We found 7 geriatricians near Huntington, WV.
Dr. Gretchen Oley's areas of specialization are adult critical care and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Oley honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. She attended medical school at Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.
Dr. Joye Martin's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She practices in Huntington, WV. She graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Martin is affiliated with Huntington VA Medical Center.
Dr. Nancy Munn is a specialist in adult critical care, geriatrics (elderly care), and adult pulmonology. She works in Huntington, WV. Dr. Munn is professionally affiliated with Huntington VA Medical Center. She is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine.
Dr. Shirley Neitch sees patients in Huntington, WV. Her medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Neitch attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine.
Dr. Guillermo Madero is a Huntington, WV physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Madero is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.
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.