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

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

Dr. Liam Fry specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Austin, TX. Dr. Fry obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. She 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 works as an internist and geriatrician. Her clinical interests encompass preventive care. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Miller attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miller honors. Dr. Miller is accepting 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's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Booton is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Booton has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Private Practice 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). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Private Practice and Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Edoka attended medical school at the University of Ibadan College of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Edoka honors.

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

Dr. Asif Syed's medical specialty is adult hospital medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patient ratings for Dr. Syed average 1.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Austin Regional Clinic (ARC) - Adult Inpatient Medical Services (AIMS) 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 specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease), sleep medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Austin, TX. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at Government Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh and Government Medical College, Patiala. Dr. Manchanda (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is affiliated with Private Practice and Seton Healthcare Family.

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

Dr. Allen Sonstein's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Austin, TX. Dr. Sonstein studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Aetna HSA, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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.