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We found 3 geriatricians who accept United Healthcare near Frisco, TX.

Dr. Paul Brooks Anthony, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2100 Hedgcoxe Drive; Suite 100
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Paul Anthony works as a general internist and geriatrician. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Anthony accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. Dr. Anthony is open to new patients.

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Dr. Kuldeep Singh, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
4564 Jenkins Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Kuldeep Singh is an internist and geriatrician. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Singh include general care. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Singh graduated from Government Medical College, Jammu and King George Medical University. Dr. Singh's medical residency was performed at Long Island College Hospital.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
4500 Hillcrest; Suite 180
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Anupama Bhargava's medical specialty is family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Bhargava graduated from J.J.M. Medical College. Dr. Bhargava (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Bhargava is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. She has an open panel.

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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.