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We found 10 geriatricians who accept United Healthcare Compass Balanced near Galveston, TX.

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

Dr. Maria Hughes works as an internist and geriatrician in Galveston, TX. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Hughes attended medical school at National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She 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.

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

Dr. Elena Volpi works as an internist and geriatrician in League City, TX and Galveston, TX. In addition to English, she speaks Italian. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Volpi is a graduate of the University of Perugia Faculty of Medicine. She honors 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 is an internist and geriatrician in Galveston, TX and Santa Fe, TX. He obtained his medical school training at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences and performed his residency at Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Raji takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Raji speaks Yoruba. He 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 is an internist and geriatrician. She attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hommel is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Hommel has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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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's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Kaushik honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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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). 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. Dr. Mercado accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. James Goodwin practices geriatrics (elderly care) in Galveston, TX. Dr. Goodwin is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.

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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 practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Grumbles attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Grumbles accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is 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 specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is a graduate of Medical University of Warsaw. Dr. Rotkiewicz is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and more.

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

Dr. Khoinguyen Nguyen specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Houston, TX and Galveston, TX. Dr. Nguyen attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, 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.