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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 is a geriatrician in Austin, TX. Dr. Fry attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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 practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Her clinical interests encompass preventive care. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Miller takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Miller attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas for residency.

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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 sees patients in Austin, TX. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Booton is professionally affiliated with Private Practice and Seton Healthcare Family. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Booton has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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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 works as an internist and geriatrician. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Ibadan College of Medicine. Dr. Edoka's professional 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. He is affiliated with Austin Regional Clinic (ARC) - Adult Inpatient Medical Services (AIMS) and Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Syed attended medical school at Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences. His patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Syed 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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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Neurology, Sleep Medicine, Geriatrics
1301 W. 38th Street; #205
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Neeraj Manchanda sees patients in Austin, TX. His medical specialties are neurology (brain & spinal cord disease), sleep medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). He is professionally affiliated with Private Practice and Seton Healthcare Family. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Manchanda studied medicine at Government Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh and Government Medical College, Patiala. Dr. Manchanda (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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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). Dr. Sonstein is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Aetna HSA, and Humana HMO. He has received the distinction of 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.