We found 6 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. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Venn's education and training includes medical school at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine and 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's medical specialty is family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Pham is in-network for Medicare insurance. He 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.

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

Dr. Garrett Snipes' medical specialty is family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Jacksonville for residency. Dr. Snipes 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 works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist, family practice physician, and geriatrician. Dr. Houston takes Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, Dr. Houston attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Regional HealthPlus.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is professionally affiliated with Regional HealthPlus. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Klickman honors Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Edward Warren's areas of specialization are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Warren honors Medicare insurance.

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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.

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