We found 7 geriatricians who accept Humana Gold HMO near Austin, TX.

Dr. Allen Sonstein, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Preventive Medicine
7201 Manchaca Road; Suite B
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Allen Sonstein's specialties are general practice, gastroenterology (digestive system), and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Austin, TX. Dr. Sonstein studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. The average patient rating for Dr. Sonstein is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Aetna HSA, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Liam Margaret McCoy, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1108 Lavaca Street; Ste 110-320
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Liam Fry is an internist and geriatrician in Austin, TX. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fry has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Fry is professionally affiliated with Cedar Park Regional Medical Center.

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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. Steven Kirkwood Booton, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other, Geriatrics
900 East 30th Street; Suite 100
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Steven Booton is a general internist and geriatrician. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Booton accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Booton is professionally affiliated with Private Practice and 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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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.