We found 6 geriatricians near Huntington, WV.
Dr. Shirley Neitch is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Neitch (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Filipino, and Arabic. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Neitch honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Humanism in Medicine Award, Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey; Aoa; and Rockefeller Award, WV Alzheimers Assoc..
Dr. Mehr Khan practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khan graduated from Dow Medical College.
Dr. William Skeens is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Skeens is a graduate of Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Huntington VA Medical Center.
Dr. Thomas Savory's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Savory studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School.
Dr. Joye Martin works as a general internist and geriatrician in Huntington, WV. She studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She is 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.