We found 4 geriatricians who accept United Healthcare Choice near Saint Louis, MO.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
4675 South Grand Boulevard
St. Louis, MO

Dr. Tony Tang is an internist and geriatrician. Dr. Tang's clinical interests include primary care. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, SSM Health St. Clare Hospital (Fenton, MO), and Des Peres Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After attending Ross University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Tang is conversant in Vietnamese.

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Clinical interests: Primary Care

Dr. Consuelo H Wilkins, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
4570 Children's Place
Saint Louis, MO

Dr. Consuelo Wilkins is a general internist and geriatrician. Dr. Wilkins obtained her medical school training at Howard University College of Medicine and performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1402 S Grand Boulevard; Schwitalla Hall - Geriatric Medicine
Saint Louis, MO

Dr. Milta Little's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); she sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Little graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at SSM St. Mary's Health Center, St. Louis. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Des Peres Hospital.

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Dr. Julie K Gammack, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3660 Vista Avenue; #204
Saint Louis, MO

Dr. Julie Gammack's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is affiliated with Des Peres Hospital. Dr. Gammack graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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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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