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We found 8 geriatricians who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 015 near Austin, TX.

Dr. Gwendolyn "gwen" B. Miller, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
313 E 12th Street; Suite 101
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Gwendolyn Miller practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Austin, TX and Georgetown, TX. She is especially interested in preventive care. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. Dr. Miller is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Miller trained at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas for residency. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Preventive Care

Dr. Vishal Bhagchand Malpani, MPH, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
2222 Rosewood Avenue; Office
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Vishal Malpani practices family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Austin, TX and Temple, TX. Dr. Malpani is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He graduated from Topiwala National Medical College. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Neurology, Sleep Medicine, Geriatrics
1301 W. 38th Street; #205
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Neeraj Manchanda's areas of specialization are neurology (brain & spinal cord disease), sleep medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). He graduated from Government Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh and Government Medical College, Patiala. Dr. Manchanda honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Manchanda (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Private Practice and Seton Healthcare Family.

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Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Geriatrics
7000 N Mo Pac Expressway; Suite 420
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Asif Syed works as an internal medicine hospitalist and geriatrician. Dr. Syed's hospital/clinic affiliations include Austin Regional Clinic (ARC) - Adult Inpatient Medical Services (AIMS) and Seton Healthcare Family. He studied medicine at Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences. Patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Emmanuel Chukwukelo Edoka, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
805 E 32nd Street; Suite 103
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Emmanuel Edoka practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Austin, TX. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Edoka attended medical school at the University of Ibadan College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Private Practice and Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Mary G Spies Maxwell, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
4107 Medical Parkway; Suite 210
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Mary Maxwell is an internist and geriatrician. Dr. Maxwell's hospital/clinic affiliations include Private Practice and Seton Healthcare Family. She studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
4101 Marathon Boulevard
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Gregory Davis is a general internist and geriatrician. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy, Family Medicine, Geriatrics
1108 Lavaca Street; Ste 110-320
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Angelica Contreras is a physician who specializes in speech therapy, family medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Contreras is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She trained at JPS Health Network for her residency. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, 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.