We found 6 geriatricians who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic near Odessa, TX.
Dr. Elenita Usher practices family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in San Antonio, TX and Odessa, TX. Dr. Usher studied medicine at the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Nix Health.
Dr. Liliana Andrade is a family practice physician and geriatrician. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Andrade attended medical school at Luis Razetti School of Medicine. She has received distinctions including Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.
Dr. Chau Le is a family medicine physician and geriatrician in Odessa, TX. He is a graduate of Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.
Dr. Owen Capocyan's specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Odessa, TX and Rosenberg, TX. Dr. Capocyan attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.
Dr. Anna Marie Francisco is a physician who specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Dr. Nimat Alam specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.
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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.