We found 5 geriatricians who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 003 near Fort Worth, TX.
Dr. Aparna Kotamarti works as an internist and geriatrician. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Kotamarti obtained her medical school training at Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad and Osmania University and performed her residency at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas. Dr. Kotamarti (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Kotamarti has an open panel.
Dr. Amity Smith specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Smith attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith accepts.
Dr. Mark Lindemann's specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Lindemann is affiliated with Texas Health Resources. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Patricia Roberts' specialty is family medicine. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Roberts studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Durga Vedati specializes in family medicine and practices in Irving, TX and Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Vedati honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from Andhra Medical College. His training includes residency programs at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University.
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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.