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Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Geriatrics
71 Haynes Street
Manchester, CT

Dr. Swarupa Vedere's specialties are adult hospital medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She practices in Manchester, CT, New Haven, CT, and North Haven, CT. Her areas of expertise include hospital care. She is professionally affiliated with Eastern Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Vedere takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Dr. Vedere performed her residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

Dr. Jeffrey Elliott Stein, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1559 Sullivan Avenue
South Windsor, CT

Dr. Jeffrey Stein works as a general internist and geriatrician. Dr. Stein graduated from New York Medical College. He accepts Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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Dr. Michael John Underwood, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
256 North Main Street
Manchester, CT

Dr. Michael Underwood practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He accepts Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Underwood is affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Preventive Care

Dr. Susan Stocker Stocker, MD
Specializes in Geriatrics, Adult Rheumatology
515 West Middle Turnpike
Manchester, CT

Dr. Susan Giles is a geriatrics (elderly care) and adult rheumatology specialist. She is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Giles is affiliated with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center (Hartford, CT).

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Dr. John Schifferdecker, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
554 Talcottville Road
Vernon, CT

Dr. John Schifferdecker specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Vernon Rockville, CT. Dr. Schifferdecker has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Eastern Connecticut Health Network.

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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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