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Dr. Leo Joseph Swantek Jr., DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Clinical Pharmacy, Geriatrics
1600 Peninsula Drive; Suite 9
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Leo Swantek's specialties are family medicine, clinical pharmacy, and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Erie, PA. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is affiliated with UPMC Hamot. Dr. Swantek accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
5515 Peach Street
Erie, PA
 

Dr. James Lin specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Lin graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1 Lecom Place
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Danielle Hansen practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Erie, PA. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. She studied medicine at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
5515 Peach Street
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Fernando Melaragno specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is a graduate of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Melaragno is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
406 Peach Street
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Maribelle Gauna-Estrada works as an internist and geriatrician. Dr. Gauna-Estrada takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2314 Sassafras Street; Suite 200
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Dorothy Candib practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Candib honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, 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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