szerszen welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Imran Khalid, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
242 Mason Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Imran Khalid works as a general internist and geriatrician. He is a graduate of Aga Khan University Medical College. Amerigroup, AARP, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khalid takes. Dr. Khalid (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Diana Cherezova, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
690 Casleton Avenue; 2nd Floor
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Diana Cherezova's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Cherezova (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. She is affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. She attended medical school at Izhevsk State Medical Academy. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cherezova is accepting new patients.

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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.