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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 a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). The average patient rating for Dr. Bell is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bell accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Bell's residency was performed at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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' areas of specialization are family medicine, general internal medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Irving, TX and Dallas, TX. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Younis is a graduate of 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.