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Dr. Marc Louis Boom, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Marc Boom practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Clinical interests for Dr. Boom include hypotension (low blood pressure) and preventive care. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Boom's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Boom is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boom is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Hypotension, Preventive Care

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

Dr. Titus Venyah's specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Venyah include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and residency at Genesys Regional Medical Center. Dr. Venyah is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Alice Ajim's specialties are general internal medicine, genetics, and geriatrics (elderly care). She practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ajim's areas of expertise include warts, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. She graduated from the University of Lagos College of Medicine. Dr. Ajim is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Lara Al-Khoury Nabbout, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1130
Houston, TX

Dr. Lara Nabbout works as an internist and geriatrician. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Nabbout include diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nabbout honors. Dr. Nabbout is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Tishreen University Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at American University of Beirut Medical Center.

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

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 clinical interests include osteoporosis, alzheimer's disease, and memory loss. Dr. Salmeron is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic 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.

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