We found 6 geriatricians who accept Medicare near Spartanburg, SC.
Dr. Tad Venn's areas of specialization are family medicine, general internal medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). He obtained his medical school training at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine and performed his residency at Palmetto Health. Dr. Venn takes Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Palmetto Health.
Dr. Hiep Pham sees patients in Spartanburg, SC and Greenville, SC. His medical specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Pham is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and a graduate of Halifax Medical Center's residency program. 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. Before completing his residency at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, Dr. Houston attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Houston is professionally affiliated with Regional HealthPlus.
Dr. Garrett Snipes is a Spartanburg, SC physician who specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is affiliated with Regional HealthPlus. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Snipes graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Snipes completed a residency program at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Jacksonville.
Dr. Howard Klickman specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Klickman's education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Regional HealthPlus.
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). He attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Warren honors 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.