We found 8 geriatricians who accept Bronze Compass Balanced 6500 near Austin, TX.

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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. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Malpani accepts. He graduated from Topiwala National Medical College.

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

Dr. Asif Syed sees patients in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. His medical specialties are adult hospital medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He has received a 1.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Syed graduated from 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 practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Edoka accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He 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 works as a general internist and geriatrician. Dr. Maxwell is affiliated with Private Practice and Seton Healthcare Family. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1108 Lavaca Street; Suite 110-320
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Meena Rhodes is a general internist and geriatrician. United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rhodes honors. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Dr. Jose Reymundo Garcia, MD
Specializes in Clinical Molecular Genetics, General Practice, Family Medicine, Geriatrics
3708 Tamil Street
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Jose Garcia is a clinical molecular geneticist, general practitioner, and family medicine physician. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He accepts United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and more.

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

Dr. Gregory Davis is an Austin, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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

Dr. Angelica Contreras' specialties are speech therapy, family medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). She practices in Austin, TX. For her professional training, Dr. Contreras completed a residency program at JPS Health Network. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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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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