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

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

Dr. Maria Hughes is a Galveston, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She 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. Dr. Hughes graduated from National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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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 a general internist and geriatrician in League City, TX and Galveston, TX. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Perugia Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Volpi 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 specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Raji accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Raji trained at Washington Hospital Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Yoruba.

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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's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She practices in Galveston, TX and League City, TX. Dr. Hommel is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). She attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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

Dr. James Goodwin's specialty is geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Goodwin is 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. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. His residency was performed at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.

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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 specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Galveston, TX, League City, TX, and Texas City, TX. Patients gave Dr. Kaushik an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Kaushik attended Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College for medical school. He 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 specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Galveston, TX. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Mercado attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Mercado speaks Spanish. Dr. Mercado is professionally 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
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. She is 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. Grumbles takes. Dr. Grumbles attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Dr. Khoinguyen Thi Nguyen, MD
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); she sees patients in Houston, TX and Galveston, TX. She studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Nguyen welcomes new patients.

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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 honors United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and more. Dr. Rotkiewicz graduated from Medical University of Warsaw.

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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.