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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1249 15th Street; Suite 2000
Huntington, WV
 

Dr. Shirley Neitch specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Huntington, WV. She accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. She is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Neitch's distinctions include: Humanism in Medicine Award, Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey; Aoa; and Rockefeller Award, WV Alzheimers Assoc.. In addition to English, Dr. Neitch (or staff) speaks Urdu, Filipino, and Arabic.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Geriatrics
1600 Medical Center Drive; Suite G500
Huntington, WV
 

Dr. Gretchen Oley's areas of specialization are adult critical care and geriatrics (elderly care); she sees patients in Huntington, WV. Dr. Oley studied medicine at Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. She honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1540 Spring Valley Drive
Huntington, WV
 

Dr. Joye Martin works as an internist and geriatrician. Dr. Martin is professionally affiliated with Huntington VA Medical Center. She graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1448 10th Avenue
Huntington, WV
 

Dr. Mehr Khan sees patients in Huntington, WV. Her medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Khan honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Geriatrics, Adult Pulmonology
1540 Spring Valley Drive
Huntington, WV
 

Dr. Nancy Munn is an adult critical care, geriatrics (elderly care), and adult pulmonology specialist. She is affiliated with Huntington VA Medical Center. She graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
1540 Spring Valley Drive
Huntington, WV
 

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1249 15th Street; Suite 2000
Huntington, WV
 

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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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