We found 6 geriatricians who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic near Odessa, TX.
Dr. Elenita Usher is a family practice physician and geriatrician in San Antonio, TX and Odessa, TX. Dr. Usher is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is a graduate of the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences. She is affiliated with Nix Health.
Dr. Liliana Andrade is a physician who specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Andrade is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is a graduate of Luis Razetti School of Medicine. Her distinctions include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.
Dr. Chau Le works as a family medicine physician and geriatrician. He graduated from Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Le is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Dr. Owen Capocyan's medical specialty is family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Capocyan attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He is in-network for 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). Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Francisco takes.
Dr. Nimat Alam's specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She practices in Odessa, TX. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alam honors.
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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.