We found 3 geriatricians who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Choice near Irving, TX.

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Dr. Steven Arnold Bell, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2021 N Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 150
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Steven Bell's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). On average, patients gave Dr. Bell a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Bell is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
200 N Carrier Parkway; Suite 109
Grand Prairie, TX
 

Dr. Norberto Montani's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Grand Prairie, TX. He studied medicine at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Montani accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Montani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Montani is affiliated with Texas Health Resources. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
4545 Fuller Drive; Suite 325
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Basil Younis' areas of specialization are family medicine, general internal medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). He is a graduate of Southwestern University, Matias H. Aznar Memorial College of Medicine. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.