We found 5 geriatricians near Manchester, CT.
Dr. Michael Underwood is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Underwood accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Hartford Hospital.
Dr. Jeffrey Stein's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in South Windsor, CT. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Stein honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. Dr. Stein is affiliated with Hartford Hospital.
Dr. Swarupa Vedere is an adult hospital medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) specialist. Her areas of expertise include hospital care. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vedere obtained her medical school training at Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences and performed her residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael. Her professional affiliations include Eastern Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System.
Clinical interests: Hospital Care
Dr. Susan Giles' areas of specialization are geriatrics (elderly care) and adult rheumatology. She accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Giles attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. She is affiliated with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center (Hartford, CT).
Dr. John Schifferdecker practices family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Vernon Rockville, CT. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schifferdecker takes Medicare insurance. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He is affiliated with Eastern Connecticut Health Network.
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.