We found 7 geriatricians near Huntington, WV.
Dr. Shirley Neitch's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Neitch (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Filipino, and Arabic. She is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Neitch include: Humanism in Medicine Award, Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey; Aoa; and Rockefeller Award, WV Alzheimers Assoc..
Dr. Mehr Khan's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Khan is a graduate of Dow Medical College.
Dr. William Skeens specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Huntington, WV. Dr. Skeens is professionally affiliated with Huntington VA Medical Center. He attended medical school at Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.
Dr. Joye Martin specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Huntington, WV. Dr. Martin attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Huntington VA Medical Center.
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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.