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We found 4 geriatricians who accept Cigna Bronze near Garland, TX.

Dr. Anthony Kiem Nguyen, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2300 Marie Curie Boulevard
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Anthony Nguyen's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Garland, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Nguyen include depression, atrial fibrillation, and hearing evaluation. Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese.

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Clinical interests: Depression, Atrial Fibrillation, Eczema, Diabetes Screening, Diabetes Management, Dizziness, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marina Tomy Vengalil, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
601 Clara Barton Boulevard; Plaza Iii, 2nd Floor Suite 200
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Marina Vengalil is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Areas of expertise for Dr. Vengalil include atrial fibrillation, hearing evaluation, and diabetes screening. Dr. Vengalil is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She graduated from Government Medical College, Kottayam. Dr. Vengalil is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Eczema, Hearing Evaluation, Diabetes Screening, Diabetes Management, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rifat Pervaiz Naghmi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2300 Marie Curie Boulevard
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Rifat Naghmi works as a general internist and geriatrician in Garland, TX. Dr. Naghmi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Naghmi's areas of expertise include diabetes. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is a graduate of Gandhi Medical College Bhopal, Barkatullah University. Dr. Naghmi 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.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
601 Clara Barton; Suite 340
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Leslie Tingle's medical specialty is family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Tingle accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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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.