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We found 13 geriatricians who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 015 near Galveston, TX.

Dr. Maria E Camacho, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Maria Hughes' areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Hughes is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). She attended medical school at National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Hughes is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Elena Volpi, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Elena Volpi's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Volpi speaks Italian. She is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). She graduated from the University of Perugia Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Volpi accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Dr. Mukaila Ajiboye Raji, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
301 University Boulevard; Utmb, 3.324 Jennie Sealy Hosp
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Mukaila Raji's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Before completing his residency at Washington Hospital Center, Dr. Raji attended medical school at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Raji has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Yoruba. Dr. Raji is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Erin Leigh Hommel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
400 Harborside Drive, Primary Care Pavilion; Suite 100
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Erin Hommel practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Galveston, TX and League City, TX. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Hommel is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Hommel completed her residency training at Duke University Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Dr. Vinod Prakash Kaushik, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
301 University Boulevard; 3.236 Jennie Seally
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Vinod Kaushik is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patients gave him an average rating 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kaushik graduated from Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Kaushik is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Anita C Mercado, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
301 University Blvd Rt 0561
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Anita Mercado practices hospital medicine (hospitalist) and geriatrics (elderly care). She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mercado takes. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. In addition to English, Dr. Mercado speaks Spanish.

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Dr. James Simeon Goodwin, MD
Specializes in Geriatrics
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. James Goodwin works as an internist and geriatrician in Galveston, TX. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goodwin graduated from Harvard Medical School. His residency was performed at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Dr. Goodwin is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Loretta Lee Grumbles, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Loretta Grumbles is a hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care) specialist. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Grumbles is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
301 University Blvd. 3.118 Js
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Khoinguyen Nguyen is a family practitioner and geriatrician. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
301 University Bulevard.
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Liliana Andrade is a physician who specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Andrade is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is a graduate of Luis Razetti School of Medicine. Her distinctions include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Elizabeth A Jaramillo, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
301 University Boulevard; 6.608 Rebecca Sealy Hospital
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Elizabeth Jaramillo's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Jaramillo attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Jaramillo honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Olusola Omoolaye-Onoviran is an internist and geriatrician in Galveston, TX. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Omoolaye-Onoviran accepts.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
301 University Blvd Mail Route 0177; Department of Geriatric Medicine
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Soujanya Challa is a family practice physician, general internist, and geriatrician. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.