We found 8 geriatricians who accept Empire BlueCross BlueShield near Flushing, NY.

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Dr. Chitoor S Govindaraj, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Geriatrics, Adult Pulmonology
Metro Sleep Medicine, Pc; 2550-c Boston Road
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Chitoor Govindaraj is a critical care specialist, geriatrician, and pulmonologist in Brooklyn, NY, Bronx, NY, and New York, NY. Before completing his residency at New York Methodist Hospital, Dr. Govindaraj attended medical school at Madras Medical College. In his practice, he is particularly interested in pulmonary testing and lung problems. Dr. Govindaraj accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Govindaraj (or staff) speaks Spanish, Italian, and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Govindaraj's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pulmonary Testing, Lung Problems

Zumaira Fatima, MBBS
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
15211 89th Avenue
Jamaica, NY
 

Dr. Zumaira Fatima sees patients in Jamaica, NY, New Hyde Park, NY, and Lake Success, NY. Her medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). In addition to English, Dr. Fatima (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Fatima is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital (NSUH), Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJMC), and Northwell Health Physician Partners. She studied medicine at Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fatima's office for an appointment.

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John Pizzolla, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
4207 Utopia Parkway
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. John Pizzolla's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Pizzolla is rated highly by his patients. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Pizzolla (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital (NSUH), Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJMC), and Northwell Health Physician Partners. Dr. Pizzolla's practice is open to new patients.

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Diana Cherezova, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
97-77 Queens Boulevard; 9th Floor
Rego Park, NY
 

Dr. Diana Cherezova is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is conversant in Russian. Her professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital (NSUH), Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJMC), and Northwell Health Physician Partners. Dr. Cherezova attended medical school at Izhevsk State Medical Academy. The average patient rating for Dr. Cherezova is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Geriatrics, Adult Pulmonology
84-04 Penelope Avenue
Middle Village, NY
 

Dr. Sunil Mehra's areas of specialization are geriatrics (elderly care) and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Middle Village, NY and Astoria, NY. Patient ratings for Dr. Mehra average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Government Medical College, Amritsar. He trained at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Mehra (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Mehra's hospital/clinic affiliations include Syosset Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, and Long Island Jewish Forest Hills. Dr. Mehra's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bronchiectasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Olawumi Oluwabunmilola Babalola, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
102-01 66th Road
Forest Hills, NY
 

Dr. Olawumi Babalola's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. She is a graduate of the University of Ibadan College of Medicine. Dr. Babalola is conversant in Yoruba. Her professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital (NSUH), Long Island Jewish Forest Hills, and Northwell Health Physician Partners. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Nooshi Fatima Karim, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
4500 Parsons Boulevard
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Nooshi Karim practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Flushing, NY, New Hyde Park, NY, and Lake Success, NY. She is a graduate of Nalanda Medical College. Dr. Karim honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Karim (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. She is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital (NSUH), Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJMC), and Northwell Health Physician Partners. She is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
140-15 Holly Avenue
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Lawrence Diamond sees patients in Flushing, NY, Uniondale, NY, and East Meadow, NY. His medical specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is in-network for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Diamond is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Diamond trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He is affiliated with NuHealth.

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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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