We found 5 geriatricians who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic HMO near Columbus, TX.
Dr. Kirk Anderson is a general practitioner, family practice physician, and geriatrician in Columbus, TX. Patients gave Dr. Anderson an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. 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. He graduated from Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine.
Dr. Thomas Mueller specializes in family medicine, emergency medicine, and obstetrics. Dr. Mueller's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.
Dr. Thomas Hancher is a physician who specializes in emergency medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). 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 studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.
Dr. David Neisner practices family medicine in Columbus, TX. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Neisner accepts. Dr. Neisner attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine.
Dr. Troy Millican's area of specialization is family medicine. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Millican honors.
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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.