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We found 7 geriatricians who accept Medicare near Spartanburg, SC.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
103 S Pine Street
Spartanburg, SC
 

Dr. Tad Venn's areas of specialization are family medicine, general internal medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Columbia, SC and Spartanburg, SC. Dr. Venn takes Medicare insurance. He graduated from East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Palmetto Health. He is professionally affiliated with Palmetto Health.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
380 Serpentine Drive; Suite 200-a
Spartanburg, SC
 

Dr. Hiep Pham is a family medicine physician and geriatrician. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Pham completed his residency training at Halifax Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Regional HealthPlus.

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Dr. Robert Eric Houston, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine, Geriatrics
853 N Church; Suite 510
Spartanburg, SC
 

Dr. Robert Houston's medical specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), family medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). He honors Medicare insurance. After attending Creighton University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Dr. Houston is professionally affiliated with Regional HealthPlus.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
101 East Wood Street; Suite 401
Spartanburg, SC
 

Dr. Haritha Boppana is a physician who specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Boppana studied medicine at Osmania Medical College. She trained at Interfaith Medical Center for residency. She takes Medicare insurance. She is affiliated with Regional HealthPlus.

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Dr. Garrett Ellis Snipes, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
101 E Wood Street
Spartanburg, SC
 

Dr. Garrett Snipes' specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Snipes is affiliated with Regional HealthPlus. He takes Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine and a graduate of St. Vincent's Medical Center, Jacksonville's residency program.

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Dr. Howard W Klickman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
101 East Wood Street; Suite 401
Spartanburg, SC
 

Dr. Howard Klickman's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Gaffney, SC and Spartanburg, SC. Dr. Klickman is professionally affiliated with Regional HealthPlus. He accepts Medicare insurance. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Klickman completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine, Geriatrics
103 S. Pine
Spartanburg, SC
 

Dr. Edward Warren is a physician who specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), family medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Warren is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Wake Forest University 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.