We found 3 geriatricians who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near Plano, TX.
Dr. Paul Anthony's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Plano, TX. He attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Baylor University Medical Center for residency. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Anthony accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Anthony is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. He has an open panel.
Dr. Kuldeep Singh specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Plano, TX. His areas of expertise include general care. Dr. Singh is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended Government Medical College, Jammu and King George Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Long Island College Hospital.
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Dr. Richard Strickland works as a general internist and geriatrician in Dallas, TX and McKinney, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Strickland accepts. Dr. Strickland is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.
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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.