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

Dr. Steven Bell is an internist and geriatrician. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Bell honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System.

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

Dr. Norberto Montani is an internist and geriatrician in Grand Prairie, TX. He is affiliated with Texas Health Resources. Dr. Montani takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Montani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian.

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

Dr. Basil Younis works as a family medicine physician, internist, and geriatrician in Irving, TX. He accepts 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.

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