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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1249 15th Street; Suite 2000
Huntington, WV
 

Dr. Shirley Neitch practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Neitch (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Filipino, and Arabic. She is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Neitch takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Humanism in Medicine Award, Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey; Aoa; and Rockefeller Award, WV Alzheimers Assoc..

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Geriatrics
1600 Medical Center Drive; Suite G500
Huntington, WV
 

Dr. Gretchen Oley specializes in adult critical care and geriatrics (elderly care). She is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1540 Spring Valley Drive
Huntington, WV
 

Dr. Joye Martin's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Martin is affiliated with Huntington VA Medical Center.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1448 10th Avenue
Huntington, WV
 

Dr. Mehr Khan sees patients in Huntington, WV. Her medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Khan accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Geriatrics, Adult Pulmonology
1540 Spring Valley Drive
Huntington, WV
 

Dr. Nancy Munn is a critical care specialist, geriatrician, and pulmonologist in Huntington, WV. She is professionally affiliated with Huntington VA Medical Center. She attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
1540 Spring Valley Drive
Huntington, WV
 

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1249 15th Street; Suite 2000
Huntington, WV
 

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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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