We found 4 geriatricians who accept Coventry Gold HMO near Lakeland, FL.

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Dr. Nayankumar Rameshbhai Patel MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Geriatrics
4315 Highland Park Boulevard; Suite A
Lakeland, FL

Dr. Nayankumar Patel is a physician who specializes in adult hospital medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). In Dr. Patel's practice, he is particularly interested in hospital care. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at B.J. Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Patel trained at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville, South Florida Baptist Hospital, and Winter Haven Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2815 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL

Dr. Glenn Zaide practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Lakeland, FL. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
average rating 2.43 stars (4 ratings)
3058 Highlands By The Lake Way; #6
Lakeland, FL

Dr. Morris Kutner's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Lakeland, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kutner takes.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
average rating 2.5 stars (9 ratings)
4710 S Florida Avenue
Lakeland, FL

Dr. Ruben Adriano is an internist and geriatrician in Lakeland, FL. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Adriano takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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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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