We found 4 geriatricians who accept Cigna Bronze near Garland, TX.
Dr. Anthony Nguyen is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Nguyen's clinical interests include depression, atrial fibrillation, and hearing evaluation. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.
Clinical interests: Asthma & Allergic Disorders, Abdominal Disorders, Abdominal Pains, Abrasions, Acid Reflux, Acute ... (Read more)
Dr. Marina Vengalil's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); she sees patients in Dallas, TX and Garland, TX. Her areas of expertise include atrial fibrillation, hearing evaluation, and diabetes screening. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vengalil is a graduate of Government Medical College, Kottayam. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.
Clinical interests: Abdominal Pains, Acid Reflux, Adult Health Screenings, Adult Immunizations, Aging, Allergic Contact ... (Read more)
Dr. Rifat Naghmi is a Garland, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Naghmi include diabetes. He 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. Dr. Naghmi graduated from Gandhi Medical College Bhopal, Barkatullah University. Dr. Naghmi (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.
Clinical interests: Diabetes
Dr. Leslie Tingle practices family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Tingle studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.
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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.