We found 8 geriatricians who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 102 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 specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Before completing her residency at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Dr. Miller attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. In her practice, Dr. Miller focuses on preventive care. Dr. Miller is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Miller is open to 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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Malpani is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Topiwala National Medical College. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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

Dr. Neeraj Manchanda is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease), sleep medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Manchanda's hospital/clinic affiliations include Private Practice and Seton Healthcare Family. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at Government Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh and Government Medical College, Patiala. In addition to English, Dr. Manchanda (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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

Dr. Asif Syed is a physician who specializes in adult hospital medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Syed accepts. Dr. Syed is a graduate of Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences. Dr. Syed's professional affiliations include Austin Regional Clinic (ARC) - Adult Inpatient Medical Services (AIMS) and Seton Healthcare Family.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Edoka attended medical school at the University of Ibadan College of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is affiliated with 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's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); she sees patients in Austin, TX. Her professional affiliations include Private Practice and Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Maxwell is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Gregory Davis specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Davis is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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

Dr. Angelica Contreras' specialties are speech therapy, family medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). She practices in Austin, TX. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Contreras is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She trained at JPS Health Network for her residency.

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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.