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

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Specializes in Geriatrics (Elderly Care), Genetics, General Internal Medicine
2000 Crawford Street; #1118
Houston, TX
(713) 951-0000

Dr. Alice Ajim's areas of specialization are general internal medicine, genetics, and geriatrics (elderly care); she sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Her areas of expertise include warts, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. Dr. Ajim's average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ajim attended medical school at the University of Lagos College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Adolescent Health, Addisons Disease, Allergic Rhinitis, Alzheimers Disease, Amenorrhea, Amputees, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
7887 Cambridge Street
Houston, TX
(832) 588-5604; (832) 344-9660

Dr. Titus Venyah works as a family medicine physician and geriatrician in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. His clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Venyah's education and training includes medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and residency at Genesys Regional Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Alzheimers Disease, Chronic Lung Disease, Coronary Artery Disease, Diabetes, Geriatric Patients, ... (Read more)

Mrs. Lara Al-Khoury Nabbout MD
Specializes in Geriatrics (Elderly Care), General Internal Medicine
6550 Fannin Street SM1101
Houston, TX
(713) 441-9040; (713) 441-4333

Dr. Lara Nabbout is an internist and geriatrician in Bellaire, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Nabbout's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is in-network 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. Dr. Nabbout is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Hyperlipidemia, Pap Smear

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Specializes in Geriatrics (Elderly Care), Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine)
1200 Binz Street, Suite 720; Park Plaza Senior Care Clinic
Houston, TX
(713) 285-1730; (713) 798-2500

Dr. Geraldine Salmeron is an internist and geriatrician in Houston, TX. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Salmeron include osteoporosis, alzheimer's disease, and memory loss. Dr. Salmeron honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Alzheimers Disease, Memory Problems, 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.