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We found 4 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 is a Plano, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Anthony is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. He graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Anthony trained at Baylor University Medical Center. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Anthony is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Kuldeep Singh's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Plano, TX. He obtained his medical school training at Government Medical College, Jammu and King George Medical University and performed his residency at Long Island College Hospital. Dr. Singh is especially interested in general care. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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

Dr. Anupama Bhargava practices family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Bhargava is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Bhargava graduated from J.J.M. Medical College. Dr. Bhargava (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2595 Dallas Parkway; Suite 403
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Jennifer Attmore is a physician who specializes in family medicine, general internal medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). She graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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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.