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Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine, Geriatrics
109 Shult Drive; #102
Columbus, TX

Dr. Kirk Anderson is a physician who specializes in general practice, family medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). Patient reviews placed Dr. Anderson at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics, Geriatrics
2122 Hwy 71 S; Suite 101
Columbus, TX

Dr. Thomas Mueller is a family medicine physician, obstetrician, and geriatrician. Dr. Mueller studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
109 Shult Drive; Suite 100
Columbus, TX

Dr. Thomas Hancher works as a geriatrician and emergency medicine specialist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hancher takes. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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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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