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We found 13 geriatricians who accept Gold Choice HSA 2000 - 2 near Galveston, TX.

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

Dr. Maria Hughes practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Galveston, TX. Dr. Hughes has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Elena Volpi is a general internist and geriatrician. She studied medicine at the University of Perugia Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Volpi accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is conversant in Italian. She is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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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 works as a general internist and geriatrician in Galveston, TX and Santa Fe, TX. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences for medical school, Dr. Raji completed his residency training at Washington Hospital Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Raji speaks Yoruba. He is professionally 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Hommel average 5.0 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Hommel has received the distinction of 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 sees patients in Galveston, TX, League City, TX, and Texas City, TX. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Kaushik has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Kaushik attended Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency.

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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 is a hospital medicine (hospitalist) and geriatrics (elderly care) specialist in Galveston, TX. She 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. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Mercado attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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

Dr. James Goodwin is a general internist and geriatrician in Galveston, TX. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Goodwin graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Dr. Venkata Chalapathirao Sami, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Venkata Sami's medical specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist) and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Sami attended medical school at Guntur Medical College. He trained at NTR University of Health Sciences for residency. He honors United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, United Healthcare Silver, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Dr. Loretta Lee Grumbles, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Loretta Grumbles is a specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care). She works in Galveston, TX. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Grumbles attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Grumbles takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. 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. A. Rotkiewicz practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Rotkiewicz takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA. She studied medicine at Medical University of Warsaw.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
400 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Jose Loera is a general internist and geriatrician in Galveston, TX and Temple, TX. United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Loera accepts. He graduated from National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine.

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

Dr. Khoinguyen Nguyen's areas of specialization are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Nguyen is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She accepts 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 family medicine practitioner and geriatrician in Odessa, TX, League City, TX, and Galveston, TX. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Andrade attended medical school at Luis Razetti School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Andrade include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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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.