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

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Genetics, Geriatrics
2000 Crawford Street; #1118
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alice Ajim works as a general internist, genetics specialist, and geriatrician. She studied medicine at the University of Lagos College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Ajim include warts, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. On average, patients gave Dr. Ajim a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Ajim is accepting new patients.

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

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
7887 Cambridge Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Titus Venyah's areas of specialization are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. He attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Genesys Regional Medical Center for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). On average, patients gave Dr. Venyah a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Venyah honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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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's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); she sees patients in Bellaire, TX and Houston, TX. Her areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nabbout is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Tishreen University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at American University of Beirut Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Nabbout has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Geraldine Salmeron's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Salmeron is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. She has a special interest in osteoporosis, alzheimer's disease, and memory loss. She 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. Dr. Salmeron's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital.

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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.