We found 5 geriatricians who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Choice near Irving, TX.
Dr. Joseph Ventimiglia's specialty is family medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee, Dr. Ventimiglia attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ventimiglia is affiliated with Texas Health Resources.
Dr. Steven Bell is an internist and geriatrician in Irving, TX. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bell completed a residency program at Parkland Health & Hospital System. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.
Dr. Norberto Montani practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Grand Prairie, TX. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Montani accepts. He graduated from the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Montani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. He is affiliated with Texas Health Resources. He is accepting new patients.
Dr. Basil Younis is a physician who specializes in family medicine, general internal medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Younis graduated from Southwestern University, Matias H. Aznar Memorial College of Medicine.
Dr. Durga Vedati specializes in family medicine and practices in Irving, TX and Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Vedati honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from Andhra Medical College. His training includes residency programs at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University.
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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.