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We found 4 geriatricians who accept HealthSmart PPO near Houston, TX.

Dr. Alice Amah Ajimotokan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Genetics, Geriatrics
2000 Crawford Street; #1118
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alice Ajim practices general internal medicine, genetics, and geriatrics (elderly care) in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: warts, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Ajim graduated from the University of Lagos College of Medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ajim's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Titus Kofi Venyah, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
7887 Cambridge Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Titus Venyah is a physician who specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Venyah has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Venyah include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Venyah accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and a graduate of Genesys Regional Medical Center's residency program.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Alzheimer's Disease, Wounds, Pain ... (Read more)

Dr. Lara Al-Khoury Nabbout, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
6550 Fannin Street Sm1101
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lara Nabbout is a general internist and geriatrician in Bellaire, TX and Houston, TX. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Nabbout's clinical interests include diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nabbout honors. She is a graduate of Tishreen University Faculty of Medicine. Her residency was performed at American University of Beirut Medical Center. Dr. Nabbout is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Nabbout's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pap Test, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Physical Exams, Diabetes, High Cholesterol

Dr. Geraldine Salmeron, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1200 Binz Street, Suite 720; Park Plaza Senior Care Clinic
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Geraldine Salmeron works as a general internist and geriatrician. Her areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis, alzheimer's disease, and memory loss. Dr. Salmeron's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. She is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Salmeron takes 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: Memory Loss, Alzheimer's Disease, Osteoporosis

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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.