We found 8 geriatricians who accept United Healthcare Compass Balanced near Galveston, TX.

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

Dr. Elena Volpi's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is a graduate of the University of Perugia Faculty of Medicine. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Volpi speaks 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
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Mukaila Raji works as an internist and geriatrician in Galveston, TX and Santa Fe, TX. Dr. Raji 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, he completed his residency training at Washington Hospital Center. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Raji speaks Yoruba. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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

Dr. Maria Hughes specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is a graduate of National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Hughes average 4.5 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. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Hughes 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 works as an internist and geriatrician. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hommel is professionally 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. Dr. Hommel trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Galveston, TX and League City, TX. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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. After attending Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College for medical school, Dr. Kaushik completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. James S Goodwin, MD
Specializes in Geriatrics
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. James Goodwin is a medical specialist in geriatrics (elderly care). After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Goodwin performed his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. He 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. 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
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Anita Mercado works as a hospitalist and geriatrician in Galveston, TX. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Mercado 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. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Dr. Loretta 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 in Galveston, TX. Dr. Grumbles 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 studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Grumbles completed a residency program 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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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.

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