We found 6 geriatricians who accept Humana Silver 3800/HMO Premier near Miami, FL.

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Dr. Rafael Antonio Barrial-Farinas, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3661 South Miami Avenue; Suite 104
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Barrial-Farinas' specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His areas of expertise include diabetes, obesity, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barrial-Farinas accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine and residency at Hackensack University Medical Center. Dr. Barrial-Farinas speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Diabetes, Obesity, Preventive Care, Weight Loss, Elder Care

Specializes in Family Medicine, Dermatology, Geriatrics
1435 W. 49th Place
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Jose Mendez works as a family practitioner, dermatologist, and geriatrician in Hialeah, FL and Miramar, FL. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Mendez attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Mendez is in-network for 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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Dr. Jorge C Antunez-De Mayolo, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Geriatrics
3659 S Miami Avenue; Suite 2001
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Antunez-De Mayolo is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and geriatrics (elderly care). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital and Mercy Miami Hospital. Dr. Antunez-De Mayolo takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Cayetano Heredia University, Dr. Antunez-De Mayolo performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Antunez-De Mayolo (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1201 N.w. 16th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Joel Danisi's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Danisi honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1321 N.w. 14 Street; #602
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Lai-Yuan Liu's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Miami, FL. He is a graduate of Medical College of Georgia. He honors United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Geriatrics
777 E 25th Street; Suite 516
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Rossana Lopez's medical specialty is psychiatry and geriatrics (elderly care). She honors United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze, as well as 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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