We found 9 geriatricians near Huntington, WV.
Dr. Shirley Neitch sees patients in Huntington, WV. Her medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Neitch has received professional recognition including the following: Humanism in Medicine Award, Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey; Aoa; and Rockefeller Award, WV Alzheimers Assoc.. Dr. Neitch (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Filipino, and Arabic.
Dr. Kristina Hartman specializes in family medicine and practices in Huntington, WV. Dr. Hartman studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine.
Dr. Gretchen Oley's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Oley is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. She graduated from Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.
Dr. Mehr Khan is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She attended medical school at Dow Medical College. She takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.
Dr. Ambryan White practices family medicine in Milton, WV and Huntington, WV. She studied medicine at Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Dr. White honors Medicare insurance.
Dr. William Skeens works as an internist and geriatrician in Huntington, WV. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington VA Medical Center. He attended medical school at Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.
Dr. Thomas Savory's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Savory graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School.
Dr. Joye Martin's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She practices in Huntington, WV. She attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Martin 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.