We found 5 geriatricians who accept Catastrophic Compass 6850 near Hallandale, FL.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2100 E Hallandale Beach Boulevard; Suite 307, Primary Office
Hallandale Beach, FL
 

Dr. Clifford Benezra practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Hallandale, FL. Dr. Benezra is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Benezra attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital (Hollywood, FL) - Main Campus.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
1770 E Hallandale Beach Boulevard
Hallandale, FL
 

Dr. Jean-Claude Bourque works as a family medicine practitioner and geriatrician. He has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bourque takes. He attended medical school at the University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Bourque has received the following distinctions: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital (Hollywood, FL) - Main Campus.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3702 Washington Street; Suite 205
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Neldes Marranzini's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Marranzini is affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital (Hollywood, FL) - Main Campus. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her training includes a residency program at Orlando Regional Medical Center. Dr. Marranzini speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2600 Van Buren Street
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Alix Gay sees patients in Hollywood, FL. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Meharry Medical College. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gay honors. Dr. Gay (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Pembroke and Memorial Regional Hospital (Hollywood, FL) - Main Campus.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
200 E Hallandale Beach Boulevard
Hallandale Beach, FL
 

Dr. Hernando Giraldo is a Hallandale, FL physician who specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Giraldo takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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