We found 6 geriatricians who accept Medicare near Spartanburg, SC.
Dr. Tad Venn works as a family medicine practitioner, internist, and geriatrician in Columbia, SC and Spartanburg, SC. Dr. Venn honors Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Palmetto Health. Dr. Venn is affiliated with Palmetto Health.
Dr. Hiep Pham's specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Pham attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Halifax Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Regional HealthPlus.
Dr. Robert Houston specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), family medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Spartanburg, SC. Dr. Houston is professionally affiliated with Regional HealthPlus. He accepts Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, Dr. Houston attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine.
Dr. Garrett Snipes is a family practice physician and geriatrician in Spartanburg, SC. He is affiliated with Regional HealthPlus. Dr. Snipes takes Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Jacksonville.
Dr. Howard Klickman works as an internist and geriatrician in Gaffney, SC and Spartanburg, SC. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Klickman is affiliated with Regional HealthPlus.
Dr. Edward Warren specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), family medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). He graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Warren is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.
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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.