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

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Steven Arnold Bell MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
2021 N Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 150
Irving, TX
(972) 253-4263

Dr. Steven Bell is an internist and geriatrician in Irving, TX. Before performing his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Bell attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Bell accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Specializes in Geriatrics (Elderly Care), Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine)
200 N Carrier Parkway; Suite 109
Grand Prairie, TX
(972) 264-4221

Dr. Norberto Montani practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Grand Prairie, TX. Dr. Montani honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna HSA, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Montani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Montani is affiliated with Texas Health Resources. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics (Elderly Care), Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine)
4545 Fuller Drive; Suite 325
Irving, TX
(972) 870-5511

Dr. Basil Younis is a family medicine physician, internist, and geriatrician in Irving, TX and Dallas, TX. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Younis studied medicine at Southwestern University, Matias H. Aznar Memorial College of Medicine.

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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.