We found 4 geriatricians who accept HealthSmart PPO near Houston, TX.
Dr. Titus Venyah works as a family practice physician and geriatrician in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Venyah honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Venyah is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Genesys Regional Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Venyah's practice is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Alzheimer's Disease, Wounds, Pain ... (Read more)
Dr. Alice Ajim practices general internal medicine, genetics, and geriatrics (elderly care). Her areas of expertise include the following: warts, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. Dr. Ajim is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). She is a graduate of the University of Lagos College of Medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ajim is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. She is accepting new patients.
Clinical interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, ... (Read more)
Dr. Lara Nabbout is an internist and geriatrician. She attended medical school at Tishreen University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Nabbout's training includes a residency program at American University of Beirut Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Nabbout include diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Nabbout is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Nabbout is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Pap Test, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Physical Exams, Diabetes, High Cholesterol
Dr. Geraldine Salmeron is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Salmeron include osteoporosis, alzheimer's disease, and memory loss. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Salmeron attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital.
Clinical interests: Memory Loss, Alzheimer's Disease, Osteoporosis
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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.