We found 7 geriatricians who accept Medicare near Spartanburg, SC.
Dr. Tad Venn works as a family practice physician, internist, and geriatrician in Columbia, SC and Spartanburg, SC. Before completing his residency at Palmetto Health, Dr. Venn attended medical school at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. He honors Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Palmetto Health.
Dr. Hiep Pham's specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), family medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Halifax Medical Center for residency. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Pham is affiliated with Regional HealthPlus.
Dr. Robert Houston's areas of specialization are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), family medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After attending Creighton University School of Medicine, Dr. Houston completed his residency training at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Regional HealthPlus.
Dr. Haritha Boppana practices hospital medicine (hospitalist) and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Boppana graduated from Osmania Medical College. Her residency was performed at Interfaith Medical Center. She honors Medicare insurance. She is professionally affiliated with Regional HealthPlus.
Dr. Garrett Snipes practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), family medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Snipes is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. He trained at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Jacksonville for his residency. He is affiliated with Regional HealthPlus.
Dr. Howard Klickman practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Gaffney, SC and Spartanburg, SC. He accepts Medicare insurance. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Klickman is affiliated with Regional HealthPlus.
Dr. Edward Warren is a hospice and palliative medicine specialist, family medicine physician, and geriatrician. He studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Warren takes 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.