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We found 11 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). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Strange is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Strange is affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South. He is open to 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's medical specialty is adult critical care, geriatrics (elderly care), and adult pulmonology. Dr. Govindaraj has a special interest in pulmonary testing. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and more. He studied medicine at Madras Medical College. His residency was performed at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Govindaraj (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and Italian. Dr. Govindaraj is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Staten Island University Hospital - South, and Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC). He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pulmonary Testing

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

Dr. Louis Sasso practices geriatrics (elderly care) and adult pulmonology in Staten Island, NY. Dr. Sasso graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Mario Alicandri's specialties are adult hospital medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alicandri honors. He is open to new patients. Dr. Alicandri graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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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's medical specialty is emergency medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South. Dr. Kenny takes MagnaCare, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Kenny (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and Russian.

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Dr. Anna Maria Warchol, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
65 Rose Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Anna Warchol's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She graduated from Medical University of Warsaw and Jagiellonian University Medical College. Dr. Warchol is in-network for Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Warchol (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Polish and Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Frank Cardello sees patients in Staten Island, NY. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Cardello's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He graduated from New York Medical College. Dr. Cardello is affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Anita Szerszen's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Amerigroup, AARP, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Szerszen honors. Dr. Szerszen welcomes new patients. She attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Szerszen (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic.

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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). The average patient rating for Dr. Malach is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Malach's practice is open to new patients. She is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine.

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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 an internist and geriatrician in Staten Island, NY. Dr. Khalid honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, AARP, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College. Dr. Khalid (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South. Dr. Khalid is accepting 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 is a general internist and geriatrician. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cherezova takes. She graduated from Izhevsk State Medical Academy. Dr. Cherezova (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. She is professionally affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. She 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.